Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Les Créations Cocco





ENG: I want to start this new year with a presentation of my dear friend Cocco. For many of you who follow my blog Cocco is a wellknown name, at least if you read the credits after each post. Cocco has designed the logos for Spook House and Gjengangere, she has made the moon lamps and shopping bags in Spook House, the little seven chair and much more tiny things like a Christmas marzipan pig and a lego box. I got the big lego box for Christmas from hubby's brother!

NOR: Jeg vil starte det nye året med en presentasjon av min kjære venninne Cocco. For de fleste av dere er Cocco kjent, enten fra denne bloggen eller fra dukkehusforumet. Hun har designet Spook House og Gjengangere brukt og antikk-logoene , laget moonlampene og handleposene i Spook House, den bittelille syverstolen og mange flere små ting som en marsipangris og en legoboks. Den store legoboksen fikk jeg til jul fra min svoger!




ENG: But what you don't know is that I probably wouldn't have had a blog without her! It's not even certain I would have had this hobby without her, because when we met, I hadn't done anything with my childhood dollhouse for years, not since I was 11 years old . It was just used as a display for furniture and accessories that had survived my childhood. But as soon as we became friends she came with suggestions like improving the art on the walls, doing something with the ugly sofa (I then coloured it with green fabric dye) and getting some dolls who could sit. My childhood dolls were the ones who are now known as Martha and Osvald Halving. She made new clothes for them and even though I wasn't much interested in dolls I did buy some new ones, now known as Karl Edo Spook and Cocco Flanell. Later I got more dolls to fill my reception room, and sent a bunch of them to Cocco for a makeover and to my surprise they came back as real little people with different personalities! And as you know, it wouldn't have been much of a blog without them! Below are the men she has dressed up:

NOR: Men det dere ikke vet er at jeg sannsynligvis ikke ville hatt denne bloggen uten henne! Det er ikke engang sikkert at jeg ville holdt på med dukkehus, for da vi møttes hadde jeg ikke gjort noe med mitt barndoms dukkehus på årevis, ikke siden jeg var elleve. Det sto der bare som en slags settekasse til å vise fram møbler og småting som hadde overlevd barndommen. Men så snart hun fikk se dukkehuset begynte hun å komme med forslag til forbedringer som å få bedre kunst på veggene, gjøre noe med den stygge sofaen og få dukker som kunne sitte. De dukkene jeg hadde da er nå kjent som Martha og Osvald Halving. Hun lagde nye klær til begge og selv om jeg ikke var spesielt interessert i dukker kjøpte jeg også noen nye, som nå er kjent som Karl Edo Spook og Cocco Flanell. Senere kjøpte jeg flere for å fylle opp selskapslokalet mitt og sendte dem til Cocco for en makeover og til min forbløffelse kom de tilbake som levende små folk med forskjellige personligheter! Og som dere vet hadde det ikke vært mye igjen av denne bloggen uten dem! Her er mennene hun har har kledd opp:



ENG: From the left above is pater Maximillian, his twin brother Sean Kommer'u, Helmer with his new knitted sweater and Arne Vaa. Pater Maximilllian was a gift for my 40th birthday and he was the reason I had to build a church! He came with three layers of clothes as displayed below.

NOR: Fra venstre over ser dere pater Maximillian, tvillingbroren Sean Kommer'u, Helmer med den nye strikkegenseren og Arne Vaa. Pater Maximillian fikk jeg til 40-årsdagen min og han måtte jo selvfølgelig få en kirke! Han kom med tre lag klær som vist på disse bildene:



ENG:
Last year he was joined by the altar boy Minimillian.
NOR: Sist høst fikk han selskap av ministranten Minimillian.


