Saturday, May 16, 2015

A Week at the Beach!

It was vacation time. And My family and I went to the beach in north Florida.
There were plenty of dolphins.
All gorgeous weather. Even the clouds that were off in the distance stayed away. 

 Guess who also came to the beach.....
It's Gigie!  She's now 6 months old. I got her used to the car right away. And kept taking her places a few times a week to make sure she would remember. She also loves this rolling pet carrier. It's a home for her and she feels safe in it.  
Wait a minute.... what is this? 
A litter box as far as the eye can see! 
Oooooh! And it smells like fish dinner too!  Gigie loved the beach. She was very relaxed and even lying down taking it all in.  She's a very laid back cat.  And she behaved so perfectly on this trip. She's a pro! 
Back home and all tuckered out! 
 Lizzie had a blast. She's a total beach bum!
 And napping on the beach is the best!
That was my vacation. Now back to work on all those dollhouses! I hope you all had a wonderful week!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Un Immeublae a Paris Dollhouse update for Spring!

Un Immeuble a Paris dollhouse got a little update.  Spring has sprung! LOL!
There are now more vines with pink flowers.

Just a tiny bit more!  This house is available in my Etsy shop


Saturday, April 25, 2015

Summer House Custom Dollhouse

This is my little "Summer House" dollhouse.  It oozes Cape Cod vintage style with the ease of summertime furnishings.
 This dollhouse is made from scratch with a bump out section in the front for the entry.
 This house is 11 3/4" wide x 18 3/4" long x 15 3/4" tall.
 I had this design in my mind for a long time.  The cozy front yard has a sand path that leads to the front door.
 I love the roofs on this dollhouse.  That top front window is such a charmer!

 I decided the dormer should have the shingles. It's so traditional.
I made a screen door for this dollhouse instead of a front door. I didn't want a door to take up any space inside the house.  I use real screen from the hardware store between two pieces of veneer. 
 I made this little bistro chair from Evangelione's wonderful tutorial and a wooden box. 

 The switches are in the chimney. One is for the fireplace and the other controls all the lights.

 I made the entry armoire from bass wood veneer.
Downstairs I made 3 chandeliers and working fire all battery operated.  I also made a sink, vintage style cooking range, upholstered chair, mantel, kitchen table, stool, laundry basket, ladder steps, baking scene, rug, artwork, plate drying rack, shelves, rolling pin, clay houses, bunting, curtains. I think that's everything!

 I tried to make these curtains like they were blowing from the wind of the open window.
Here you can see the little lights in the logs.
 I also put a little apron back there.
 Non of the furniture or accessories are glued down.
If you want to make the stove here's my tutorial:

 Upstairs, everything is handmade.

The tutorial for the tray table is here:
Here's the space empty. 

I hope you enjoyed seeing "Summer House."   Jennifer is the proud new owner.  ♥♥♥