I’m sure you have seen the Barbie Wardrobe Closet and seen the price. It’s sold out on Barbiecollector.com and I nabbed four when they went on sale, but they still do not offer enough storage space for the clothes, bags, accessories and shoes for the dolls.
Speaking of shoes, yesterday I went through my Poppy shoes and had to make quite a bit of repairs to the heels using super glue, then wondered where is a better place to store them than a Ziploc bag.
My solution was to build a closet. Taking foam board, one side of a Fashion Royalty doll box, some T-pins, a pencil, a metal ruler and a sharp craft knife, then a doll shoe closet was created within 30 minutes.
First I measured a piece of foam board to fit snuggly inside the box, then marked off the depth of the box and took that measurement and marked out at least 4 more. Next they were cut out using the craft knife and a metal ruler.
Then each shelf was positioned inside the box with a shelf below to use as a spacer and leveler then secured with two T-pins on each side.
Continue doing this until you have placed all the shelves in the box. To make each shelf secure you could choose to put glue on the ends before securing with the T-pins, but I chose not to in case I wanted to change the spacing of the shelves later. Here is what the shelf looks like.
When I have chosen the right paper I will remove each shelf then cover with paper then put them back in the box. I figured I will make more of these so I need to see if I have enough paper to cover the lot. Here is another picture of the shoe closet with the Poppy shoes.
This same technique can be tweaked to make a clothes closet for the dolls. For the rod I inserted a dowel about two inches from the top, by piercing a hole into the box on either side. One shelf was placed at the top and then two below using the same method as described.
Oh yeah by the way Zamora and Sayyid’s master bedroom is complete, including a nice space closet for them to share. The closet door was made mainly with foam board and scrapbook paper. The tutorial for the closet door will be posted at a future date.
This closet was inserted into the cardboard wall at the back and secured with tape.
Feel free to ask any questions for further clarification on this tutorial.
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First things first. Thanks to everyone who participated in my survey last month. It is my pleasure to announce that the information gathered has assisted in the preparation for the revival of my photo stories which will be published very very soon. 🙂
So what have I been doing since my last post?? Playing with dolls of course! LOL!
After the drooling session over the IT dolls released on the webinar last month I took a little hiatus and now I have lots to share….
Presently under construction in the doll room is a coffee shop. Once again MyFroggyStuff and my daughter have influenced some creative play. Here are the results so far:
The main counter was made like on the video with a few adjustments, like a little more support on the base. I also used a little more pliable board than cardboard for the base and then the counter is actually foam board covered in contact paper. The red display case/cashier counter is from the My Scene coffee shop playset, along with some of the accessories on the counter like the coffee machines and red cappuccino cups. Other miniatures are from Re-ment sets and Barbie playsets.
The red display case/cashier counter is from the My Scene coffee shop playset. To make the display case a bit more realistic, a piece of clear plastic was cut from packaging and glued on to the front right as seen below.
The accessories on the counter like the coffee machines and red cappuccino cups are also from My Scene playsets. Other miniatures are from Re-ment sets and Barbie playsets.
The chalkboards are from a roll of chalkboard contact paper and the writing is applied using a white pencil crayon. The red raised
Next on the list to do are the surrounding walls, floor, cleaning up the edging of the main counter, making little trays for the food in the display case, make miniature packages of coffee, sugar, etc and dig for more miniatures to accessorize the diorama.
Oh before I forget, the name of the coffee shop is Jammin’ Javas. I made a coffee shop many years ago and made t-shirts and aprons, so this setup is just another franchise branch in City Circlez. My new girls are modeling the attire:
For those curious about my previous attempt at a coffee shop, here is a quick flash back:
As always I try to make sure there is quite an assortment of reading material for the guys and gals, so on June 2nd (a day after release) multiple copies of the latest DerPuppe issue was made and distributed.
Guess this is the only time Ianna got a chance to catch up on her reading. Others decided to be antisocial…
Which brings me to an update on the roof top balcony…
Apart from creating the stone area I am most pleased with the result of my re-upholstered patio furniture. All pillows were hand-sewn by me, and boy was that tedious.
Couple things still need to be completed up here, like making the blue sky more realistic, putting soil or stones or moss in the flower beds along the wall, raising the height of the grill, put in lots more trees and shrubbery on the wall and of course placing more minis and dolls in the scene, so the party can get started. 🙂
In other parts of City Circlez people are getting on with their lives, so here’s a sneak peek:
Zola is making a healthy smoothie after a long day of meetings at work.
Mercedes as usual has guests over at her apartment…
…but where is Mercedes? Probably in the kitchen cooking up a storm.
And oh dear looks like lights are out over by Dana and Skylar.
Finally just for fun, here’s a super quick tutorial on how to make doll sized door knobs:
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Being the ever so dedicated W Club member I tuned into the webinar an hour early and got my lunch prepared in the meantime. At 12pm I sat with plate in hand in front the computer screen. To the left of my desk sat my iPad with a draft email waiting to be filled in with my preorders and to my right my cellphone silenced from disturbances.
The moderators started on time, made their introductions, read out a few house keeping items, one being to refrain from sharing the news or pictures until the following Monday, thus the reason I am posting now.
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The first line presented were the dolls in the new Katy Keene collection. I’ve decided these were not to my taste as the Color Infusion dolls have the Amazonian big feet and hands. The clothes however I may try to get on the secondary market.
If I had to order something from this line. It would be the Everything’s Keene gift set shown in these last three pictures. I have a few Color Infusion dolls and they would love the lingerie and ensemble from the first picture.
Next up was FR-16 in the webinar. All these are 16 inch dolls and I don’t have one single doll that size in my collection, and it’s going to stay that way. The fashions are to die for, but a shrinking machine hasn’t been invented as yet.
Third collection presented was Poppy Parker in The Model Scene. Capturing a young and fun array of styles, I liked this line quite a bit and ordered two dolls from this collection (ones with larger and additional pictures).
In some of the pictures this Darla looks forward facing, keeping my fingers crossed that they really are. Her outfit is so cute and I am dying to try that shirt on my FR girls.
Yup surprisingly I did not order this male doll. There are quite enough blond guys in my collection and I wasn’t too impressed by the outfit. Then this year IT promises to release the new Homme dolls with improved articulation so my pennies are saving up for that. Hope their is an Indian guy in that new line. Ok here is the rest of Poppy line.
The first ever black Poppy is definitely coming home with me. She is gorgeous!
So tempted to order Out of this World Poppy, but the dolly bucks can only stretch so far and the IT convention is on the horizon.
Next collection is my ever favorite FR line.
Tempting due to that suit, but later in the year I am bound to find it sold separately.
This will be my seventeenth Eugenia doll joining my collection. The family reunion will be so much fun!
Vanessa is fantastic!!! The screening, the clothes the accessories. A+++ Only one thing I would change is the colour of the shoes. Raise your hand if you have enough black heels in your FR collection.
Another very tempting purchase, mainly for the clothes. I am not a fan of the fierce looking, up to no good, Elise Jolie.
This forward looking Kyori almost joined my preorder list, but dolly pennies are limited.
How lovely that IT decided to present their variant of Lupita Nyong’o’s blue dress at the 2014 Oscars. The hairstyle was not the same from that night, but it was an updo I have seen on Lupita. Standing ovation to IT for this number!!
The Spring 2015 FR collection closed with Tatyana.
Last doll presented in the webinar was the Event Exclusive.
I was disappointed by the choice of doll, the black and white prom dress and the mega price. The separates like others will be captured at a later date.
So as a recap, here are my ordered and confirmed dolls from the webinar.
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