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New Things Happening in Grandville

Man, I did a whole photostory in Comic Life, then my computer froze up on me and I lost everything. But soon, my pretties.

I took today off and though I haven't done much doll work lately, the kids were at pre-school and I was drawn to the doll room. So I changed some things up. First up is the used record and comic book shop, Hot Wax and Heroes. I made the sign, changed it up inside and put store hours and stuff on the door. I had an "Open" sign but I have no idea where it is. I ended up using velcro to attach the storefront to the "building", so I'm not going to fret that it's totally crooked in these shots.


Damn door handle fell off. To the glue gun!  Not sure about the seating area beside it but I wanted a place for Remi to do some graffiti and maybe for poor Ian to take a break.

Next is a mock up of an idea I'm playing with. I want to make Grandville better to look at when you walk in the room and that means storefronts and home exteriors. So to start the towny feeling of the space, I'm thinking of moving the park next to the gypsies.


Since my cafe never really did it for me, I thought of an outdoor concession type area. I could see the teens using this before a fancy pants cafe. (Hmm, but now thinking I should have a dark little beatnik coffee house...) The kids are already stealing chairs, so we'll see how this goes... (UPDATE: The outdoor eating area will have flagstone flooring if I decide to keep it.)

Sorry, didn't remove the backdrop when I rearranged all the homes. I need some backdrops BAD! I admire you who work around it so well.


Remi and Bailey got a bigger place now that I've decided to turn the Ikea Expedit shelf into Fear Manor. I kicked out these two and Hanna.  In their place will be a dining room, an office and a bathroom.

Anyway, Remi is hecka tall, so I'm either going to have to make some alterations or just build them some walls. Love this little house, but they are cool creative people and deserve some kind of loft type space...

I moved Tallulah to the cafe (which is on the roof of Fear Manor). With the French doors on her house, there wasn't enough wall space and they had started going a little haywire anyway. Sorry for the mess, I'm surprised they're even upright.

I forgot to write about my Victor.We'll I'm not sure what I'll name him. Dani's father is Victor and was barely introduced. His hair was a fright. Some of the hair on these Integrity boys is a mess. But it was a great opportunity to do some flocking:

I'm trying these out as a couple but she has a kind of older lady vibe. Maybe if I get that man some clothes and glasses it will do it. I'm using all my willpower to not take her hair down.



And here we have the village pariah Hanna next to Tallulah. You'll see why she's so sad maybe next weekish.

smooches!
dani

Comments

  1. Wow! You took a detour to the doll room and then accomplished more than I would have. I procrastinate SO SO SO bad. lol Victor's hair looks tons better! And my dolls want to take a serious trip to Hot Wax and Heroes. Love the door decals! Oh, and I know the, "to the glue gun" feeling in the dolly room. (^_^) Looking forward to the new doll comic. *hugs*

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    1. Thanks hun. Oh I wished you lived closer so we could have playdates!

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  2. I love what you did with Victor's hair. I also really like your camper. Very nice. I don't recall ever seeing this one.

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    1. Thanks GG! I read in Em'lia's flickr that you could put drops of glue then flock them to make a kind of curly look but it looked a lot like a head full of boils. Lesson learned!

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  3. You accomplished alot! Can't wait to see whats up with Hanna!

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    1. Thanks Verona! I wish the kids were in all-day preschool! Must devise a way to convince Grandma to take them for an entire weekend...

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  4. You always do amazing things! I'd love to have a place like Hot Wax and Heroes in my town! I think that Victor can stays as he is, even if Tallulah has an old lady vibe, he could be her toy boy

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    1. Thanks Sergio! My husband is a DJ, music collector and comic book collector. We fantasize about having a used book/comic/record store one day but we'd never want to sell any of it!

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  5. So much space for so many projects! Looks like your creative flow has plenty of room to spread.

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    1. It's a small room but works for the dolls. Now if I had tables all the same height and width...

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  6. Loved seeing all of your pictures and progress. Victor looks soooo much better. The cutest I've seen him so far. LOVE your camper and all the outdoor areas. Really looking forward to seeing more.

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    1. Thanks Vanessa. I guess I never really did show the gypsy camper. I need to get on that. I want to involve them more in Grandville life...

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  7. Love the brick and other front exterior of "Hot Wax and Heroes" and the gypsy caravan. Looking forward to seeing more photos and reading more description of the latter and its inhabitants ;-)

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  8. I like Victor and Tallulah as a couple. Don't try to make him look older. Let her be older than him. Cute couple.

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    1. Thanks for commenting ZDollCloset. In my latest post, you'll see I took her hair down. She's got a less stuffy vibe now at least! Not that there's anything wrong with an older woman! But she sure doesn't have to go around in a tight bun all the time.

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