ENG: She also made new trousers and a leather jacket for Helmer last year:
NOR: Hun lagde også nye bukser og skinnjakke til Helmer i fjor:



ENG: And here are the women after their makeovers.
NOR: Og her er damene etter sine makeovere:



ENG: From the left above is Dolly Barton, (who also was on rehab at Cocco, because she was in a really bad shape when she came to me), Nora with her new bunad, (see also the picture on top) her mother Glenn Closeenough with her new knitted jacket (In who's who you can see her with just her dress and a matching bolero), Polly Line in her new skirt and knitted sweater (the skirt was really meant for Glenn, but Polly Line liked it too and has borrowed it), and Cocco Flanell.

NOR:
Fra venstre over ser dere Dolly Barton, Nora i sin nye bunad som også kan sees i det øverste bildet, moren hennes Glenn Closeenough med ny strikket jakke (I who's who kan du se henne med bolero som matcher kjolen), Polly Line i nytt skjørt og strikket genser (skjørtet var egentlig ment for Glenn, men Polly Line har lånt det for hun likte det så godt), og Cocco Flanell.



ENG: She has also made several beautiful purses for the women, and some of them can even be opened! (The ruler is in centimeters!)
NOR: Hun har også laget flere nydelige bittesmå selskapsvesker til damene, og noen av dem kan til og med åpnes!



ENG: Cocco is also decorating the home of an retired 1:6th scale soldier known as Action Man, who lives on Montmartre in Paris and is a good friend of Cocco Flanell. Here you can see them both in his living room admiring his new Eames chair. Cocco made both the sofa and the table herself.

NOR: Cocco innreder også leiligheten til en pensjonert leiesoldat i 1:6 skala, kjent som Action Man, som bor på Montmartre i Paris og er en god venn av Cocco Flanell. Du kan se dem begge her i stua hans hvor de beundrer hans nye Eames stol. Cocco har laget både sofaen og bordet. På dukkehusforumet kan du finne flere bilder under temaet "andre skalaer enn 1:12."



ENG: More photos from Action Man's home: She made the mirror, the bed and the bedspread in the bedroom and also the kitchen cupboards and the kitchen lamp. None of the rooms are quite finished yet. The chair in the bedroom is a Vitra Mackintosh chair.



NOR: Flere foto fra Action Mans hjem: Cocco har laget speilet, sengen og sengetøyet i soverommet og kjøkkenskapene og taklampen. Ingen av rommene er helt ferdige ennå. Stolen på soverommet er en Vitra Mackintosh-stol.

23 comments:

callsmall said...

I am so glad you posted on Cocco. What a wonderful tribute to your friend and inspiration! Since I started reading your blog last year, I have admired her creativity and handiwork. Lots of these photos were familiar to me, but I also saw some I had not seen. Cocco has a very good friend in you as well!!

DollMum said...

Wow, the doll makeovers are brilliant - well done to your friend Cocco. Thank you for sharing the photos, I was particularly taken with Nora's bunad - what a beautiful outfit.

Lize said...

How lucky you are to have such a good friend! And I have to say my favourite is Nora's bunad... it is beautiful. You two are a great team!

püppilottchen said...

i always thought coco is a kind of alter ego of yourself, but no - she really excists and is your friend :) funny and wonderful!

i admire all the things she made, because i really know (after dressing up käthe kruse dollhouse dolls) how tricky at can be to make these tiny things and clothes!

all the pictures are so inspiring to me!

*nicola

Ara said...

How great to have a friend so close to share your passion with! Sounds like she's a great source of inspiration and encouragement! And she is fab at dressing your dolls! Great names for them all! hugs, ara

My Realitty said...

I love the name Coco Fannell! What a good friend you have!
I have found dollhouse people to be such a nice and friendly group of people. xoxo C

Amy's Miniatures And Smalls said...

Hi Pubdoll. You know I am still pretty new to all this. I thought Cocco was some high end fancy doll shop that did things for you and cost you gobs & gobs of money. Can you clone your dear friend and send the clone to me? LOL I have been waiting patiently for this post and it was well worth my wait. Thanks so much. Love it all! Best to you, Amy

Sans said...

