Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday Update

Note, I don't say "Azone Update" this week...
because let's face it, sometimes there just isn't that much news to go around!

Azone is having their Akihabara Grand Opening this weekend, which is HUGE
for them, and consuming a lot of their promotional power at the moment...

but for those of us in other countries,
it means not so much news for us! XD

On that note... 

IT'S TIME TO PURGE!
I'll be taking pictures of items I'll be selling this weekend,
and posting the pics here :)

So keep an eye out!

We also have giveaways all lined up from some fabulous folk!!!!

Yes, soon, soooooon my preciouses!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014

Azone Friday Update

 
Time for the Azone Update!
 
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New Neemos!

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Pure Neemo (1/6 scale)
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The Next girl in the 10th ExCute series is Princess Chiika!
She's available for preorder now!
She has two face versions, one is the usual Chiika face, the other is the smiley Chiika face.
 
©Azone
©Azone
 
 
Next up is a new Alisa!
OMG, isn't she cute???
 
Afternoon Peach Tea Alisa
(Unfortunately) a Direct Store release for the new Akihabara store opening.
(That means she's limited to Japan)
She will be released on July 29 
Price: Roughly $110 USD
 
©Azone
©Azone

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Two little bears go fishing...

So, I'm a bit behind,
but my "backyard" adventure for last month included my two little 
Forest Girl Korons (I need to give them names!)

For years, my family has had a place on a lake, so the lake has been my
"backyard", so to speak. :)

Koron and Koron decided to go fishing with us.

"Hey, we're bears, this should be totally easy!"

"Can't... turn... the handle..."

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Adventurers Club: July


It's a new month, therefore, time for a new ADVENTURE!!!!
 
Welcome, Adventurers!

Last month marked 6 straight months of Adventuring, and I know some of  you have been steady adventurers that whole time! That means a prize!!

I'm working on a chart that will help me keep track of it all!
But there will be a post about it this month!

NEWSFLASH!!!
There are new ways to share your Adventures!
Join the Flickr group: The Adventurer's Club
(Monthly Theme icons will be posted there as well)
Or, if you have a blogger account,
let me know the email attached to it,
and I will add you as an author to the Adventurers Club
blogger blog!

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July Theme:
Travel Case
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When you go out into the world,
how do you travel?
In a box? In a bag? In a pocket? In a backpack?
How do you get from place to place?

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Perhaps you're new to the Adventurer's Club...
Would you like to join the Adventurer's Club?
"What is it?" you ask?
The Adventurer's Club is a monthly photo challenge.
The "theme" for the month is vague enough that you can complete the task indoors if you're not a "drag your dolly out in public" kinda person.

ALL DOLL TYPES ARE WELCOME!
On the FIRST DAY of every month, I will reveal that month's theme.

There will be participation prizes...
these will be given out on a "number of months participated" basis.
There will be a 6 month and 12 month participation prize.

The months will be cumulative, because I know life happens and sometimes we might miss a month.
Although I'm thinking I might have to make an extra special prize for anyone who participates for 12 months straight!

*NOTE*
January is a "wild card"... since I put this one up so late, you can complete this one at any time throughout the year.
If you would like to participate in the January Adventure, please do!

You can find the theme on the Adventurer's Club tab, here:
Don't feel like you have to have a masterpiece photograph either,
snap the shot with your cell phone, a point and shoot or a pro camera,
it doesn't matter, just as long as the resulting image is theme related!

How do you participate?
Simple!
1. Take your photo that relates to the theme
2. Share that photo with me (via email, posting a comment with a link, etc), on our Flickr Group:
  or by tagging me, @littlebearries on Instagram!
(In the righthand side bar at the top of the page, you will see a link button back to this post)
My email is: littlebearries@yahoo.com


Please feel free to include a little caption for your image that describes what is going on, as well as any link to your own blog or website, and your doll's name, if these are things you'd like to share!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Mid-Month Tutorial #6: agusyornet's Tiny Hangers!

Ok, so I *barely* squeaked this one in...
BUT IT'S STILL JUNE!

Let's start with the facts!
I followed the tutorial by agusyornet,

I have to say, I love folks who can make clear, precise, easy to follow tutorials in 4 steps!
I have to admit, I modified mine just a little though... but let's get crafting and you'll see!

Supplies:

1. Paperclips
2. Needle Nose Pliers
3. Wire Cutters

 
Here's a little tip from me...
buy a pair of Needle Nose Pliers that have built in wire cutters!
 
 
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Let's begin!
Step 1:
Pull the inner loop and the longer stem piece upwards.
 

Looking at the picture below will give you a good idea what I am talking about!
Make sure you pay attention to where the arrow is pointing in the image below.
You want that angle to feel "hangerish" to you.

Step 2:
Grab the loop end that you pulled up and bend it upwards.
You will leave the loop shape alone, that becomes your hanger hook.
I try to make it so that the hanger hook will end up centered when the hanger is finished.
 
 
Step 3:
In agusyornet's tutorial, she doesn't wrap the wire around the hanger hook, which is fine and will work great... I just like having a little more stability than that when it comes to hangers for doll clothes.
I pull the  longer stem past the hanger hook.


Step 4:
I then take and fold the longer stem over the base of the hanger hook...
it gives you one very stable little hanger!

 
Conclusion:
I LOVE this tutorial... there is something so satisfying about coloring these pencils and seeing them come to life.

This is such an easy and painless process for making tiny hangers!
Plus, they're Alisa tested and approved!


They really will work to hang up your dolly clothes!


The cost was minimal (my pliers cost me $3.99, the paperclips I've had around forever)
and so was the time investment.
I highly recommend you try this tutorial out!