Sunday, January 8, 2017

La Vie En Rose Custom Dollhouse

Here is my first dollhouse of 2017! I call it La Vie En Rose custom dollhouse. It's a peachy pink color. It's not showing up very well in most of the photos. 

 It's a very soft peach pink. That's why the camera has such a tough time capturing this delicate color.
 The exterior is plaster and concrete. I wanted very smooth walls. The plaster is the way to go to achieve perfect walls. All the links to the products I use are on my "resources" page.
This house is 22" tall x 12 1/2" deep x 12 3/4" across. Interior downstairs space is 10" front to back x 12" side to side and  8 1/2" tall. Upstairs is 9 3/4" front to back x 12" sided to side x 8 1/4" tall.
The door is grey with gold trim.
 There's a light under the porch. A little jewelry end cap is used to make it pretty.

On the rail, I tried Elizabeth's of http://studioeminiatures.blogspot.com/ technique. I used paint, glue and cinnamon. She is a master of finishes. And she lets you in on all her secrets!


 The push switch and battery for all 3 of the lLED lights are in the chimney. 


 This house is unfurnished. I decided to let the future owner have all the fun. Can you imagine the possibilities! But I have refrained! LOL!
 I used my hot glue "tin" tile technique for the ceiling.
 The ladder is not glued in place.


 I found the chinoiserie paper while doing a google search of wallpaper. It was a pretty small sample photo. But I was able to paste enough together on my Paint program to get a nice surface area.


This house is available on Etsy. Thanks for coming by and looking! 
I hope 2017 has started out as a marvelous year for everyone. I have been having the best time so far.
big hugs♥,


Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy 2017!

Wishing all of you the best year ever. May 2017 bring you everything you ever desired!  Thank you so much for all the visits here on my website. I truly appreciate everyone of you! :)
Now onto 2017! My next house is almost finished. I'll be sharing photos soon. 
All the best and very big hugs♥,


Monday, December 26, 2016

Dollhouse Making: Easy Wood Product To Build Structure

I'm always looking for products that will make your dollhouse construction easier. Not everyone wants to invest in wood cutting machines. So I found a product that's pretty easy to cut with even a craft knife! And it's cheap too.
 This is called Tempered Hardboard. I bought mine at Home Depot for $5 a sheet. The sheets are 2' x 4' and 1/8" thick. I usually need 2 sheets per project. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Hardboard-Tempered-Common-1-8-in-x-2-ft-x-4-ft-Actual-0-125-in-x-23-75-in-x-47-75-in-7005015/202088786
The material is a composite. But it does not warp with moisture. So it's perfect for paint, glue, plaster or concrete application. One side is smooth and the other is rough.
You can use a craft knife or a box cutter. Just score both sides for a neat and clean cut. Sanding is a breeze too.
The end result is a dollhouse that is just as strong as if you had used hardwood.  So if you can't get your hands on a saw try this stuff out. I think you will be very surprised with the result.
hugs♥,

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Custom Blythe Doll Kittie

This is Kittie! She's my new custom Blythe. She started out as Tea For Two Encore Blythe.
 Her face was totally redone by sanding it down and recarving the lips, nose,cheeks. Then her make-up was reapplied.









I only changed one set of pupils. I used an icy by my sister made for me. The rest of the colors are original to the doll.

I made her the little jeans, apron and hat.
Kittie is up for adoption in my Etsy shop. https://www.etsy.com/listing/494197895/kittie-custom-blythe-doll-ooak-by


A House For Blythe Custom 1/6 Playscale Dollhouse

Here are the photos for my 1/6 scale dollhouse I made especially for Blythe dolls that are 12" tall dolls. This is the house I built for my how to book. 
 It measures 23 1/2" tall x 24 1/4" deep x 21 1/2" across.

The switch and battery are hidden in the chimney. They are for the mantel fire and the porch chandelier.

I aged the exterior walls. Then I applied white glue and let it get tacky. Next, a coat of white paint applied in one direction and no over-lapping. 
All the little pots, moss, flower sprays are from Hobby Lobby. Check my "resources" page for links. The pink roses are mulberry paper roses.
 The dirt is coffee grounds. I got the wheelbarrow in the fairy garden department of Hobby Lobby.

I made this chandelier on the porch.

Inside I made the bed, chair, table, mantel, rose painting, little books.



This is a chandelier for lockers. It is perfect for a 1/6 dollhouse. I loved the color.



Embroidery work in progress!
This is Blythe doll Kittie. She's available in my Etsy shop.
The house is available for purchase on Etsy. https://www.etsy.com/listing/494239589/a-house-for-blythe-16-scale-custom
The DIY book is available on Blurb as a paper book or PDF at: http://www.blurb.com/b/7511054-a-house-for-blythe
Also as an Ebook: http://www.blurb.com/ebooks/pf433287268747cbd21fa
Or in my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/listing/480592314/pdf-a-house-for-blythe-dollhouse-how-to?