Once again, my figures have been receiving a lot of attention during photo shoots. And after my sewing books came in the mail, suddenly nothing in Tamaki or Kagura’s wardrobe was good enough. The girls haven’t had a proper photo story in quite some time either. So after a huge wardrobe purge, new outfits were definitely in order. And to show off these new outfits, I decided to finally bring to life some photo ideas I’ve had for quite some time. This is a lot like my Christmas shoot which combined a mini story with the typical photo shoot. So let’s reign in one of my favorite seasons with something that everybody should do every now and then– spring cleaning!
With Christmas festivities and New Years buzz having melted away with the snow, the house has taken on a stagnant air, and now that every resident has settled like dust, nothing but the sweet scents and brisk breeze of spring can rouse them.
Kagura: Get up, it’s time.
Kagura: I wouldn’t lie to you, it’s really time!
Tamaki: Mmmmmppph mmppph mph!
Yes, spring time. A time of new beginnings when the earth sheds its frozen shackles in exchange for a carpet of petals. Hand in hand, animal and man must learn to live again. But it is a challenge both willingly accept, for the tenacity—
Kagura: Quit the sappy narration, and show them our outfits!
Both of these outfits are my testimony to how awesome the doll sewing books are. To begin with, the patterns are amazing and fit well, but the books are also a treasure trove of inspiration. I purchased the silk flowers and lace quite some time ago, but could not quite think of the best use for them. But these books encouraged me to stop saving them “for a rainy day” and go ahead and have fun. Previous project posts show how simple many of Tamaki’s kimonos were, but this time I embellished the obi and am quite happy with it. The kimono patterns are also much more refined and produce a cleaner and more authentic product.
Now it’s time for Tamaki to take care of the details inside the house.
This is my first time using my favorite backlighting technique with dolls. Oh backlighting, I missed you.
I made both the mop and duster since the ones I already have are figma sized.
This is the idea I’ve been long wanting to try! I found the tiny blue clothespins at Joann’s several months ago. They’re not only adorable, but they actually work! I’ve photographed figmas with a clothesline before for a funny picture, but figured that dolls would be better for a serious shoot since they have cloth clothing.
The photo above is one of my favorites from this shoot.
I picked them in baby blue since it’s my favorite color~
Come to think of it, I wonder what these tiny pins were actually intended for.