New doll furniture will be posted to my Etsy shop on Wednesday, September 14th (most likely in the AM). Hope you enjoy them. Here’s a preview of a few of the items. As usual, like nothing you will find anywhere.
This will be my last batch of furniture. I’m retiring. Thanks to all of you who’ve appreciated my work. Your dolls have inspired me and your kindness has made the effort possible and pleasurable.
Much love to all,
p.s. Thanks to MayBeMia for this preciously posed shot. Simply perfect!
I’ll be adding a few new items to my shop in two days. That’s Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 3:00 Central Time. Here’s another new Borne Settee, very similar to the one in my previous post which was purchased as a jewelry display piece for a really big fancy closet. Clever idea. This one is in the same fabric, slightly shorter and with different accents. Hope you have time to take a peek at the other new items. Thanks to all! (click photo to enlarge)
Lace can be difficult to apply to little chairs and even more difficult to photograph. I like it non the less, having used it a few times in the past, like this early effort to create a unique doll chair. The black lace was from a corset-like top used while dancing Argentine Tango and up-cycled perfectly to a miniature chair (it was for 14″-16″dolls).
A year or two ago I purchased some off-white lace from a local fashion fabric store which had a stretchy quality and a bit of sheen in some parts. Since I usually use natural fibers, I had trouble coming up with a design that pleased me. My embroidery class (see previous post) taught me the wisdom of texture and the idea of a little shine suddenly no longer seemed to be a problem. The lace is placed over a neutral/tan cotton/linen blend and provided the opportunity for a bit of embroidery practice. Click on all photos to enlarge.
The embroidery became a slouchy pillow which is trimmed in silk. The chair is a restyling of my favorite club chair and I’m hoping you like it as much as I do. Angie looks like she just got home from dancing all night, exhausted but thrilled, kicked off her shoes, collapsed into the soft decadence of her new favorite spot and is letting the morning sun soothe her toes. Happy dancing everyone!
It has been a very very busy year! My business in Austin has been booming, but it didn’t leave any time for little big chairs. I finally decided “this would not do!” and started finding moments to create New Stuff. My vision also included a new garden window to go with my garden door, and an archway from the library to the new “Sun Room”. I just love makin’ all this stuff and the remodel should be finished soon.
The photo is just a teaser to let you know I have been busy (click to enlarge). As you can see, there are no complete shots of any single piece of furniture……..but you kind of get the idea…..yes? This is about half of the new stuff. The brighter colors were inspired by an Etsy visitor and thanks again Linda for your influence.
My girls are in “rehab” and as soon as they return…..looking better than ever…..I’ll post a notice here to let you know that I’ve finished: taking the photos, taking the measurements, processing the photos, creating the listings, figuring the shipping, getting the boxes, and uploading everything…..phew!! I need a nap just thinking about all of it. So be sure and follow this blog! I’m pointing towards the end of the month. Thanks for your interest and have a great October! Melanie
I got an idea. I ran with it. Unlike my usual traditional style of doll furniture, this is decidedly MODERN! It floats on plexiglass legs and drips with red velvet goodness.
This version is for 12 inch to 14 inch dolls. Hope you like it too. I’ll be posting it to my Etsy shop in a couple of days along with a few other new styles. Thanks for looking.