I found another length of black embroidered tulle lace on eBay, so I decided to pair it with some baby blue silk tissue taffeta. Modeled on a 1950’s sewing pattern, this dress features a fitted silhouette with 3/4 sleeves and an oversized collar on a v-neckline. I added a detachable ultrasuede belt with rhinestone buckle and a fabric bow at the neckline for a little more pizzazz. Available now in my Etsy shop.
Books, books, books!
I started making some 1/6 scale miniatures a few years ago when I was looking for things to add to my doll dress photos to help set the scene. One of the first things I started making was books. I had bookshelves to fill and it was hard to find US suppliers with beautiful book covers in 1/6 scale. So with some desktop publishing software and pictures of old books, I set about creating my own. Once I offered them for sale in my Etsy shop, they quickly became best sellers (most popular color is pink – can’t imagine why). I don’t even want to know how many thousands of books I’ve made over the years. Lately, I’ve been getting bored making the same old books over and over, so I decided to add some new titles to my selections. While I have added a few more Barbie books to that listing recently, Mattel only published so many Barbie novels. So I decided to expand my vintage book listing. Here’s a glimpse at my expanded selection of books.
Coach Pink for Silkstone Barbie and Victoire Roux
I had just enough fabric left in that lovely Coach scarf to make this gorgeous one shoulder dress. Available now in my Etsy shop.
Valentine Bouquet for Silkstone Barbie, Poppy Parker, and Victoire Roux
I found this cute hankie and decided to make another Valentines Day dress. Available now in my Etsy shop.
Royal Coach for Silkstone Barbie, Poppy Parker, and Victoire Roux
After making two outfits already, I had just enough left of this lovely Coach scarf to make a pencil skirt, so I used some coordinating royal blue Dupioni silk to make a peplum blouse. Available now in my Etsy shop.
Golden Holiday for Silkstone Barbie, Poppy Parker, and Victoire Roux
Ah, for the days of elegant holiday parties. The skirt is sewn from a vintage hand embroidered hankie, fully lined, of course. The gold silk peplum blouse wraps in the front and is cinched at the waist with a bow. A black rhinestone brooch adds a touch of old world elegance. Available now in my Etsy shop.
Vintage Holiday for Silkstone Barbie and Victoire Roux
Adapted from a pattern from the 1940’s, this lovely blouse is hand sewn from silk tissue taffeta and features a wrap front, shaped peplum, and short sleeves. A vintage red and green plaid hankie was used for the slim midi skirt. And a magnetic rhinestone brooch completes the look. Available now in my Etsy shop.
1:6 scale Christmas carol music books
Just in time for your Christmas dioramas, I’ve made up a bunch of Christmas carol music books featuring favorite tunes such as Deck the Halls and Away in a Manger. The books look nice on a piano, music stand, or in the arms of your favorite dolls as they go Christmas caroling. Available in sets of two and on sale now in my Etsy shop.
Petit Poppies for Silkstone Barbie, Poppy Parker, and Victoire Roux
As the leaves change colors on the trees, so do the colors of the flowers on the skirt of this dress. From amethyst to sapphire to ruby, these exquisite petit point poppies dance across the skirt. The bodice is made from amethyst Dupioni silk with 3/4 sleeves, portrait collar, and bow at the waist. A matching hat and rhinestone brooch complete the look. Available now in my Etsy shop.
3D printed minis
A few weeks ago, I purchased two adorable 3D printed side tables from eBay seller sir_click. The seller has rapidly been expanding their repertoire of 1:6 scale printed items to now include planters, vases, candlesticks, bookshelves, and more. I picked up a set of vases and a set of 6 candlesticks. I’m thinking I may paint the bases of the candle sticks – maybe gold or black? I love the variety of shapes in the vases. I think I’ll keep those white for now. I purchased hand made clay flowers from the Etsy shop, TheArtFair, to display in the vases and they work perfectly. I’ve purchased 1:6 scale potted plants from Joy for years – she’s local and I usually see her at a couple craft shows each year. Just this summer, she’s starting offering loose flowers that you can put in your own vases. I purchased a couple loose bunches this summer, but now I want to get some more to fill up my vases!