Showing posts from 2021

It's the most wonderful time of the year

It's that time of the year again! I'm not gonna lie, I love Christmas decor and seeing all the stores and streets light up. I love walking around the city and seeing the Christmas trees through some  windows and the decorated balconies.  This is the third year in a row that I've tried to bring some Holiday cheer to my 1/6 world.  Truth is that this year I haven't been very inspired to take Holiday photos and I started much later than usual. It's not just Holiday photos, but recently I have lost inspiration when it comes to doll photography. On top of that, my ring light broke the day I was going to start taking Christmas photos. It's fixed now, but it did mess up with my plans a lot.  For this first batch, I used my Sea Glass wall and the same Christmas tree I had last year to take some photos. I didn't have a theme for them, just the dolls posing. The photo above with Tate on it also has the same background.  I wanted to try a different color for the backg

Wainscot for warm and cozy scenes

Hello again! Happy December! I can't believe Christmas is right around the corner. I still haven't made anything Christmas related, but to be fair, I'm not feeling very inspired to take Christmas themed photos or make any Holiday crafts. I had fallen behind some of the craft projects I wanted to do this fall, and this one in particular I couldn't resist making before the end of the year.  Those who visit my blog often already know that I've been making removable wainscots to add some diversity to my otherwise plain backgrounds. I've already made one in dark gray and another one in a bright coral , but I wanted to do something warm inspired by fall colors. Fun fact, this was meant to be done around late October-early November, but here we are in December. That's why I've had to change the title from "Fall scenes" to "warm and cozy". Since I've already done this twice, I won't go into much detail of the process, but I'll wr

Quick craft: letter decor

These past couple of years I've been making some pieces of furniture, mostly bookcases, to fill up my indoor photo scenes. I have quite a few pieces to alternate now, but it turns out I don't have many props to fill them, and they sometimes look quite empty. So I thought I could start making smaller props to fill my shelves with and add more realism to my dioramas.  Today we're making some "letter decor" (I can't think of a better name) using some wooden letters. I found them at a store called Tedi and I believe they're meant for scrapbooking, but they're the perfect size for fashion dolls. It's quite a simple craft, so that's why I'm going to show you two different designs.  For this craft you will need: Small wooden letters for scrapbooking. Popsicle sticks and/or wooden coffee stirrers. Craft paint. White glue or hot glue. Scissors or a cutter.  Let's start with the easiest design, that was actually the one I did last. I picked up le

Photo compilation: September-October 2021

Hello everyone and happy November! Can you believe how fast the year is flying by? I can't believe this will be the last photo compilation in 2021, as I've been doing them every other month and the next one will be in January 2022 (although, it will still be photos from 2021 but... yikes!).  To be fair, I don't have many new photos, as most of what I've been posting on Instagram you've already seen here. I haven't been very inspired to take photos just for the sake of it, so it's going to be a shorter post.  Let's start with some interior photos. Back in September I took these photos of Blake with the new bookcase that I had just made. I actually took them way before I started working on the upcycling post , so I didn't include them. This first one is my favorite from the set. The floor on this scene is actually a wallpaper sample that I got from one of my last jobs. The catalog was discontinued, and we had to throw it out, but I kept it and cut the