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Just a quickie

Hey guys and gals,

This isn't going to be much of a post, but wanted to share a few pics. Nymeria's sister is basically done, I just have to work on a backdrop and I'll introduce her.

I wanted to show you what the storefront that took me forever to complete. I did a lot of experimenting, ran into numerous problems but I'm happy with the result and I know much better ways to complete it now.

So it's made out of polystyrene foam. I should have just carved the brick into the foam but I had this wacky idea to do papier mache over it, then I didn't like the stripey texture of my paper strips, so I went over it with  this wood filler I had laying around. Then painted and painted again. I must have made 4 doors until I had something I could work with.

I just have to make my store sign and it's done. Maybe some flyers for the window. And some method of attaching it. Maybe velcro? I don't want it to be permanent.

Also, my niece just went off to college and gave me a couple of goodies. One is a circular shoe rack with three tiers. I'll be hanging up doll clothes on it. I've already run out of hangers so I'm thinking of getting those clip things. I thought I took a shot if it, but I guess not..

Anyway, she also gave me a bin drawer thingy where she held her massive amounts of makeup.

I still feel really unorganized and I'm thinking of boxing up loads of unused stuff to give to the kids when they come of age. I hate sports, why do I have so much sporting equipment?

Anyway dolls, I'm taking a real break from making doll stuff. I need to focus on Grandville. Storefronts and exteriors for my homes. Improving some homes I have, etc.



  1. The store front looks awesome! Wow, you really scored on storage bins. Nice work! Can't wait to see Nymeria's sister.

  2. The detail in the store front is quite eye catching!

  3. The store front looks AMAZING. Determination aint no joke!

  4. Love the brick wall of the store front and that silver metal/glass door ... that looks great. Congrats on your start.

  5. Love your storefront. Phenomenal job on that door! Do you know how much money you saved on those bins? Why is organizing so expensive.

  6. Thanks guys! Organizing really is expensive. The shoebox bins were a great deal at Walmart too. I think it was 3 for $4 or something.

    I finished designing the store sign, so I'll post that soon!

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