My Mixed Media Christmas Tree

In The Studio
My mini-tree is the most decorated part of our home, so far.

My mini-tree is the most decorated part of our home, so far.

For this month’s Gauche Alchemy project I finally dug into the awesomeness that is the kawaii, Japanese-themed Kokeshi kit to decorate a silver tinsel tree for my office (head over to the Gauche blog to see how I put it all together). Not only does it add some festivity to my recently re-organized space, it’s the perfect size to pose with 1:6 scale dolls, of which I’ve acquired a few in the last couple of months, and as soon as I finish a couple more props I’ll be setting up a little photo-shoot.

Yes, I’m 37 years old and I’m totally reverting to childhood and playing with dolls again.

I’ve actually been interested in miniatures and dollhouses since I was young, but we never had space or money for the big fancy dollhouses I lusted after. I had Barbies as a kid, of course, but I wasn’t as enamoured with them as some of my friends were. I would make dioramas, sometimes, but mostly I just wished.

And what’s the fun in being a responsible adult with a full-time job if you can’t make some wishes come true now and then, right?

Is there anything you wished for as a child that you still want as an adult?
How can you make that happen–if not for Christmas, then in 2014?

Share Your Opinion Here!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.