Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy 3rd Anniversary, atelierniSHASHA!!!

Wow!
We have been on this wonderful journey together for three years now!
Isn't it just awesome?!!


There are so many words in my head to describe how I feel right now!
I am so grateful, very happy, feeling accomplished, excited, teary-eyed to have made many joyful creations, improved so much my skills and worked outside my comfort zone, and the greatest gift of all --- I have gained wonderful friends who appreciate what I do. 


And since the anniversary fairy is here once again, atelierniSHASHA also cooked up lovely things for you, dear friends, as a token of my gratitude to the friendship and passion, among other beautiful things, shared through the years :) 
Wow.. as you know, I'm not really much of a wordsmith, so let's just get to the "lovely things", shall we?


Firstly, the traditional whole month of 
SEPTEMBER DISCOUNTS!
Yay!
In a few minutes, I will be activating the discount code that you guys can find on my Etsy shop's main page..
For the first week of this month, I will be giving 20% off on all your purchases from my tiny shop.
I know some of you who are already eyeing on some of my creations, but probably are holding off waiting for my annual discount code thing so here it is again, darlings!

Now, I know that most of you probably are in my shop this very moment so I will be announcing the rest of my anniversary surprises in the next few days, okay?

But to give you a bit of a hint, we'll have raffle draws, a free doll clothing pattern and instructions for everyone, and the unveiling of the atelierniSHASHA Anniversary Dress.

So, yeah.. just a few hints for now 'cause
I know you're gonna be busy now haha!
So please, please stay tuned in the next few days as this celebration will be a month-long one!

til next time and again
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

Big hugs,
shasha






Tuesday, August 26, 2014

(Then country star) Taylor Swift-inspired shoot, a few thoughts and a new Etsy listing

It’s funny how one can be so passionate about something that you draw in as much people unexpectedly. 
I remember back when I was a kid sitting in a corner while the other children run around and play with each other. 
Nope, I’m not your resident geeky kid as there were countless memorable times of running around.
Most often though, it's sketching/drawing that ate up my time. 
Then when I started doodling there at the corner, kids run to me and watch what I come up with. 
And unlike several pressing moments when people expect something from you, I don’t feel pressured. 
I thrived! I like to make more, as if I had a long story to continue telling them – it’s like performing!

I just remember those moments because earlier I had an Etsy conversation with a 12 year old. 
She was asking me where I got my dolls and my furniture.
I quite get these questions in Etsy a lot and I am more than happy to answer. 
And most of these conversations become personal chit chats, and I really love it. 
These people I talk to are from different age ranges. 
I even met someone who grew up a town away from my hometown, but she is now in the states. 
I regularly talk with a couple dolly pals who are my mom's age! Isn't that cool, or what?
Also, about a few weeks ago, I had my own share of 15-minute fame in Facebook when doll repaint master Jon Copeland posted his beautifully repainted doll wearing my tiny striped slip dress. It was so rad that everyone started to love that dress, too! Then friends started to give me favor by sharing my works to other dollectors, and the rest is history :)
Nothing beats being recognized by your peers!

So, yeah I thought, wow! How nice this could be – uniting people of different races, culture, generation through your art! Sharing your thoughts, and dreams and just be silly around without being judged. It's like I'm talking to my past and my future - but still the same old person :)

And yeah, speaking of sharing.. I have here my Dynamite girls Sue and Sunny in a Taylor Swift (back when she hadn’t converted from country star to pop star yet) –inspired shoot, featuring my latest Aya dress
I hope you enjoy the pics and this post!






Hugs hugs!
shasha

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Indeed more than a week's worth of dolly appreciation pics (Part 2)


A beautiful photo of Poppy by Michaela Unbehau 
So yes, I did manage to gather a few more dolly photos from our friends over the past few days. I admit I slacked in this pic collecting department for like a long time. So now, I'm catching up! 

Michaela Unbehau's Adele in that Hot Pants!


















Every time I see my creations in the collectors' photos, I can't help but forget all my worries! I can't believe that my creations would be given as much love as I have poured into them. 


  

*Above photos also by Michaela Unbehau featuring Vanessa in those sexy white pants, and the peplum top from the left.

Thank you so much... these words may be boring to some but to me, they are filled with love and passion and so much joy, inspiration is overwhelming.

Mesmerizing Darla here wearing the cute floral hot pants (left) photographed by awesome dolly photographer Aneky43251 from Flickr. So glad to be featured along other awesome dolly garments!

