Wovenflame

A fiber-crafts fanatic who lives to create. Lately I've been knitting and sewing to clothe resin ball jointed dolls. I'm also "Wovenflame" on Ravelry, Flickr, ETSY, DoA and yahoogroups.

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Location: British Columbia, Canada

Capricorn, Married with grown children.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Ahhhhhh!

 Shannon is taking a night school course on RealPuki massage (like elf massage but with a more delicate touch), and Mr Magoo is enjoying her homework sessions.

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RealPuki Massage

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Shannon Luka

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Minifee Luka mod

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Cousin Gunhilda

While looking through the Minifee clothing box for a skirt that would work for Candace, my Minifee Mirwen, I found this outfit.

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It was originally intended for an entirely different doll, but when the doll arrived the outfit did not fit.. It had been so much work that I displayed it on a little dress dummie instead of getting rid of it.

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It's quite obviously not in character for Candace, as she's supposed to be a business professional, so I did the only thing I could do......I invented an alternate character for the same doll.

Gunhilda Nerheim

Meet Gunhilda Nerheim, .... um .... Candace's distant cousin on her mother's side?

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Hopefully she won't demand a wardrobe of her own and an equal time with the body. I've already got two heads sharing the body!

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Friday, April 20, 2012

A Box (of Heads) Opening


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Gathered around for the box opening party, humming a few popular tunes while they wait.

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Oh look everyone, the box we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived!

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Maybe Candace should go first. She’s been waiting all this time not only headless, but handless and footless as well.

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Look, here are her feet…..both sets!

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Here Sis, let me give you a hand.

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Thanks. Why don’t you go next and find your head.

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Hey, it feels great to finally have a head on my shoulders. You next Candace.

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Look guys, now that I have my head on right I’ve been thinking….Did you know that Wovenflame was charged taxes on the full insured value of our box of heads, wigs, eyes and such, even though she already paid the relevant taxes when she first bought them? That’s just SO wrong!

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I’m not going to stand for it! I’m going to ask my team of lawyers what can be done about it. I’ll see you two later.

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Do you really have to go right this minute?

Wovenflame is counting on me. She can’t afford this kind of double tax grab!

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I’m determined to do what I can to rectify the situation.

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And I’m angry!

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Shannon! How was work? Our heads are back! Yours is right here….

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Wow! You look FABulous!

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Look, you must be the “C.F.P.” (customizer’s favourite project) she sent these awesome designer shoes for you.

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Ohhh, I LOVE them! Thanks So much Ban!

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They fit perfectly.

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Oh, it’s such a relief to get out of those high heels! Let me slip into something more comfortable.

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Much better. Did I hear you say you’d play your guitar for us?

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I could listen to you play all night.

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Maybe he has other plans Shannon.

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Really?

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Yeah, really.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Custom Minifee Sweater

It's done! I designed and knit this custom fitted Minifee sweater for Ban Sidhe in partial payment for faceups and doll modifications she did for me.

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It was a long hard grind, with much ripping and reknitting while I worked out design details, but I'm oh so happy with the way it turned out.....and better yet, so is she!

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The next step is to compile my notes into some sort of a readable pattern so that I can more easily knit it a second and third time....for my own Minifees this time. And who knows, maybe if there is enough interest I'll get around to offering it as a PDF pattern as well.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Shapely Torso

Working on a design to fit 16" Fairyland Minifee dolls. This one is for a swap of sorts but maybe the next one can be for one of my girls.

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I'm really pleased with how well the shaping through the body went. Now on to the neckline details.

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter from Serenity, Peanut and Pumpkin and a whole colony of bunnies.

Happy Easter

Peanut - Easter 2012

Serenity - Easter 2012

Friday, April 06, 2012

Travelling Home Soon

And here's my other girl, the modified Minifee Luka, Shannon.

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I'll most likely be using light grey eyes for her. The brown eyes are Ban's, used because my original grey acrylics are too gappy in the modded eyes. I have grey, soft glass eyes ordered.

Now that all four dolls are finished they will probably be heading home on Monday. Hopefully they won't have too long of a "layover" in Customs.

Thursday, April 05, 2012

A Closer Look

 Here's a closer look at the awesome faceup that Ban Sidhe gave Candace, my Fairyland Minifee Mirwen.

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Just one more to do and all four can be on their way home. Candace and Shannon will be traveling with my daughter's two.

Couldn't Wait!

I suppose I should really wait until she's back at home, on her own body, but I just couldn't wait to show her off. This is Ban Sidhe's photo of the beautiful, custom faceup she did on Candace, my Minifee Mirwen.

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Candace has to wait around while Ban finishes with her traveling companions, my modified Minifee Luka, my daughter's modified Mirwen boy and her Luka, and then they will all head home together. What a box opening THAT will be!