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.

Monday, November 12, 2012


I slept in 3 days in a row. WOW. I never sleep in, even when I am off, I do not sleep late. My internal alarm goes off at 6:30 every morning. After 3 large cups of coffee, I was up. I wasn't dressed, but I was up. I set up for my newest pictures yesterday afternoon and all that was left was dressing my dolls. I kept stuffing poor Barb into pencil skirts, jeans, sweaters, boots, heels...nothing really rang my bell. Then, I got it...a robe. Her pink, terry, soft robe. Who could blame her. It was cold here today and why would she need anything but a robe. Ken on the other hand had to work, no robe for him. I decided several weeks ago my next purchase would be a 12" Poppy Parker....NOT! I seriously had no idea clothes are so hard to fit on some fashion dolls. I have 3 go-to girls on Etsy. Their clothes are gorgeous; silk, knit, linen etc. They are wearing the clothes in the fall pictures and they ALWAYS FIT. Some jeans I have purchased are too short in the crotch, some are too long, dresses are too tight in the hips. Some jeans fasten and some don't. I just read a post from a blog friend and I have to agree with her. I am not ready to start over with shoes or clothes. I have now decided my next purchase will be a fashion royalty male doll. Yep, I have a plan. Oh, back to the robe. I am so proud of it. She needed one and I remember my best friends mother sewing one for my friend. It was the 60's. Colors were vibrant and patterns were bold. Her mom used 2 beach towels to make her robe. It all started coming back to me when I pulled out two wash cloths (new--never used). I think the end result is awesome. I seem to keep reaching into my past to create in the present. I like that. Have an amazing week. Talk soon!


  1. The robe looks cosy. Put something like that on in the morning, could be afternoon before you feel like getting dressed. lol

    What FR guy did you have in mind?

    1. I love a comfy, warm robe. I have had a few days like the one you described. LOL Not really sure about the guy. I want joints in his elbows, wrist and knees. I looked at the Mad Men line. (Probably not. A mature doll, All suggestions would be appreciated since I really have just started figuring all this out. When I first start all this, I bought clothes and shoes for one of my girls. The shoes were huge, HUGE! Evidently for a 16" doll. At that time didn't know there was such a thing as a 16" doll. I am getting better. I don't know that I will ever own one, but they are gorgeous. Suggestion???????

  2. Funny that you slept in and all you wanted to put on Barbie was a robe. I see a theme her.