Friday, August 15, 2008

My Jahan

This doll was a wedding gift I made for my aunt. Dressed in salwar-kameez, Jahan is a vision in gold and turquoise. She is adorned in traditional jewelry: bracelets, anklets, necklace, tiara and bindi. Her veil or dupatta is hand-embellished in jewel-toned fabric paint.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Where's This Dollhouse From?

A message from Andrea Perelman:

I have an old doll house I’ve had forever that I think is German decent. I have been researching a bit and need direction. Can you help? I am looking to finally sell it to the right owner who will admire and care for it. It comes with all the original furniture…

Monday, August 4, 2008

Midnight in the Secret Garden by Christina Pardy

This impressive structure by Christina Pardy is based on an old Medieval walled town in Germany. It’s a Tower, with a walkway on one side of the wall, and a garden with a water fountain on the other side. The Tower is three floors; dungeon, middle floor landing, and the lookout area. An archway on the ground level is the entry into the garden

All of the faux stonework and shingles are hand-carved, each individually out of Creative Paperclay® and hand painted and aged. There are real glass tile in the fountain and raised patio area. The structure is fully electrified from original torches on the walls, to the blue neon-like light that shines from under the eves, archways, and inside of the water fountain. This blue light produces moonlight like shine in the dark. The moon dial and the trunk-pedestal it’s on also glows blue from within.

It has also won an award for first place at the "Hand Crafted's of Miniatures Show" in Braintree, Massachusetts of October 2006. It has also been featured on the cover of the October 2007 edition of Dollhouse Miniatures magazine, with a few page write-up and tutorial inside.

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