Airplane interior

Many, many years ago a Barbie plane joined my collection of playsets. It came with cool miniatures and a neat trolley, but the plane had only two passenger seats and the interior was rather short in relation to the height of the dolls. See one here at Amazon.com.

Recently, I needed to create a realistic interior scene of a plane and so I  took my Silhouette cutting machine to task. I created a four layered wall pattern, which would form the background to the window seats.

Here are the four patterns.

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Each piece is half of a sheet of cardstock paper. If you are interested in the Silhouette pattern, email me at admin@lifecirclez.net. The sheets were stacked and glued, from sheet one to four (sheet four bottom, sheet four top). (Silhouette Website)

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Side view to see layering effect

Then a piece of clear plastic like from toy packaging was cut and glued behind the window. Behind that you can pick the scenery to stick behind. I choose blue sky and clouds.
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Voila!!

Now you have airplane windows!

The chairs are from the Barbie airplane, but I covered the seats with a cream felt material. Extra seats were obtained on eBay as I wanted the plane to have a few rows for passengers.

Maybe I should have painted the seats first before covering with felt, as you can slightly see the pink. A quick fix would be to cover this spot with those disposable head rest covers with the airline logo printed on to it.

20151207_183220-1Each window was pasted on to a pliable piece of cardboard (opened out cereal box) and then rounded forward to give the effect of the curved side of the plane.

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New Poseable Additions to City Circlez

Well I’m on vacation again so what does that mean? Time to play in the doll room!!! 🙂

Recently I acquired four Made to Move Barbies. Two of the four dolls received new heads. One doll which came dressed in the blue top body received a very light toned African American Fashionista head and one dressed in a pink top  received a Skipper head (dolls in back row below). There is supposed to be a yellow top doll, but she is exclusive to Target and has not been released as yet. Can’t wait!!!

23278786172_81314180ce_oTheir articulation will lend to so many new possibilities for my storylines, I am so excited!!

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Then my husband gave me an idea for the next shot:

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See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil, Smell no evil? (I added the smell no evil…hehehehehe…)

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City Circlez welcomes Meg, Tara, Cassie and Eva. Namaste!

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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:

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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!

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

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

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Adele, Nadja and Dominique. My top three favs.

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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.

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Miniature Fifty Shades of Grey books

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Miniature magazines

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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…

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

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Agnes is wearing Adele’s outfit.

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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.

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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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