Re-Post: Monty the Penguin

The new John Lewis Christmas advert made its official debut here in the UK today and once again, its beautiful and a real tearjerker! Its called Man on the Moon and you can watch it below:

So it reminded me of their gorgeous advert from last year, Monty the Penguin; of which I did my own little photographic tribute to with the help of Asa (Littlefee Shiwoo) and his own Monty. I shared them on my old blog last year so I thought I’d re-upload them here today. Watch the video below first, and my images are then underneath 🙂

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Tidy Up

I made another little video yesterday afternoon. I’d had an idea for attempting some stop motion videos using the BJD’s for a while and I decided to give it a go yesterday. Its my first attempt so its pretty awful but for a first go (and for something I knocked up in half an hour!), I am still fairly pleased with it 😀

I have already learnt a few things, such as I think it works better with at least 3 photos per “scene” (more if possible). I also had to reuse some photos/scenes as I hadn’t taken enough so in future I’ll have to try and storyboard them properly first so I make sure I get what I need.

The video stars Connie (Littlefee Baby Ruru), Odie (Realfee Pano) and Budo (Realfee Soso); and the music is “Married Life” by Michael Giacchino from the “Up” movie soundtrack.

And here are a few of the photos used in the film:

Making a Terrarium

Tabby was reading a book on how to make a terrarium so she thought she would have a go herself (with a little help from Bear!). I put the photos into a little video story which you can watch below, or you can read it as a picture story underneath 🙂

If you want a little Terrarium kit for your dolly friends too, I used this little Desktop Terrarium kit.

First, you need to find your vessel.

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Next, layer the stones loosely along the bottom…

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To try and prevent the bear getting bored, give him something to do 🙂

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Now add your moss and plants…

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At this point, the bear usually falls asleep 😀

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Now it’s time to add your decorations!

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Tabby has chosen some animal figurines 🙂

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Its finished!

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Now admire your creation…

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Before rewarding yourself with some cookies!

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At this point, the bear usually wakes up 😉

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