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« on: December 05, 2012 06:54:51 PM »

Last autumn, I saw a pin of a little paper mache sphere with a hole in it and the pinner had painted them up and put a little toy inside.  One of those toys was a Fisher Price Little People and I loved it.  The source has a link to the vendor who sold the spheres, but they were sold out.  When I went back this year, the link was dead.  



The ManFlesh's sister is a dentist and when I was at a bazaar with my friend, Kittykill, last year I found a Fisher Price dentist chair!  It came with the dentist, but the ManFlesh's sister is not an African-American male, so I substituted the blonde stewardess who has pretty much the same hairstyle.  I cut off her hat, which it turns out holds her hair, head and collar onto her body.  I glued her all together and made a Santa hat out of red felt to cover the scar, a pre-made wee pompon and batting twisted up and sewn on for the "brim" fur.



Now the spheres I bought are quite a bit bigger than what I saw in the pin, but I wanted room for the furnishings.  They are 6" and when I first cut the circular hole in the front, I realized that it was awfully dark in there and difficult to see, so I cut some windows.  One thing they don't tell you about these paper mache spheres is that they are plastic on the inside; so I roughed it up with a sanding sponge & primed it with UG30 before painting.  The floor is scrapbook paper glued to a cereal box.  There's a section of toilet paper tube glued to the bottom of the sphere and the floor is glued to the top of that.



The exterior is all painted except for a piece of vintage trim at the base of the hanging loop and the wee dingleberries around the viewing window.

Another version for a sewist friend: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=417614.msg4941158#msg4941158
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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2012 07:17:38 PM »

that's so awesome.  I love retro little people.
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2012 07:29:49 PM »

AMAZING! I have a logo-lover I need to get a gift for.  I should make one with the lego minifigs!  The windows in the side were an awesome touch.
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2012 07:38:10 PM »

Thanks!

AMAZING! I have a logo-lover I need to get a gift for.  I should make one with the lego minifigs!  The windows in the side were an awesome touch.

I had a HARD time finding big-enough spheres, but with lego minifigs you could probably easily find a good size at your local craft store or big box craft store!
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2012 05:23:58 AM »

Too stinkin' cute. Love it. Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2012 06:25:29 AM »

This is so cute! I love 3D ornaments. I love that you used vintage Little People in there. That little wreath is so adorable too.
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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2012 08:13:04 AM »

That is just adorable!
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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2012 09:15:47 AM »

Thanks everyone!  I'm almost done with another similar one that I'll post, too.  For that one I made a wee wreath.  Oof.
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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2012 01:36:41 PM »

I hate the dentist but this is too adorable!
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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2012 04:03:07 PM »

Maybe if your dentist was a little plastic lady w/ no arms?  Thank you, dollface!
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« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2012 01:09:04 PM »

These are SO cute!  My kids grew up on the Little People and my grandkids now play with them at my house.  Love it!!
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« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2012 01:52:53 PM »

Thank you!  I'm having a hard time not collecting them like crazy!
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« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2012 12:42:40 AM »

I love this. It is like a little dolls' house.  Such a great idea for a gift.
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« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2012 06:15:18 PM »

That is awesome! I love the wood flooring!
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« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2012 08:23:08 PM »

Thanks!  The wood floors kind of make them for me and her practice actually has wood-looking floors so it's "accurate."   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2012 08:16:26 PM »

That is so cute!  I now know what I should do with all my old lego people.
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« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2012 05:52:50 AM »

Wow, looks like a lot of work, but the results are wonderful.  So cute.
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« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2012 02:55:35 PM »

That is so cute!  I now know what I should do with all my old lego people.

And with lego people you could use the smaller, more readily available, paper mache balls!  Something I didn't know until I started this: the inside of the ball is plastic.  Maybe I already mentioned that, but be prepared.  Wink

Wow, looks like a lot of work, but the results are wonderful.  So cute.

You know, it really wasn't so much work.  I spent way less time on it than I do on a standard embroidery project.
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« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2013 02:35:10 PM »

I LOVE these ornaments!
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« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2013 04:15:45 PM »

Thank you!  I'm currently working on one to commemorate our first Christmas at our new place.  Sure we won't be able to display it as a Christmas decoration until our 2nd Christmas, but still.
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