Saturday, February 4, 2012

Why doesn't this Ken have working elbows and knees?! D: Lol :D

During my break between classes I went down to the shops and checked out the Goodwill. That's where I found this guy, for $4. As you can see, his knees and elbows don't bend :/ That's a little would he ever go down on one knee to propose, or to kiss a lady's hand in a courtly manner? Even most Barbies have slightly bendable knees. At least his hair looks cool, and isn't the stiff molded kind, lol.

A Big Little Coffeemaker

Among other things, I also found this coffeemaker. They said it was 1/6 Barbie scale, but it's actually a tad big for her. It's not too bad though, and it's battery powered, which makes a cute "brewing" effect, and it lights up too. I'll have to upload a video eventually so you can see for yourself. :)

Lately I've been ordering some fresh things to liven up the little house. Here's a neat gem I found, for about $6...And yes, that is a working electric plug there :) Now I just have to wait for the matching outlet to arrive!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Remodeling the Dollhouse!

For about 2 years now, my dollhouse has been sitting in the closet of my shared room, so as not to take up too much space. It was, after all, just over 5 ft in height, and each room was a little over 12" in width and depth. Even being in the closet, though, it took up a lot of space - and it's bulk made it hard for me to get it out of the closet to take photos! What with college studies and all, I needed to find a way to make it easier to work with, while freeing up some storage space at the same time. So I decided to take it apart and remake it a little. It no longer stands the way it used to, but worry not, it hasn't been destroyed! I've just folded things down a little. Now, flat boxes/panels FTW! :D Now it can sit conveniently on my closet's top shelf, leaving some actual walk in space.

Since I've taken it apart, I decided to take some pics of one of the rooms before I demolished it. The curtain in that room actually can be pulled down (though it takes a little adjustment and effort). Pic #1 is the location for a light switch I attempted a few years ago. It did indeed work, but had some quirks, as I made it from bits of stuff around the house...more on that later...

Keep watching :)