Friday, January 24, 2014

David Kuncci Arrives

I have to admit when the box arrived today, and I said goodbye to the postman...I couldn't help but think of that scene from "A Christmas Story" when the dad sees the package arrive containing his 'major award' that he'd won. "I WON, I WON, I WON" was going through my head. Then I said out loud: "This is *my* "FR-A-G-I-L-ayyy". 
(I apologize to whomever reads the above and has never seen "A Christmas Story".
I must sound like I have no sense! ^__^  David Kuncci is my award for winning the
Dollshe Review Contest in December.  I am so excited about this!)

Ok...on with pix!!!
Look who's piccie is on the box now--->> Go Sdink!
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He's packed in with custom style:
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Harlow overtook the box already. (Oh yeah, and that's Buddy in the BG too):  photo DSC_0044_zps880df1d3.jpg

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Great nose!
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SA head...what's interesting was an extra OE head was included. That would be cool to
try some modding on...give the face a variety of eye expression perhaps. :)

Anyway, here is that lovely SA.
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Nigh-night...back in the box. Hopefully, not for too long!  photo DSC_0064_zps5f5bd9ce.jpg

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Ventilating Lace Wigs

A while back I became interested in the idea of 'latch-hooking' a wig. At the time I didn't know there was such a technique used by professional wig makers called Ventilating which was basically the same approach but on a much smaller scale. Individual hand-tied knots of hair using various types of lace for the wig base. So began my experiement...even though I had already tried a 'latch-hook' method a few years back, it produced a result that wasn't to my liking. The fibers were too dense and it was way too bulky of a wig for my taste:

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What I wanted was less hair lying on the head, producing a more realistic look... I have begun working more with the ventilating technique now and still have quite a few things to iron out, but I've learned alot and am certain the next go-around will produce even better results! I've been using human hair for this wig I'm finishing up:  photo vezeto_ventilate_04_zps56845236.jpg

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Here's the hair I used in a 1 oz grouping as it came in the pkg:

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More to come as I make more progress!
I'm attempting to also lighten the ends of the hair using lemon juice. Eventually I
would like to attain this effect ^___^:

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