Hello to anyone who may have stumbled onto my blog. They say life is a journey and over the past few months I've been wondering where I was headed. I stepped off the corporate ladder 10 years ago to become a stay at home mom to my one and only child. As she has gotten older I have found myself a bit restless wondering what is to come next. I'm sure many of you can relate, or maybe you cannot. Anyway, I have always loved textiles, design, repurposing furniture and rearranging my home. I could spend hours immersed in a textile store or devouring a decor magazine. Yes, I do love mixing patterns, Tobi Farley is one of my favorite designers. Her combinations are genius. To think I used to live in the same town as she does. Too bad I did not stumble upon her until I no longer lived there. In addition to these grown up creative pursuits, I have always enjoyed miniatures. My daughter and I had a great time decking out a Playmobil Victorian Mansion with vintage Petite Princess furniture. I scoured EBay for weeks finding everything miniature that I would love to shrink myself down to size to enjoy. I can't forget Barbie. She is another thing I played for hours when I was growing up. So...this is how we get to where we are now. One evening I stayed up way past my bedtime surfing the internet. I discovered many sites devoted to miniatures and Barbie. I decided to try my hand at making more grown up, fashionable re-do's of Barbie sized furniture and accessories. I started experimenting with sculpt and bake clay to make edible treats for the dolls and got out my sewing machine to make stylish textiles. This was so fun. I found I could not stop once I started. I would plan to spend about an hour working on something and before I knew it the day was over. I found myself staying up late and working again early the next morning. As silly as it sounds, all this playing and creating was exhausting. I thought it would be a great thing to market on EBay or other internet sales sites like Etsy. It turns out there are about 5 others who seem to be listing the Barbie size items on EBay. I have a few listings out there now. But there are no bidders. What am I doing wrong?
My vision expanded another step with this blog. I'm not sure what I will write on each new post. But, I have to start somewhere. Hopefully, some other people who like this little hobby will send some comments my way. I will be sharing photos of my favorite creations. I'm sure I'll also share some flops too.
Have a great day! Happy creating.
Here are a few photos to start...
|Skipper's Retro Tween Room|
|This Halloween goody table used to be tan with stickers affixed to the top. I think the new finish works well with the Fall colors.|