Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Forgotten FInds

Long before I began collecting BJD's, I designed and made teddy bears and along with the teddy bears came TOYS! Yes, toys that could be used as props when photographing my teddy bears for magazine photo shoots. Every now and then, I come across something that has long been forgotten . . . today I found this hiding behind some carousel horses on one of the shelves in our library (shows you how often I dust).

Antoinette: Gee up horsey, gee up!
My dear Antoinette soon claimed as her own. She quickly threw her leg over it and made herself quite at home, now I can't get her off the seat!

Of course it didn't end there, Lindt ended up crying "Where's mine?" So I went in search of something suitable for her and found this old mane-less rocking horse . . . needless to say, it's kept her amused for hours. 

Lindt: Come on Antoinette, let's race!
Hopefully they will both leave me in peace now, and I can get back to my sewing. :)

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  1. They do have a habit of wanting all the things, and to not appear deprived compared to their siblings.

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    1. Your so right Crystal and I tend to give in because I can't stand the squabbling. :)

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  2. Hello Sandi,
    Those are some great horses. Wonderful props indeed. I am glad those 2 are busy and you can concentrate on your work ;)
    Big hug,
    Giac

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    1. Thanks Giac, I love having a lot of props, it makes photos more interesting.
      Cheers,
      X

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  3. I have to say, I'm super impressed by your bear making... and toy making! How did you get into dolls?

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    1. Thank you so much Heather, it's always touching to receive a complement from a fellow teddy artist. Quite by accident really, I was selling clothes at a market when I was attracted by a BJ bunny on another traders table, which I purchased. There was no going back after that, I kept finding more that wanted to come home with me. :)
      Cheers,
      X

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  4. Those horses are fantastic props - they're the perfect size, aren't they?

    Out of curiosity, what material is the second horse?

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    1. Yes, I was really pleased that the size was right for my girls. The second horse is made of wood too, but has been painted and somewhat distressed, He has a tail made from my dog's hair, but I never got round to doing the mane . . . I might actually finish it now I have someone to ride it. :)

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