Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Java Jane's Coffee Shop and New Residents

It's been a long hot summer here in northeast Georgia. We've had many days of 90+ degree temperatures. So in order to avoid going outside during the heat of the day, I figured my Moreville ladies might like a new sweater. I dug out some crochet thread and got busy. Lonnie was kind enough to model the finished product for me.

Thank you Lonnie. You can go change now.

In spite of the fact that Moreville is bursting at the seams, five new residents moved in. Here are two of them. I re-bodied the fashionista on the right onto the MTM pale body. It matched her nicely.

Here are the other new residents. I re-bodied the lady on the right but decided not to use an MTM body. Instead I used one of my old articulated fashionista bodies. I don't know any of their names nor do I know their roles in Moreville yet.

Since Moreville didn't have a coffee shop, I decided to create one. The residents have been bugging me for one for a long time. I need to put a few finishing touches on it - pictures on the wall, paint the bakery cabinet etc. I hope to be done with it soon. In the meantime, let's take a look around.

It looks a little bare right now, but Jane will tell me what all she wants in it. Hope you all enjoyed the tour. :-)

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Tenzin's Drum Set

In my last post, Tenzin had moved to Moreville and was in the process of remodeling the old Hillman building to accomodate his new recording studio. His project has been delayed though because he's waiting for me to go to Hobby Lobby and get some stuff he needs. In the meantime, he did an inventory of his equipment. He has guitars, microphones and a keyboard. He needed a drum set. I searched high and low for this, but couldn't find one in 1:6 scale that wasn't expensive. So I built him one.

Here is the bass drum with two snare drums attached to the top. It's made out of a large roll of silver glitter duct tape and two small rolls of duct tape for the snare drums. The stand is made of three T-pins poked into the bottom.

Here are the two cymbals. They're made from thin aluminum tubing, roof flashing cut out in two circles, jewelry wire and beads.

Here is the high hat made out of the same materials as the cymbals. The foot pedal is a small piece of wood painted black and glued to the wire.

Here are two additional drums. These are made out of pvc pipe, painted black and covered with silver glitter duct tape. The stands are made out of jewelry wire.

Here is the stool. It's made up of two 3-inch circles of craft wood and pvc pipe painted black.

Here it is all set up.

Marianne couldn't resist trying it out. The drumsticks are made out of toothpicks although you can't see them here.

She's having too good of a time!

Funny thing is, I got this set halfway done when I discovered I could've gotten one from The Tiny Frock Shop that wasn't expensive. LOL 
The drum set is complete, but not quite. The bass drum needs a logo on it. Tenzin wants a dragon, so I thought about drawing one and pasting it on there. I can't draw freehand that well, but I figure a drawing program can help me out. If not, maybe I can find a sticker at Hobby Lobby. :-)

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Tenzin Moves to Moreville

Tenzin Dahkling moved to Moreville a few days ago to set up his recording business. He bought the old Hillman building in town, remodeled it, and then filled it with state-of-the-art recording equipment. He already has several clients waiting - some for studio time, others for his DJ services. Since he's been working very long hours to get everything done, his buddy Cruz took him to Casey's to relax over a few drinks.

Here is Tenzin. I absolutely love this doll! My photos don't do him justice. He's so much more handsome in person! I bought him from Lynn Fenstermacher at Cherished Friends in Pennsylvania. Lynn is a wonderful lady, very helpful and kind. I highly recommend her shop for any dolls you may be looking for. The customer service is great, and the shipping is fast. She carries accessories and furniture as well.

My Asian girls are all going gaga crazy over him. Though Tenzin loves the attention, his mind is on getting his business going. Looks like Rose and Lena got to him before Mira did. She's not too happy about that. LOL :-)

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

New Clothes

Lately, I've been in the mood to make doll clothes. Some of my girls told me what they'd like to have, so when life permitted, I made it for them. Let's start with this little ensemble.

Janet wanted a long, plaid skirt with a silky-type black top. I looked through all my Barbie patterns and couldn't find a single one for a simple long skirt. So I created my own. Janet was pretty happy with the way her outfit turned out.

Mira wanted a new pair of relaxed fit jeans. I used the denim from an old, torn up pair of work jeans that I had. Since those jeans were one of my favorite pairs, I was happy that they got a new life in Moreville.

I made the pockets a little too big, but Mira didn't care. She told me she loves the jeans, and that they're very comfortable.

Morticia's been bugging me for a black shawl for quite awhile. I finally got around to crocheting one for her. I didn't have a pattern for this either, so I created one. 

I made this dress for her a couple of years ago. Marianne made the chain belt.

Back view.

I'm considering your request Morticia. Not to worry. I'll see what I can do. :-)

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Aaron Returns To School

After the wedding ceremony and a very romantic weekend with Charlotte, Aaron returned to school the following Monday morning. He had no idea that the kids had a surprise waiting for him...

That was really nice of the kids to give Aaron a wedding gift even though Vicki didn't agree with what they gave him. Even though the kids essentially all got a free A on their rehashed book reports, they knew that once Aaron came back, it was back to really working for those good grades. As Vicki said, "Welcome back Mr. D." and congratulations. :-)