Sunday, March 31, 2013

Charmed Cottage- Finally Done!

I don't think I've ever taken so long to make a dollhouse.  But It's done!
 I still need to finish the How To book that follows how I made this house step by step.
 I used all the same techniques I usually do for each house.
 The exterior is all pre mixed concrete that I carved with an old Exacto knife.

 This house has the battery operated lights with the switch and battery hidden in the chimney.
 I made the chandelier with floral wire and crystal seed beads.
 The flowers are millinery Forget Me Nots from:

 These tiles are the hot glue technique- just follow your design on cardboard with the hot glue gun Mine is a regular size hot glue gun. Then paint. That's it!
 My first dollhouse spiral stairs. 
 This wall is fat craft sticks and skinny ones painted with different color watered down paint for a wash look.

 This stained glass is so easy. I start with a plastic window and paint the diagonal lines wit acrylic paint. Then I use water based gloss inside each diamond. You could even add a drop of color in the gloss if you want more variations.
 The loft.

 The ceiling is fat craft sticks.

 All the vines are from Hobby Lobby. And the pink Heather too.

 These are clay mushrooms made by Serenity Mosaics  who used to be on Etsy.  :(

17 3/4" tall x 14 1/4" wide x 13 3/4" long
interior: 10" wide x 11 1/4" long x 8" tall under loft & 14 1/4" tall over all.
loft: 5" deep x 10" wide x 6" tall

 I found this pumpkin at Hobby Lobby.

Maybe my next house won't take as long!  I'm off to think about what project I should do next.  Thanks for coming over!
This house is available in my Etsy shop:

Thursday, March 21, 2013

A $10 off Coupon on Blurb!

Blurb is offering $10 off a book on there site.
All you need to do is enter SHARE10 at checkout and you save $10!  Here's the link to my book:
Works on any book though, not just mine.  Ends March 31st.