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So last week the Hubs tells me the neighbors put some weird shelves outside. One in the shape of a boat, the other a lighthouse. I was intrigued, then obsessed. I have been thinking of a few things lately. My future doll room (done up like a little town), the name of the town, quality, location, etc.

Sounds like I'm on a tangent, but it's all related. But first, pretend you are me watching this potential greatness on the other side of the fence. Watch this thing sit out in torrential rain. Unappreciated, unloved.

So anyway, I had always thought of my doll town as Manhattan or Paris, but I started thinking about a smaller city. A small town even. But a posh one. I thought of mountains. I started researching mountain towns in southern France. There is one, Foix, I think that surrounds a little castle called "The Chateau". I started to imagine my upscale tourist village with spas and ski, etc.

Okay so imagine a room with sky blue walls, a sun, some grass or whatever, a road, sidewalk, etc. (all built up on tables so you can photograph and store stuff). An airplane or two dangling from the ceiling. And murals of mountains. Maybe I'll have a Chateau as well where all my sci-fi, supernatural stuff might take place.

But anyway, above the crashing waves on a lonely cliff (or point, as I believe they call it) is my lighthouse. I actually have a character lost at sea at this is a great way to bring him back! (Don't get excited, at this rate, it will be a couple of years until you see him)

Today was an exceptionally beautiful day so I took the kids out and I see a dude in the backyard next door. He's a friend of the homeowner and agrees to ask for me. The owner wants $10. A ripoff, but this is one of those tacky pieces of junk you just find by chance at a yard sale. Who knows when I could do this again.

So now it's ours! (Meaning you and me people). Okay see it below. Joe is there for size reference:

I'll be ripping out some shelves, building a staircase (or maybe the My Scene spiral stairs that I never use. I'll have to build a lantern thingy on top which should be fun. A sad little bed maybe. He has to be the lonely, yet inexplicably hot lighthouse keeper...

I want to extend the second tier so he can take a lonely walk overlooking the sea, his harsh mistress.

I'll be doing a lot of lighthouse research so I can make it purdy. This is gonna be fun, right?

Now since I have a lighthouse, I'll be required a boat or two. Damn this hobby.

In other news, I'm working on the lingerie making challenge for the Figurevore board. It's due today but I'll just have to be late. It's going so well that I'm thinking of making a collection of these things for my dolls. More will be revealed soon...


PS: Oh yeah, the name of the town. I'm not 100% yet.


  1. I can see the possibilities..can't wait to see your progress with this.


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