Thursday, May 20, 2010

Dollhouse Fun In May

Okay, it's May and I have not talked about what projects I am working on. I am finishing up the Beacon Hill so it will be out of my house very soon. I Love that house but it's so large for my small space. I guess that's why I am happy Greenleaf has come out with the halfscale dollhouse line.

I will also start selling some of my houses in a Brick &Mortar store in New York. I am so excited about that and need to get cracking on their order so they'll have them in time for their Grand Opening. I will give details of the place as soon as I have permission to do so.

I also have pictures of a halfscale house that was done for a customer who LOVES stone cottages and I never added the shots of it to a public Gallery so here you go.


When I did this house, I was so worried about getting the stones the correct size and measurement. I really wanted to bring the "Feel" of real stones in 1/2" scale. I was so worried that I would so them too big or that they would not look authentic. I was quite pleased with how it turn out though. I think I got the look down very well. My customer will be decorating the insides herself so it's unfinished.

This is a front opening house so the trick was figuring out how to do the base of the house since it's not an open back dollhouse:



I made it so that the house lifts off the base:


I'll have more "eye  candy" for you all in a few days!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Swim Suit Days are approaching!

Thank Goodness that someone invented clothes!! Picture how scary the world would look if we were all naked and overweight! I bet we'd all be skinny huh LOL.... (I say this as I look at my new catalogs showing people modeling swimwear).
So many people are overweight (including me) . It makes me wonder why most catalogs don't show REAL people in modeling the clothes. I bet it would make more of us become more active cause we'd see the model and think... "Is THAT what I'd look like in that outfit?" A "model" is what I thought was a duplicate of a person or thing used as an example to follow or as imitation. Shouldn't the catalogs find models to look like the average person? Or are they saying the average person needs to "Model" after the Model they've chosen (have I confused you yet LOL).

I guess what I am saying is, swimsuit season is coming. I started wondering "what bathing suit will flatter the way I look" and I don't see anyone that looks like me. I've lost weight (though I have more to go) but dang it, I wanna see more real people. I think that would wake us all up if we could see a "model" of what we looked like to other people in some of these clothes they sell in the catalogs. I guess instead, I should look at these catalogs and use it as a means to keep me focused on ME & my weight loss goals.

I did my KenpoX workout today but wanna do a little bit of walking and I like to look at catalogs while I walk and listen to my iPod. I personally needed a bit of Motivation. One place I hang out has helped me a lot during the past year.

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This is what helped me a year ago when I decided to get fit. Thought I would pass it along to you all here. Hope I can help you too!