MY LITTLE SHOPS
Chez Clarissa
Miniature Ladies Lingerie Shop made in Doll House size 1/12th Scale

lingerie shop exterior

lots of lace, silk and bling
I wanted everything to be very feminine in here lots of lace, silk and bling.
The shop is named for my maternal grandmother, Clarissa.
She died long before I was born, so she is always a beautiful young woman in my mind

 

the fur stole from rabbit fur buttons

A look at the front window. I made
the fur stole from rabbit fur buttons,
I glued them directly onto the mannequin.

A view of the other front window

A view of the other front window


 

I loved filling this shop. My girlie side came out and my head stayed filled with ribbons and lace for weeks. All through February 2012 I reveled in it., to heck with that crummy weather outside. I made pretty things and watched the movie Marie Antoinette about 50 times. Well actually I just listened to the music from the movie most of those times.

nightgown  from a very old hankie

I made the nightgown above from a very old hankie that was once
my mother`s. My dear Mum kept everything, not like a hoarder,
quite the opposite, all of her stash was organized and
she kept a mental inventory of it. Not only did she know
what she had, but exactly where it was. This handkerchief must have been around
since the 1950`s, I love how delicate
the fabric has become over the years.

 

My first experience using silk ribbon

My first experience using silk ribbon. Love it. I had tried for years to make nice bows with other ribbons, nothing ever looked good. Silk ribbon is the only way to go. Its amazing, as you can see , it gathers beautifully and when you tie a bow the centre knot can be pulled very tight, while the other parts of the bow are pouf out beautifully.I am hooked.

fuscia and black corsets

These fuscia and black corsets are quite easy to make
from cardstock, a little lace and some fabric.
To give the garments shape
I make the bra top from lace covered pom poms
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right side of shop

my first attempt at using crystal beads to make perfume bottles.

The perfume bottles are my first attempt at using crystal beads to make perfume bottles.

The sweet little gift boxes of soaps and lotions are made by my friend, Carole. She sells them at her Etsy shop here.

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Lots of pretty girlie things in the counter

Lots of pretty girlie things in the counter


Soaps and creams


 

pink  floral hat box
I tried to keep to just a few colours in this shop. Pink and purple are the predominant hues, but there is also a lot of black and white.


he necklace she is wearing is made from peel and stick gems.
The ladies bust is from a doll kit which someone gave to me.
The necklace she is wearing is made from peel and stick gems.
Easy Peasy


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