Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Gypsy Cottage Dollhouse

I finished the Gypsy Cottage dollhouse.
 The interior is all decorated.
 The chandelier has a cool light bulb. I like the blue shade it has. It's very Gypsy!
I made the table from scrap wood. It's painted in a Kath Kidston style with roses and polka dots.
On the table there's the days mail: envelope, postcards, Victoria Magazine, and a newspaper. The flower is from Ines at Liliput Things. I had to put it there. It just fit! Thanks Ines!
My sister made this loaf of bread. It looks incredible. This is the first time she's made any miniature. If this is her beginners skill I wonder how brilliant her future creations will be!
The mantel wall is full of art work. It's very bohemian.
On the mantel I made a little house, a crown and a painted bowl.

The attic is very grungy.
There's a little bit of junk up here.
 The lanterns have little bulbs too. There's one cool and two warm color bulbs. I thought the mismatch was cute.
 I made the lanterns out of paper that I reinforced and punched holes in.

 The light switch is on the side of the house under vines.
And so is the battery.
It's available in my Etsy shop: CinderellaMoments
Thanks for the visit!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Gypsy Cottage Dollhouse

I finished the outside of Gypsy Cottage(I think?).
I went for a very busy landscaping.

 That's a little trowel in that pot. I used real moss and these heathers from Hobby Lobby to fill the pots.
 The roses are paper roses I found at Michael's.
I made paper lanterns. There are real lights in them.

I saw a picture on Pinterest of a clothesline in front of a window. I wanted to try it too. I like it!
 Love the aviary! It's just a fabulous element for a dollhouse.
 The plaster decoration is from Artistic Supplies.
The pitchfork and chair in the front are from a fairy garden shop in town. All the vines are from Hobby Lobby's artificial flower/vine section.
Tomorrow I'll finish the interior! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Gypsy Cottage Dollhouse

Inside, I've finished the wood floor and did a fabulous plank board wall and the front door. 
This board wall is all different size and worn paint colors. I used left over bits of wood to get this aged wall look.
Each piece of wood has an uneven coat of paint.
The mantel is decorated with a flower garland. I painted some roses too.
The attic is also underway. I put one beam up. The first coat of paint is on.
This side of the cottage has a fake window and an aviary.  I got the idea from a Pinterest picture below.
So far I built this little box like structure with 9 little holes. Then I'll put concrete all around and a decoration above.
I added a little porch to the front. 
Thanks for coming By!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Gypsy Cottage Dollhouse

The next dollhouse will have bohemian flair. I already made a gypsy caravan "Magnolia Pearl Airstream/Gypsy Travel Trailer Dollhouse" once. But this time it will be a gypsy cottage.
I already started my interior. With a patchwork of wallpapers on the front wall. The floor is wood Popsicle sticks. The ceiling is "tin" tiles(made with hot glue method you'll find in my tutorial link on the right sidebar) that are all different designs, color and with some missing. The pink crystal chandelier will probably get some flowers added on. It's another battery operated kit from Evan Design I get through Mainly Minis with free shipping! I'll start listing all my shopping places on the sidebar to the right under the tutorials. If you have any fantastic mini links let me know I'll add them too.
 The fireplace is just made from left over scraps of dollhouses. I just like my fireplaces taller the a normal dollhouse fireplace mantel. I don't use any sort of template. I just see what looks good to me.I'll do a tutorial on these at some point too.
I'm planning a dirty little attic up here.
For the house I used the Primrose kit by Greenleaf. It has the perfect little footprint for a cozy cottage. It's my absolute favorite to use. I just cut out more/different windows or doors to make a custom one of a kind.  This is an addition kit. You can find it all over the internet. I like using HobbyWarehouse. It just depends who has the best price.
Here I have lengthened the front window and added an attic window. I also changed the roof line. I hope I can make 3 lanterns of some sort to hang above the door. The 3 bulbs are already in place.

The side has a big window now and an attic window.
Remember, if you have any tips or links you want to share with other mini makers drop me a note!