Cocco's tribute will continue ;)..do tell her that I too, am a great admirer.

This is a long post and rightly so for Cocco's talent is endless! She has made your dolls all look different again ..lol :). My favourite is Maximillian's 3 piece and I think she makes such fabulous men's clothes , they should be in some fashion magazines. Those handbags are to die for !

Mimmi said...

Så kjekt å se bildene av det Cocco har laget! Tror ikke jeg har sett soverommet til Action Man før. Han er kanskje litt nøye med hvem han slipper inn der... ;-)
Synes Cocco er utrolig flink, og er så imponert over alt hun har laget! Synes jeg er heldig som har lego esken og grisen jeg også. :-)

Cocco said...

Darling Helene. Can’t say how proud I am making it to your hall of fame, we make a nice trio there.
All you readers out there probably figured out that the relationship between Helene and me is one of mutual inspiration. Her Lundby house was what made me start collecting sixth scale miniatures and my collection was jumpstarted by a lot of wonderful gifts from her own collection. My absolute favourite of those is the rug in the living room. Action Man can also thank Helene for the beautiful Mackintosh chair and all the Re-ment stuff in his kitchen (just a few bits of many, many more) but I suspect that what he’s most grateful for is that she introduced him to Cocco Flanell, they have been inseparable ever since.
You all know how talented Helene is with colours and design. Action Mans stained glass window is her masterpiece.

Oese said...

Jeder möchte wohl eine Freundin wie Cocco haben. Ich bin froh, dass ich auch ein klitzekleines Teil von ihr besitze!
Glückwunsch an Euch beide!

Eva J said...

Hej
Vilka häftiga dockor och kläder!
Jag blev alldeles betagen i den
fina folkdräkten! Så vacker och
fint gjord!

Eva J

Debora said...

What a nice posting! This colabaration between you two is obvious very fruitful and I love how you ispire eachother!!

Rebecca said...

So nice to see all of Cocco's handiwork together. What a multi-talented miniaturist she is - making furniture, clothes, lighting, accessories, in traditional and modern styles - I am in awe of her skill. And what a wonderful combination, your imagination and style, and her skill in making the accessories!
Let's not forget your skill too, as evidenced by the lips sofa and ball clock!

Kristín said...

Hei Pubdoll.
Jeg synes dere begge to er heldige.
Godt venskab er slet ikke en selvfölge og vi som kikker på bloggen din nyder hösten af jeres
samarbejde og venskab. Takk for mig
og hilsen til Cocco altså.
Savner dere i forumet.
Hilsen fra Ísland

Pubdoll said...

Thank you all/ Tusen takk til dere alle! I have been so busy after I wrote this post, I had no time to comment, but I really appreciated all your nice comments!

dale said...

I absolutely love this post. :)

I don't have any dolls for my house, but, you are inspiriing me. :)

I love how they all have names (some humorous) and how they have lives and personalities.

Your friend Cocco is very talented as are you.

Pubdoll said...

Thanks Dale, so nice to have you back! :-) Both my son and husband think it's fun to help with the names and puns!

dale said...

My favorite names, Dolly Barton, Glenn Closeenough and of course Action Man (he's so hot). LOL! ;)

Thank goodness for access to other puters in the house, or, I'd be crawling the wall.... literally. ;)

dale said...

Yikes! where are my manners? Thanks for the welcome back... I am sorta. ;)

Pubdoll said...

Thanks Dale for telling me your favourite names, it's always nice to know which are the most popular ones :-) By the way both Glenn Closeenough and Dolly Barton were my ideas, so it's extra nice they were the favourites. But the names came by themselves by just looking at the ladies faces and hair :-) And talk about hot - on the Norwegian doll's house forum there's a picture of Actionman with no shirt cutting red pepper :-)

dale said...

Too funny! I said he was hot. Is he cutting hot peppers? lol ;)

Pubdoll said...

Yepp, he is :-)