Thursday, December 29, 2011

From our dollhouse to yours....

 From our dollhouse to yours, we hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas, and will have a Wonderful & Happy New Year!

I don't have any pictures of my divas in the One Sixth Scale dollhouse, but thought some pictures of the tinies and the mini American Girl dolls would  be fun for everyone to see!
Enjoy, and remember there is always more dolly eye candy on my Flicker albums!

Two of the mini American Girl dolls are 25th anniversary ones- Julie and Felicity, in their holiday clothes. The other two are Emily and Kit, in their meet dresses. I am still trying to get around to ordering more of the 25th anniversary dolls, but haven't yet.
The tiny bjd's were excited about Christmas, but alas, with all the preparations for the family, I neglected the dollhouses until the last minute. The tree is one I did several years ago, and bring out of storage. I usually decorate ALL the dollhouses, but was very limited on time this year.
Enjoy the pics!

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., 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 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 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 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

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Challenge 4: Jungle print wear at the Annual Tea part at Villa Hanbury

Challenge four of the International Fashion Royalty Jet Set Diva flicker group was the annual tea at Villa Hanbury wearing animal prints. (Mind, I have no idea where alot of the photo challenges are set, but it is fun imagining myself or my doll there.) This challenge I was a little challenged- especially on animal print wear. I then remembered this lovely chaise in leopard I had, and went from there since Photobucket was being agreeable today...I also felt like Daria was being a little rebellious- or rather I was-- and I decided on a decidedly Humphrey Bogart approach to this whole animal prints tea as you can see above. I don't blame Daria at all for looking bored...and the next challenge has just been posted, which phew! is a lot easier. Enjoy the photos!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Challenge 3:Shopping at St. Tropez

Challenge 3- Shopping in St. Tropez...for the International Fashion Royalty Jetset Diva on Flicker is what it is all about. Though I enjoyed the last challenge, I had more time on that day to play with photoflexer on photobucket , but none this I used a corner of the One Sixth Scale dollhouse dining room/salon and came up wtih this. I opened my Target Barbie and  used that fabulous sheath because Daria's earrings and gladiator heels were perfect for this scene...along with the hard to find Rement set on the table. I thought the setup more personal than pasting Daria into a flashy pic, and for me, whole lots quicker! More pics in my flicker album...

Friday, October 14, 2011

Challenge 2:Breakfast at Tiffany's...with a twist, s'il vous plait!

Challenge 2 on the JetSet International Divas group on Flicker- Breakfast at Tiffany's...remember the iconic scene with Holly GoLightly eating her bagel and coffee in her tiara, diamonds, and chic black evening dress? Yeah, I wear that too every morning for breakfast . Challenge two was to add an 'a la twist' accessory for the models, along with their diamonds and black evening gown, only at Tiffany's at 6 rue de la Paix! I admit this one had me racking my brains. So since I was short on time and backdrops, I was desperate. I resorted to photoshop. I know...dioramas are my passion, but even I have limitations on with just a week to conceive, build, paint, glue, ...well you get the idea.

So I was feeling a little quirky with Daria, so this is what I came up with....

Daria is ...celebrating, rather early in the day, but hey, she's in front of Tiffany's, sitting on her Jag, with designer shopping bags to the max, her yorkie poo on the back of the hood, her purse ascew, and a bucket of champagne, and in the background? Well Tiffany's is giving away all those little delicious blue boxes tied with white ribbons, just giving away the diamonds I tell you. I guess I'd be like this little plastic diva and get toasted Diamonds and Tiffany's, what more could a diva want?
It's a fun challenge, and really made me rack my brains ..I used a necklace set from a Metrodolls outfit I had for Gene, which just popped with Agnes in M Conerto's dress...the car is a remote control jag that is from the bratz line....only shorty barbie and my tiny bjd's wlll fit in it!
Have some more wonderful pics of Slipper with her new wigs and shoes that just arrived today- now I just have to find time to make her dress to go with the wigs, a la Marie Antoinette. More later- and enjoy the pics!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Daria meets her Prince in Monaco....

I took some pictures for a Flicker group contest recently, just for fun with my fashion dolls, and it has been fun. The group, International Jet Set diva fashion dolls is offering a prize, but since I am not so gifted with Photoshop like the other dolly collectors, I have to rely on my props. lol. The challenge was for the models to meet in Monaco for cocktails, and meet the Princes Andrea and Pierre, and party the night away. I hit on the idea of the Monaco throne room which I had seen pictures of, and tried to emulate a reasonable fact similar. The throne base is two placques, painted gold with a piece of red velvet cut for the top and also for the carpet. The black and white marble floor is a large placemat made of squares from Pier One. The chair and table are Bespaq, wine bucket, wine bottole, glasses are Rement. Mirrors are by my great friend, Jim Coates Miniatures on Ebay. I googled picturs of Prince Albert and Prince Rainier of Monaco and noticed their sash is red, white , red and not blue like Prince Charles' in England. The small charm is a charm sewn on so it would look like an order/.medal on the sash. Daria's dress is Dressmaker Details and shoes are by the Dolls'  Cobbler.
Enjoy the pics!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Monaco Royale Vanessa....

Monaco Royale Vanessa from the W club arrived a few days ago, but haven't de-boxed her until today. This doll is exquisite, the draping and bead and sequin detailing is amazing on the gown, especially with the kick panel to the side. Her jewelry, I am envious for the first time of a doll who has more elegant jewelry than I! She also comes with interchangeable hands to hold the 'Bloody Mary' cocktail! Totally well worth the money. I try to keep my dolly budget under control, so with the W club dolls I do not always buy them...but this Vanessa reminds me a bit of the royal photographer Cecil Beaton from the early 50's & 60's who photographed the Queen and Princess Ann, and Princess Margaret in thos stylish, eau de soie evening gowns, with over the top heavy chic buns and high hair do's. Her look here is timeless and classic, and chic...
Plus- this doll poses quite well seated, which surprised me given the dress is supposed to be form fitting. The shoes are a little loose, but they work..I love the gold with this salmon color, very glitzy, very glamorous.
Enjoy the photos!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tonner Harry Potter is in the house!

Ok, I gave in and ordered the new 12 inch Harry Potter by Robert Tonner when they had their sale with free shipping this past Friday -- I could not resist. The new smaller scales of the Harry Potter line is amazing, Dumbledore is about 16 inches high. I hope to add Hermoine and Ron as well as their house robes too. Harry is so adorable, they have really added so much detail in his shoes, socks, wand, and clothing! He has an extra hand that is interchangeable if you do not wish him to have his wand hand displayed. I spent some time making some little magical blank books, and have not yet finished their embellishment on the covers, more are coming with a Bespaq round table that will be filled to the brim with crystal ball, dragon eggs, potion bottles, spooky books, etc and all the Potter accessories of Hogwarts. Tonner has nailed this one! What a great little doll- and just in time for Halloween!