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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

How to Make a Doll Park, Parking Lot, and Patio...

I made this background for our 'Skull Academy' show, its perfect for all the scenes, of course I wish I had more time, I would make different backgrounds for the different scenes. We will have to use the same background for the park, school parking lot, and Lola's Bistro patio background. Check out the video and tell us what you think. Please don't forget to share, comment and rate our videos.

I added a short stop motion clip at the end.

Thank you for visiting and checking out my crafts. I love hearing from you, so please leave a comment.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

How to Make a Doll Restaurant - Finished...almost

Hi, the restaurant is almost finished, I changed a few things around since the last post. After putting all the dolls in the restaurant seated at the tables, it was a bit crowded and hard to use the door. So I removed one of the tables and made a counter by the front door.

I found these shelves at Value Village and they were perfect. I sanded them and re-stained using the same stain I used on the floors, table and door. The shelves were in perfect condition but the colour was a little off, it was too red. After all this work on the restaurant, I wanted it to be perfect, or almost perfect is good enough for me.




All we need now is art for our walls, we want you, our viewers to be apart of our show 'Skull Academy'. Please email us scans of your original artwork, we will be picking ten of our favourites and our viewers, subscribers and facebook friends will pick their favourites, we will be hanging five pieces in the restaurant. Anyone of any age can send us their artwork.

By submitting your artwork to us, you are giving us permission to use it free of charge in our web series, videos, facebook or blog posts.

For more pictures of Lola's Bistro, check our our YouTube channel for video.
Thank you all so much for your comments, you inspire me to want to make more...
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Sunday, November 25, 2012

How to Make a Doll Restaurant - The Furniture

The Furniture
The Chairs...
 I made the chairs our of cardboard and paper mache, but I didn't want to paper mache everything.

The Tables...
I made the patio tables with liqueur glasses I found at Value Village. I liked the stems, I thought they would be perfect for table legs.

And coasters for tabletops, see I'm not just about cardboard and paper mache. 

For the inside tables, I got some cardboard and wrapped wooden pieces around it, then stained the wood. Plus the toy blocks I found at a garage sale this past summer was used for the legs, I painted them silver.
I love how the tables turned out.

I will post more pictures of the finished restaurant tomorrow. I hope you don't mind all the postings, one after another, I should really post the pics as I go along, so I don't pile them up at the end... I kept putting it off, but I do want to start blogging on a more regular basis, at least three times a week would be perfect. I do have other projects on the go that I would love to share with you.

Please don't forget to vote for us for 'top 100 doll sites' above on the right. Thank you so much for those who have and have left really nice comments. You guys are so awesome, I wish I could hug every one of you... sorry I don't mean to sound creepy... :) You can vote as often as you like to I think, so please keep voting :)

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

How to Make a Doll Restaurant - The Decor

Here is a few decorating touches I added to Lola's Bistro...

I have a vase full of twigs and they always come in handy. I painted them white and hung them on the side walls. The back wall is for art from my viewers. We are accepting art from all ages and our viewers will vote for their favourite. We will use your art to hang in restaurant and in the new dorm rooms.

 I love how they turned out.

 I wanted the lighting to be special. I found these two Christmas ornaments at Value Village, as soon as I saw them I knew they would be perfect. To secure the lighting (ornaments) I made a hole on the ceiling and ran the string through and glued a piece of wood over it.

I found these wood piece at a garage sale this past summer. I stained them and glued them to the wall then added the mirror over it.

The doorway on the left is the door to the kitchen that doesn't exist. I wanted somewhere for the serving staff to come out of, plus that is where they get the drinks and the bill etc... I wanted the space for tables and seating.

To cover the doorway to the fake kitchen, I used these silver ball garlands I got from dollar store.

I love how the doorway turned out. The silver curtain balances the lighting.

I will be posting about the bench in the next post.

The Door...

Oops...time to change the blade...

Start gluing your popsicle sticks to the cardboard. I used hot you fingers, hot glue is crazy hot... try following the same pattern on each side of door.

I glued a piece of plastic to mimic a window.

I Just finished the sign and address number.

The next post will be the final one, the furniture and the finished look.
There will be a video on our YouTube channel plus a little stop motion clip at the end.

Thank you for visiting my blog, tell me what you think of the new restaurant.



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