What We Did in 2015

I made a little slideshow video showing all the adventures the Little Cupboard gang got up to in 2015 and thought you all might like to see it. I will probably do them every year now. I didn’t get to take as many photos as I normally would last year due to my illness, but in making this I was able to see that actually, we did accomplish a lot after all despite it 🙂

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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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