Translation of Photo stories

As my photo stories have embedded speech balloons, those speaking languages other than English are unable to read the conversations.

So in an effort to make my stories translatable I will now add the conversations in the speech bubbles as captions to each photo. Once you have enabled translation of the web page, these captions will be translated to your preferred language.

For example:


Farrah:”Oh sorry let me move that.”

Photo stories that have been amended will have an asterisk (*) by their title.

Stories that have this new feature are: Shriek! Episode 1 and 2. Other’s will be included over the next couple weeks.

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Convention news

It’s been a couple weeks since I came back from the convention, but I had quite a bit of work to complete before devoting some time to dolls.

The five days in Long Beach were glorious and the doll loot was amazing!


First three dolls de-boxed first day. Male doll is holding the table mate gift bags.


Each gift bag had a schedule book and crochet bikini. All items were made by me.


Adele, Nadja and Dominique. My top three favs.


All the guys received.

The following are the items I bought from room sales, actually just from one room. My guilty pleasure…miniatures in 1:6 scale.


Miniature Fifty Shades of Grey books


Miniature magazines


Miniature George R. R. Martin books (Game of Thrones)

Miniature Twilight books

Miniature Twilight books

Miniature Harry Potter books and other titles.

Miniature Harry Potter books and other titles.

Miniature shopping bags (small)

Miniature shopping bags (small)

Miniature shopping bags (large)

Miniature shopping bags (large)

Ladies testing out the shopping bags

Ladies testing out the shopping bags

Then time for a little play time. The females were redressed and coupled off…


22408423046_54c082d231_o Nadja is wearing a one piece pants suit bought at the Friday bazaar.


Agnes is wearing Adele’s outfit.




All the dolls

Along with getting all these new dolls to add to my collection this convention was well spent attending workshops and of course catching up with fellow collectors. I enjoyed my little vacation and I look forward to attending the one next year in Chicago. For pictures of competition dolls, feel free to visit my Flickr IT Convention 2015 Album

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First Official City Circlez Photo Story Episode Released

The day is finally here! City Circlez has returned and to start things underway is the first full length episode A Very Long Day.

A Very Long Day -Episode 1

My goal is to post every two to three weeks, as these stories take time to set up, shoot, edit and narrate. Hope you enjoy this first episode.

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Photo story update etc

It’s great when I can devote an entire week to my doll room and take a break from life. The time was spent updating the townhouse (plastic shelf) for Sayyid and Zamora. The left wall in the kitchen got wallpaper and the entire room got a trim near the ceiling.

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My time was also spent creating a new mini story “Sayyid & Zamora’s New Home”. The story is centered around the construction of their home and features the updated living room with furniture from Magals (online 1:6 furniture store which closed). It’s scantily furnished until Zamora officially moves in.

Here is a picture of both floors at present:


Next floor is the nursery and bathroom. I have no choice but to split the floor in two as the final floor on top will be the master bedroom.

For those wondering when I will be back to publishing regular photo stories I can tell you the day is fast approaching. Consider these little mini stories as the introductions to the characters of the present day City Circlez, seven years after my hiatus.

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Construction of the Rultan home

It’s been seven years since Zamora and Sayyid Rultan got married and since then they have been living in the same one bedroom house. For those who have read my past photo stories on City Circlez this couple are familiar to you just as their home:

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They have outgrown this cozy home for two especially as Zamora is expecting their first child. To accommodate the growing family Sayyid has bought a modest two bedroom home and has undertaken all the renovations.

First room is the kitchen seen below:


As you can see a few tidbits have put in the kitchen already (I couldn’t resist playing a bit)


The kitchen is from a past Barbie playset and of course I had to kitbash it a bit by removing a pink counter which ran around the stove plus repainting couple areas in silver.


Stove burners accentuated with metallic silver pen


Fridge handles repainted


Cupboard handles and molding repainted


Sink faucet repainted


Microwave buttons repainted (will get to butterfly decoration eventually)


Pot rack repainted

Next the holes for the windows were cut out of the cardboard walls surrounding the four tier plastic shelf and the windows fitted in. The windows were bought many years ago from Michael’s craft store and really are for a smaller scale dollhouse.


Then the windows are framed with thin popsicle sticks and the scrap paper is permanently adhered to the walls. Apartment 1

With kitchen components in place:



The little cabinet is from Re-ment and is being repainted before I mount it on the wall. Next the door to the left is tackled.

The door was obtained from an online site years ago which sold prefabricated 1/6 scale doors and windows. The downfall of the doors is that it is just tall enough for Barbie and Ken but not for Integrity Toys dolls (except Poppy). It came unpainted so I gave it two coats of white paint and then cut a hole to fit the frame in the wall and glued it in. Later on I will cut out a piece of clear acrylic of clear plastic from doll packaging as the glass in the top window area. Now to find some door handles and maybe a lock then a small step inside and outside.




Upstairs will be the living room. I feel sorry for the couple having to climb steps to get to each room of this townhouse.


Windows temporarily installed as the windows need to be taken out to be painted white. Then the wallpaper has to be chosen out by Zamora. :)

Here is Zamora’s sister Viola posing to give a sense of scale.


So I think its time to head back to the doll room to work on this project a bit more. Here is a shot of both floors under construction, with another two floors to follow.


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