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New Year's Photo Dump!

Happy New Year my friends! Hope you're all recovering well.

I'm not officially restarting this blog for a couple of weeks but I need to publish the shots I've been taking with my new camera so they don't just take up space on the hard drive. They are an improvement to be sure, but I'm still learning (slowly and reluctantly).

First up, in Zolandia, the royal family has a lesser noble over for tea and cards. I've been obsessed with the historically creative CW show, Reign. Mary Queen of Scots and her ladies in waiting? Love. Dani is currently reviewing some lady in waiting options. JLo is among them.

So a few posts ago, I talked about the A frame cottage. The Ikea furniture did a world of good. [If you're a Facebook follower, you've seen this already.]

 I cut up an existing foamcore dio and gave the old girl some walls.

 The back side now has foam core walls too. 

To paraphrase Woody Allen, How to Make dolls laugh: tell them your future plans for them. Ayumi moved right the hell into this house and all my plans went out the window.

 "Don't mind the pile of bodies outside. The maid's day off."

Now on the back wall here is the white Expedit shelf on its side instead of the black chair.

Ayumi and the gals (Tipsey, Clair and Hanna) chillin. Now there are two of these couches back to back. More room for party guests.

Hanna looking all awkward among her new friends. I wonder if she would loosen up if she knew Tipsey set her art studio on fire?

Okay folks, that's it for now. I'll take some pics of what I've been working on while in hiatus. See you soon!


  1. Happy New Year, Dani! Love the cottage, It's one of my dream purchases. I'm soooooo looking forward to your return. :-)

  2. Happy New Year! Ayumi's home is really great, all those furnitures looks so real! Can't wait when your hiatus will be over!

  3. Happy New Year, Dani! Nothing says home more than bodies piled outside a setting. Nothing.

    See you when you return ;-)

  4. Perfect dolls and dioramas :) Happy New Year from Poland

  5. Happy New Year!

    Love Ayumi's place. I need to make it to Ikea to get a couple of these.


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