Saturday, October 18, 2014

1:6 Doll Salon

Curl Up & Dye

It is not finished, but its getting close.  This started out with my hubby Chance helping me to make my Halloween Haunt Shoppe more sturdy.  The Haunt Shoppe started as a Cheerios box.  The next group of photos will take you through the beginnings that eventually led to the second set of photos- what is to become Curl Up & Dye, a salon for 10" - 12" dolls like Monster High, Barbie, Dynamite Girls, Momoko, Blythe and a host of others.

So it started like this...


It was flopping around, I didn't like how it felt, so my dear Chance said something like: "We could build a stick frame inside..."  Which looked like this:

This is the part where I said... "This is too good for a Cheerios box."  Which led to this:

The idea was to make this photograph friendly, so it is built in 3 sections, held together with magnets. Chance also added pins that can be used as needed where the walls meet.

The photos following below show the story up until now.  There will be more in future posts.

Linoleum floor installed

Sidewalk tiles glued down, ready for grout.
Covering the linoleum to keep it grout free.

Grouted sidewalk.  Baseboards installed.

Doorway and door started.

Threshold made.

Door finished, installed.

Ceiling and building roof line.  Comes off for photos.

Lights for the lighting system.

These light boxes have tiny LCDs

Trying to figure out where to place the lights.
A second interior ceiling piece was built to hold the lights.

I took this by sticking my camera lens through the doorway.  

New light boxes installed in secondary ceiling.

Lights are on 3 different switches to vary the lighting inside like a life size store.
I can remove any of the 3 sections to shoot photos.  

Cleaning up.

More to come once the salon elements are completed.

My husband Chance is not only a wonderful companion in life whom I love with every molecule of my body and soul, he is a genius.  None of this would have worked without him.

Next post I will show you how to make these from food boxes:

Cheers, PB

Thursday, September 25, 2014

1:6 Size Costume Boxes Old Style

All of You 8" - 12" Dolls 
Come One Come All For Extra Fun

A Table Full of Fun!

5 Costume Boxes, 2 Wig Boxes and 2 Candy boxes
per printed sheet- which you can print as many as you like
since they are printable downloads!

Printable Costume Boxes are now up in the shop:

Cheers!  PB

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Monster High Halloween Masks

Now In The Shop!

Printable Download you can print at home and make for your dolls!

Costume Boxes Coming Soon!

Monday, September 8, 2014

1:6 Size Halloween Haunt Shoppe

The Beginning of Halloween Haunt Shoppe

What will be the street side of the shop..

Beginning of the inside of the shop.

Gathering and starting to put together pieces for the outside look.

Small window with paper towel curtains.

Left side is unpainted, right side has its first coat of paint.

I painted some vague details in black a blue.

I used clear plastic from a doll box for the window glass.

Starting on the bricks for the front. 
Foam core board scored with a broken tip pencil and a straight edge.

Top piece shows first coat of paint.  Bottom has
more colors added for better detail.

I want them all to look a bit different.

Door is made from cardboard, plastic from front of doll box and metal duct tape.

Hole is cut for door.  Door soon to be attached.


Inside view.

Sign attached, door, bricks and walls distressed.

Started making products for inside the shop.

I am still working on the inside of the shop. 
 My next post will be of the inside and more products and shelves and such. 

Sneek Peek: 

We are also working on the Curl Up and Dye Salon and Day Spa.

Its busy around here!

Cheers, PB