Saturday, April 16, 2011

~ The Latest Addiction ~

1:6 scale home furnishings!!  oh dear, a new "damn too many ideas going on in my mind, it will explode in any minute" obsession.
I think I love making miniature furniture as much as dolls.

Here is my latest art doll Millésime ~ on the first Chaise Longue I made from paper clay and velvet.  I really enjoyed making the removable pillow (cushion) covers - but didn't enjoy stuffing the inserts with Feather down... :O) 



My beloved Loopybooby Beth.  Colleen, her creator would probably say that Beth thinks the pillows are stupid, and there are too many :O)

I bought an 11.5" BJD in Walmart (!) for scale purposes for furniture.  Then couldn't resist taking her apart to see how a BJD works, then decided to paint her white and add hair! Anyone guess what she was originally?



The lamp I made from beads, a door knob, card & fabric roses.  The side table is half a wooden candlestick!
I have more designs in the making :O)
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NEARLY TIME FOR THE AUCTION......
Please visit the lovely Rebecca for more details.   there is still time to join in and create a shrine.

36 comments:

  1. Wow! I love the furniture your making:) Are you going to sell them?

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  2. Looks fantastic! Like the "woe is me" lounging and the Loopybooby looking disappointed, looks like she's responding to "stuffing pillows with down feathers" comment. I like the purist aspect but I'd be lazier and do the fiberfil ...or lint.

    Like the last one too, where it looks like Loopybooby is being consoled.

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  3. That is amazing! You are so talented!!

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  4. Aaaaaaaaaaaah so you have the 1/6th scale bug too? ;-)

    It is soooooooooooooooooo addictive, I know...
    fabulous photos Abi!
    XO!

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  5. Oh, you are truly a wonderful artist, I love both your doll, and the chaice longue.
    xo,Dorthe

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  6. Oh, my goodness, Abi, these are stunning! I have always appreciated your eye for detail with your dolls and I see the furniture is no exception.

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  7. Wow, you are really blowing my mind! I LOVE the furniture!
    You are so freakin' talented.
    I have a little Loopy too and she is one of my prized possessions. Right now she's sitting on a black ledge next to a "spooky" vintage picture. Some day I will find the perfect chair for her. :)
    Or maybe a Victorian Sofa!?
    LOL!
    XOXO - Cindi

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  8. oh abi these are all so gorgeous! i can't tell which doll that is from walmart, you made her so pretty, i'm sure it must have been one of those scary bug eyed ones? you made wonderful furniture. i want to get everything from you! unfortunately my doll monies is going to my art and crafting supplies right now. when i get the chance! :D

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  9. Well, I would love to get inside your head for a minute before it explodes....rofl! As usual, your newest creations are to die for. That CANNOT be your first chaise lounge ... looks antique! Fantastic stuff!!!!!

    hugz
    Pam

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  10. It's too funny....I'm pretty sure that's a LIV doll...and the only reason why I know is because I have a 5 year old girl....we look at toys, alot!! Haha!

    I'm always in such awe of your work...first, you put your gorgeous girls in clothes we all drool over...and now, on furniture we would kill for...heehee! :P

    So beautiful, Abi!

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  11. You are unbelievable, Abi! I absolutely love what you have done with the furniture!

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous Abi!
    Hugs & Smiles,
    Mila :)

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  13. Your attention to the details and exquisite handcraft skills always amazed me!! :D

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  14. Abi you are fantastic! I like the furniture you made - very stylish. And the dolls...! and the way you customed the one from walmart - she looks just great!

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  15. Great chaise lounge! I love all the pillows too! And both dolls. You go girl!

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  16. wowow your world is strange and wonderful at the same time i love bravo ;o)

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  17. Dearest Abi! Your furniture is just amazing!!! :) The perfect accompaniment to your gorgeous girlies. Love your refurbished Walmart dolly. Not sure what it is, though. :) I do love her makeover, however. :) Now Loopybooby has a friend! :) Theresa

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  18. Goodness me! Abi, you are just so creative! Love the chaise and your girls are as lovely as ever!

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  19. BEAUTIFUL.....really love the little jacket and boots..too clever! finally got some scrapbooking /blogging done and added a link to you..ha ha xxxx

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  20. there is no stopping you girl!!!
    look out, next you will discover doll houses and be an interior designer!

    i am just wondering...when will all the animals make their arrival?

    you are after all not only crazy talented, you are the patron saint of lost-now-found animals!

    i adore you.

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  21. Your doll is lovely as usual and I'm so in awe of your furniture. A 11.5" bjd at Walmart? I'm going to have to check that out. I'd love to take one apart too.

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  22. My mom was a miniature fanatic, and LOVED making doll furniture and furnishings. She made tiny "houseplants" out of green balloons, one leaf at a time. Your doll furniture is gorgeous, and I love the photos of the different dolls together on it. :~)

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  23. Oh, Abi, you are so talented! When you finished your first piece of furniture, weren't you surprised how well it looked? I suppose it's very difficult to make such tiny objects with so many details. And to make them perfectly well! I like everything! You are in the beginning of a new discoveries in doll making... Good luck and good for you!:)

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  24. little Beth looks pretty cute in all the cushions...I'm sure she loves them..

    such sweet tiny furniture.... yes...it is just waaaay too much stuff floating around in our heads...how can a person ever do it all?
    Mostly, now...I just want to pack it all up...toss most of it....and move to Portugal.

    Wish I could speak the language.... I'm gonna find me a tutor....

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  25. Wow Abi! The chaise lounge is gorgeous and your doll is so beautiful. I love what you've done with the one from walmart. You made me smile when I saw Beth in the midst of all the pillows.:o)

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  26. I love them all Abi. You are very multi-talented my dear.

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  27. Absolutely awesome wow!! Love what you did with the BJD too.

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  28. your work is divine, and each of your girls you create has wonderful spirit. What is the best paint to use on dolls for the white coverage? I have a bjd that would look fabulous with white skin, but worry about the paint not adhering.

    Oh, your Loopy boopy doll is really precious..one of my favs.

    xox Rella

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  29. Abi, wow! Your creative muse is really kicking into high gear with both your dolls and now the furniture. It wouldn't surprise me if you made a whole city for your dolls!

    Millésime is just so beautiful and has a lovely dreaminess about her. I too would love to see some of your furniture for sale!

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  30. Your dolls are always such a delight and now furniture too :D I think these crafts all go hand in hand and one leads to another, I've been making a small wing backed chair of all things!!!

    Hope the animals are all well :D

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  31. I forgot to tell you my guess of the origin of the white doll........Is it a Monster High doll? Maybe with new eyes, also?? Whatever she is, NOW she is stunning.

    xox Rella

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  32. These dolls are very beautifull. I like very much the doll with a books.

    A greeting
    Ana.

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  33. In my big robe, with a wee cold, loving the thought of lounging on that chaise. Abi, brilliant, art! I adore her and her garb and her furnishings! Blessings to you, you light being!

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  34. I had no idea you make the furniture in your photos - amazing! Also, you found a BJD at Walmart??? I've been looking for an affordable one forever!
    - Jordan

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