Thursday, May 11, 2017

Welcome to the Toy Room

Hi Everyone, 
I just wanted to show you some photos of the finished Laundry Room Bottles and a few photos of the Toy room, the reason I made the bottles was to fill an empty space on the shelf of the Toy Room.  but with all the colors you dont even see them. oh well Im sure someone will notice them. take a peek below.

 This is the start of the toy room, I think I did a good job cleaning up because the kids love to destroy it, some parents dont monitor their children so I get a lot of things broken or missing (actually stolen) but it's retail so what can you do?  it's gonna happen and it happens all the time.  I hope you enjoy the tour :)

 Now at the back near the corner I put a few halloween costumes on the racks, then a few venders wanted to put things back there and now its full of clothes and there is a second rack of childrens clothes too cause it is a toy room.  I think I'll put a sign up asking parents not to let their children play with the toys unless they intend to buy them.  I hope it doesnt offend anyone but just last week someone broke a porcelain doll and just shoved it under one of the shelves.  again it's retail that's going to happen.

below I finished two Monster High dolls, Clawdeen Wolf and Abby Abominable, Abby was 1.00 in a bag with another boil perm and shes back to normal.  Clawdeen was found in the trash when one of the renters moved out across the street from the store (yes I dug through the trash because they threw away a doll house and I got it along with a few dolls)  so I fixed up Clawdeen with some spare body parts I got from Amazon there is a tutorial on line about painting them to match the doll with paint and mod podge but I've had her 3 years so I might just keep her..dunno yet..
they say that when a kids parents own a store like the one Rich does the kids get used to having things sold and if they want to keep something they hold on to it but a lot of things go thats how I felt about Monster High Dolls, if I cant have a pullip then barbie, bratz monster high were the next best thing but I've got too many of them now I have to sell off a lot. oh well..

Im working on a dollhouse again I'll let  you know how it turns out I have a few things to do before that, Rich wants me to make a space ship so Im doing that and then Im working on the Tower from the Disney Movie Tangled then the dollhouse. 

Lilly says Hi and Claudette gives you a smile (the cat and the dog)


Friday, April 28, 2017

its the end of the month again!!

Hi Guys,

Time has flown by again but this time it hasnt caught me flat footed, Ive been working on my soap bottle washing machines but they aren't finished yet I'll give you a sneak peak at what Ive done.

Ive actually got 4 bottles ready for washing machine scenes but only two have the washing machines in them. again I didn't use photos to base my machines on but the bottom one I got the idea from pintrest, I really should have used kris from one in minis cause  
she did a great tutorial on how to make a washer for your dollhouse. but I had already made this one and Im not going to toss out a perfectly good washer (with clothes and ironing board no one will notice the feet are wonky ...I hope)

so thats it for now I will post them when I finish...for some reason I have the Texas Chainsaw Massacre Farmhouse stuck in my brain and I want to build it...crazy huh..

oh well we'll see what happens.

Happy Next Month??

Love Marisa

dont you just love Reba 


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Time certainly does fly

Hi Guys,
Lilly is finally free of heart worms, her last test came back negative so we are in the clear
she is losing the weight but she still thinks shes a skinny dog. like her Mom.
so while I was stressing over her and the heart worms I worked on my old trailers
 as you can see I changed the color on one and made it a beach theme with pink accessories

 the Second one I left the color as it was and changed it to a fortune tellers caravan. it was a challenge to change it up a bit but I think I did ok with it.

I like how they turned out and I stole the old pot belly stove from the roombox that I plan on redoing into something else. they kept me busy while I was busy stressing out over Lilly.  I tell her that I love her everyday. she fills the hole in my heart that was there when Lady and Honey passed away. I've had such bad luck with Animals

moving on..Im working on my detergent bottles this time and Im moving back into the family room upstairs. it's a big mess with barbies and kens and gi joes all over the place.

till next time



Saturday, November 26, 2016

I was going to color my hair but...

I decided to make this little Diorama instead,

Hi Guys 

I found this little Cheez - it Nascar at the thrift store ..the back wheels are missing so I'd been sitting on it for a while until I was looking online and found out that they do burn outs on the track. that was all the inspiration I needed to mock this up the poles for the fence are drinking straws, the fence is from an onion bag, the concrete barrier is cardboard and computer paper. 

