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Just wanted to pop in and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!

Holiday Zing

Holiday Zing

Today’s model is ITBE Zing from the Gloss convention. She is wearing Foto Fab Poppy’s dress, a Color Infusion jacket from the 2013 convention Style Lab and holds a matching cocktail (the chopped off top of a drink stirrer found at TJ Maxx). Her photo was taken yesterday by the wreath on our front door.

May Your Holiday Cheer

Last All Year!

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Blue Snow Day

Did you ever notice, when you’re shoveling snow on a sunny day, that the snow has hints of blue in it – like an iceberg? I seems to happen when the snow is kinda on the heavier side, maybe it’s the high water content? I don’t know. I just think it looks cool. Anyway, that’s what inspired this photo shoot.

Misaki in Shades of Blue

Misaki in Shades of Blue

Today’s model is Pure Evil Misaki. She is wearing a scarf and headband crocheted by me, Dynamite Girls Electro Pop Aria’s coat, Crazy Girl Misaki’s t-shirt, Fashion Royalty High Toned Rayna’s skirt, and two pairs of tights โ€“ opaque blue borrowed from Barbie and white fishnets that I think once belonged to Poppy Parker or Misaki. She’s also wearing Ciao Japan Misaki’s boots, but you can’t see ’em in this photo. Misaki’s photo was taken last month in our side yard after yet another snow storm. LOL, we seem to get a lot of those…

Some Say They Get The Winter Blues

But I Think You Can Feel However You Choose

When Faced With Yet Another Snow Day

I Get All Bundled Up To Go Out And Play

Yay!!!

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Yeah, it’s already autumn. Huh, I don’t know how that happened. The days sure do fly by. But, even though the calendar insists that it’s fall, the weather is still feeling rather summery. So, bear with me..indulge me…in a last celebration of summer.

Amelie Makes Some Waves

Amelie Makes Some Waves

Table For One

Table For One

Surf's Up

Surf’s Up

Sunshine & Palm Trees

Sunshine & Palm Trees

Skee Ball - Ice Ball

Skee Ball – Ice Ball

Today’s models are Promenade Amelie and Misaki. Amelie is wearing Endless Summer Poppy Parker’s swim suit and a dollar store hair clip. Misaki is wearing Sunshine Games Poppy Parker’s bathing suit in the second and third photo and her original t-shirt, Barbie shorts, Endless Summer Poppy Parker’s sneakers and Fashion Royalty earrings and a bracelet in the last two images. The table, umbrella, chair and float are all pieces from an Arco brand Fashion Pool Set that I found at the local flea market. The first four photos were taken at the beach, the last one was taken in a game room on the boardwalk.

Roll Out Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days Of Summer
You’ll Wish That Summer Could Always Be Here – Nat King Cole

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I climbed trees when I was a kid, much younger than I am now. I remember spending hours just hanging out up in a tree talking with one my neighborhood friends, watching the world go by. LOL, it’s funny how something that seemed such a simple feat back then leaves me shaking my head in wonder now. You won’t catch me risking a fall (and probably painful broken bones) these days. But what I won’t do, the dolls will…

Misaki Up In A Tree

Misaki Up In A Tree

Today’s model is Crazy Girl Misaki. She is wearing Hollywood Nails Barbie’s bodysuit, shorts borrowed from Dynamite Girls: In The City – You Sexy Thing Jasper, Endless Summer Poppy Parker’s sneakers and a Fashion Royalty necklace. Her photo was taken a few weeks ago in my Mom’s backyard, under overcast afternoon skies.

Back When We Were Young,

We All Ruled The World,

And Never Even Knew It.

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I love to mix things up. I’m not a “dressy-dressy” type person. I don’t know why, but I seem to resist the whole elegant/fancy/classy type looks thing. Maybe it’s just too serious for me. I like a little humor/silliness/opposition…tongue -in-cheek/cheekiness/sarcasm/tomfoolery…..I just can’t help but be a nonconformist. I’m bratty like that.

That’s not to say I won’t swoon over a beautiful gown every now and then. It just means that I’ll probably pair a sequin dream of a dress with pigtails and bare feet. LOL.

Jeannie Sparkles In The Garden

Jeannie Sparkles In The Garden

Today’s model is Crazy Girl Misaki – I’ve named her Jeannie after my Mom. Her hair has been washed out, but still retains it’s original style. (It was a bit stiff with product applied in the factory.) She is wearing an ooak fashion made by Karen Kolkman – a Christmas gift from dear hubby. Her photo was taken in the afternoon in our front garden.

