This was a challenge. I was going to say that I enjoyed this project, but actually I only enjoyed finishing this project. The Calico Critters Cloverleaf Corners Country Market is also the Sylvanian Market and it's the bottom floor of the John Lewis and Applewood Department Stores. Whatever you call it, the shelved walls of this … Continue reading Wallpaper Template for the Sylvanian Market
The $2 cottage is my trial renovation project. This is Ludwig's cabin and is located in Asparagus Cove ("Silvercove" on forum map.) Session 1: Painted the outside and inside of the house. Only the textured plastic worked well with the painting technique I used. I need a different way to finish the smooth interior walls … Continue reading Copper Beech Cottage Renovation: sessions 1-3
This weekend I designed and crocheted little rompers with cute, puffy legs for my new brown lab triplets. I'm not quite satisfied with the design yet as they're tight to pull on and I worry about scraping the flocking, but I like how they fit and I was glad to be able to take the … Continue reading Baby Rompers
The cake shop was built as a gift for a doll collector friend who is short on display space. I used a hinged wooden box to hold the cake shop diorama so that it could be neatly folded away and stored dust free between photo sessions. The pink haired doll, Smidge, also received a pair … Continue reading Cake Shop Project, Part 2
Recently I built a folding cake shop diorama for a good friend whose doll is best pals with my doll. The dolls made the cakes and cookies, including Sylvanian cookies. Yum. The cookie cutter from the gashapon Sylvanian Families bakery set worked fairly well for making bunny cookies. I waited until after baking to carefully … Continue reading CAKE SHOP, part 1
The diorama has finally made it all the way across the 10ft gap between my workbench and the photography table. Today I took some preliminary shots with my big-girl camera, proper lights, trees and Sylvanian Families figures. Could it have been achieved more quickly? Yes. However, this set up is glued and sealed and will … Continue reading Ready, Set, Play!
The diorama is finished. With no idea how to work in foam, I had little idea how to plan the work schedule. I planned 7 sessions, which turned into 14 work sessions. In retrospect, if I was going to make it again, I would split the work differently and get it done in 9 sessions. … Continue reading ISLAND DIORAMA – conclusions