I got the idea of distressing it from Elizabeth who did a stairway in her dollhouse, it's really easy to do and the paper in the fence is just glue that I let dry and paint white. you see that if you go to a real nascar race.   

 so this is what it looks like at the store, Rich has a booth full of nothing but car,truck, spaceship models so this will fit right in.
 not to leave you hanging but this is the G.I Joe Barracks that Im making for my Joes, on youtube there is a tutorial on my froggystuff that shows how to make it out of cereal boxes which works for me..I need to display it on the store shelf and I dont have a lot of space.

so that's it for now..I'll show you how the barracks turn out..I work 6 days a week so it may be a while

Merry Christmas if I dont see you


Monday, November 14, 2016

I drive by her house with my radio turned up loud

Hi, Guys, 
yea I have to admit that it's me driving by this womans house who was mean to me. I was going a way I hadn't gone before because of road work and who did I see in the yard...HER!! so now that I know where she lives I drive by in the morning on my way to work blaring my radio but I dont do it everyday..that would be mean :) 

 I bought this Elsa doll a few weeks ago and she had black marker all over her face and orange marker around her hair line and on her ears.  I went on line to see what I could do about it and this one post said to use peroxide pimple cream..but it was for ink pen stains!  I figure what did I have to loose I got her for less than $0.50 in a bag of three dolls (I said I wasn't going to buy anymore but for $.50 I couldnt pass it up)  

 I found this clearasil in the bathroom behind the other stuff we had in there and I gave it a took a week of leaving her in the sun but her face is clear and the stains are gone (or less noticable..I can still see a slight discoloration but it's not bad)  so thats my tip of the day. 

and below are the finished G. I. Joe scenes I made a wrecked building and a pier check them out

 I also picked up a scooter but it's too big for the Joes, but it fits a modern Holly Hobby doll and I have a Lizzie doll from Tinkerbell that can sit on it with the Holly Hobby Doll..I just had to make the seat for them to sit on
so that's what Ive been up too..Im going to work on my trailers next. they need to be finished up



Saturday, October 29, 2016

All the G.I. Joe's

Happy October Everyone!

I've been very busy this month, my Father in law passed away and Lilly was diagnosed with heart worm disease..the woman at the vets office wasnt sure that I would keep her and follow the heart worm disease regime but I assured her that I was up to the task. 

Every day she gets two doses of medicine and every month I give her one heart worm chew then she needs to go to the vets for a shot in her spine and they keep her overnight. I browsed the web for the proceedure and was shocked at what I found.  but the nice lady at the vet assured me that it wouldnt be as bad as the web described it plus Lilly is a very young dog.

so that's what Ive been up too, I worked on a G.I joe coffee shop (cause I need to get rid of some dolls I have two christmas boxes full and I really need to cut down on my hoard)  here are the photos

I made the chairs out of wire and the tables are card stock, the building is a box that I covered with paper.  I watched a video on youtube on how to do's pretty next one will probbly be an office or barrack for the G.I. joes (did I mention that I have a lot of dolls?)  when I dive into something I go deep. I'll probably wind up doing something for the Barbies...they need something to liven up their area.  (plus if you just put up some dolls people just cruise on by without looking (but their kids do they spend a lot of time in the toy room)

so thats about it for now..I'll show you how it looks with the G.I. Joe's and that line in the title is from a Stephen King Movie..the book was good but the movie was terrible.
I couldnt watch the Tv show either  but feel free to check out the Tommyknockers yourself
Happy Halloween!

Marisa :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tom Jones and Me

for those of you going back to school, (thanks a bunch for making me late for could hurry up a bit getting into the school bus ya know)  anways...

you know Cooper right, here he is playing with his football having a good time
 and this is Lilly..sometimes I call her Lulu ...she answers to anything ..she is supposed to be a beagle but she is a doxie...a long haired one too..I've been fooled by a pet rescuer and now I have a designer dog.  she's going to fit in nicely here in Sugarcreek when the ohio swiss festival comes around.
 so moving on I made a Beach Cottage again, this time in White....poke the photo's to make them bigger.

 it took me a while to finish up everything because Im working 10 - 5 now.  I've had to get adjusted to waking up at 6:30 so I can take Lilly out to potty.  she's a very silly dog but very loving...which reminds me of Baxter he used to love to get in my face too. 
this is my luke Skywalker Ken Doll, I made his outfit and put him with all the star wars stuff that we have at the store (I gotta start moving some dolls I have 4 boxes full of them) no more dolls for me ...I only got started on them because someone *you know who you are* showed a pullip doll and that was it...I fell into the doll world hook line and sinker (actually it didn't take much to push me in I already had the barbie fixation going on from when I was a tween) 

so that's it for now..Im working on another project this time it's bitter 1/6th scale

see you later