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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