Dress Up, Dress Down. Whatever. Just Be You. And Be Happy.

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When I’m crocheting things for my dolls, there are times when I can not resist a bit of whimsy. This is the result of a momentary indulgence in silliness…

Misaki's Winter Woolens

Misaki's Winter Woolens

Today’s model is Bonjour Misaki (pink hat version). She is wearing a funny hat that I made – the top is a flower shape, kind of a nod to Dr. Seuss and springtime. She’s also sporting a scarf, caplet ( a snug cape) and a demi-sweater (basically a partial sweater – sleevesย  connected across with a neck opening, minus a full bodice for wearing over a corset top)ย  –ย  all patterns created and crocheted by me. And to round out her fashion: Model of the Moment Marisa’s corset top (though you can’t see it), Porcelain Beauty Kesenia’s trousers and Checking Out Colette’s boots (you can see the boots in the full length shots on my Flickr pages).

Her photo was taken on February sixteenth during a little late morning snow shower in our front yard.

It’s Very Important To Be Silly Every Now & Again

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The 3rd annual Ice Festival was held in downtown Stroudsburg yesterday. I dressed a couple of dolls, charged the camera batteries and went to join in the fun. Unlike the last two years, I showed up at noon just as it was starting. It was much warmer than in the past (forty degrees with low wind and peek-a-boo sunshine) and the crowd of folks walking up and down Main street reflected it. We watched an ice sculptor create a giant frozen chair using chainsaws, drills and chisels. When we got chilly, we popped into Starbucks for Peppermint Mochas and later scored a free hot chocolate at American Ribbon. One of the benefits of the festival is to promote local business, and we indulged in a bit of shopping along the way. As usual, my dolls did garner quite a bit of attention – they fit the whimsy of the festival – and a few folks even had their photos taken with them. It was an all around fun day and I’m already looking forward to next year’s event. ๐Ÿ™‚

Misaki on the Flood's ice sculpture

Misaki on the Flood's ice sculpture

 

Misaki with the Bald Eagle ice sculpture at American Ribbon

Misaki with the Bald Eagle ice sculpture at American Ribbon

Our first model is Mint Mod Misaki. She is wearing Clash Control Erin’s sequined dress, Fashion Fever Barbie’s long-sleeved top, opaque black Fashion Royalty tights, Perk Colette’s boots, a hat, scarf and poncho crocheted by me and Ye Ye Amelie’s gloved hands.

Poppy on the Stroudsburg Photo ice sculpture

Poppy on the Stroudsburg Photo ice sculpture

 

Poppy on the Fleur de Lis ice sculpture

Poppy on the Fleur de Lis ice sculpture

 

Poppy on the Sherman Theater ice sculpture

Poppy on the Sherman Theater ice sculpture

Our second model is Poppy Parker from the 2011 hair workshop at the Dark Romance convention. She is wearing a Fashion Fever Barbie jacket, Dynamite Girls: In the City: Good Times Dayle’s mini skirt, London By Night Ayumi’s tights, Outsider Misaki’s boots, a scarf that I crocheted and handmade earrings also made by me.

Their photos were taken in the afternoon hours as we walked up and down Main street. The sun played hide and seek all day, dipping behind the clouds periodically, making for some challenging and rapidly changing photo conditions. The crowds were thick, so my shots were quick grabs in between waves of onlookers. Which is why some of my images lack the polish of my less complicated photo sessions – my apologies.

But it was quite exciting shooting on the fly. I’d spot a sculpture, pre-pose my doll, wait for a break in the waves of tourists, rush up, set up my doll, pull back and grab the photos (bracketing a bit over in the exposures to account for disappearing sunlight, trying with & without flash, watching my shooting speeds to avoid shake) and then snatch up my doll for the next one. LOL, I tried to be as unobtrusive as possible so other folks could take their pictures without waiting for me too long. It was funny – a few thought the dolls were part of the displays, others wanted to take pictures of the sculptures with the dolls in them and some wanted their photos taken with the dolls. It was so cute. Tee-hee! ๐Ÿ˜€

I hope you had a good time joining me on a virtual tour of the Ice Festival. You can see more photos by visiting my Flickr pages, just click on the link to the right. For best viewing, I suggest finding the “Ice Festival” album on the right and watching it in “slideshow” mode. Enjoy!

Icy Art

Temporary

Transient

Strong Yet Fragile

Fleetingly Beautiful

 

 

 

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