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.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Saturday, February 9, 2013
I am not too proud to admit, I am an adult that plays with fashion dolls. We all are, if you think about it. We pick the right dress for the pictures, and build the perfect room with all the right furniture. We stage every scene to tell a story. I have thought about that alot tonight (I know you are all wondering why this is my blog post for tonight. I talked to my friend and owner of Sweet Pickin's tonight. She told me a lady came in to the shop and was looking at my furniture. She looked for a long time and then told my friend she did not have a Barbie as a child. She didn't even have a doll. Her family was poor and she just never had things like that and my furniture made her want to go out and buy a Barbie. Had I been there, I would have probably given her a doll. That really tugged at my heart strings. I guess I take so many things for granted...I assumed every little girl growing up had a Barbie. Lets just all hope kids today have that very special toy that will be remembered for years to come...whether its a Barbie, an Elmo,a roaring dinosaur or a talking Woodie and Buzz Lightyear. It's not about the toy, it is about the chance to be a kid. Have a great week. Yay, I finished my 'Beach House". Pictures tomorrow. Night all.
Friday, February 1, 2013
Chaos, controlled chaos best describes the past few months. I have really enjoyed keeping up with my blog buddies, following their blogs, and have only now decided I need to share my news. I am opening a booth space in "Sweet Pickin's". It is a new antique and crafters mall and the back wall is mine. I am certain my neighbors have wanted to put a For Sale sign in my yard when I am away at my 8-5 job, because as soon as I am back at my house the table saw, chop saw or sander is running wide open. Today was the first day open for business. I am really excited. Keep in mind, Henderson, Texas is probably not a hot bed of Barbie activity but with the Etsy, FeeBay and private sales I am staying busy. I started a repaint some time ago. Poor little thing...still in the back room with solid white eyes and no lips. I was so inspired by "SmidgeHouse's" post regarding the joint reconfiguration surgery on her Liv doll, I decided I would try the whole repaint, from scratch, NOT an overpaint...a repaint. One eye was beautiful and then the dreaded 2nd eye. It never looked like the first eye. So (you guessed it) I started over, and over and over. Geeze, what ever was I thinking. I am not giving up though. Oh yeah, I just bought my first FR doll. While she was still pricey, I got a pretty good buy on her because her boobs were a little darker than the rest of her body. Really, who cares. Well, maybe some of you care but I did not. Her red lips were a little extreme so I lightened them ever so slightly. She also needs a little trim but I haven't had the time for that yet. My sweet hubby has been so much help. Before Christmas we built a small Barbie house for a 4 year old. I glued most of the accessories and furniture so it would not be a hazzard. We also built a Batman house...yes a Batman house and it was awesome. We are now in the completion phase of a 2 story beach house with a balcony and open concept first floor. Hopefully it will be completed before Sweet Pickin's opens Monday morning. I love my life...Eveyone have a great weekend. I will be taking down my last remaining Christmas tree. LOL The pics are of the upper bedroom in the beach cottage.