Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A 1:6 scale Christmas...

I have had to withdraw from the International Fashion Royalty jetset diva photo challenge- just WAY too much on my plate right now, and I'm trying to keep up! The holidays makes my calendar look insane crazy- which is why I created Crazy Christmas Deals! in my Ebay store Pumpkin Hill Studios . This hopefully will allow me to reclaim some of my house back and move alot of product!

But back to a 1:6 scale Christmas...Once again, every year, it is time for my special Christmas cards I send out. If you would like to receive one, let me know which one- and Email me to let me know which one you would like to receive.

Our first one is for the business, King William Miniatures, and it is entitled 'I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus'.  I wanted to do something entirely different this year.

I also designed a personal Christmas card that I send out to our close friends and family. My husband & I do alot of volunteer fundraising for the Shriner's Children's Hospitals . My husband & I belong to Acca Temple and we participate in alot of the fundraisers, parades and events that raise money for the hospitals, which is an organization that is dear to I & my husband's heart. This card was designed in honor of that.

I created the tiny fez that says 'Acca' on it working from my husband's fez. Every year the ladies have a big toy drive, and I am currently gathering together toys for that. My husband Chris sometimes participates in the Christmas parades when work allows, as he rides a go-cart with his unit, which is the Motor Patrol. It is alot of fun, and really adds to the spirit of Christmas.
If you would like one or both of the cards, let me know which one via email with your name and address and I will send you one, and add you to my list. Sending out my cards is one thing I enjoy doing at Christmas, every year.
Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! I hope you enjoy my little diorama pic, and more pics of this scene are in my Flicker album, which scrolls across the top. I had a great deal of fun putting this one together, and used a variety of dolls- mini American Girl Emily, tiny bjds Felix Brownies, Sunshine Family grandparents- these two were my favorite dolls as  a child, since Grandparent dolls were scarce back then- Holiday feast Barbie , Mad Men Pete Draper by Mattel, and Fashion Royalty Agnes Von Weiss, as well as Happy Family Grandma Barbie by Mattel. Foods are Rement, furniture table and chairs a set off of Ebay that I repainted- and the Highboys and tea table are Bespaq(available in my Ebay store & auctions HERE .
Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Challenges 7 & 8

I have been extremely busy, and was laggy this week on uploading or doing Challenge 7 on the Flicker group International Jetset Fashion Royalty group - I mean really busy so there was very little dolly time,. Challenge 7 was this-

Challenge week 7
You're cordially invited to: Mini golf exotique au Lavandou
Address: Avenue du Grand Jardin 83980 - Le Lavandou
Dress code: Casual golfing chique

I wasn't thrilled about this challenge, simply because I have been getting props together for the dolls' Christmas cards I do each year.,..so this was what I came up with. Cute little cheesecake, a little lame, but I did this on the fly.

Challenge 8- that was the best either. It was a 50's swimsuit type of theme, and what fiftie's swimsuits I had for the dolls were well packed away. so here is what I came up with for challenge 8-

You're cordially invited to: San Remo Riviéra del Ponente (Citta dei Fiori)
Address: La Plage (the beach)
Dress code: Fifties Hollywood Glamourous Beachwear

Not the most stellar diorama. Felt bad about it, but I had so many other events and things to do on my plate this weekend, perfecting the diorama pics was the last thing on my list. I am just beginning to attach the 1:6 scale dollhouse to decorate for Christmas, and have a couple of 'fun' card scenes I am going to be working on, including one for Thanksgiving. I have done one fun type of scene for Thanksgiving, but wish it to be more in depth, so that is in the works as well.
NEWS- A new doll has arrived- a handcarved Hitty I won on Ebay. I have had just a little bit of time to stain and paint her. I would like to make Hitty a dress, but there again, time is a factor as well. So hope to have alot of dolly stuff to post by Thanksgiving, since the dollhouses as well as the real house is being decorated!

Still working on adding the wreaths to the shutters!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Challenge 6:Avant Guarde & Modern art

For the Flicker group on challenge 6 it was Avante Guarde and modern art....well, I'm not that into Avant Guarde..in fact it's about my least favorite thing as far as Haute Couture. I'm more of a classic look, you know, less is more. So I wasn't that excited about this challenge. So I hit on the idea of making Daria the central focus of the modern art display- you know how they do those live art shows with people standing, who are painted to look like sculpture and the like....so I did a re-take on the renassaince painting of Venus on the froth of the wave, stepping out of a pearl shell, with a bland background, her hair cascading like that in the medieval painting, with some white satin draped about her, and voila! Challenge 7 is for the golf course, which of course is all about fashion and nothing about golf or birdies....lol. So I may get a little creative with that one as well, and do something equally off the cuff...doesn't look like any of these folks know the difference between a birdie or a mulligan.
For the holidays and my Christmas cards I usually do- I have not as of yet done the 1:6 scale one- I have ordered a prop or two for a special one I am focusing on, so bear with me. I have a to do list for Thanksgiving and that includes getting the Christmas cards ready and ordered. More on the Christmas holidays in the dollhouse in upcoming posts...

Friday, November 4, 2011

Challenge 5: At the Opera...

Challenge week 5
You're cordially invited to: Le Il Divo dans le Jardin concert
Address: 1 avenue Villa Ephrussi de Rothshild 06230 Saint- Jean- Cap-Ferrat
Dress code: Black Tie

Well, this is what I came up with for the Flicker groups' challenge 5, at the opera. I dislike intensely using photoshop unless I just don't have the props, and it takes more time than setting up the scene, in my honest opinion....Plus looking for the right pic as a background is a pain! Unlike most people, I don't really enjoy photoshopping pics of dolls. The little rails were made by me last year for a Christmas card scene I did with Santa, I decided to pull it out for a comical effect. Not bad I think for throwing it together- I have been pressed on time this week.
Enjoy the photos!~Lisa