Tag Archives: Coco


23 Jan

Today has been one stressful, crazy day. I came home and numbed myself with stupid reality shows and sloppy joes. Ha, that rhymed. Needless to say, another craftless day. *sigh*

Anyway, here is a picture of Coco’s tee/dress all finished:

Today just goes to show that waking up early (I was at work by 8:15) does not get anything more accomplished…in fact, I may have gotten LESS done today than I normally would have.


Finally Friday

11 Jan

I am so glad it is Friday. I am sick of work. Wow. After two weeks of vacation, and then coming back for a little less than two weeks at work, and I’m ready for another vacation. Don’t get me wrong; I love my job, it’s just a lot to deal with some times. A weekend will be a fine substitute for a vacation.

I worked on Coco’s dress last night and this morning for a couple hours. (One hour yesterday, one today.) It now has velcro closings, (I couldn’t find the snaps) and ric rac on the bottom. Tonight I want to see if a pink collar and pink pleats at the bottom somehow make it look less busy. And the pleats/ruffles will make the dress longer, which is good.

Since I don’t have anything to photograph, here is what I wore for Halloween last year. I was Pam from the Halloween episode of “The Office” from when she was a cat. Nothing particularly crafty about it, but I think it came out well.

Doll clothes

10 Jan

I made Coco a dress! I used a Blythe pattern, and I guess their torsos are a little shorter that hers. It’s really more of a tunic top. I might also add darts to the front to make it more fitted. Either way, this girl needs some jeans now! I have a feeling that pattern has legs that are too short.

1. The front of the dress. I’m not too crazy about the fabric, but I didn’t want to use material I was in love with for the first try. Which was a good decision too, since I messed up reading the pattern. It was such a basic pattern I’m almost ashamed of how I messed it up. So now I have two right side halves of the dress because I didn’t notice it said “place on fold.” Which means my dress has a seam in the center that’s not supposed to be there.

2. The back of the dress. I can’t find my snaps so it’s held closed with pins for now. 😦 I’m going to add decorative details when I get home like a pocket and some vintage ric rac.

3. See how short it is?! The poor girl can’t even sit! My co-worker, Sean, called her a tramp. lol!
4. She has to kind of sit-stand to keep her dignity. 😦

I think I’ve found a new craft obsession. These things don’t take any time to make, and I love that. I think I spent 2 hours on this, with all my mess ups.

Meet Coco

7 Jan

You guys have never met Coco before! Here’s her back story: I wanted a Blythe doll, but couldn’t justify the cost for one. So I scoured the internet for some other kind of Japanese doll that I liked just as much. And one day, I found her, in a Blythe forum no less! Do I snatched her up for a measly $30. Her joints are a little loose, but that’s ok to me!

1. This is Coco and her boyfriend, Dwight. He’s moved on from Angela.

2. Coco staring out the window, wishing she could enjoy the beautiful 50+ degree weather outside. It has been crazy warm this week. I didn’t even wear a coat to work; just a sweater!

3. Coco riding the Oscar Mayer Weenie Mobile bean bag that I rescued from promotions. They were going to throw this out, can you believe it?!

4. Coco supporting herself on the walls next to a drawing of myself I drew. I wanted it too look like the wind from the vents below her were blowing her up, up and away, but….yeah, it doesn’t.

5. Caught in the act of changing the song on my iPod, lol.

6. This set has absolutely nothing to do with Coco. I came back from a meeting to find this box on my desk. The tag said “To Colleen, From Nicole.” I don’t know a Nicole here. My old boss was named Nicole, but if she was going to send me something from Miami, it would have to be in a postage box, not a cute fabric takeout box. So wth? Very random. There is only one Nicole that works here, and I only know that because there is a Nicole on the phone sheet. So, not exactly the kind of person who I’d expect to get a present from. Inside the takeout box was a white snowflake and a “diamond” paperweight.

7. This is the view of my office through the paperweight.

8. The snowflake ornament over the purple tissue paper it came in.

Yesterday, Amy left me a link about a craft show that’s going on in Rochester! I’m going to have to look at the things I have made already, because the show is February 2nd. If I can make it to the show, I might have to delay the shop opening until March. 😦 Or maybe just have a Mid-February opening. We’ll see.

That’s all for now, I’m going to head home and work on those curtains some more!