Final Office Quadrant filled

Today I took some time off to relax and where did I go? My doll room of course!

I decided to tackle the last office quadrant for W Modeling Agency and FR fashion line (all will be explained when I start back my photo stories in the near future).

Two days ago I did a mock arrangement of the space…

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As you can see this space formerly held the hospital room, but as no one is sick, I quickly made temporary walls from poster board covered them with this neat wrapping paper and voila! I was so thrilled when the wrapping paper turned out to be a perfect match for my Fashion Fever furniture I had been saving for quite a while. The floor are actually stickers that came with the Fashion Fever diorama boxes. I applied Tacky glue to the floor with a large paint brush and laid down the full sheet as is. It really has a nice shine, may just continue it over into the design studio next door.

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Just had to add this picture of Ayumi, she looks so studious here.

As I have quite a bit of story cards from the earlier released Fashion Royalty dolls, I put them to good use again in this office space.

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Closeup by Eugenia to see miniature paints, crayons and compass.

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Aerial view

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Things still to work on in this office diorama:

-joint in corner to be neatened up and some more artwork on tables.

-change the screen on the laptop.

-tv will get a different screen.

-the cork board to be littered with notes etc.

-the cabinet will be hoisted up to a better height for the FR dolls, as Barbie doesn’t work here.

-Wall to be installed behind Vanessa and Ayumi.

-door jam will be fixed up.

 

After playing a bit in the marketing office I went over to the design studio and added a black work desk in the left corner.

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Remember this picture from earlier in this post…

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That’s the same desk to the right in it’s original state and pink. After some spray paint and the addition of a cork board to the back it is transformed.

 

Lastly I thought I’d share a quick picture of the design studio where the gals are discussing the bags on the table. In the background you can see my shoe storage has turned into spray can storage. LOL!

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W Modeling Agency Update

Spent some time finishing up the W Modelling Agency’s CEO office. Still need to work on the door a bit and decide on the plants for the space. Here are a few quick behind the scene shots a took one night this week…

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The three pictures on the wall are actually story cards which came with the dolls. In this agency they are the three main spokespersons.

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Can you see the little “W” pin on the secretary’s dress? Wish the W Club still made these, I would buy a bunch for my modeling agency employees. At present I also have a matching belt buckle and pendant.

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Also took some quick shots in the day. Love how the natural light comes through the large window. 2015-03-11 23.52.56

When the CEO stepped away I took a shot of the logo. It’s actually the W Club “W” which I recreated on my computer and cut out of silver foil using my Silhouette machine.

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That’s it for now. On to the next project in this city.

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Windows installed etc etc

Well by now you may have guessed I am a big MyFroggyStuff fan, so it’s no surprise to see that once again I have used one of her awesome tutorials to create my windows for building two. These are not any ordinary windows as they actually can slide up and down.

Here are a couple of shots of them during construction:

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Then here are shots of the windows in the two apartments

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Living room and kitchen of middle apartment

 

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Middle apartment kitchen

 

 

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What are they eating?

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Cheese, crackers and nuts thanks to Re-ment.

Later in the week I decided to make some no sew curtains for the windows in this apartment to give a Caribbean vibe. Gotta portray my culture here and there in my projects. Instead of hemming the edges I folded them over, ironed them with my mini iron and then glued them in place with Elmer’s school glue.

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And of course a few closeup shots…because I know you are curious. :)16574262989_1fb615efd8_k

 

Used some left over material from the curtains to make the place mats seen in the picture below. Cameras and lens were purchases from eBay. Just search 1/6 scale camera.

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Guy surfing the web while eating peanuts

 

 

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Tea pot and an assortment of teas (from Re-ment). Sugar bowl from Mattel.

 

 

Love the next shot as you can see right through the windows to see the building across the street. :)

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Then here a few pictures of upstairs

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Living room on top floor

 

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Bedroom on top floor

 

Since we are peeking in the apartments here are a few pictures of their bathrooms showing a few updates. The bathroom below got hooks installed on the walls to hang towels. and a soap holder in the corner of the shower.

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Bathroom on top floor

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Bathroom on top floor

 

 

The middle apartment got black and white wallpaper (contact paper). Just took a quick picture of the bathroom, so I promise to post a better one soon.

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Rooftop patio

So excited about this new project on the top of building one, the rooftop patio!!

I made a few modifications to the MyFroggyStuff wall in the swimming pool tutorial and it works perfectly. I found this graphic on the web instead of using one of her printables.

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The wall definitely needs more shrubs which I will get my next trip to Michaels (in a few months), but I really like how it turned out. The picnic table is from TnT small things on Flickr, the small tree in the pot from Michael’s and the barbecue and small table from a Barbie playset. As usual the barbecue was originally pink, so it got a couple coats of black paint on the base. Haven’t decided what to do on the floor, so it will stay as bare wood for now.

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Ran out of white spray paint so that’s the reason you are seeing pink furniture. LOL! This is the next corner of the rooftop patio where a couple of my NUFace dolls are hanging out with two of my favorite Barbie dogs. All the furniture seen here including the bird house are from Barbie playsets.

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The middle of the patio displays the lovely little plants I collected many years ago (can’t remember the source). They are made of clay and a few of them can come out of their pots. The stands, watering can and hose mounted on the wall are from Re-ment and the extra pots on the side are from Michael’s. I have a few more accessories to put here and there, but didn’t want to put everything in only to take them out again when I finally get around to do the floor.

Here’s a close up of the flowers.

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My one concern for this project is the backdrop behind the wall. Right now you can see the odds and ends I have stored on top of building two directly across from this building. I plan to do a more contemporary rooftop patio over there, but still need something for the sides. Maybe I need to paint a sky on the walls behind or make a large poster board sky backdrop. Any ideas?

