The beginning..

The beginning..
All dressed up and no where to go.

Welcome to my world of little furniture designs.

A journey into the OOAK designs for the 1-6 scale fashion diva and collectors. I have always been a crafter and I have used my knowledge of power tools and paint to create eclectic furniture and dioramas.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Today, I took the day off.

I made some fantastic scores at the thrift stores yesterday, I will include pics. I am still posting pics on Etsy. After I list, I package so I will be good to go after the sell. I must admit, I have become quiet attached to some of my pieces. I have not yet listed the fireplace, but I will and I am sure the one I have in the making now will then be my favorite. During my last trip to Hobby Lobby, I discovered textured heavy paper. I covered a chair in it and it looks like vinyl or leather. Cannot decide. I remember when I was a child we had a livingroom grouping in orange. Really, we did, and while I probably do not have 10 things in my home in orange, I find I am using orange alot in my designs and dioramas. What could that mean? I guess I probably have some deep seeded thing about orange...I took the day off today and my "girls" are all over my house. Staged here and there. I have already ripped a "fur" hat apart to make a fur rug and a fur collar and hat for one of them. When I started this adventure, I had no idea Barbie butts were different sizes. Jeans that fit one will not fit the other. I powdered one with baby powder to dress her for her photo shoot. Today has been so much fun. I am loving my new hobby and all my new cyber friends. We will talk again tomorrow.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Busy, busy weekend. My Etsy shop is open, Eclectic "Little" Furniture. I have taken pics, deleted pics, taken more pics and finally got it all together. If only I had tomorrow off, I think I could least everything but the shop banner and I will figure that out. I am really not hip to the whole pixel thing. I just keep reducing and posting and all I get are pics of headless Barbies and tops or bottoms of furniture and accessories. As Miss Scarlett would say, "I will worry about that tomorrow". AND I WILL. I will leave my blog tonight on and extremely positive note: I have met the most gracious and amazing people through blogging and my adventures in 1/6 scale. I am the newby on the sixth scale block. Some of the blogger have been crafting and sharing their adventures and stories for more than 10 years. I am so excited to be a part of this. Good night my friends. Everyone have a wonderful Monday.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Eclectic "Little" Furniture Store

Coming soon on ETSY, Eclectic Furniture, my Little Furniture Store featuring my 6th scale designs. I have worked most of the day arranging and re-arranging the furnishings and accessories for my debut. I have sold on Ebay before but I feel very good about my choice of Etsy for the store. Many of the bloggers I follow sell on Etsy and honestly, that many sellers cannot be wrong. I really, really like my little store. I could not photograph everything and believe me I tried. I did not even include any of the bedrooms or the bedding. I probably have 50+ pictures and a small box full of "bottles". I plan to start purchasing E6000 glue by the case and with Holloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, I will use every drop of it. Enjoy my new pics.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

The STAR bedroom...finally

Finally, I have finished the "Star" of the show bedroom. I assembled all the needed materials and started over a month ago. Today I finished. My real job gets in the way of my little furniture creations. The doll I used in the setting was my first effort at restyling hair. She was a disturbing site when I rescued her from Goodwill. Her hair was curly and matted and oh yes,had the remnants of a sucker stick stuck in it. She was only 50cents and I had been wanting to try my hand at hair what was 50cents? After a good scrubbing, all over and removal of the sucker stick, I went to work. I boiled water in the microwave and dipped her, all of her in the hot water (ouch!). I then poured hot water over her head, relaxing the curls and started to comb. After a trim and a razor cut, I think she looks cute. The cowhide is a poly blend fabric I found at Hobby Lobby. I fused 2 pieces together, trimmed it to look like a cowhide and I think it looks good. The furniture pieces are made from lumber scraps. Some pine, some birch etc...but faux finishing made it all look like weathered pine. Be sure and check out my Flickr stream for all the Southwest room pics. I also now have a page on Facebook. I am in my "happy place". Never lose your inner child.