It looks like reorganizing is everybody's priority around the doll's collector community lately.....

And finally I decided myself and went to Ikea. I've been planning a reorganization of my collection for a while. and now here it is: my new Detolf showcase!

Ligthting is awful, but it gives you the general idea.....

that's me in the corner

It was not the easiest thing to do, but we managed to put it together, and the girls now have a lot (well at least enough) space:

This reorganization left me with my other showcase empty, and this is another thing a was looking forward for: now I have the place for a few dioramas!

I've been scavenging e-bay and etsy for months, and planned four different rooms

the Traveller's library, this was the only room I was able to do with the furniture I already had:

For the Norma Desmond's Lounge I bought on E-Bay:

This lovely side table from MiniPlacesStudio:

and a beautiful old phone from MiniPastisserie

For The sunny living room I ordered this great set from Miniio

Last but not least, for The Kitchen/dining

Table and chairs from miniCHAIR

and this fully accessorized kitchen table from bedsbystar

I'll have to complete the dioramas with some rugs and perhaps some more little piece. As for now I'm pretty satisfied and can't wait to receive all these items and to start to set up the dioramas.

See you soon!


Carlotta's Birthay Gift - Ludovica leaves the house

You know, everything started with my niece Carlotta and her love for Barbies, I tried my hand in order to let her have some original fashions to play with and here I am after two years, completely caught with this passion.
The 10th of September was Carlotta's birthday, and this time she asked me a complete wedding dress!
Well I couldn't resist the challenge so worked hard at patterns and came up with this line, which in fact is inspired to my sister's wedding dress (Carlotta's Mom).
This is the pattern I found  for the empire gown:

I never dreamed to try a wedding dress (probably because I'm not your wedding kind of person) but I'm really happy with the result:

I also decided to give Carlotta one of my dolls, so here is a closeup of Ludovica, who has left the house (and she's goingo to have a lot of fun!!!)

The only piece I didn't make are the flower which I bought from scarydollperson shop on etsy!

Of course Odette couldn't resist and had to try the dress on!

Well Carlo doesn't seem to appreciate it .....

"not a bit"


Hommes Fashion 3: Nicola in Berlin

Nicola has something stilish about him so as first fashion I decided to sew him a Mod's outfit

I liked this one very much, I'm not very good at jackets, but I keep trying!!!!
I used red cotton for the trousers, wool jersey for the turtleneck sweater and gabardine for the jacket, this time I nearly got the sleeves right, but I still have to work on my jacket pattern!!!! Shoes are by IT.

Anyway, Nicola is very happy with it, and he's going to show you some highliths of Berlin, which happens to be one of Sasha's favourite towns. I've never been there yet, so you'll have to trust Sasha and this camera.

Berlin Wall - Murales - Picture by Sasha
Berlin Wall - Murales - Picture by Sasha
These places are the reminders of a very sad period, but Berliners seem to have made the most of them: tourist attractions!

Check Point - Picture by Sasha
one of the amazing things about Berlin are the wonderful modern architectures, these  are a couple of buildings by Renzo Piano in Postdamer Platz.

Berlin - Postdamer Platz - Renzo Piano building - Picture by Sasha
Berlin - Postdamer Platz - Renzo Piano building - Picture by Sasha
Of course he couldn't miss to pose in front of the Brandeburg gate! But, wait a minute, who's that gorgeous girl over there? It looks like Iolanda has already followed Nicola here!!!

Berlin - Brandeburg Gate - Picture by Sasha
This as view of Berlin from the Reichstag terrace: it's amazing!!!

Berlin - view from the Reichstag terrace - Picture by Sasha
Berlin - The Reichstag - Picture by Sasha

Berlin, as many European Capitals, is rich of museums, this is the museum island, it is also a lovely place to take a straw....So Nicola decided to take Nasty for a walk, and Iolanda is there again!!!

Berlin - Altes Museum - Picture by Sasha
Berlin - Museums Island - Picture by Sasha
Well, for those of you who are wondering how Nicola is going to spend the afternoon......even thought I'm sure he set his eyes on Edda, but I told you, Nicola is our ladiesman!!!

Koepenic Restaurant - Stock Picture

This issue's soundtrack, on of my faves by Jamiroquai: Virtual Insanity!!!