Annual Antoinette Audit

Photographs of all of my gorgeous Antoinette’s are now on FLCKR.

I am always looking for Antoinette repaints ¬†ūüôā

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Shown above are the repainted ladies.

See all Antoinette’s at: ¬†Antoinette

The 1st Antoinette Repaint of 2017

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Antoinette Montage

Antoinette Montage

This weekend was spent dressing & styling my many Antoinette dolls with the aim of photographing them as a group. ¬†I hadn’t realized how many there are, and I may have to do two, or more, group shots.

I had fun fiddling about copying, and resizing the individual photographs I took making doll sized magazines, and the montage shown above.

The cover of the magazine was created free of charge from website bighugelabs.com (http://bighugelabs.com/magazine.php for magazine covers). They have lots of other things to make too (I am not associated with the site in any way),

I will be adding more full size pictures of my Antoinette ladies to my FLCKR account soon.

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Glowing Muse (Bloom, Cameo & Honey)

Isabella

Isabella is an Antoinette repainted by Dalila

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Isabella

 

She is seated next to fireplace that is being made for the Christmas display

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A well known company have made a fireplace with a Christmas tree selling for £60, so I decided to make one (even if it is just cardboard).

Isabella liked it enough ¬†ūüôā

Elora: Repaint by Lisa Gates

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From the archives: Ofelia at Christmas

Ofelia (Glistening Antoinette)

Ofelia (Glistening Antoinette)

Daisy’s Diner

Sisters Jenny and Carole were left a legacy by their grandma Daisy, who passed away peacefully two years ago. ¬†They have been talking about investing their money, along with their mother, into a business for quite some time but didn’t know what type of business.

They eventually agreed upon a place to eat, as their grandma had been a fabulous cook and had left lots of recipes that could be followed. ¬†She had met her husband (their grandfather) in a diner so they had decided to use that as a theme, and ‘Daisy’s Diner’ was born. ¬†Their mother, Donna, would do the catering and Carole & Jenny would share the running of the diner.

They had found a suitable location, had it fitted out and were ready to go!

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Donna had had a busy time with food preparation, but her daughters had helped out where they could. ¬†She loved her mother (Daisy’s) cakes and took special pride in making those. ¬†Besides ‘real’ and ‘healthy’ food, Donna had to provide fast food in line with the diner theme.

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The girls carried food and drinks through to the diner and it started to feel very real.  This was their  business and it had to succeed for the memory of their grandma.

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This was it – time to open up.

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Their very first customer was Erynne who was very pleased with the welcome she received. ¬†She had ¬†time to spare before her job interview and was pleased that this new ‘eatery’ had opened up. ¬†She ordered coffee and found a place to read her magazine hoping it would calm her nerves.

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Next to arrive was Miss Choi (Hyejin to her friends) and Jenny¬†couldn’t believe:

  1. how tall she was
  2. they had a famous actress as a customer

Trying to be professional, Jenny¬†led Hyejin to a table and quietly asked her to sign her autograph on the back of a menu [Carole¬†doesn’t know about that].

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Immediately after Miss Choi’s arrival, Ling Lan arrived. ¬†Ling Lan was an artist and her work had just recently been shown in a popular magazine. ¬†Jenny led the way to where Miss Choi was seated bursting with excitement. ¬†Two famous people. Wow.

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Jenny & Carole positioned themselves by the door and window to see who else might arrive. ¬†Jenny had heard Ling Lan ask Miss Choi if ‘the others’ were coming.

Jenny and Carole

Jenny and Carole

They didn’t have long to wait when not one, but two, famous models arrived. ¬†Ginny & Grace were two of the hottest models right now. ¬†You couldn’t open a magazine without one of them being featured in it.

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The ladies chatted for a while over their lunch, then Jenny asked if they would mind if she took a couple of photo’s. ¬† Of course, the ladies didn’t mind at all, though Carole wasn’t too happy about it.

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Meanwhile, Carole and Jenny had been getting to know Erynne a little better, and it transpired that she was a fashion designer, and the interview that she was going for would be a step up in the world of fashion. ¬†Erynne was super impressed that famous people had been in the diner and shared with Carole & Jenny that there was a very famous agency just minutes away from the diner. ¬†Its location was super secret because they didn’t want people turning up hoping for fame. So, it seems the diner is in a very exclusive area and might be frequented by other famous faces!

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Miss Choi stayed behind for a little while after her friends had left; she was fascinated by the juke box.

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LOTS more photographs at: FLCKR