Retrograde Works Custom Repainted Dolls and Toys

I'm Elly and I focus mainly on custom repainted Monster High and Ever After High dolls :). I'll paint pretty much anything, though! I love working on all different kinds of toys. I collect, customize, and covet.

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jennyrage:

Priscilla got a great big orange head roach today.

I literally had the roach & tongs in one hand and the camera in the other, and somehow managed to get the lid off with my forearms. I was expecting her to come right out and let me get some nice photos… but that didn’t happen. I waited. And waited. Aaand waited.

I eventually turned the camera off, put the lid back on, and started feeding her neighbors, glancing up at her enclosure every few minutes to see if anything had happened yet. Figures that she would choose to activate stealth mode today and grab her prey without making a sound. The sudden absence of the roach combined with Prissy on her tiptoes in the burrow told me I missed my photo op.

I think our tarantula maintenance cycles have synced >_>.

jennyrage:

retrogradeworks:

Dude… I barely call my mother.  I won’t even order takeout if I have to actually talk to someone on the phone.  I am not about to call someone from my private number and explain why it takes 15-30 days for shoes to arrive from Korea to the states with free shipping.

My landline’s number is blocked, if you need someone yelled at.

Haaahaha, no, no.  It’s just, I dunno, I think it’s weird that people are willing to give their numbers out to complete strangers?  I -hate- talking on the phone, I just found it a bit silly is all, given my anxiety and how obvious the answer should seem.

Dude… I barely call my mother.  I won’t even order takeout if I have to actually talk to someone on the phone.  I am not about to call someone from my private number and explain why it takes 15-30 days for shoes to arrive from Korea to the states with free shipping.

pepperandpals:

The goal of #SmallPetRespect is to encourage current and potential owners of small pets to become more educated on the animals they care for.

By tweeting facts and advice, we’ll destroy some of the myths and misconceptions surrounding the smallest of our companions.  

When it comes to animals like birds (particularly budgies and cockatiels), small mammals, rodents, reptiles, fish (bettas need special mention), amphibians, arachnids, etc, many are picked up on a whim without proper prior research. Many of these animals are cheaply obtained at chain pet stores.

To make matters worse, many enclosures, tanks, cages, and habitats sold in pet stores are not suitable for the animals they are marketed for.

Many animals wind up mistreated due to ignorance and a prevailing attitude that such pets are disposable. It’s time to change that.

Do you share your home with a small pet? What would you say to someone looking into owning one? You can join the conversation on Twitter and Tumblr by tagging #SmallPetRespect.

Share stories, wisdom learned, facts, resources, advice and more. Please signal boost! Help us show that though they are small, all pets deserve respect.

(via lmactans)

lmactans:

Question for you tarantula people! What do you feed your slings that are under half an inch long? I have mealworms, but they’re a bit bigger than the slings, and I’m worried that they might eat the spiders. I will be getting pinhead crickets tomorrow. Also, I have them in small plastic containers less than 5 inches by 5 inches. I still have the plastic deli cups they came in. Should I try feeding them in their enclosures or should I put them back in the tiny deli cups for feeding?

I’m feeding my current slings pinhead lats from Jamie’s Tarantulas (b. lateralis).  They don’t stink, they jump around, and rarely burrow.  My little dudes eat them right up and I -still- had at least 5 or 6 left over in great condition from the last time I purchased them (about two months ago), Jamie always overcounts.  Flightless fruit flies are also an option but they’re kind of a pain to keep ‘fresh’ and they get everywhere.  I haven’t had any problems with slings eating inside their enclosures, but if you have a lot of decorations in there, it could be harder for them to get to the food.

ohawkguy:

the notebook problem: you see a notebook. you want to buy the notebook. but you know you have like TEN OTHER NOTEBOOKS. most which are STILL EMPTY. you don’t need to notebook. you’re probably not gonna use the notebook anyway. what’s the point? DONT BUY THE NOTEBOOK. you buy the notebook.

At least I admit I have a problem.  And a lot of notebooks.

(via taconacho)

beansproutmomo:

thekawaiimachine:

http://thekawaiimachine.etsy.com or www.kawaiimachine.com

Hehe, black was popular the last few batches :).  These are new photos of some of my most recent designs!  They’re $25 each plus shipping on classic fit women’s tees in sizes S through 2XL.  Upgrades for slim fit and unisex tees are available!

Don’t forget:  From now until the end of July, you can save 10% off your order in either shop with no minimum purchase, just enter the code HALLOWEENINJULY during checkout!

Octopi and Pumpkins?! WHAT?! Are you after my heart or something?! ♥

Maaaaybe >_>.

FYI, please don’t reblog my tarantula photos with things like NOPE, even as a ‘joke.’

Is it not apparent how I love and care for these little guys?  If you don’t like seeing them, I tag my tarantulas so you don’t have to.

I -reaaaaaally- need to clean my studio today, but that’s gonna require moar coffee.

dollsahoy:

notsuchaprettyface:

so-pleasantly-strange:

acid-anarchism:

ny007ny:

Instead of killing an unwanted  tree , this machine makes it possible to move it to a new place instead.

woah

#HOW FUCKING COOL IS THIS THING#IT’S ALL LIKE#’GGRRRAAAAAAWWWWWWWW’#AND THE TREE IS ALL LIKE#’WHOOP!’#AND IT’S ALL LIKE SHIT YEAH GOT A TREE#this could also be used for murder.

It looks like a Transformer

You’ve never seen one of these before?*  It’s called a tree spade, and they’ve been around since at least the 1960s, and at least one study shows they’re way better for the health of the tree than when planting it with bare roots.
*I’d say “I tend to forget how rural I am at heart,” but I don’t think I started seeing these until I lived in Indianapolis, so…

Watching one of these in action up close is a magical experience.

dollsahoy:

notsuchaprettyface:

so-pleasantly-strange:

acid-anarchism:

ny007ny:

Instead of killing an unwanted  tree , this machine makes it possible to move it to a new place instead.

woah

It looks like a Transformer

You’ve never seen one of these before?*  It’s called a tree spade, and they’ve been around since at least the 1960s, and at least one study shows they’re way better for the health of the tree than when planting it with bare roots.

*I’d say “I tend to forget how rural I am at heart,” but I don’t think I started seeing these until I lived in Indianapolis, so…

Watching one of these in action up close is a magical experience.