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!


  1. I KNOW I'm going to love this one!!
    Can't wait to see it finished.
    Have a great day.
    -Kim :)

  2. This house looks like so much fun!!! Hobby Warehouse has some great deals--thanks for the link! :-) Jennifer

  3. Caroline, todas tus casas son maravillosas, cada una con su encanto, con su propia "personalidad" y esta no es la excepción!
    Un abrazo

  4. Hi Caroline! The cottage already has a gypsy atmosphere! I love those colourful ceiling tiles and the patchwork of wallpaper. The colours are so exciting!

  5. You've done it again!! Blown my little dollhouse box of knowledge out of the water! I called and asked the shop in Canada that sells this little house and they told me it was not customizable and that the small additions didn't fit onto it. WELL!! Looky, looky, looky!! You have it all figured out! Now, could you hurry up a bit please, I'd like to see what it will be like when it's assembled! (*grin* ... *tee-hee*)

  6. Hi Caroline, You continue to amaze me with your little houses. I love your Tiffany Wedding Cottage Custom Dollhouse. It is so unique, and I can't wait to see your progress on your gypsy cottage house. I have been a little busy lately. Have a wonderful day. Hugs Your Missouri Friend.

  7. Hi Caroline, You continue to amaze me with your little houses. I love your Tiffany Wedding Cottage Custom Dollhouse. It is so unique, and I can't wait to see your progress on your gypsy cottage house. I have been a little busy lately. Have a wonderful day. Hugs Your Missouri Friend.

  8. Oh I am very excited to see this one! I love a bohemian style and I am sure this house will be magical!

  9. I'm so excited I'm getting goosebumps!! :-) xoxo,Amy

  10. Can I just say that I want to be you when I grow up?

  11. wow Caroline.... this cottage will be another amazing little house!!!!!! I'm happy because years ago I found Magnolia Pearl site on the internet but I had lost..... I didn't remember the name e now.... I found it thanks your post!!!!!!!

  12. It's a fun house. I like the colourful ceiling tiles and the patchwork of wallpapers.
    Bye Faby

  13. Me encanta el detalle del techo con las telas de colores. Es magnífico.
    Un beso.

  14. What a fascinating project! I'm looking forward to seeing more.

  15. Your mind is just an endless source of wonderful dollhouse idea's! I'm excited to see this one finished:)

  16. What an original idea!! I love it!!! :-)

    Hugs Jollie

  17. Amazing Caroline!!
    Your Gypsy Cottage is looking fantastic. I really love the patchwork of wallpapers and the gorgeous fireplace.
    The primrose kit by greenleaf is gorgeous, it's so hard to get Greenleaf in the UK but I LOVE this kit and I also love your idea of making more windows! This is going to be another incredible creation!!!
    Vicky xxxx

  18. Fantastic idea. I love the ceiling. This is going to be another amazing house I just love your posts and the ideas you come up with.
    Hugs Maria

  19. Surely soon we will be looking for a new work of art! ;)

  20. I can not wait to see the finished house. The colors are going to be awesome!

  21. Caroline...
    WELL WELL WELL...AMAZING! I just can't enough of your little houses.

    I've perused (studied) your site oohing and aahing at each and every one of your little creations, each one better than the next (if that's possible). OMGodness, I love them.
    With that said, I'm going to give my hand a try at making one. Yep, I can't stand it, I NEED too.
    I'm so smitten...AND, I think it will be so fun to see what I come up with..who knows?
    Yours are just so darn yummy... the ideas, the colors, the cuteness....
    You are so talented.
    Have a fun mini making day.
    Your fondest admirer.

  22. Hi Caroline,
    Wanted to thank you for coming by yesterday and for all your sweet
    well wishes for my birthday, it has really been quite a week, but I feel beyond loved...........which is always a wonderful thing.

    Also love your lil table in the gypsy cottage with the flowers and polkadots, so cute and love the lil
    polkadot bowl and birdhouse on the mantel, just darling..........

    Have a wonderful weekend sweet friend, Nellie