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Monday, 12 October 2015

It's the little things: DIY doll accessories and the birth of LPSCraftandMore channel.

A while ago, we retrieved from the attic an old box full of LPS. Littlest Pet Shop: little plastic animals with a bobble head which I think were very popular around 2009. Mia fell in love with them all over again. Little did we know  that those are now retired from the shelves and have become collectibles. (There is a new generation but Hasbro completely missed the mark and nobody is keen of them: they  have no charm whatsoever.)
We've also discovered a little community out there, on the Youtube planet, completely dedicated to the bobble heads; mini movies, customisation and lots of DIY accessories. 
And that's the part I got hooked on. Dollhouses and miniature furniture:  always had a big love for them but never made my own. Well, let me tell you, it is so much fun! Possibilities are endless!
Now, I am not a "purist"  in the sense of making mini replicas. I still like the furniture to look like toys and not a mini version of adults' world.

We use cardboard and recycled packaging, foam paper, matchboxes, felt, beads, straws, popsicles sticks AND lots of glue!

We made an LPS Beauty Salon:

and our very first video:

There are plenty of talented Craft Masters out there but our favourite is the PipeCleanerCraftsb. We simply love her and all the coll stuff she makes. This Beauty salon was inspired by one of her post but we did add our own ideas and little twists here and there. You can check hers here.

We made a Bathroom:

and a vanity:

 and lots of fun accessories:

Since then we have not stopped! We've made an Ice Cream Trailer, a Catwalk Podium (you can check the LPS Fashion Show video here.)beds and sofas...and more!
Some tutorials are on their way, so keep an eye out for them; they're coming out shortly. Plus a Christmas Special; It's going to be awesome!

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