Thursday, August 30, 2012

Breaking into Blythe

Hi All!

 Just wanted to do a quick post showing a couple of the Blythe scale chairs that I have finished.  I have noticed that some of my clients that have doll houses also have Blythe Dolls and fashion dolls.  We'll see if they do well!  But it was fun to work in a larger scale... I feel like these chairs are huge!!!!

If you are interested in either of these chairs please visit my Etsy Store! (this link is on the right side of the page).

Cheers, Ara

Monday, August 20, 2012

Model Monday: A New House!

So.... I have tried to do Model Monday before...  But the house I was using never really worked for my purpose.  It was too small and not very easy to change around (I chose very bright colors for the walls lol!).  So anyway, I like to browse Craigslist every now and then one of my main searches is 'dollhouse'.

I found the deal of the century (or so I think)!  I bought this house specifically for taking photographs of my items and of course my little models will move in there and take care of the place!

The house is an old farm house with wood floors and bright open rooms!  From the story the lady told me about it I believe it must be at least 40 years old.  The surprise that I got when I picked up the house is that it comes fully furnished!!!!!!!  With accessories and everything!!  I think all the miniatures that come with it have been collected over the lifetime of the house and just put in bags waiting for someone to play with them!

So here is the Modelmen Family being welcomed home!  Murph, Esmerelda and their son, Paulie!  My goal is to have Model Monday to show you the Modelmen enjoying their new home and also showcase some of my new miniatures that will be available in my Etsy store!  It will be kind of like a storybook catalog lol.   I hope that makes sense!

Happy Monday everyone! -Ara

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Getting my Piano on....

Hello all!

Just a quick post to show you a fun commission I just finished!  It was for a spooky piano!  I put in some melting candles to up the spook factor.  Still waiting to hear if the client likes it! Fingers crossed.....  hugs, Ara

Details: 1/12 scale
Materials: Wood and Stain
Fun Fact: Keys move up and down!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Big Birthday SALE!!!

 My dear daughter has turned one and it is time to celebrate!!!!  We had an Alice in Wonderland themed party and so now I am having a party on my Etsy site as well!  All Wonderland items have been marked down and are ready to move!  This sale will only last through next friday (6/15/12) so take advantage while you can!

Of course I had to put a photo of my own little Alice (Bella)!

Here are some of the new Wall Hangings that you can find in my store that are crazy cheap!!

 There are still some Wonderland upholstered chairs left in my store (sorry all of the Alice chairs are gone but there is a White Queen chair!)

I also have these fun toadstool stools that would be fun for an outdoor scene or a fairy scene!

Thanks for taking a look and I hope you find something in my store you like!  Off to chase my baby down and get her to take a nap!  phew!  Happy Birthday Bella!!!

Just click the link to the right to go to my store or you can click here. **Look for the items that say BDAY SALE in the title.**  Thanks! Ara

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

New Pianos Listed!

Been super busy but had time to fit in a couple of pianos! These are the ones I have done before with the moving keys. They are fun but VERY tedious..... hence why I don't make them very often! Enjoy!

Just click on my Etsy link on the side of my blog if you want to see more photos of them!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Not too "Shabby"

So, I've gone a little crazy with my white paint and sandpaper and created a few fun Shabby Chic items for my store. This is just a quick post to show you what I've been up to! The little munchkin has gotten better at playing on her own and its given me just a little bit of spare time!

I am hoping to get back to my other projects soon too... The Addams Family Mini-Mansion and My Clue House. So many projects and so little time!!! Am I right?!?!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Trying something a bit different....

Sometimes the furniture gets a bit technical and repetitive! I needed something new and something a little more free flowing. Here it is.... my first hand sculpted fearie house!

Let me know what you think! Should I make more??? Currently this one is for sale in my Etsy store.

Thanks for looking! Hugs, Ara