Friday, May 20, 2016

A Fairy in the Garden...

I let a fairy out to let play in my garden today...


I took my Fairyland Realpuki Soso, Wren out for some photo ops today since it had the perfect light, the Irises in the front yard had bloomed, and I was feeling better. My lithotripsy went well, and I had two full days almost pain free. No stones have passed yet, but I'm hopeful. 

Posing these little four inch dolls is precarious at best. They are ball joined dolls and their hands are magnetized so the hands can come off at the slip off a wink. Add to that a wig that can come off too. Very difficult to pose. Their feet luckily can be posed onto a metal disc if you wish them to stand as they have magnets in their feet, BUT, sometimes you don't always wish them to stand. 

You sometimes want them to pose like lazy fairies you see in those winsome pictures.

Like this---






I tried to get her to stand next to flowers, but the grass hid her, and she was blurry.  I would love to get a couple of more of these little darlings. I want so much to do a miniature photo book using these dolls and miniatures. 

Here are some of the photo bombs-




Though the last two aren't that bad, the iris in the last one looks like the train of a dress on her, don't you think?? looks a little like she is 'floating' in mid air. Maybe I could photoshop some wings on her. The other one looks like she is hiding in the grass. Wren has a sidekick, Marigold, a bird, who helps her deliver the mail for Finch Express to all of the dolls in the doll world. Right now she is having too much fun to worry about mail, clothing or any of those worrisome things. She's enjoying the flowers and the grass and the sunshine, lol. 
Have a great weekend!
Lisa

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Hot dogs and French Fries...

The new listing for Set of 2 Hot dogs and French Fries I just made today is up.

Since being ill is no fun I decided to try and make some food, which I haven't done in a while. I made some cakes but they are not finished yet. The hot dogs and french fries turned out better than I expected. 









The set is on Ebay now at the link above for $15 plus shipping. Poppy and Ryan decided to model for me while having lunch. Hopefully I can get some more food finished and relieve some of my boredom. 
~Lisa

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Some new items on Ebay...

I have some new listings on my Ebay Auctions

Due to alot of the extra expenses this month, I am moving some dolls with the medical expenses and all. 



$95 starting bid

$65 OR BEST OFFER



$99 starting bid  SOLD



$65


$65


These are the new items I have just listed, I will be listing more nude dolls with or without/ their boxes as I gather them up and sort them.  

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Vintage Walk Lively Miss America Barbie- Happy Birthday to me!



This little beauty has come home just in time for my birthday today this week. I  really had a Quick Curl Brunette Miss America which I have been looking for without success and decided on this lovely Walk Lively Miss America but the seller slipped Quick Curl into the description. My childhood quick curl Miss America also had the Steffie face mold so this fooled me. So now I am still on the hunt for the actual  Brunette Quick Curl Miss America that was NOT a walk lively. 

She came with everything but her roses, crown, shoes, sceptre and sash, I had to buy the sash from another seller. The gown and cape were in great condition and with my eBay bucks I got her at a deal with free shipping. 







I am afraid my vintage doll club ladies are rubbing off of on me since I am beginning to want to collect vintage mod now, which meshes so well with my Poppy Parker collection. I loved PJ and Skipper and Francie. 

Today has not turned out to be that great of a birthday...I have been quite sick this whole week. I had to have surgery for a stent to be put in because of a large kidney stone and now this coming week I will be going to have the procedure to have it removed. So I have been staying home and mostly resting regaining my strength after being in the hospital. Hubby and the rest of the family have decided to celebrate my birthday later in the month when I am more 'up to it' and I agree with them. 

Have  a great May day!~Lisa

Friday, April 22, 2016

OOAK DIORAMA SECRETS



OOAK DIORAMA SECRETS

On Monday, April 25th (@1 PM EST), this book will be available for sale for $19.95 for only a day to fans. Then the price will return to it's original of $29.95.

I have collaborated with other diorama artists in this huge ebook project guaranteed to blow your mind, compiled by Angela Ooaksecrets. It's a digital ebook with 500+ PAGES of step-by-step tutorials on how to create many aspects of dioramas including doors, rooms, windows, fireplace with (illusion) crackling fire, miniature food, and so much more!

Mark your calendars and this page as I'll reveal the website link when it's ready for order!

Until then, if you have questions about my contributing part, feel free to ask !

~Lisa

Monday, April 18, 2016

Va. Fashion Doll Club Easter Parade April Meeting....












Sunday was my Va. fashion doll club April meeting and the theme was Monument Avenue Easter Parade. Here in Virginia historic Monument Avenue is lined with of course, monuments of Southern generals, governors, and historic figures and for four blocks around Easter, it has been a historic tradition on these blocks lined with old, hundred year old homes to have a Easter parade all the way back to the turn of the century. This is one thing the club decided to do throughout the year, to celebrate places in Virginia each meeting. So Barbie and her friends were going to the 'Easter Parade' dressed in her best. Above are some of the photos of the dolls that were attending the parade in their Easter gowns. 

One of the things we were supposed to do was to bring a doll and make a hat to match an Easter outfit and we could also make a hat for Barbie's dog as well. Dogs and children also participate in the Easter parade on Monument avenue and it is wild some of the hats. Not everyone dresses up but everyone does wear hats! The dogs do too! 

I was asked to bring two of my backdrops to make it look more like an avenue, and I did, the old ones made out of foamcore and we propped them up on Jodie's dining room table. The meeting was held at Jodie's house! And she has been re-working her doll room- more pics of that later- as she has been working on her vintage Francie collection!!

We also had a workshop given by Marina and Anita who attended Convention last year and did the hair up-do workshop. Here is my doll which was an old Classique doll off of Ebay I bought for the dress. Her hair was really long. Now it looks like this-



We used hair gel, scissors, glue, pins, hair bands, to get the hair in place. It is amazing how the different dolls all came looking differently.




Jodie's workshop doll

                                     All the workshop dolls on the display 

We were encouraged to bring a doll we didn't mind cutting their hair, or messing up on or care too much about to practice on. Also we were asked to bring an outfit for the doll so we could take photos of them in their new hairstyles after the workshop was complete. 



































The above photos are of Jodie's doll room. She's been doing some tweaking since the last time the doll club visited. The cool little disco setup is a Sears exclusive she purchased recently , a very rare vintage find she got from someone selling it on Facebook. It really has a radio in it and the lights go on and off like a real disco! She had all of her mod dolls in it to give it some life too. In a new seperate cabinet she had all of her Skipper, Skooter, Fluff and Ricky and Francie dolls- I hope I got some good photos of them. The SKippers with the Brownie and girl scout uniforms on - she told me the uniforms are from Ginny dolls!





Last are Marina's dolls brought to show and tell that I loved with the funny little moustache glasses on one of them, all dressed in black and white she did. I loved them. Thought they were out of this world cute. 

It was a really fun meeting- hoped you enjoyed the pics!~Lisa