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The 1:6 scale dollhouse blog...

I have loved dolls and dollhouses and miniatures, all my life. 1:6 scale is an exciting scale and challenge since there is so little out there in the way of this 'playscale' to make our dioramas and scenes look 'real'. Since I love a challenge, my 1:6 scale world has become one of my most favorite to work in, though from time to time I do showcase my 1:12 scale miniature collection here as well.

I hope you enjoy my endeavors into 1:6 scale and will follow my blog and the projects I work on with my fashion dolls in my collection. Please follow us & enjoy the pictures- tell your friends as well!


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

More Chateau project cakes & Introducing his Majesty, King Louis XVl

I have been busy of late, and only just had time to work on my custom doll that just arrived from Dawn of One Sixth Sense you can see him on this link page. 
I had decided when embarking on this project that I needed a companion for Marie Antoinette (Lilac Frost Poppy Parker, restyled by me). I looked at portraits of Louis as much as I could find, including ones I had never seen. I wanted Louis to be a young, Romantic looking Louis before the cares of state had burdened him down mentally and physically. I think Dawn pretty much succeeded in her commission.
Louis is a Mattel Twilight Emmett head, re-rooted and re-painted and switched to a London Calling Kyu body. The shirt is from Rock wedding Romaine, and I made his hose and breeches. His shoes were purchased on ebay and will be altered with rhinestones and buckles. I am currently working on the pattern for his coat and his lace collar. 

I recently finished some new miniature foods - a 3 tiered pink cake with handsculpted rose petals, and a plate of white chocolate 'Capezzoli di Venere' otherwise known to us as 'Nipples of Venus'. I even handpainted the plate so it would look like the plate from the Marie Antoinette Kirsten Dunst movie, where my cake inspirations for this project are coming from.

The only thing I forgot on my plating was the two orange flower petals under the truffles. This recipe was made famous in the 1984 'Amadeus' Mozart movie. 

Marvelous aren't they? Decadent white chocolate over a cake, wtih sugared pecans or chestnuts, there are various recipes out there. 
Here are some more photos of the finished foods...
Louis and Antoinette are getting their fill of 1:6 scale cake! Some of these items will be listed soon on my Etsy shop (link at the top) if you would like these for your tea scenes with Victoire Roux. 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

New Charlotte Cherry cakes in my Etsy store!

I have some new Charlotte Cherry cakes in my Etsy shop Pumpkin Hill Studios in two scales- 1:6 and 1:4, both with free shipping in the USA. These turned out lovely so I am thinking of making variations of them with other kinds of fruits. Both come with their own doily and red silk ribbon tied around them.

As you can see, Marie is enjoying her 'cake' and eating it too! More items listed in my Etsy shop, I hope you enjoy shopping with us!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

New miniature foods listed in my Etsy shop!

I have listed more miniature foods in my Etsy shop (link is above this blog post in the Etsy widget, click on it) namely, three new 1:6 scale bread boards. All of them are different, and each comes with a wooden bread board , stained. Each are priced at $10 with free shipping in the USA. 

I also have moved into larger doll scales of foods and am having alot of fun creating in 1:4 & 1:3 scales. 1:4 scale is generally for dolls that I consider too slim/small for the 1:3 scale foods, such as Sybarites, Tonner dolls, Avant Guards, Ficon bjd, Inamorata fashion dolls, and slim bodied fashion dolls- their hands are far too small to look in correct scale next to 1:3 scale foods. The exception would be MSD sized bjd's who are meant to look like young children and not adults, both scales would fit them. 1:3 scale is generally for dolls such as My Twinn, American Girl, Our Generation, antique dolls, SD & MSD sized bjd's (dolls measuring 18-24 inches in height.) I am also experimenting with creating foods for dolls 68-72 cm bjd's who more or less are 'larger' slightly than 1:3 .  For now, I will post some pictures here of the larger scale items in 1:3 & 1:4 that are listed in the Etsy shop now. 

*NOTES to my Customers!  
I will probably not be listing any of my miniature foods any longer on Ebay either on auction or in my Ebay store unless it is s a special auction listing. For now, the store has no auctions or listings on Buy it nows at all, the ebay store is empty. One reason is eBay is not a viable place for me with its insane fees and restrictions and feedback policies on its sellers. I will be listing my miniature food items at reasonable prices on Etsy from here on in. Some large scale food items such as the 1:3 scale items may not have free shipping due to size and weight and they need to be packed securely to guard against damage, as well as obviously it takes more product, time and materials to create realistic foods in this scale. I will still be doing commissions, which are currently open. 

Onto the pictures!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July- Independence Day!

On this day, remember it is about more than going to the beach or burgers on the grill. I sometimes like to stop and think of the long history of my family, and the members & my ancestors, as far back as the American Revolution, the Civil War, World War l & ll, Korea, Vietnam, and more recently Desert Storm and the Iraq war. What saddens me is that many people forget what our forefathers gave up and endured so we can have the freedoms we take for granted so often.
God Bless America! #USA #Julyfourth #PatrioticDolls #freedomisn'tfree

Monday, June 30, 2014

Va Fashion doll club- theme- Military dolls & Fourth of July

Yesterday on Sunday, June 29th was our Va. Fashion doll club and the themes were Military garbed dolls and Fourth of July. We had red white and blue decorations, picnic foods for refreshments and we also all wore red white and blue to  match the decor and our dolls we brought for the celebration. The meeting was held this time at Jodie's house, with hot dogs, turkey burgers, deviled eggs, fruit, cheesecake, cupcakes, cole slaw, potato salad, pasta salad, sodas, tea, and more!

The doll display was set up around a birdcage gazebo that Jodie had altered by removing some of the wires and on top weaving black ribbon to resemble a tar shingled roof- stunning- along with two Byer's choice lanterns , fencing, trees, and other decorations such as my picnic table, park benches, grills for the dolls to grill, as well as a cruiser parade car, on red white and blue fourth of july themed fabrics. There were displays throughout the house, in the hall, kitchen and den.

The presentation was given by our club member, Nita who brought military themed dolls and told us the history of Barbie & Ken in uniform, as well as showing us some military dressed GI Joes which was fun too.

After lunch, the doll displays, the presentation and show and tell, we got to see Jodie's doll room! This was  a marvelous display of dolls. The shelves were on one wall, with rounded or finished ends that held themed displays & or dioramas. One each shelf had 'tiers' so there were dolls on each shelf tiered three to four deep, all in different costumes, vintage, modern, silkstones, and more. Jodie is a die hard vintage vehicle collector and she had an amazing array of themed cars, buses, rv's and so on. There were doors on her large shelf display to keep out the dust. There were probably about 200-300 dolls at the estimate of one of our club members.

Jodies' collection is simply astounding, and she doesn't necessarily display her collection with any order- vintage, silkstones, etc but so it is pleasing to the eye, which was quite fun and interesting to look at. Many of her outfits are custom made for her or she makes herself, from different sellers on ebay and Etsy. It was a ton of fun and I hope you enjoy the pictures of our Fourth of July themed club meeting!