The New Girl in Town

This is my THIRD major diorama! (#1 here and #2 here). I was inspired by this image:

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The theme this time is very “woody”. Since we only see this view, I made the remainder up.

In addition, I’ve got a few new things going on:

First and foremost, I actually made the the couch and pair of chairs! The couch was inspired by this image:

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Supposedly this is an Adrian Pearsall Craft & Associates couch. It looks like it could be, but I couldn’t confirm that it is.

The chairs were inspired by OOAK chairs made by 21catiacreations on Etsy. I loved the design but not the fabric, so was motivated to make my own with a fabric I liked.


Second, I broke down and got an Integrity Toys Victorie Fashion Royalty doll.  The clothes selection for FR is so much greater than the Phicen dolls, with a huge and diverse market of OOAK outfits .


The cartoonish FR doll makes a rather strange juxtaposition with the ultra-realistic Phicens.  But the contrast appeals to my comic book mentality. I took shots of the FR by itself, the Phicen by itself, and shots with both, so please enjoy to your taste.

Third, I’m highlighting an OOAK FR outfit from the outstanding designer Rebecca of Rebeccafashions.  I am absolutely enamored with her sense of color and style. She uses very bold and striking color combinations that I find delightful.  Her work can be seen at the Rebecca Flickr site and I suggest you go enjoy her art if you’ve not seen it yet. Here is the outfit from her site:


Finally, as a sneak preview, a couple Annie Morrison pieces are used in the diorama. Other new accessories were picked up on ebay.  The couch lamps are a $5 salt and pepper shaker set!  All that said we can turn attention to…

The story thus far…

Viper’s back! Having disappeared after visiting home, Viper meets the mysterious “Madame H” at a secret undisclosed location. Madame H is definitely not a good girl and being up  to no good is what she does best! Madame H warns Viper of a mysterious cat lady named Maria Angela who is seeking to thwart Madame H’s plans.  Little does Viper suspect these plans involve her sister Elly!… (to be continued)…”

Ladies and Gentlemen, please enjoy There’s a New Girl in Town!

(PS for suitable musical accompaniment, please click here!)

(PPS The final 12 pics are BONUS PICS from the practice sessions that I thought came out nice.)

Coming Attractions

Just so you didn’t think I’d fallen off the face of the Earth, I am posting some upcoming attractions. I’ve been busy with three projects in the pipeline. In likely order of release they are:

1.  There’s A New Girl In Town!  Is she a good girl or is she up to no good? Stay tuned to find out!



2. A new Pink and Blue theme featuring great new art from Matisse Fashions and UniversalBuildingSet!


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3. All I can say about the third project is:

OMG!! Morrison’s Furniture is back!



Please stay tuned for more eye candy from MidCentury Phicen!