*Below photos also are by Michaela Unbehau (left) featuring Collete in those cute but sexy bubble shorts, and to the right is Tayra86's gorgeous Adele in those shimmering cobalt leggings.
 

Thanks again for dropping by!

Please check out these awesome dolly photographers in Flickr!


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A Week of Celebrating... (Dolly Appreciation Pics Part 1)

Hey ya, Dollies!

It's been a week since I started sharing photos of our dolly friends' dolls wearing atelierniSHASHA outfits in Facebook, Instagram and Flickr. And man, it was a blast!!!
I'm like a kid on Christmas day when these dolly friends let me feature their stunning photos!

So, I'm sharing my excitement and utter gratitude for these friends of ours by sharing the photos to you.

Enjoy...

A beautiful repaint from master Jon Copeland, wearing this #ateliernishasha slip dres

A sublime @blinkydoll photo of a gorgeous Natalia doll wearing an #ateliernishasha paisley dress... Photo by the uber cool photographer Lea St. Germain, used with permission.. 

Stephanie Thompson's alluring girl in the striped slip dress..

Another stunning repaint from master Jon Copeland

Oh so chic photo from fashion doll photography maven Michaela Unbehau 

Super sweet photo from fashion doll photography maven Michaela Unbehau

Please check out these awesome collectors and their photos in the following links:

Jon Copeland
Blinkydoll in Etsy and Instagram
Stephanie Thompson
Michaela Unbehau

They are the greatest!

But this isn't the end yet.
These are just the dresses..
(Tops and bottoms for the next post)

I hope you enjoy them..

hugs hugs,
shasha


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Because I don't get tired of looking at Kei...

Hey, you!
Weekend's almost here again!
How happy can a corporate slave like me get?
Tee hee...

Anywhoo, I remembered that I promised to share some photos I took of lovely Ms. Kei Kobayashi when she dropped by the atelier about a month ago...
To know more about this menina bonita,
please check out this exclusive post about her :)

Okay so here are photos..











Hope you liked the photos!

hugs,
shasha


Monday, August 4, 2014

But first, a post-weekend post...

Whew, what a weekend...
As I said in my previous post, just before I start another week, I will let you know what's up. 
I was bouncing in between football practices, sewing commitments, social media checking, movies, quickie photo shoots, workouts and eat-outs (to balance.. sort of haha), completing orders, lesson reviews with my son.. and then some.
That may be a long list for a weekend to-do, but that alone makes me feel alive - what more if I have more time to do all these wonderful things in a week?
Dream life. 
Period.

Anywhoo, I'd like to share with you the quick photo shoot I did during my son's football practice. I was meaning to photograph that Vespa scooter I got from a local second-hand online seller, before I repaint it to at least look a bit vintage.
It has a modern form, and repainting would be the closest I can get to make it look vintage.
Sunny is our muse today and gets to ride the scooter first!
Being the newest doll in the atelier can be a perk, no?

Here go the pics now and see you later soon!

Sunny on a modern Vespa scooter... kiddos doing football drills in the background :)

A sweet face can look tough with the right accessories, too!

Chilling before the next long ride...
hugs,
shasha


Saturday, August 2, 2014

Restocking a few Classic atelierniSHASHA outfits...

Hey hey dollies...
Whew, had this week and the past one the busiest or what?
Teehee..

Anyways, I just gotta share that one time the other week, Jon Copeland, as most of you know, a really talented doll faceup artist, posted a photo in Facebook his recent work wearing this striped slip dress.
And since he provided the link to my shop and said that he is loving the tiny dress,
VOILA...everyone just came flocking in to my shop!
And you know the rest of the story.
(me on my worktable the entire weekend ahaha!)

Sophia in the Striped Slip Dress

This time, I am re-listing yet again another outfit - the ruffled romper.

Sue strolling the Boracay sands wearing the Ruffled Romper
This romper has been like the summer outfit of the year, even though I released the first batch last year.
But then again, I'm super thankful everyone is starting to notice this cute one.

And also, the Aya dress..
I am recreating this one in a beautiful paisley print (the fabric in Sue's pants below),
and this time it will fit Poppy Parker!
Poppy Parker fans, watch out for this soon on my Etsy shop...


So there you go... the latest from the atelier.
I'll let you know what I have done over the weekend!

Have a great, exciting weekend, everybody!!!

hugs hugs,
shasha

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Food Miniatures for our Dolly Dioramas

Then again, kumusta, my dear dollies?

So as promised, here’s my first post on a series that I wanted to do for a long time now 
– My favorite Etsy shops!
And since they are a lot, I had them classified into the types of handmades offered.
And I’m starting with the yummiest of all – Food Miniatures!

