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!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Poppy & Auden hit the rocks at the 'river' today...

My walking routine is back on track and today I hit the four mile mark, well almost.  I took Auden today after fixing his hair. He had that screwed up hair that would not stay down so I finally found time yesterday afternoon and took his head and dunked the glued part in some boiling water and combed it out, let it dry, and then used a small elastic ponytail thingy to pull it back in a more natural hairstyle for a guy. I took some pics of him and Star in the Japanese water gardens and in the previous stream where I took pictures of Star the other day. 

Here they are above at the Japanese water gardens, just before you reach the Japanese tea house.

As you can see, they had a really good time, and Star is beginning to get a tan!, lol.. a great start to Memorial day weekend, they are even dressed in red, white and blue. I had wanted to bring some props to make it look like they were having a picnic, but the garden was over run by kids and people today a little bit , not as much as the previous day I went. It would have been hard to stage them without people running up and interrupting.  The roses were in bloom and I also got some great shots of the roses in the rose garden.

Some of the roses, especially the last pink one, is a true English rose, by David Austin or a 'cabbage' rose. I love those roses , I am a rose nut but have never had the time to devote to raising a rose garden. The next best thing is having a membership at the botanical gardens. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens is a great website and is listed as one of the top botanical gardens , I grew up near it and my shop was just a block away from it when it was open in 2009. I use to have a Christmas event every year at the gardens catered with tickets to the Festival of lights that they have for the attendees with private event shopping at the shop afterwards, it was alot of fun. Every other year they have miniature dollhouse displays and also train displays with the lights and Christmas trees which makes it wonderful for doll and dollhouse miniature enthusiasts to see and tour. Plus the catered meal in the beautiful room is also a treat too. I miss that . 
Another part is the conservatory with the orchids.

These were some of the orchids in the large conservatory. Not doll related, but lovely.  I have often wanted to bring one of my lovely ladies to pose near them, those colors just scream to have a doll near them!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Poppy at the Gardens....

I had a great day on my walk at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens today. I am pleased that I hit the three mile mark. Whew! I like to go and spend an hour or so and take my time in the early morning. Today I took a little more time as I took a doll to photograph. I took Starlight Poppy, one of my favorite 2014 Convention dolls.  There are more photos on Flicker and I hope to put some more up on Instagram 

I have always wanted to do some stunning outdoor photos and I think I hit the mark on this one. She looks so cute with her feet in the water. One of the reasons I like Poppy and Misakis over all other dolls is because her feet are flat, like a real person's feet. Her body is like a real person's body, in their youth. The unrealistic proportions of the FR2 just doesn't do it for me, especially their feet. I could never do a shoot like this one of those dolls. Poppy has a natural look about her that brings nature into a photoshoot and makes it believeable. I'm calling the summer pictures on Flicker 'Poppy Junction' in honor of that TV show 'Petticoat Junction', LOL...

Monday, May 18, 2015

The 1:6 scale Marketstall

Today was a busy day because the W Club dealers unveiled the new dolls for sale and I was busy placing my pre-orders. I will have more on that later, as I'm sure there are a ton of other blogs out there that have already reported on the hysteria. If you haven't gotten in on that yet, check the sidebar on the blogs I follow.

I have been awol lately because I have been working on a couple of side projects. One is a little pumpkin house for my little Fairyland Realpuki bjd that I never finished, and another is a 1:6 scale marketstall. I came up with the idea when my Va. fashion doll club had been after me to teach them to create miniature food items out of clay. Since it seemed to come to the conclusion to take up a lot of time, I offered to do a short demo of how to make miniature bread instead, and give them a materials list to do it on their own later, so we could devote more time to the dolls/ and presentation .  What got me the idea of the marketstall was looking thru the items at Michael's and coming up with the design later. It was actually a planter to begin with and I bashed it into a marketstall. 

Here it is. The diorama mushroomed into its own small town junction stop. I will probably do another one for fruits and vegetables, so they can be standing side by side. The gas pump just makes it, I think. I will probably be making another trip to Hobby Lobby for another Texaco gas pump and doing this as my summer diorama on the opposite side near my window in the doll room. I of course, created all the breads. 

I hope you enjoy the pics. Both Poppys are wearing the new sparkle girls line. I adore my starlight poppy in the little overalls and daisy duke halter top, she looks so cute barefoot leaning up against the gas pump with the dog. I will probably take some more pains with this dio to make it look more rustic and small town-ish. The marketstall is raised to make it look like it sits on old wooden pallet crates with vintage signs on them, which I printed off the internet and glued on. 
More on this later-