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Materials Monday: De-Yellowing

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Last week we covered how to prevent sun damage.  This week, we're turning back the clock on items where it's too late to start preventing yellowing! You may have heard about the 'retrobrite' solution.  This is a method for de-yellowing plastic that involves high concentrations of hydrogen peroxide (brown bottle, probably in your bathroom for treating cuts) that was developed from hobbyists trying to reverse UV damage on plastic computer cases. Hmmm.... reverse yellowing on plastic... This is different from de-staining.  It's supposed to JUST remove yellowing, so if the thing was originally pink and is now orange from yellowing,...

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Wild Hearts Review (and comparison pics)

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A review of the new Wild Hearts doll line with comparisons to other, similar doll lines.

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Materials Monday: UV Blocking window film

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UV Blocking window film was designed to reduce heat gain in the summer and fading of your furniture but it's also great for resin dolls! This is a great tool to prevent yellowing without having to keep your dolls in pitch-darkness.

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Materials Monday: Ribbon!

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Ribbon is a common decoration for doll clothes that is much stiffer in doll scale than human scale--but it doesn't have to be!  Let's compare poly satin with 100% silk.

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PS Pattern Checklist!

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She's making a list, checking it twice...No, wait, wrong season ;) Back when I set up the web store, a concern some customers had was that they'd lose track of where they bought stuff and accidentally get doubles.  Honestly?  It's the kind of thing I see myself doing, so it's a legit concern and I tried to figure out a solution. Here's what I came up with: Pattern Checklists! But hey, if you're going to make a tool, might as well give it multiple uses! Here's the .PDF file for the PS size (which includes 125% patterns like DC Super...

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