Saturday, April 20, 2013

I Made a Playscale Loveseat!

Facebook friend Renee R. messaged me with a link to the My Froggy Stuff Youtube video, "How to Make a Doll Loveseat/Sofa."  

With no immediate plans to make one, I stumbled upon some textured felt at Wal-Mart a few days after viewing the video and thought the pattern and color would look nice on a sofa for my playscale people.  I was also planning my participation in the So In Style Yahoo Group Spring Fling event to redress So In Style dolls in spring attire and share photos with other group members.  I thought the color of the felt would be perfect for a loveseat to use as a prop, if I completed it in time.

Well, I did.   I modified the instructions of the video to suit my preferences.  Below are images of the loveseat along with an image of one of my playscale couples to illustrate the scale:

Playscale loveseat using felt, cereal boxes, sponges, glue and double-sided tape -- the darker areas are where I was a little heavy with the glue.

Close-up image of back illustrates the textured felt.

So In Style Baby Phat Chandra and Michael Jordan illustrate the scale. (This is the MJ head by Cian that does not look like Michael Jordan, but he's just as handsome).

Of course it is not without flaws, nothing done the first time usually is.  I was surprised by my husband's approving comments after I showed it to him.

Me:  I made a loveseat (handing it to him).

Surprised, he held and inspected it and then said:  You did pretty good.

Me confessing:  The back is too tall; the cushions are not even, and I should have made pillows for the back...

Him:  Yeah, the sides could use a little more cushioning, too.  It was your first time. You'll do better next time.

Me:  There won't be a next time.  I just wanted to see if I could do it.

Him, thinking out loud, but wanting me to hear:  Oh Lord, now there won't be any room here.  First the dolls and now doll furniture.

Me:  Don't worry.  There won't be any of that.

And there won't.

In case you would like to try your hand at making a simple sofa/loveseat, here's the video:
 


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24 comments:

  1. It's really cool how My Froggy Stuff inspires people to to try all kinds of crafts. Your sofa looks great!

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    1. Thanks Paulette!

      Positive inspiration is always a good motivator. I welcome it!

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  2. Wonderful job Debbie! You are just too talented!! :)

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    1. What a compliment from someone with your fashion and decorating sense. Thanks, Lee!

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  3. I'm so proud of you. Congrats! It's beautiful. I always love the interactions between you and your husband. I think I would really enjoy meeting him. Did you make it to the PO Box?

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    1. Thanks Vanessa! Now I am really honored.

      Yes, I just returned from the PO, I was just about to email you, which I will do anyway.

      It is beautiful! I know she is going to love it.

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  4. Great job Debbie! You have to make a matching chair. Lol! Your husband is too funny!

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    1. Thanks, GG!

      A matching chair would be nice.

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  5. That is pretty darn sweet! I like your take on it and the material you used.

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    1. Thanks, Muff!

      I wanted mine to have clean lines, to appear more contemporary than the rolled and curved edges of the sofa in the video... plus I usually take shortcuts (such as the use of double-sided tape and glue).

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  6. Your sofa looks nice. You did a great job, Debbie! I'm impressed.

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    1. Thanks, Roxanne. Determination helped me get it done.

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  7. What an excellent job!! And I did notice in the comments your thought about a matching chair. My money is on hubby's comments being correct...there will be more furniture!! You're a natural!! Congrats on getting it done!

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    1. Thanks so much. Another extremely appreciated compliment from someone whose creativity I admire. A natural... not so sure about that, but we/he (husband) might have to make that matching chair. This time I will assist/supervise.

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  8. I think you did a great job!! I have plenty of boxes around her but short on time. I can promise you this much I will make the time just like you.

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    1. Thanks Brini! I hope you will make one. Please share it if you do!

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  9. Hello from Spain: congratulations on your creation. It is a perfect chair. Great job. Keep in touch

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    1. Now I'm blushing from within Marta! Thanks for the "perfect" compliment.

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  10. Those froggy stuff videos are the bomb I have learned alot from them. You did a great job on that couch.

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    1. Thanks, Mustiwait!

      I agree... the Froggy Stuff videos are very informative.

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  11. Cool love seat - and the textured fabric is so realistic. Also love Froggystuff - hope make something some day!

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    1. Thank you DeMari for taking the time to comment. You should make a Froggy Stuff item. It will be fun.

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  12. I missed this post and I missed this post on My Froggy Stuff too. Thanks for posting both. I just love how everything came out.

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  13. Thanks, Ms. Leo and you're welcome. Happy that you were able to see the My Froggy Stuff video on the rebound.

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