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Space... I need more space!

Before I started the hobby I actually had space. Not a lot, but enough. That changed with the dolls. All that stuff, the boxes -  which I can't store in the basement because it's too humid - my diorama furniture. Every inch on my cabinets, under the bed and a gazillion boxes are filled with doll related stuff. I sometimes read that people have rooms just for the hobby. Oh, how much I envy that. I'd love to have a room only for all the hobby stuff. I could build a new diorama and just leave it there to use it whenever I am in the mood. If I put things away I am not that tempted to take a quick picture, but if I leave the stuff standing around it annoys me. Oh well.

I already moved the smaller dolls to a different cabinet, but both are nearly full now. And I am waiting for three more, two large girls and a JID boy, so I guess I will have to move the nYids to the other cabinet.

Speaking of JID boys...
My boys need clothes. Somehow my sewing projects end up to be gender discri…

Flat shoes for Iplehouse dolls

Iple ladies have difficult feet. Hardly any shoes for SD girls fit them properly, and even the JID girl's feet are not easily shod. Except for Iplehouse shoes, of course. They offer a nice selection of heels and boots, but not that much variety in flat shoes.
Shoes that match just this dress – or that. Maybe with a handbag of the same material. Not much hope finding something like that, so I decided to give it a try and make some.
I already had leather, heavy weight iron-on interfacing and felt sheets, some other stuff and a little time. I have ordered some soft & stable interfacing (it's used for bag making), but I haven't tried it yet. But 180g/m² interfacing works pretty well. I need to get my hands on some thinner felt sheets, or some other material in various colours. The thick stuff works well, but they're a bit hard to sew.
The top is sewn to the inner soles, the seam is flattened and covered by a glued in cardboard sole of the same size (as you can see in …