Sunday, April 12, 2015

Mariko Craft Cafe

Dear Readers,

How have you been doing?  Has Spring arrived yet in your country?  It's beautiful, isn't it?  Blossoms on every trees and green coming back to the landscape!


I have been busy working out 4 times a week and walking the 3 other days, taking care of myself as I promised to do.  I do feel my body is feeling better after weeks of this new lifestyle and I look forward to fully recover from my ailments.

But after my work day, I don't have much time for much else so blogging is impossible to add on top of my other tasks.  However, I have not forgotten my dolls.  I have been buying sporadically a few dolls here and there.  

I want to create a permanent display place for them instead of hiding them all the time in my cupboards.  I look sometimes on blogs and Flickr for inspiration and recently, I found out about a homemade dollhouse which I really like.

It's a very impressive dollhouse project by Laurence Damiani who was a winner of one of my past giveaway. 


MARIKO CRAFT CAFE is her new blog where she presents her dolls and the miniature  furniture she has created for her them!  She is very skilled and has a Youtube Channel where you can see her creations.

She is also a fan of Pullip and Dal dolls like me :D  After I looked at her website, I was very tempted to write more about my dollies as well!  This is why I love blog land: it's such a great place to rekindle your love for your hobbies!

I hope to come back to you soon with a glimpse of my dolls again!

Have a wonderful week everybody!


20 comments:

  1. I loved the video! The dollhouse is incredible :)

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    1. Isn't it? I really love her ideas and how she makes everything from affordable material!

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  2. What a great idea for dollhouse/display! I hope you'll make one like this too, Jane Cherie! I know it will make you really happy to see your dolls all around you in mini scenes! Great to hear from you, my friend. I'm so happy that you're taking care of yourself and feeling better too. xo Jennifer

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    1. Thank you Jennifer! I am excited about displaying my dolls too. I hope it will be a fun project! I feel so much better now than back in January so that's a plus! More energy to do all the things I want to do :) Take care my dear friend!

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  3. Oh, this is wonderful! And I'm glad to hear that you're feeling better. xoxo

    My youngest is begging me to let her start a blog for her dolls. I'll have to show her yours and your friends' more often for inspiration. I told her she has to plan out what she really wants to do. :)

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    1. That's a fantastic idea Danzel! I am so excited for her! Maybe you could ask her to jot down in a notebook what she plans to do and that way it can become more clear as she has to think about what to write.

      One thing that blogging has help me improve is my vocabulary and my grammar! I am still making mistakes but I have learned so much since I first started :D

      I can't wait to read her blog!!!

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  4. The video is really cool! The doolhouse looks great, I love the wallpaper!
    Emily

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  5. Glad to hear your taking care of your health, crafty time is for enjoyment and should not be more work so take your time and have fun with it!

    It was amazing here for a few days, the frogs are chirping tonight but they might be fooled..its supposed to be in the low 40s. Still waiting on solid spring ;)

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    1. I totally agree! There will be time for hobbies eventually.

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  6. Hello Jane !! thank you so much ♥

    I'm working hard on my website. I hope people like my dolls and my craft ^_^ I download lot of photos. I finish kitchen room and now I'm starting bedroom.
    and, of course I'm study English :p

    I hope you are ok ^_^ and I love your pic with flowers. I don't like spring because I have allergics :(

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    1. I have allergies to >.< I hope you'll feel better soon! Good luck with the bedroom project!

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  7. Wow! The dollhouse is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing :)

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  8. Wow she is very talented!! I wish I had half the talent to make something like that. I've been putting off my SF house project for almost a year now because because I just couldn't get the paint job right :(

    But hopefully if I keep looking at other people's projects on their blogs, it'd motivate me to try again! I can't wait to see what you'd do with your Dals and Pullips ^^

    By the way, would you mind if I linked you on my blog?

    www.deehellseven.blogspot.sg

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    1. I don't mind at all! Thank you very much!

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    2. Thanks for letting me link you ^_^

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  9. Nice to hear you are feeling better and taking care of yourself! Hope you will keep feeling better and better =)
    That dollhouse project looks very interesting!! Wish I had the space for something like that =)
    Hannah

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  10. Hello from Spain: a great recommendation. I will visit the blog. Fabulous home. Keep in touch

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  11. Hi Jane, wow what beautiful flowers! In my part of Texas we are going through a lot of rain and flash flooding, so I think I totally forgot what spring felt like! XD was it ever really here? Hope you are okay where you are. Glad you are feeling better from your ailments, so happy for you. And what an awesome doll house!! :O thank you for the link!! :)

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