Monday, December 29, 2014

Looking forward to 2015!

Dear Readers,

Months ago I had started planning many blog posts for December. I had so many projects in mind and I contemplated a myriad of ideas about miniature scenes to display... but I soon realized that none of my plans would become possible.

My bedrooms had to be renovated and this could not wait any further. All the furniture were moved into the living and dining rooms. I could not access my photo studio anymore.  My dolls and miniature remained sadly in their boxed prisons and concealed neatly inside my cabinets.

And then I dropped my phone and it broke, so I no longer could take photos either and had to wait for its replacement.  To top it off, my mood was spiraling downward because of my strict diet and sugar withdrawal symptoms.

December was a month full of frustration for me as the renovation took much longer than anticipated due to factors out of my control so I could not do anything but wait.  But at last, the wait is now over.  The bedrooms have been redone, the furniture are back into their original spot and I can finally be reunited with my hobbies!  

In addition to my mini photo studio, I now have a proper desk to paint and store my craft supplies!  I really look forward to the new possibilities for 2015!

Today, I took a few photos that I really have been wanting to stage since last Christmas.  The Snow Queen is one of my favorite fairy tale and when I saw DAL Dotori, I instantly fell in love with her because she reminded me of Gerda!

"Please take me to the Snow Queen!"

En route to save Kai!


I wish you all a wonderful New Year!  Cheers to 2015!

23 comments:

  1. Oh, she's lovely! I love these pictures. I'm so sorry for your frustrations this month. I must admit, I was worried about you, but I'm glad it was this and not your health (or something worse). Best, best wishes for 2015!

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    1. Thank you Danzel!!! I am sorry to have made you worried! I should have posted something earlier to let people know I was ok but my heart was really distraught and I could not bring myself to blog at all! Thanks for the good wishes! Happy New Year!

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  2. I'm so sorry to hear about your stressful month! But the rennovations sound wonderful! Both pictures are so adorable, she really looks like I imagined Gerda :)
    I wish you and your family a Happy New Year and all the best for 2015! :)

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    1. Thank you Kyra! Everything is fine now! Dal Dotori is really great as Gerda! And wait until you see my Kai :)

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  3. Ta puce est tellement adorable ^^ j'aime beaucoup le décor ^^

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    1. Merci Maya! J'adore ma petite Dal Dotori!

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  4. I did laugh when I read about the boxed prisons, my daughter always say that we have to free the dolls from their boxes, like it was a prison =) Hope your dolls have a good rest in their boxes while you renovate =) Enjoy your new renovated rooms, hope it was worth all the wait and discomfort!

    I'm sorry about your phone.. Hope the new one is even better! And your plans for 2015 sounds good! Hope to see many photos form you in the future =)
    The once you stage here is very beautiful! I have to google The snow queen now =)

    Best wishes for you and your family for 2015!
    Hugs Hannah

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    1. Thank you Hannah! I am glad it's all done now because I was at the end of my patience! The Snow Queen is such a moving story about friendship and love! I highly recommend it! Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  5. Coucou Jane,
    je suis heureuse de voir que tu vas mieux. Effectivement ton mois de décembre a été très difficile à vivre avec toutes ces privations. C'est bien si tu as un endroit rien que pour toi et ta passion, je pense que c'est important.
    Tes photos sont magnifiques et attendrissantes!
    Je me demande si l'histoire de la "reine des neiges" dont tu parles est la même que celle de Disney, parce que je l'ai vu presque en entier mais je n'ai pas accroché avec ce film et tout le monde l'adore...il faut peut être que je vois la fin!
    Je te souhaite de bonnes fêtes de fin d'année.
    Gros bisous et prend bien soin de toi!

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    1. La Reine des Neiges est un conte de Christian Hans Andersen et il y a eu plusieurs films et dessins animés basés sur cette histoire. Je ne connais pas le film Disney dont tu parles mais peut-être que je l'ai déjà vu sans le savoir! Merci pour tes gentils mots d'encouragement!!! Gros bisous xoxoxo

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  6. I hope next year will be a lot easier for you Jane! I look forward to seeing your new mini creations.

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    1. Thank you darling for your kind words!!! :)

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  7. Oh I can't wait to see more beautiful pictures from you! these are just LOVELY. happy new year!!!

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    1. Thank you my dear Melissa! Your comment means a lot to me because you are such an accomplished photographer! Big Hugs! Happy New Year to you too!

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  8. Bonjour Jane, Courage pour votre régime, très difficile en cette période festive !
    Votre scène est très jolie, je ne connais que *la reine des neiges* de Disney, un film que j'ai aimé, même à mon âge, je suis sous le charme de ces films là ;) ;) ;)
    A bientôt en 2015 ! Bisous. joce

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    1. Merci Joce!! J'ai triché à Noël! Je ne pouvais dire non à la tarte aux pommes! ;-) Maintenant je suis bien curieuse quant à ce film de Disney. Il faut que je le trouve pour le visionner! Bisous!

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  9. Hello Jane!

    Oh the struggles of last year are behind now and although you had some rough times, I think ths new year with new possibilities will be great for you!

    You snow queen scene is lovely, this would make for a fantastic card. Maybe this will be something to move into as a new skill!

    Hugs and happyness in the new year!
    ~J

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    1. You are so kind Jane! My photos are really amateurish so I'll try to improve next year! Hugs to you darling! xoxoxo

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  10. Such an adorable photo and doll! :D

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  11. It's so great to have you back, Jane Cherie! Wonderful photographs! I can't wait to see more in 2015! xo Jennifer

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    1. Thank you Jennifer! It's great to be back ^_^

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  12. It is tough when one plans something and it doesn't work out, but I have learned that that shouldn't get me down. Renovating is a huge accomplishment, and just look at that cute pictures we got because of the successful renovations!!! Thank you!

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