Wednesday, June 27, 2018

My Handmade FuzBear!!

I have been working on finding a pattern that I could use to finally make the Rushton type bear since finding that vintage rubber face on etsy... I went back to that same shop and bought out her panda faces. Sadly, she had no more of the bear faces, darn.

So, I even did a poll on IG asking friends, what color to make him into, remember? The vote was for yellow. But, I must admit, I love both yellow and pink. So, I decided to make him mostly pink with yellow! Tee hee! I bought some 3 inch pile Mongolian faux fur in baby pink, and yellow, from etsy.

The pattern I used is from this page, "How Joyful" pattern "How Joyful Bear". "Not for beginners", it says, but it was the best or at least the most similar to what I wanted the bear to look like.

 I printed out the patterns given, you can scale them down if you want the bear a smaller size. I printed it at the size given, this is to create a 12 inch size bear. I started off with the head, and ears first.
 When, the instructions called for a nose to be made, I just didn't use the pattern and instead, I had sewn on the rubber face. So, there was a bit of tweaking the pattern, here and there.
 I did use a large needle to sew the rubber face onto the fabric fur.
 After, turning it outside in, not bad, I thought. A bit large, but that is okay. I did end up taking the back side of the head in a bit. I need to remember that when I make others.
 I added stuffing, from an old pillow... I found that if the stuffing from an old pillow is flat, you just take the stuffing and pull them apart, like your shredding it, and it often fluffs up the stuffing again.
 I started to cut out more of the patterns, for the body, legs, and feet.
 I even ordered these printed labels from I love the end result. I wanted to make sure that my FuzBear shows off who made him! Ha!
 In Japanese characters, it says, "Jiji dolls" since there is no letter, "G" in Hiragana. "ggsdolls Creations by Cynthia Flores". After I received them, and added them to my FuzBear, now, I feel so proud, that I created him! I added an upcycled purple sheer ribbon to him as well.
 It was fun to watch him come together. I would say, it took me about 3 days to complete. Because he was hand sewn. I'm not comfortable using a sewing machine. Just a personal preference.
 Front view...
 Side view...
 I added my label on his left thigh...
 He turned out adorable and I'm very pleased with him! What do you guys think of him? Love to hear your thoughts!
I plan on making the panda FuzBears next!!

Thank you for reading! ~ ggsdolls

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Doll Fashions, Dragons Breath, and Time...

It's been a healing weekend. We have been just taking things one day at a time...
 I received this interesting Barbie fashion via ebay. I liked the silver capris. Then, I tried it on Cherry Chan...
 The silver capri's are a bit wide on the thighs, but I like the top on her. Just worried the print will stain her body! Eek!
 Then, I redressed her again with this lovely dress I got some time ago, from Sugar Mag for Blythe. One of my fave dresses, I've had for some time now.
 I finally repainted the lid on the hamper I got last week... I wanted to repaint the front and add a meyercord decal. But, Taby thinks it looks nice the way it is.
Then, I received this cute vintage Japan tube doll called, "Melon Chan". I've seen the US version, just can't remember her name at the moment. Made by Ideal. This one was mint in box too!

 She reminds me of Strawberry Shortcake too! Her arms and legs can be made longer, as shown on the box. She still has her cello on her face. I may add her to my shop later?

See link here!

 We took my sister in-law to Snow Monster, after we ate lunch at Burger King...
 Sara taking a quick pic by the faux Disney Castle!! Judy and Sandy enjoyed the Dragon's Breath. It was different for them, and at least they can both say they've tried it. LOL
 Sara drawing on the frozen condensation from the cup and nitrogen. LOL
 It was a nice time. I hope you all have a great week!

Thanks for looking! ~ ggsdolls

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Rare Mermaid Pencil Case

I just have to share this with you...

I acquired this lovely vintage "Alpine Mermaid" pencil case with art work by Saeki Kayo, "アルプス マーメイド 佐伯かよの 筆箱". Through an online shop in Japan.
 I actually found the book with the same art work here in this post. I eventually sold the book. But, have been on the hunt for this pencil case. You see, as a pre-teen growing up in the 80s, I had this pencil case. I used it in class for some time, and then, I no idea what happened to it? I don't know whether it broke or what? More than likely, I lost it. I did find it back in 2011, up for auction through Yahoo Japan, but sadly. It went really high in price and I didn't win it.

 So, finding it recently has been truly a blessing. Still lovely and mint. The case itself is a lavender purple with a mermaid on the front cover, and little bubbles around her, with mermaids inside. If you look carefully! At the back, two mermaids swimming playfully along with some angel fish, and yellow fish.
 On the side its marked with more angel fish and maker. You can open the front and back side, to place pencils, erasers, and other things for school. I love the "Butterfly" at the center. I don't even recall that emblem. LOL
 Definitely a treasure to behold.
 Then, I also received my pre-order of the new Azone Pure Neemo Emotion S White skin version in the mail. I've wanted to get an XS bod for some time, but just never got around to it. Then, this new release, looked interesting.
 I'm able to manipulate the legs better, and the body can sit nicely with legs tucked in. The waist is a bit unusual and will need some getting use too.
 Came with heeled feet too. I hope to use it for Francine perhaps...
 Last, I finally received this vintage girl mirror from an IG purchase. I had to send it to my sister's mailing since the seller wouldn't send to Guam. Took so long too. I love the coloring and the cute face with blush. This will be added to my collection.
 Thanks for looking! ~ ggsdolls

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Some Kitsch Finds...

We are still grieving and the Funeral Mass for my Father in-law is this Thursday. So, I haven't had a chance to post on any vintage goods as of late. But, I've had many items that have been listed for quite some time on my shop sell, the past few days! Yay! Very thankful for that!

Here's some items that arrived...
 Since, finding that cute unique mod girl mirror here. I decided to get a Dawn mirror. Made by Durham Industries, 1970s. This Dawn doll mirror is nice and minty, from an etsy shop. I've always wanted one, so it was just awesome to be able to find one, that was just off of a display box too.
 These cuties, I found via Ebay. listed as Hedaya, Co. rabbit Easter ornaments. They have similar rubber faces to Rushton squirrels, don't they?! LOL. One of the reasons I got them. They are quite large about 9" tall and have gold ties on them, meant to be hung, like ornaments.

 One boy and one girl. I may need to touch them up a bit...

 Then, this lovely Brinnco type Lamb planter. It was listed on etsy for some time. So, I went ahead and purchased him. Not really sure if I want to keep him or not, he doesn't really go with my display decor... There is also a pink one, I saw on ebay. He does have a cute kitsch face, but not the colors of the popular Brinnco lambs, in blue, pink and yellow.
 Last, my ISO for over a year, these lovely Lefton Pink puppy chef shakers. I traded for them, and they were so worth it too!
 1950s Lefton shakers, there is also a tea pot, creamer, sugar, not sure what else. But, I probably won't even get those anytime soon. Still one can wish right?
 Lovely condition, but missing their corks. It's okay, I was just going to display mostly.
 I was given a gift too! Lovely Halloween kitsch post card!
These items made my day, considering all the sadness...

Thank you so much for reading! ~ ggsdolls