Sunday, May 27, 2012

Happy Memorial Day! And a special thank you to all the men and women and their families who sacrifice and have sacrificed  so much for all of us.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Mini Artwork

This past week I've been totally into painting little dollhouse pictures.
It started out very innocently with Loretta asking me if I could paint a bunny. I told her I'd give it a shot!  Then I thought I have the paint out so why not try some others.
It's turned into a new obsession I think. 

 The cupcake and macarons went to Athena's. Thank you Athena!

 The Yorkie, pink house, roses, hot air balloon and Miss Bunny went to another mini artist Debi. Thanks Debi!

 The nest and yellow house are going to Susi's! I'm so excited. Thanks Susi!
 I used a real metal spoon with this banana split.
 Loretta couldn't resist this bird!
 She also needed a bear for her Granddaughter's dollhouse nursery.
I have a thing for dresses!  I love those pictures where a wedding gown is hanging up waiting for the bride to put it on.
This one on a blueish background is also going to Debi.
So this is what I've been up to.  Tiny whimsical paintings. I hope you are all having fun too! Hugs!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Shabby Chic Maisonnette de Provence Dollhouse

I'm back from a trip to the beach! I wanted to share the finished Shabby Chic Maisonnette de Provence.
I fashioned this one after some cute properties in Provence. I kept the outside colors very sun bleached.
The white roses are mulberry paper and the vines are from the Hobby Lobby.
The crystal chandeliers have a battery operated bulb in the middle.
I hid the switch and battery in the chimney.
For the roof, I wanted a super rustic look. So I dyed pine shingles different colors and then curved each one into a barrel shape over the hot glue gun nozzle. I buttered each tile with oodles of plaster and placed them on the roof. All that extra plaster gives such a great old world look.

I made a crystal drop wind chime. I saw a real life sized one on Etsy and thought it would be great miniaturized.
And I had to put up a bunting banner. I mean it just looks too cute to leave out!
 The entry has 2 doors that swing in.
The interior is Swedish Gustavian style with a gray, cream and white palette.
Remember my chair that I covered with a loose fitting slipcover? Here it is in its final setting.
The mantel is my own custom piece made from left over bits. The Trumeau mirror has an aged piece of mirror with spots.
The ceiling is planked in white.

This cottage is available at Cinderella Moments.
Thanks for coming over!