Tuesday, 29 April 2014

More Rebecca...and a miniature art set

Greetings Dolly Peeps!

I'm back with some more pics of Rebecca (LTF Nanuri) enjoying her new diorama. Considering she was an impulse buy I can't get over how much I love this dolly!


Rebecca


 I love my desk!


 Me and my stuff.

Also my darling Hubby surprised me by making a wonderful miniature art set over the weekend. He carved the tiny pant tubes from wooden dowling and crafted the tiny art box and painter's palette from balsa wood. I painted the paints and the box and I really like how they turned out. The little wooden easel is from Michaels. 


Miniature Art Set



Tiny awesomeness!


Awesome possum just popped in to give hubby 5 thumbs up out of 5 on the awesomeness scale. Thanks Hubby you're the best husband in the whole world! <3

 Awesome Possum


5 out of 5


One last thing before I go. I made these miniature colored pencils from a tutorial by the incredibly talented  FoxyBelle on flickr. They were super easy and lots of fun to make. Thanks FoxyBelle!






Rebecca is one spoiled dolly! ;) I've been enjoying making miniatures so much that I'm thinking of making them to sell in my Etsy shop. Would you be interested in buying them? Feel free to leave a comment.

Thanks for looking.

Ta Ta for now Dolly Peeps!
Becky


Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Making of Littlefee Diorama

Hi Dolly Peeps,

I've been wanting to make a playscale dolly diorama for a long time and when my Littlefee Rebecca arrived home she seemed the perfect doll to make a special room for. Besides she was tired of being photographed against a white background. ;)

Isn't she sweet?

So I enlisted my lovely Hubby to make the furniture. He has serious carpentry chops and can pretty much make anything he puts his mind to.

I started with choosing a wallpaper and floor. I chose pretty green and faux wood scrapbook papers from Michaels craft store. I didn't realize it at the time but this paper would prove to be waaaaaay too small, but I liked it at the time.

Wallpaper and floor.
  
Next Hubby and I designed what we wanted the furniture to look like, and he spent some time during Easter weekend crafting this amazing miniature writing desk and chair from some balsa wood he had lying around. He did such an incredible job! Thank you Hubby! :) Then I set about painting them which took at least an hour because of all the little nooks and crannies. I never realized balsa wood soaked up so much paint.


Behold the awesomeness!

Rebecca seemed to like it too. ;)

Testing the chair.

Then it was time to look through all my miniature props to see what would work with 1/6 scale. I was pleasantly surprised to find quite a few things in my Calico Critters (1/12 scale) toys that I could use. For instance what had been a waste paper basket could now function as a pencil holder on the desk, and what had been a laundry basket could now be used as a waste paper basket. The guitar, butterfly net and magnifying glass in the little basket on the top shelf came with my Liv Doll, It's my Nature dolls; the tiny glass jars are from Michaels; the little plant was a gift from my friend Jen (Spampy); the little suitcase that now acts as an art case is by Playmobil; the little bunny and tortoise are by Schleich; the mini bread and rug are Calico Critters and the basket the bunny is sitting in is from a Barbie zoo set.


Props
Next up hubby made the miniature corkboard from a sheet of cork from Michaels, a thin sheet of Balsa and narrow strips of balsa. It turned out even better than I'd hoped. Then I dug through my miniatures again and found the Calico Critters globe and green tray and the Lalaloopsy book. Plus I starting wondering what to put in those tiny glass bottles. Rebecca's character is a big nature girl and she loves to study bugs and butterflies. So I devised a cunning plan. ;) I went to Michaels and found some absolutely teeny butterfly stickers, then I simply stuck two of the same sticks back to back so both sides would look the same, and popped them into the bottles. I love the result! For the butterfly lovers out there please note that, in my imagination, Rebecca only collects butterflies that have already died naturally. No butterflies were harmed during the making of this diorama. Lol! ;)  

 Corkboard and Butterflies!
Next I made the playscale pencils. I found an awesome little tutorial by FoxyBelle at Flickr. I cut down some round tooth picks to the size I wanted and them colored them with markers. It was fiddly work but pretty easy and I love how they turned out! :)


   
Playscale pencils
 
Last I found some pictures on Google that I like, printed them off, carefully cut them out and stuck them on the corkboard with tiny pieces of tape. 
 

  Pictures!

I'm so happy with how everything turned out and Rebecca seems to approve too. I couldn't have done it without my amazing Hubby! Now all I have to do is persuade him to help me make the rest of the room. ;)
 

Finished!


Thanks for looking!

Ta Ta for now Dolly Peeps!
Becky
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Saturday, 19 April 2014

Introducing Rebecca

Hi Dolly Peeps!

Just a quick post to introduce my very first Littlefee Rebecca!

Brown Eyed Girl


Name: Rebecca
Company: Fairyland
Sculpt: Nanuri 2013 event head
Faceup: Eludys
Eyes: FL default brown
 
I bought Rebecca on impulse from the Marketplace at Den Of Angels and wasn't entirely sure that I would like her. But as soon as I tried her face on a Littlefee body and gave her a wig and eyes I realized there was something very special about her and fell utterly in love with her! Her faceup is by the talented Eludys who has the rare gift of making the dolls she paints look so alive! Ironically the body she is on right now was originally bought with my Littlefee Lise who was only home for a week after her arrival before her faceplate was sold and Rebecca took over her body. (That sounds kind of invasion of the body snatchers doesn't it? Lol!)

Hubby and I am making her a custom room box/diorama which I'll feature in a future post. I love making anything for my dolls, and working in 1/6 scale is a special challenge I haven't attempted before, but I'm really enjoying. Anyway here are some other pics of my sweet girl. I hope you like her as much as I do. 



My Sweet Girl



Rebecca


Cutie


Thanks for looking!

Ta Ta for now!
Becky