Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

I want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! Make it a joyful one surrounded by loved ones. Be blessed!
big hugs,

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Maison Pain D'epices Custom Dollhouse

I did my annual Christmas gingerbread dollhouse.  In the past they have been traditional Christmas colors. This year pastels!
It's called "Maison Pain D'epices" and it's available in my Etsy shop.
The dollhouse is 20" tall x 19 1/2" deep x 16" across.
The house is made of wood. Then to get that cookie look we used plaster and paint.  The icing is all plaster piped out just like with real cookies.
There are lots of tiny ornaments available at craft stores.
The little wreath was a plain green one. I added loads of white paint and a pretty pink bow.
The snow flakes are ornaments for a tiny tree.(Hobby Lobby)
And I hunted for beautiful beads that could pass off as candy.

This house is furnished.
All the lights run on batteries and the switches are hidden in the chimney.
I had made the cupboard and island previously. I really wanted to see them in place in a house. This project was the perfect spot!

I put some lights on the Christmas tree.  I glued the switch to the base of the tree. These are nano lights.

I love the stairs because they look so vintage and charming.

Maison Pain D'Epices is available here:
I hope you love this sweet treat of a house! Back to commissions!   See you next time.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Moss Creek Manor Custom Dollhouse

Moss Creek Manor is my latest custom dollhouse. For this one I was inspired by a modern farmhouse feel. This house is 16 1/2" deep x 16 1/2" across x 19 1/2" tall.
The door is eggplant color. A pop of color yet very upscale and up to date in feel. The little pebble path is candle filler sand. It gave the perfect look to the entry. I put it down on top of a thick layer of white glue and pat it in.
 I found the massive door at Hobby Lobby. I wasn't sure if it would work. But it does! The porch light is recessed between moldings. Hidden during the day and charming at night.
 The front door wall is brick.
For the walls I went with white but very aged to give a very vintage look. It made the door color look more inviting and warm.
 The bump out section is covered with clapboard siding.
 The dormer is plaster and the embellishment is wood.

 Both sides of the house are aged plaster.
 All the window trims are wood.
Plenty of windows in this house. The little fence is from the fairy gardens department.
 The walkway is covered in candle filler sand. This one is more of a chunky pebble mix in different colors. I thought it looked awesome with the eggplant door. A few orange or white pumpkins and you are ready for fall!
 As always all the electrical components are hidden in the chimney. This is a battery operated system.
 Inside I kept up my theme of many different finishes!

The ceilings are all different. I used the wood, plaster, beams and "tin" down here.  The wallpaper is gray script and wainscoting here.
 This pendent light is a jewelry piece I found at Hobby Lobby. It's some sort of locket because it opens. Just drilled a hole at the top for the bulb. Perfection!

 The wall in front of the stairs is linen fabric trimmed with wood.

 I make my mantels out of birch wood. Here I did the outside linen and the inside white. My favorite color combo for mantels.

 Upstairs is another light and airy space. Aged plaster, beams and wallpaper here.
 The wallpaper is a cream background with hydrangeas. The wallpaper gets a light white wash to age it a bit.

This house is available in my Etsy shop 
Thank you so much for the visit! It means so much to me to have you take time to come check out my page!
big hugs all around,