Thursday, November 5, 2015

I'm Back!

After taking Lizzie and Gigie to the beach the first week of October, I finally moved to a bigger, dreamy house! I should be able to create galore here!  It's big, bright, new and all wood floors. God has blessed me beyond my expectations.  Happiness!!! :)
This is the massive wall of shelf in my office.  I used ikea white boxes on there.
I'm not quite done with my desk area yet. But I'm happy with the shelves! 
That's a house ready to cut out on my desk. 
The front window is massive. And the ceiling has beams.  I'm telling you, God went all out for me here! Everything on my list is in this house. Could only be from the good Lord.
This is the view from my office. It's a pond with fountain/park.  The yards are huge with big fences. 
I lived in a house I disliked for 5 1/2 years. But I stayed in faith knowing God was working on it. And boy did he deliver!
 My message is keep believing. Your miracle is on it's way. It may take longer than you want. But when it comes it will be incredible. Trust me!
I  already had plans for my next dollhouse. Here's a sketch.  So now that we're all settled I get to start the work. I gathered my materials.  For the walls I use birch plywood sheets that are 1/8" x 12" x 24". The foundation is bass strips that are 3/16" x 1" x 24".
I received gifts too!  Thank you Monica and Elena Nikitina!
This is Elena's gift:

 She sent me her new book. It's in russian. But the pictures explain everything. And it's soooo good!!
 Isn't this amazing work?

 Elena's adorable little bear! I have been in love with her little animals since she started making them. Now I have one!
 The bucket and pitcher are so cottage cute!
 Look at this tea set!


My stash of gifts from talented bloggers is growing!  One day they will all be in one house. For now I'm keeping everything labeled in a box so it stays safe.  Thank you Elena Nikitina! Thank you Monica! Your gifts are so generous and beautiful. I'm the luckiest girl ever!
big hugs to all of you♥,

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Still on Break

I'm taking a little break!  Just a couple weeks to move to my new house.  I'll see you all in bit.  Thank you to all who have inquired about my whereabouts. You are all so sweet! 

Friday, September 18, 2015

Francie's Travel Trailer Dollhouse

This is my second trailer dollhouse. The first one was with the Greenleaf kit. But for this commission I decided to make my own.  It's about 7 3/4" x 7 3/4" x 18" long not counting the trailer pull at the front. First, here are a couple of photos of the trailer right before I finished it.
Here you can see the wires coming out of the top of the roof.
The interior without any of the curtains.
 And here is the trailer finished.
 Under the air conditioner on top of the trailer, I have the battery and switch.
 The painting on the exterior is suppose to be very casual like doodling. 

 It was tough to find the right bathtub. When I did the first one, I used a small loaf pan.  They were really hard to find this time. I finally found some at HomeGoods for about $5-$6. There were 4 of them stuck on a rack. But they could be removed. 

 The plumbing is done with thick wire. 
The front pull is not centered here. But that's just because I only had it there for the photo.  I didn't want to glue it on for the shipping. 
I'll be doing a couple more trailers for commissions next.  I have a plan all ready to go for a new dollhouse too. Now I just need the time! :)

Saturday, September 5, 2015

A New Gypsy Travel Trailer Dollhouse Called Francie

Remember my first Gypsy Trailer Dollhouse? It was inspired by the 1:1 Magnolia Pearl Airstream trailer by Robin Brown.  Well I'm doing a second one! This time no kit. 
I used 1/8" bass wood for the main frame. For the curved sides and roof I used 1/16"  bass wood.  And for the window and door trims I used 1/32" bass wood.
Getting those curved windows right is challenging. We're still learning to use the new scroll saw. Everything will be fixed by sanding though!  For the wallpaper, so easy! They are all bits of pretty paper.  We used a spray glue this time. It seems to work well with less bubbles. 
 This trailer is 18" long x 7 3/4" wide x 7 3/4" tall(without wheels).

 This is the 1/32" thick bass wood. It's very easy to cut. I used a small box cutter.
 We sanded all the edges round and painted the whole exterior silver. There are still no trims on the exterior.

 The ceiling will be "tin" tiles.

I have a few pieces for the interior.   This is a bit of a project for sure! If you are a novice with dollhouses I definitely suggest getting the kit.  Kits are such a great way to learn. 
Until next time!