So I contacted the coolest shops I follow on Etsy
and asked for their permission to showcase their photos here in our humble blog. 
Their creations are either in 12th, 6th or 4th scale,and are primarily made from polymer clay.
They also create other items like miniature drinks, furniture, accessories etc. 
But those will be for future posts, okay?

Looking at their artworks just make me smile.
It’s just so amazing how they can make these convincingly delicious creations in exquisite details.
Wow, I must say!

Couple of notes, though, guys.
Photos, of course, are by our dear artists.
Some of these creations are already sold, so please check again the shops' current listings before making inquiries.

Now, without further ado, please join me as I curate all the loveliest food miniature creations ever to grace Etsy, in no particular order.
Enjoy…

NommyMiniatures by Darlene Dallas

The Cherry Pie from NommyMiniatures
 Look how juicy those cherries are, and the perfectly baked lattice top, Nom Nom!

The Grilled Steak, Potato Salad, Garden Salad by from NommyMiniatures
I bet this makes you crave for steak now! Teehee 

The Reuben Sandwich with Potato Chips and Pickle Spear  from NommyMiniatures
 Just look at the crunchy sandwich... ahhhh.. 

The Supreme Pizza in Box from NommyMiniatures
This mouth-watering pizza is perfect for Friday nights - alone, no sharing! Haha!


Icecream Waffle Cones from NommyMiniatures
Sigh.. marvel at how realistic the chopped nuts slide into the hot fudge.


Darlene's Fashionista models the Cherry Pie
See how perfectly detailed and scaled Darlene's creations are?

Next up...

TheMiniatureGourmet by Lorraine Thomson

The Chicken Dinner from TheMiniatureGourmet
Juicy... and makes me want to grab something to eat from the kitchen, like now!

The Roast Ham Platter from TheMiniatureGourmet
Ahhh... reminds you of family gatherings, no? Look at the awesome textures! 

The Roast Beef Dinner for two from TheMiniatureGourmet
My hubby would be scrambling to find the talented chef when he sees this :D 

Roast Beef Joint with Roast Potatoes from TheMiniatureGourmet
 I just to want to say, Awwww...

The Chicken Salad from TheMiniatureGourmet
The steamed chicken and the lovely greens are perfect for my models' diet to maintain healthy bodies!

Next up...

OneSixthSense by Dawn Anderson

Chocolate SOUFFLE in White Ceramic Ramekin from OneSixthSense
Okay, stop me... Those are heavenly, right?

The Festive NACHOS with Diced Tomatoes, Jalapenos, Guacamole & More! from OneSixthSense
This is one happy food...

 The Asian SOUP with Fortune Cookies - Ceramic Bowl and Square Plate from OneSixthSense
Super pretty Asian dishes and the soup so perfect for the cold weather...

Wine, Bread, Cheese, and Olives Set from OneSixthSense
If it isn't the most romantic-looking meal there is, then I don't know what is...

Strawberries & Blueberries from OneSixthSense
These berries on ice cream are perfect for just ANY day, period.

Next up... 
ParisMiniatures by Emma

Feuille d'Automne - French Chocolate Ruffle Cake from ParisMiniatures
Heading to your nearest bakeshop now, yes? 

Paris-Brest French Pastry from ParisMiniatures 
 The toppings just look like real confectioner's sugar!

Pink Choux Bun Display from ParisMiniatures 
The pink stuff sprinkled on those Choux buns looks so mouth-watering!

Strawberry St HonorĂ© from  ParisMiniatures
The fruit and cream textures are just perfect!

Fruit Pound Cake with serving from ParisMiniatures
That pound cake (and the cute crumbles) look so yummy!

And I would also like to add that I am sooo in love with these ice cream cones from VANSDOLLTREASURES by Vanessa Morrison. 
She is on vacation right now that’s why I wasn’t able to ask permission to use her photos. 
But then again, you can head to her shop and see what I mean - Those Ice Cream Cones!!!

For now, I've got to split as I am scheduled (by my trusty organizer) to finalize some sketches for this weekend’s sewing. I am glad the power supply has resumed. 
From where I live, it was a bit gloomy the past few days as we were out of power and water supply after being struck by a recent typhoon, Glenda/RammaSun. 
No worries, though. 
Everyone in the family is safe and property was not destroyed.

Then again, take care, you guys and I hope you like this little tribute to my favorite food miniaturists.
I would also thank Darlene, Lorraine, Dawn and Emma for letting me feature their photos here.

‘Til next time, dollies!
Hugs, shasha