Coming Soon!-Fake Book Covers For Your Dolls

It's great to have miniature copies of classic novels, and favorite books for your dolls to be reading in photo stories, or in dioramas.  One of my favorite miniature book makers for twelve inch fashion doll size is Poppy's  Petites on Etsy.  She can make a miniature version of pretty much any book you can find, for reasonable rates, too.

But I haven't really found a source for 1/3 sized doll miniature books.  Plus, there are times when I just want parody, and then see how long it takes someone to notice.

So I have created my very first fake book cover, with plans for more as sleep deprivation inspires.  I have a couple of other ideas in my head right now, and hope to make them up within the next week.  At that point, I will launch a new section in my Etsy store, Fake Book Covers.

Here is a preview of the first "classic":  Disinterest In The Days Of Dysentery by Notta Realwriter.

Random Photos Day-Maudlynne Macabre

Tonner's Maudlynne Macabre doll was one I anxiously waited to be released.  When I finally got her, I was smitten.  Those big eyes!  Those worried brows hidden under her bangs!  And she's flexible, and can even stand on her own.

Plus, her back story was one I felt I could relate to.  Basically she's a shy young girl who would rather stay in her room and read than venture out and gasp! meet people!  :D

I made up some tiny toys this weekend, a miniature version of a doll I made last Xmas, and named Blobby Monsters.  I've been making full sized versions, but until the holidays roll around again, they are probably just going to work on taking over at least a corner of the house.

But with the quest to miniaturize Binky Boos, I found myself picking up scraps of felt and fleece, and voila!  A micro/mini Blobby Monster was born.  And Maudlynne seems like a girl who would appreciate them, so I pulled her out for a few random pics.

A Racoon, And A Mini Binky Boo

I finally got my Parkland Racoon finished!  The next one I make will probably be more colorful/fantasy, but I still like the natural/neutral tones on this first little guy.  Using the fusible fleece on the back of the fabric worked out well, but I'm going to watch and see how he stands up to a little wear and tear.  The black fabric was more polyester than cotton, so the next Racoon I make I will definitely be pickier going through my scrap fabrics for his body, inner ears, eye mask, soles, and tail rings.

I also sold one of the little Binky Boos I recently made, to a fantastic doll photographer (if you're on Facebook and are a fan of doll photography, you need to be following her!).  She asked a question about making them even smaller, and I figured, what the heck?  Let's start trying to miniaturize!

I was going to wait until the weekend to start trying, but the bug bit me yesterday evening as I looked at my smaller felt scraps.  Here is the first result, which turned out pretty cute.  I hand embroidered the eyes, but next version I think I will use seed beeds, or see if I can find even smaller safety eyes. The pic below shows the mini guy in orange next to a "regular" sized gray bear.  The mini isn't quite half the size.

The mini Binky Boo's little arms move, too.

Little guy next to a U.S. quarter for scale.

Closeup on the face. 

The next version I may try to make a little smaller, too.  Plus, I'm eyeing the pony pattern, and picturing it a bit smaller, too.  :D

Comfy Chair-Spoiled Doll

Essential Ellowyne Wilde reclines in a comfy chair that I only wish I could have made in my size.  It's covered in white and black paisley fabric, and has that "favorite chair" faded look to it.

Alas, my Ellowyne is going to be disappointed because I am listing this on eBay as another "test" to see if there's interest.  It has a low starting price of $4.99, but if you like it (or your dolls are telling you that they like it), you can get it before anyone else with the Buy It Now price of $12.99 plus shipping.  :D

The auction is at the following link:

Oh, and her outfit (slim jacket and slacks) is also up for bid: