I love doing trades. You never know what you're going to get,especially with traders from far away. Odd Mod is one of my favourite Flickr people. (You can check her out on Flickr HERE.) She has the most AMAZING 1/6 scale doll house EVER. Her doll house looks like a real house in her photos,and she has regular characters that live there that she manages to pose very realistically. She saw the barbecue grill I got at Target,and asked me if I could send her one. So we decided to do a trade. My problem was, she has such a great doll house,with the greatest miniatures of EVERYTHING anybody could want. I was having trouble finding anything I thought was good enough for her! The other problem was finding something she didn't already have! That fridge magnet dust buster is great,and I have two of them,but I looked through her photos again and there was hers on the wall of the doll house kitchen!
So here's what I managed to round up for her. Keep in mind all this stuff is 1/6 scale. First,of course, is her barbecue grill.
I added one of the Mexican rugs I got in Texas back in April.
|The orange one.|
I have several of this particular mini basket. The weave is really tiny and the lid really comes off.
I also had to think of things that would fit in her house stylistically too. This Native America 'blanket' may not be her style,so she doesn't have to use it if she doesn't like it. It makes nice packing though.
This tiny cameo would make a nice necklace or decoration for the house.
I included a sweater ornament that has had the hanger removed for wearing.
This fan is a pencil sharpener.
You've seen these tiny real working desk lamps on the blog before. I thought this red one would look great in her doll 'Manna's room.
This little Merry Christmas sign looks like the ones I remember from when I was a kid.
This little ring toss set came from somebody's Christmas cracker one year. There are a few of them around the house because we have a lot of the same crackers.
Speaking of Christmas,there's this eensy soldier.
These little dinosaurs were sold in plastic eggs at the grocery store a few years ago.
This picture frame is for a necklace or charm bracelet.
I guess she can use this little wooden gavel if her characters go to court or an auction! That's not so far fetched.They held their own auction once. (You can see that on her Flickr HERE.)
I wanted to send something that was really 'Ohio', so made this Ohio State pillow. It may not fit her decor,but hopefully she'll find a spot for it.
Looking at this stuff,I'm not very impressed. In fact, her house, and everything in it, is so cool,I feel like I can't find anything good enough. She has a lot of great things in her house that she made, or her mom or husband made. She mentioned the possibility of her husband making something for me. I had been thinking about making something for her, but that decided it. She recently got a one of a kind Pippi Longstocking doll, made from a Midi Blythe head and an 8" articulated body. So I made her this Pippi doll,dressed like hers.
I'm disappointed in Pippi too,as I usually am when I make something.
I feel like I learned from my mistakes making her and if I had time I should make a better one for Odd Mod.
But she already mailed my package,and we agreed to send them around the end of July. The other thing preventing me from making another Pippi right now is,the weather is getting hot again. You might be thinking,"Huh? What does the weather have to do with anything?" Well, a lot. I don't have air conditioning,and Pippi is made of polymer clay. When the weather is really hot the clay just practically melts in my hands,and it's been nearly 100 degrees here lately. Luckily we had a cool spell this past week and I was able to get her made one nice,cool day. I finished her yesterday.
There's something you might not realize from these pictures. Pippi is only 1 & 1/4 inches tall.
I have to hope that maybe she only looks questionable to me because she's so magnified.
Every little flaw shows up way worse than it is...maybe?
She has a wire armature, so she's poseable.
|She even has one rumpled stocking.|
She's the miniature version of Odd Mod's Pippi.
One of the dolls in her doll house also has a doll collection. I thought mini Pippi could be part of that collection.
You can see the real thing on Odd Mod's Flickr HERE.
|My leeks are seeding. As usual, they are seeding without getting big enough to eat first.|
So that's my trade. I'll show you what I got in return when it arrives.