Thursday, July 30, 2015

July 2015 wrap

Hello, dollies!
With the way things look, it would seem like I have not been giving the shop
some love.
Totally not true, my loves!
Your Shasha had been working like crazy
but didn't get to let you know via even a single post because,
crazy busy, was because LOL!

Anywhooo, I have tracked my phone hoping
to remember what had happened between now and the last post.

On the week of July 6, I got tempted to get these girls.

I love these new faces but I haven't scheduled a decent photoshoot for them yet..

The ankle-articulated gal can stand on her own! Awesome!

Of course, Portia grabs the articulated body for trial. I think she's liking it.

Kira arrived that week, too! 
You could imagine my dolly excitement that week.

On the second week, I worked on a romper that gave me a hard time.
I've never had this much challenge in a pattern ever but oh, well..
You need to level up your skills, right?..

Portia on a bed of failed prototypes...
I almost gave up on this romper after a week of trying.
But I learned a few things during those dark, sad atelier hours.

First, don't settle on your next available fabric.
Yes, the color may be perfect but in this case,
the fabric is just too soft and slippery. It frays so easily, too.
But I was still the hardheaded one that I am,
despite my husband telling me to move on to the next project,
and just work on it again with a much more appropriate material.
I dedicated the entire week developing the romper prototype, 
and fortunately came up with a pattern that I have used the succeeding week.

Here is the final prototype, in a new fabric.
I tried it on several ladies willing to show their messy bedroom hair
to the public.

I think the prototype fits these girls okay:

Kei on a Poppy Parker body
Barbie Fashionista Bree

Dynamite Girl Sunny
Bride of Dracula Tessa

These two busty ladies, though may not be good models for this design.
But they were nice enough to try it on =)


As for this week, I had been developing something that is top secret for now.

Til then, loves!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Barbie rescues and home-cooked fast food...

Hey guys...
I've been meaning to share with you these lovely ladies
I have purchased from a locally-hosted Facebook doll group more than a month now.
So when I received my package,
I gave them some good soapy bath
and a good loving scrub.

Not so sudsy swim, eh?

The girls got a little shy with the skinny bathing so I threw in some cloth...
If I'm not mistaken, they were also rescued by my seller
from yard sales.

Most were recent Mattel releases but I got lucky to get a few from the 90s,
which was great because I will need Mom ad Auntie characters
when I finally get the time to make stories.

Can you spot the 90s releases there?
And for the more recent ladies, I will be repainting them with less makeup hopefully soon.
One of them actually, I will be revamping for a dear friend.
Actually, this one looks like her!

She'll be a doll version of my friend,
complete with the new short bob and a sartorial style that my friend used to sport a lot
back when we were in the corporate scene.

From this (batch of) purchase, I missed out on one I really want - a Kira.. 
But just a few hours ago, I scored one (actually a Miko)
and I was the happiest kid that it made me remember about this pending post about these ladies.

So, that's it for me this weekend, ladies..
And of course, a little home cooking for my hubby's simple birthday celebration.
Nom nom...

Prepared hubby's fave - burger and fries

How about you?
How did you spend the weekend?

Would love to hear from you and chat..

s h a s h a

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

atelierniSHASHA gets featured in Manila's newest doll blog

Hi guys...

I am so glad to share with you a new blog that is all about dolls,
local doll events, and features doll collectors and designers alike 
based in here in the Philippines.
Although I am based in PH, I may be too busy to report about
the local doll scene so when the news broke out, I was just so happy!

The Barbie Collective Manila blog header
Despite its infancy (it only went live days ago), I appreciate the dedication that the kids have
in creating readily available content for this wonderful blog.
You will find features of real people playing dolls and telling each of their stories!
There are also artist and designer features that will
introduce you to what the Philippine doll fashion industry
can offer!

And what's more, the kids from The Barbie Collective Manila
featured me and my creations, yay!
I'm just super thrilled so I'm sharing with you

Please enjoy, hang around the blog and you just might discover some lovely things.
And if you have spare time, let me know what you think of this new blog, okies?

dolly love,
s h a s h a