My last entry prior to Thanksgiving mentioned my giving in to my (mini) desires and ordering Ann’s droolworthy bookcase in her Etsy store. Yeah, I know I’m doing some shameless pimping/product placement here. But again, it’s my blog and I really do like to shine the limelight on folks who simply encourage us fans to love our modern mini hobby even more. 😀
Will confess though — I ordered this from Ann on Nov 18th and actually got the package on the 22nd (Ann, that was some *#$@ fast shipping). Talk about perfect timing — the work week was already looking crappy, and this definitely lightened my mood.
If you read her entry about this bookcase, Ann created a mold of her original wooden version and created copies using resin. Can definitely sympathize about the whole process of sanding each copy down — I was running my fingers through the surfaces and folks, it’s as smooth as butter.
Had to wait to take pics later because the next evening I got a couple of packages that I won on eBay. One was this black porcelain doll that needed repair (her neck was wobby) and bought some vintage Pippa doll clothes from the UK.
A brief background on Pippa dolls — they’re these 6.5″ fashion dolls that were popular in the UK during the 1960s/70s. The US had their own version of these dolls called “Dawn” dolls as well. But personally, think the Pippa line had better 60s mod fashions which I adore. So whenever possible, I try to bid on lots on both eBay and eBay UK on these clothes — figured it’s better than trying to stitch something passable to fit my growing collection of miniature dolls. Dolls that need homes asap *slaps hand to forehead*
So after fixing the doll (ended up just gluing her neck in place), I had to stich the clothing a bit to accommodate her (she was 1″ shorter so the pants were way too long). Loved how it turned out — she reminds me of those fashionable Bohemians I’d imagine hitting Soho. Now I just need to string up some beads and make a chunky necklace and she’s all set.
BK saw the finished product and asked me if I have given her a name. Had to think long and hard, then the name Simone popped to mind. It seemed to fit her don’t you think?
Even better was when I posed Simone next to the bookcase — and realized that they belong to a set I’m planning to work on in (hopefully) the next few weeks.
Bookcase/Room Divider by Ann N of Amazing Miniatures. “Simone” was an Ebay find (yeeeaaaahhhh!!!) . Blue/yellow jumpsuit is a Pippa Doll vintage outfit won on eBay UK.