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Social Obligations Interfere

I had a friend over this weekend as well as a bridal shower to attend so I was not very productive.

Which means I just built a desk and stained it, re-stained my bookshelf to match it, constructed several books and set up my dinner party. That's all. hee

It was refreshing to do a little doll playing after my months of painting and constructing. As is usually the case, my dolls took over and totally changed the storyline.

The dinner party was supposed to be a collection of artists from around doll town and there Josephine would meet her gypsy man. But it turned out to be a crowd of call girls and Johns, madams and gangsters. This is all very ordinary for Josephine. For a 104 year old with French sensibilities, she doesn't make a big deal of such things.

But how did the gypsy show up? Okay so I'll take some pics, then throw another party with artists.

In the meantime, as I mentioned in the comments on a previous post, Carmen the gypsy is too hot and independent to desire marriage right now. Can you imagine some *turn up your nose* Barbie all up in her caravan cramping her style?

In other news, I have realized that the chandelier in Josephine's dining room is too low which is inescapable. And the table is too short. I might just make this a sitting room after all...

This week/weekend, I work on the wainscoting for her living room. I might make a room divider and create a sort of foyer...

I think I'm being influenced by other doll collectors. I'm more interested in posing the dolls beautifully and thinking my photostories rather than doing them. I guess because it takes so long and there is a delightful small child who is getting all handsy with my Fashion Royalties.

Speaking of which, I've decided against selling my barbie junk right now. I know I have years to wait, but the kid already likes dolls, so I might as well save some of this for her...


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