Flying By The Seat Of My Pants
I try to be an organized person…I really do. Usually I succeed but lately, I have just taken on WAY too many projects and unfortunately, the blog has suffered for it. My apologies to everyone who follows the blog for my unusually long absence these past couple of weeks. Hopefully, things will be a bit more orderly and consistent in the weeks ahead….but I can’t make any promises.
In the past month, I have started two new businesses and volunteered ( yes, volunteered…I know…I am stupid) my home for an large annual Holiday Walk. So, in the next month I will be decorating like a mad woman getting my house ready for roughly 1,200 visitors to walk through it. I must have been drunk when I agreed LOL! It is for charity and helps to support many good causes in our community so I can’t complain. I did volunteer.
Today, in a few hours, I will be flying south to the sunny streets of Los Angeles for the Integrity Toys Fashion Royalty Convention. I am soooooo excited.
The people at Integrity always know how to throw a party and as this year they are celebrating 10 years in business, it is sure to be something special. I will be updating my Flickr daily and hopefully blogging daily as well. Feel free to follow my Flickr feed by clicking on the Flickr button to the right.
I am going to try my best to post from convention but this year things will be a bit different as I am selling some things for the first time. One of the businesses I have recently opened is a miniature furniture line. The Fashion Royalty convention is the first time I will be showing these items and I will be selling at an event with the lovely and talented Hilda Westervelt of Bellissima Couture. If you are going to be at the convention, please stop by! We won’t have a room number until we check in later so check the boards by the registration desk for a pamphlet with the room number.
Information on how to purchase these furniture pieces will be forthcoming. Here are some more shots from the set of photos
Note: Chandelier photoshop brush is from midnightstouch on deviantart.com. Thank you so much for letting me use your beautiful brushes!
Seasons Greetings from ITFDS
After a couple of weeks of absolute holiday craziness…I am sure you all can relate….I have finally finished editing photos of the doll room and surround for your viewing pleasure. Because I have some avid pinners out there who are still pinning from my skydrive when I have asked “Please, please , please don’t do that ( you know who you are), I will not be posting all the photos in a slideshow. I have , however, put together a slideshow set to music which I have uploaded to youtube and am sharing here too. I will share a few stills but the bulk of the photos are in the slideshow. There are over 100 photos in the slideshow so a little something for everybody
Happy Holidays! From my doll room to your home, I hope you enjoy the photos and slideshow. I also want to take this opportunity to say a huge, huge “Thank You” to my readers and commenters. You are..in a phrase…”why I do what I do”. I thank you all for your support and encouragement. I hope in 2013 that my work will continue to interest you.
Note**** If you want to see the high resolution version of this, you need to tell the youtube player on your scrren to give you the highest quality. It’s one of the small icons on the bottom right of the youtube screen**
The pink ladies have tea
Thanks to a dear Barbie friend I was able to add City Smart Silkstone to my collection. I just love this lady and she will show up often in my photos. For those of you who have told me you never get to see City Smart redressed….this one’s for you.
For those of you who want more info on the details…this next bit is for you.
Models: City Smart Silkstone and restyled Tout de Suite
Pink dresses: James Bogue of Bogue’s Vogues http://www.etsy.com/shop/boguesvogues
Display Cabinet and white/gold side table are 1:6 Bespaq from
Pullip Petit Luxury chairs repaited in gold
Pink Tea set found at a doll show in Washington State.
Cake stand: Re-Ment Princess Tea Party #8 ( The princess’s favorite)
Treats on the stand: Re-Ment Special Cakes for me #7 ( Garden Party)
The background is foam core covered in gold moiré patterned wrapping paper. Flooring is black and white checked contact paper on foam core.