Anonymous said: Did you know you can use butter to face ink stains on doll vinyl? Just smear it on the stain and sit in the sun until the stains fade.

annablythedoll:

dollsahoy:

oak23:

dollsahoy:

oak23:

oak23:

Wait what.

Well, turns out someone actually tried it and the results are pretty surprising.

So I wonder if the keys to removing stains are heat/light + something to absorb the stain as it comes out of the vinyl when it’s heated, and the bleaching properties of the benzoyl peroxide aren’t really that important.

…and butter probably won’t leave faded spots all over the carpet like benzoyl peroxide that isn’t washed off the fingers does (guess how I know about that.)

I’m just curious as to how someone can do it without attracting ants. Cuz that’s how you get ants.

Good point.

Butter is not recommended on Blythe dolls at all.  Look what happened when it was used on legs.  https://www.flickr.com/photos/23185397@N07/2777869168/

Yeah, it’s probably better used on older vinyl doll heads, because those weren’t as soft to begin with, and because they’ve been losing plasticizers and getting harder for decades, while the plastics used in doll legs are already so soft and full of plasticizers that they can melt torsos…

So, in Aldi today, I noticed they had some of their gluten-free crackers in the regular cracker section, and not marked as a Special Buy.  I didn’t notice if any other GF stuff was around, but it’s a start.

luckyfilbert:

dollsahoy:

giddytf2:

the-last-teabender:

Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.

And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.


#eep#i didn’t know this either#weird al#language

That’s one of those differences in US versus UK English.


"the American usage of spaz had long lost any resonance it might have had with the epithet spastic. This is not the case in Great Britain, however, where both spastic and spaz evidently remain in active usage as derogatory terms for people with cerebral palsy or other disabilities affecting motor coordination. A BBC survey ranked spastic as the second-most offensive term for disabled people, just below retard…"

Have since learned that, in the US, it still has severe negative connotations for people who have and who live with CP.  I don’t think this word set was really in my vocabulary before, but it definitely won’t be from now on.

luckyfilbert:

dollsahoy:

giddytf2:

the-last-teabender:

Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.

And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.

"the American usage of spaz had long lost any resonance it might have had with the epithet spastic. This is not the case in Great Britain, however, where both spastic and spaz evidently remain in active usage as derogatory terms for people with cerebral palsy or other disabilities affecting motor coordination. A BBC survey ranked spastic as the second-most offensive term for disabled people, just below retard…"

Have since learned that, in the US, it still has severe negative connotations for people who have and who live with CP.  I don’t think this word set was really in my vocabulary before, but it definitely won’t be from now on.

dolljunk:

I finally got around to trying to fix the vintage Barbie Movie Date dress I got at the doll market a few months ago. I originally tried to save the tulle overlay skirt but there was waaaaaaaaay too many holes in the back, and it simply kept tearing every time I stitched them together so I just ripped out the shirt to make a simple summer dress. It’s a bit sad to do but hey, it was a $2 dress so.

Hilda is modelling the dress since I’ve been hankering to put her in a more vintage outfit. As you can see, I’m quite a sucker for summery big skirt dresses on my vintage looking girls. 

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dolljunk:

I finally decided to give my first Malibu Barbie reroot some blunt bangs after struggling with what to do with her hair and weirdly shaped forehead. This gave me enough brown hair to root in some eyelashes on my pink haired Malibu. It’s a subtle change but I think it gives her face more interest to it.

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Anonymous said: Did you know you can use butter to face ink stains on doll vinyl? Just smear it on the stain and sit in the sun until the stains fade.

oak23:

dollsahoy:

oak23:

oak23:

Wait what.

Well, turns out someone actually tried it and the results are pretty surprising.

So I wonder if the keys to removing stains are heat/light + something to absorb the stain as it comes out of the vinyl when it’s heated, and the bleaching properties of the benzoyl peroxide aren’t really that important.

…and butter probably won’t leave faded spots all over the carpet like benzoyl peroxide that isn’t washed off the fingers does (guess how I know about that.)

I’m just curious as to how someone can do it without attracting ants. Cuz that’s how you get ants.

Good point.

dollsahoy:

oak23:

I’m really thinking of commissioning dollsahoy for some Francie fitted Winks dresses she makes (mostly cuz I trust her ability to make really nicely fitting clothing and she has two Francies to work from) but I also really want the dresses to have small details…

A basic Wink is $5US, so I’d probably go with $8 for Wink + cap/straight long sleeve + collar, $9 for Wink + puffy sleeve + collar. (puffy sleeves require extra steps.)

cryptfly:

you know you’ve been in the corset community a long time when you scroll past soft core porn in the tag and your first thought is “Timeless Trends”

Anonymous said: Did you know you can use butter to face ink stains on doll vinyl? Just smear it on the stain and sit in the sun until the stains fade.

oak23:

oak23:

Wait what.

Well, turns out someone actually tried it and the results are pretty surprising.

So I wonder if the keys to removing stains are heat/light + something to absorb the stain as it comes out of the vinyl when it’s heated, and the bleaching properties of the benzoyl peroxide aren’t really that important.

…and butter probably won’t leave faded spots all over the carpet like benzoyl peroxide that isn’t washed off the fingers does (guess how I know about that.)

screamingcrawfish:

a paranormal mockumentary show in the style of the office/parks and rec

revolving around the lives of employees at a hokey haunted mansion tourist trap that turn out to be actually hella haunted but most of its spirits are either benevolent or ineffectively malevolent

(This would go well with my “cheap sci fi stuff is shot in and around Vancouver because that’s were the actual aliens secretly are” show idea from a dream I had…)

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