The spring semester is upon us, and already there are fresh work dramaz taking up most of my energy.
I did a lot of unfinished-knitting-project cleanup over the holidays, so my plastic bin of BJD sweaters has been filling up nicely. With so many people on the flist in dire financial straits, though, I really hesitate to post them for sale; it seems wrong to ask for people's money, these days. I'll mull over this dilemma until the weekend, which is the next chance I would have to take pictures, anyway.
And, at long last, I managed to get a reasonably crisp family snapshot of these three:
Why yes, there IS a third Saiki sibling! You already know my darling Neechan and 'touto-kun, by thelyn; awhile back, the youngest arrived here, after making celticgeekess's house too hot to hold him. My Japanese tutor tells me firmly that there is no Japanese word for "second brother" or "baby of the family," plus there's that relational-naming problem . . . 'touto-kun would only be 'touto-kun some of the time, i.e., when Neechan is bossing him around, and the rest of the time he would be Onii-san to his Otouto-kun.
American. Mind. Implodes.
So please welcome the Brat, painted in all his pissy glory by engelmech. The eyes are J.ell, a Y!J find before the dollar sank quite so far.
Oh, and no, I did not knit 'touto-kun's chullo hat and Cowichan sweater--my patience for fine-gauge colorwork doesn't stretch nearly that far. They're by the Y!J seller jackdoll2002, and were a happy DoA Marketplace acquisition last year.
Hat from the Val Zeitler/Haute Doll Halloween collection, coat and top from the Dollheart "Elegy of Tints" outfit, Marshpants in Pucci fabric (loves cc_lemon). 1olly tells me that hats look best on round heads, which certainly explains why Claudine is my Hat Girl!