This has been such a busy time building dollhouse after dollhouse. In the mist of all the construction, came a lovely surprise from Carolyn Robbins of Warm Heart Bears. It's Octavia!
Carolyn contacted me and told me she had made me a gift. The package arrived quickly. When I opened the box I couldn't believe Carolyn's generosity! This little treasure is the most precious bear ever. The little bear is exquisitely made with gorgeous detailing.
The bear is weighty. So you can stand her up. She is made of mohair. So luxurious! Look at that face! So Sweet!! Everything is done to perfection on the bear. The nose is glittery so it has a realistic look. The shading is so artistic. Nothing was left undone. Carolyn thought of everything.
Her little paws are just adorable.
The tiny crochet flower in her ear has a delicate pearl.
Octavia is fully jointed. Her little nose is so sweet. And her eyes are glass.
She arrived with her little wooden chest, a round pillow for her to sit on, a beautiful envelope with all her info and a velvet pumpkin!
This little lady stands 4 1/2" tall. So she actually fits in my 1/12 scale dollhouses.
I appreciate this gift so much Carolyn! This little girl is exactly my style. And I know that's no accident. Thank you again and again!
Bienvenue Cottage is a custom dollhouse I just finished. This one is all white and grays.
This house is 20 1/4" tall x 15" deep x 12 3/4" across.
The exterior is a combination of plaster and concrete.
I added a rose and leaves(heavy cardstock) to my pre made door. I covered them with Modge Podge, let dry and paint the whole door.
The corner stones are done with premix concrete. I just use an artist spatula and freehand a stone shape.
This cottage is currently in my Etsy shop: cinderellamoments.etsy.com
Of course, I'm already working on the next house. I'm also trying to upload more roses and furniture to my shop on Etsy. It's non stop here at Cinderella Moments! One of these days I'll get caught up.😀
I hope you are all well and enjoying your minis.
I loved "In Tatters" dollhouse so much I decided to do another design very similar but bigger. This one is called "Petit Bonheur" custom dollhouse.
The house has many different types of finishes on the exterior. There's siding, plaster, concrete, bricks, stone, gravel, grass. All these textures make for a very inviting and cozy look. When you do your dollhouse don't stick with just one type of exterior covering. It can look too bland and sterile.
Between the stones there's moss to soften the hard look of rocks.
I love 'X' shapes in windows. I think it's very cottage. This is all done with Popsicle sticks cut lengthwise.
The roofs have different coverings too. There's "metal" and shingles.
And the shingles are also different colors. Here they are gray, blue/gray and dark gray.
The path is candle sand glued down with regular white glue.
There's actually plenty of room for a garden chair and little table on the grass.
This house is 20" tall x 19 1/4" across x 15 3/4" deep.
The whole house is aged with brown ink pads. It gives a vintage look to the structure and also accentuates the details.
Most of the materials I use are listed in the resources section at the top of this page.
The house lights and fireplace are run by battery and 2 switches hidden in the chimney.
This little bump out area is perfect for a dining room, an art studio or a planting area. Could you imagine it full of potted plants.😉
My "tin" ceiling aged to perfection.
he floor has a rustic white and gray wash.
This house has 3 crystal chandeliers, each covered with my signature roses.
I made the fireplace from bass wood. And I put lattice design 3D paper inside.
This is the entry vaulted ceiling with a light fixture.
This house has a full size upstairs.
Beams galore in the whole house!
The view from the top of the stairs.
Love this style of house. Are you ready to move in? It's available I my Etsy shop.
But of course, I'm already working on the next one. No dallying around here! 💗💗💗