My name is Arina (sounds like “arena” for English speakers), I’m 26 and I live in
You can expect to see projects, progress pictures, questions and tutorials mostly related to doll customizing and jewellery. I still consider this my personal space where I can occasionally write about other things that interest me – such as cats, cooking or general life.
I've been on deviantArt and dolls-n-daggers for a while and as much as I hate writing, I decided to go ahead and create a blog. I like to dissect every step of a craft project, and dA is about the finished product (boring!). I found the support I was looking for at dolls-n-daggers, but a forum doesn’t lend itself to lengthy stories with pictures.
Another reason to write down everything I’m doing is that I begin a lot of things that I never finish. I hope that sharing my thoughts and experience with others will give me the necessary boost in order to complete more projects.
My native language is Romanian. If there is a demand to post in Romanian (which I highly doubt), I will do so. I decided to use English because: 1) everyone understands it; 2) I can never find the punctuation in the Romanian keyboard; 3) since I learned a lot of stuff from the Internet, I have no idea how to translate many craft terms. Some things I couldn't explain at the store include:
- bias tape (They had some on display, so I just pointed to it “give me... this!”)
- retarder (for paint)
- crimp beads
- fray check (still can’t find anything even remotely close)
Don’t hesitate to correct my English. I need to improve.
I will remove spam, offensive and rude comments. Anything else that pops into your head, you are free to write. I have very few people to discuss crafts with, so I will appreciate your every input. Grammar Nazis are very welcome too!
I find it very difficult to express myself in writing and it takes me forever to give birth to a coherent paragraph. I will try to keep my thoughts organized, but ask if anything is unclear. I promise I’m much handier with the pliers than I am with words :) I hope you will find my blog interesting and useful!