Saturday, August 4, 2012

My projects

I sold out of my book in my Etsy shop. But they are available from the publisher here:
I'll have my Etsy shop restocked August 17th.

Tracie Dean of Dean Designs has put a gorgeous post up about my book on her blog. 
Thank you Tracie! You are a sweetheart!!

I'm working on some commissioned orders.  One is another teeny weeny Streamside Studio. This one is going to Hawaii.
It's a 1/4th scale dollhouse.  
Cutting out all the windows and door is the hardest. I wish I could find some little tool to get the job done faster and easier. If any of you have a tip please share it with me! I cut these out with my utility/box cutter knife.
In these small houses instead of adding wood or siding to it(which would make it too chunky) I carve out the grooves of the wood floor and wainscoting. I used the box cutter for this.
You can also see the "tin" ceiling. I used the hot glue gun to make a very simple design 3D. I used my big glue gun not the little one. I found it  actually makes no difference if you use the small or big glue gun. Same result.
This is the tiny door.

I'm also working on a 1/12 project called 'phoebe's Cottage"
Downstairs has pink polka dot wallpaper and cream beadboard and gray floors.
Upstairs has a very exposed board plaster wall with little remnants of pink wallpaper. I'm not sure how I will finish this wall. I think I need an aging treatment.
Doing an exposed wall is very simple. Just lay down plaster liberally. Then cut craft sticks in half lengthwise and you'll have little lats. Squoosh the lats into the plaster making sure the plaster oozes out in between. Then I'll probably sand it a bit when it has dried for a cleaner look.
The sweet fireplace is almost ready. I'll be making some big "tin" tiles to put inside.
Until next time!


  1. Hi Caroline,
    So happy to hear you sold all the books you have, that is great news.
    Your newest houses are coming along great as always, love that beautiful lil fireplace so cute, and that is so neat with the pink polkadot and cream
    walls too. Keep up the good work hon, and have a great weekend.
    Blessings Nellie
    Just remembered I never answered your email, so will do that tonight hopefully.

  2. Great works in progress, Caroline. ;)

  3. Your work is more amazing every time I see it. The mini house is just awesome. Kudos for your patience.

    Thank you for the shout out as well.
    I wish you much success my friend

    Happy Sales,

  4. Hi Caroline, oh my goodness, I love the tin ceiling. You are so talented my friend, I am amazed how you are able to manage all the tiny pieces, just incredible.

    Caroline, thanks so much for your prayers and good wishes for my daughter. How thoughtful and wonderful you are. Carole xox

  5. Great to hear from you, Caroline! I love seeing what you're working on. Pheobe's house looks really cool. You are so talented! Congrats on your book selling so fast too! Can't wait for the next installment. xo Jennifer

  6. Hi Caroline,
    Congratulations on selling so many of your books. I'm so pleased that they're such a success!!!
    I love the two houses you've been working on. The tiny one is so gorgeous, I really love the celing design and Phoebe's Cottage is also amazing, I love the polka dots and the fire place!!
    As always you wow me with your work :)
    vicky xxx

  7. So glad to hear your book is being so well received. Your work is just lovely. :)

  8. Congratulations for the success of your book. I love the tiny house you are showing. I wish I knew how to make wood cutting easier. Right now I am also struggling with the same problem.

    Hugs, Drora

  9. Felicitaciones por el éxito de tu libro Caroline.
    La pequeña casa es muy bonita
    Un abrazo
    GRACIAS por no tener palabra de verificación

  10. Felicidades por tu libro. El proyecto de la casa se ve estupendo. Seguro que cuando este terminada sera una maravilla.

  11. Enhorabuena por el exito de tu libro.
    Me encanta seguirte cuando empiezas tus nuevos proyectos.
    besitos ascension

  12. Muchas felicidades y enhorabuena por ese nuevo proyecto. Todas tus casas son preciosas.

  13. These works look pretty awesome!
    Loving these for inspiration!

  14. Hi Caroline, Congrats on your book. I am so happy for you. Your projects are progressing nicely. The mini house is so tiny and precious. I have been a little slow in visiting and posting comments lately. I am working on a commission lap quilt and I have a baby quilt to do when I get this one done. I changed the color of flowers on the one I am working on. The lady doesn't like blue so all the blue flowers have become shades of lavender. I will try to pop back in a little more often. Take care Hugs Your Missouri Friend.

  15. I know that gal through Resin Cafe that you are making this cottage for........We loved Tori's so much and I'm so glad that you are making this for tiny Phoebe. It will be amazing. Tori's for Rosie is divine. I keep telling her I want to live there!! Congrats on the can be sure I will get a copy...for SURE!!!

    xo Rella

  16. Hi Caroline, I do love your kreations so much, please come at my blog, there is a present waiting for you.
    Love Silvie

  17. Hello Caroline, I love that you have written a book, what a great gift for someone. I know the work involved as you know! You should look into putting your book up onto Amazon for the Kindle, I did it and I know you can too. Love it, Maureen

  18. I haven't been to miniature blog land in awhile! Just saw your book. I of course had to order it and add a few more things to my order.

    Congrats on the success. 1/4 scale streamside studio is so cute!

  19. Hi Caroline
    I have already received the book, it went quickly. Thank you. I've already got useful information about tool use and gained practical ideas to use in my future projects. Beautiful pictures. Beautiful background color on the sides. Looking forward to carefully scrutinize the book. You can be proud.
    I will try to put the front of your book into my blog and refer to you.
    many hugs

  20. Hi Caroline
    I was late home yesterday and opened my post and found your lovely book. Now I go and packed out and cleaned up. When I was about to throw the empty envelope out, I discovered that you had sent a letter and one of your hand painted roses.
    OMG where it is beautiful.
    It's great to sit with one of your hand-painted pictures in my hand. It is so beautiful and nice made. I have so long admired your style with these roses, very amazing that I now sit with my own. I need words to describe the feeling.

    1000 hugs

  21. Hi Caroline, I'm dropping in to see how the wonderful dollhouse is coming along and to tell you how much I love visiting. Carole xox

  22. Hi Caroline,

    I just received your book and I love it! Great directions and pictures. I do have one question, I am ordering the porch posts and noticed they come on two sizes. In your book I read that they will be cut a few inches. I have the choice to buy 8 or 12 inch posts. What would you suggest ?


  23. la casa è bellissima.. e tu sei molto brava..... a presto lu.