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Love DerPuppe!!!

Well I am always on the look out for neat things I can make for my dolls and this month I took some time to figure out the printing and assembly of DerPuppe 1:6 scale doll sized magazines. Check out the page on DerPuppe for all the past three issues.

Once I started I couldn’t stop and so made about plenty copies of each.

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Then I put together a little diorama to show them off. :)

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Picking up a few necessities

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So many choices…

 

 

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Ohh March issue is out..

Can’t wait for next month!

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Office spaces

I took a break from the apartment furnishing and moved over to create some office spaces. Do you remember this structure with the four rooms?

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Well it is now completely filled. The first quadrant went to the hospital room, the second was used for the Modeling Agency reception area.

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Now the third quadrant is the Design Studio.

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Gathered up lots of knick knacks including those from the previous studio diorama I built and voila!! The table and shelving units came from TnT things on Flickr. Miniatures are a mixture of Barbie stuff, Fashion Royalty and Re-ment.

Here are a few quick shots with a few modifications and the dolls standing in to test the space.

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The final quadrant went to another office space.

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Empty space with only door painted

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Collecting items to fill diorama

 

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Wallpaper is up and time for a quick play time

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Sorry it’s a bit dark, these were fast shots taken with phone.

Aerial view

Aerial view

Lots more needs to be added to this office, so stay tuned…

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. :)

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Diorama Day

It’s a public holiday here today, so I took some time for me and spent it in my doll room. :):):)

First diorama I created was inspired by the tag game titled “Gotcha!” The description is as follows: Caught your doll in a compromising situation! What do your dolls secretly when they believe that no one is watching?” Took me a while to figure out what to do with this one, but one day a couple of weeks ago it hit me and only today I got time to put it together. Apologies to the faint-hearted.

The male doll is Kieron Morel from the 2014 Color Infusion collection by Integrity Toys. The two females diving for gold will remain nameless.

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The next diorama was also inspired by a tag game on Flickr called “Dolls and Pets”. The description was: “Take a picture of your dolls and their pets”

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This was quite a task to complete. First I had to dig up my dogs from all over the doll room. Then try to brush out their fur and brush it to the left to give the illusion of wind swooshing past. As you can see that was not completely accomplished. Next make leashes for all the dogs with various colours of ribbon at different lengths.

Dogs were then positioned and the dog walker was dressed and placed on a doll stand that can go up her pants, so it wouldn’t be visible in the photo, then lean her forward and have her hold the leashes and pray she doesn’t really get pulled forward. Ha!! She fell like ten times, so I put a bit of a glue dot under the doll stand, but that didn’t work so she ended up slightly leaning on the supermarket door. The poor pedestrian (Touch of Frost Eugenia) was next positioned and of course she wouldn’t stay, so I placed a thumbtack under and through her skirt and through the wall behind (cardboard), and that worked!

Of course as this is my blog where all my secrets are revealed, I’ll admit that PhotoShop was used. To fix the expressions on both dolls and to rub out the base of the doll stand holding up the dog walker (Color Infusion 2013 Subject B).

Next picture was really taken to test out a new light I got and to take a better picture of my post office.

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The post office is complete. The set of mail boxes to the right is just a picture I copied over and over and printed on cardstock paper and glued to the wall. Not sure if I like it looking so flat, so may redo it and give it a thickness. The most tedious thing about this project was numbering each and every post box. Yup ever box to the left, on the structure behind the dolls and the wall outside the post office on the sidewalk has it’s own specific number. I got a lot of residents in this city and not everyone has home delivery of mail .LOL!

Here are a few more pictures taken earlier this month.

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I promise to take better pictures next time. It was a really overcast day when I took these shots.

Last diorama is a work in progress. The laundromat!

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Walls are still not complete and need some pictures. After that its the storefront with the window etc. to finish.

I love building dioramas!!

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Contemporary Bathroom Shower

The materials required for this project were narrow Popsicle sticks, balsa wood, a wood grain pen, craft clippers and glue.

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First step was to lay out the outer frame of the shower with balsa wood coloured with the wood grain pen. No glue was used as yet. Next the rounded edges of one Popsicle stick was clipped off, then laid inside the frame,ensure the frame is exactly the width of the stick. Once the top of the frame is the right width for the sticks glue the frame in place. Next more Popsicle sticks were clipped and then painted with the wood grain pen and laid in the frame without glue. Once I filled the space completely, I noticed the Popsicle sticks or ‘planks’ were too low to the floor, so to lift them up slightly I placed unclipped Popsicle sticks within the frame. The Popsicle sticks are half the thickness of the balsa frame so when the trimmed coloured sticks are placed on top, they lay flush with the frame. Now it’s time to pick all the sticks up and glue in place.

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As seen above the job is about half way complete.

Once the entire section is done I focused on the spray jets. Plastic googly eyes were spray painted silver and then black dots were added using a Sharpie pen. A shower head and lever from a Gloria playset were spray painted silver also and hot glued in place.

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Please excuse the nudity of Lukas who was my test subject in the shower. :)

Next I took note of the length of the shower floor, measured an appropriate height for the shower and went to the hardware store to purchase a sheet of acrylic to use as the shower ‘glass’. With the measurements they cut the piece to size and all I had to do was peel off the protective covering when I got home and put in place.

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To fit the glass in and to allow it to be easily removed, I held the acrylic sheet in place and anchored it on the floor and wall with strips of balsa painted with the wood grain pen. Note two strips were use on the wall to secure in place. Be careful not to get glue on the acrylic sheet as it’s useful to be able to slide the sheet out of place to position a doll or take a photo. Once again apologies for the nude Adele doll. :)

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Any questions? Feel free to pop me a line.

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