I have a few projects in the works. Did some work on the crate coffee table and its centerpiece, but it needs feet. Still needs a little something.
The bowl with big ornate decorate beads give it some color and pop. Debating on whether to use flat wood pieces or matching pieces like for the sofa. Don't want to make this too big and bulky. Might put a piece of glass on top too. Still playing around with it. I've changed it a bit so that is why it isn't finished.
On another note, another 1:6 scale doll is having some camera time....my reproduction Francois Gaultier French fashion doll, Annabelle.
She was purchased from Sylvia Butler of Tarheel Creations.Sylvia comes to the Richmond , Va doll shows every year so I buy shoes and accessories from her and other doll sewers. The lady who made Annabelle's jacket and skirt I cannot remember her name but I have also purchased other dresses fromher too. Annabelle got her name from the book by Tasha Tudor, 'A is for Annabelle' where it is an alphabet book based on an antique doll called Melissa Shakespeare that belonged to Tasha that was a French Fashion doll, and Tasha used it as a teaching tool for the letters of the alphabet for a children's book.Many doll collectors use it to recreate beloved fashion dolls as I have, and some even use American Girl dolls. I plan to buckle down and get a new wig for Annabelle so she more closely resembles the Annabelle of the book, whose hair was plaited.
Here she is looking at a fashion book I made with fabric swatches surrounded by a Bombay grandfather clock and some Bespaq furniture. I want to eventually fix her her own dollhouse, get her a trunk like the 1880's fashion dolls had, where she and her clothing could fit into it, and sew her more clothes. That's on my to do list this year, as well as taking her for pictures at the Park and the botanical gardens too. I really want to interact with my dolls, not just have them sit pretty on the shelf. What's the point in having them if you don't use, and enjoy them and photograph them? So I hope to take some more pics of her having tea, shopping, etc.
Oh, and I updated Pumpkin Hill Studios blog today as well! That will be more active as well with the 'bigger' dolls too.