Sooooo… I managed to somehow break Finley’s eye mech. I tried to be productive and crafty, and tried to change Finley’s pull string, as I had noticed it was fraying when I peaked into her head. Since I can’t seem to get Finley’s head open all the way (the right side where the scalp and the two face plates meet seems to be fused), I managed to change her string without doing so. 😦 the pull string got caught in the spring, so in the end I did have to kind of keep her pried open while I untangled the two bits.
Now Finley’s eye mech gets stuck on one of her four sets of eyes (the new hand painted ones). I’m guessing this may be happening because I pulled the spring too much and stretched it out… Though I don’t know why then only one set of eyes don’t work and not all.
I feel like this problem would probably go away if I somehow gave Finley sleep eyes (no spring, no problem?)… But I’m not sure how to do this without opening her head completely.
Side note: amazingly enough, I’m not waiting for any doll mail! I received the pure neemo body for my Yeolume… May tackle carving, repainting, and rebodying in a few weeks. I’m actually going to cosplay for a convention, and I need to get to work on my costume ^^.