Category Archives: apparel

Posted on 05 December, 2015

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Everyone in our circle wears Dolls’ Cobbler shoes. If the shoe fits, buy it!!!

Sylvia Rountree: Shoes! Shoes! Shoes!

Sylvia Rountree is the owner of The Dolls Cobbler, known as the 11 Inch Fashion Doll Shoe Salon. I met Sylvia more than 30 years ago at the Cabbage Patch in Brooksville, Ohio, where we bought miniature supplies. (more…)

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Posted on 22 August, 2015

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My Baby Nursery Accessory Ensemble, an economical way to accessorize a nursery.

Nurseries Pink Or Blue

It seems to be a hard and fast rule today. Is there a biological difference in the sexes or is it a cultural choice? And what does a dollhouse enthusiast do with this information?

Decades of research by University of Maryland historian Jo Paoletti suggests that up until the 1950s, chaos reigned when it came to the colors of baby paraphernalia. “There was no gender-color symbolism that held true everywhere,” Paoletti told Life’s Little Mysteries (link below). Because the pink-for-a-girl, blue-for-a-boy social norms only set in during the 20th century in the United States, they cannot possibly stem from any evolved differences between boys’ and girls’ favorite colors,” Paoletti said.

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Posted on 01 July, 2015

Alicia's White Gown

Alicia’s White Gown

This is such a charming room. It’s going to be the main bedroom in Alicia Guerra López’ French Palace. Looking at it gives me a warm, pleasant feeling. Alicia posted the photo in the G+ “Dollhouse Miniature Projects” community.

Susan

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Posted on 18 June, 2015

1:12 Scale Karate Outfit

1:12 Scale Karate Outfit

Karate Outfit 1:12 Scale

One of my grandson’s – the 6 years old – is taking karate classes. So what’s a grandmother to do? Make a 1:12 scale karate outfit, of course, complete with karate soft shoes, numbchucks, boards to be broken with the famous karate chop, and the belt degrees sign. It’s a perfect accessory for a modern boy’s bedroom.

As I made such a big deal in a post about showing the scale of your work on a photo, I had to use this picture. I would ike to say my dinged-up right index finger was a result of an amateur using those numbchucks, but the cuts came from something more prosaic – doing fine work on tough leather with an X-acto knife.

Susan

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