Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sunny Side Up Custom Dollhouse

Sunny Side Up Dollhouse is ready!  It's another custom start to finish. It just starts with a drawing on paper. Then I decide what size it will be and I'm off!
This idea came from a happy looking cottage I saw on Pinterest. I gather ideas to inspire the build. You can take a look at my board:
This is how my interpretation came out. This house is 19 1/2" tall x 20" across x 16 3/4" deep.   
The front steps and chimney are covered with concrete.
The cracking of the paint is done by applying glue, letting it dry and applying the paint.

The tutorial for the mailbox is on my tutorials page.

The door's  stained glass look is done with a product from Hobby Lobby called Gallery Glass. It's basically 'liquidy' white glue.
This is lots of fun to do. The result looks amazing. I did both sides of the "glass" to get the ultimate stained glass look. Give it a try- you will love it!
As always, my battery and switch are hidden in the chimney.
I stayed very busy making all the furniture and accessories.

The entry bench is a very simple Prim design I made out of 1/16" bass. This is what I use to make most of the furniture.

My first bunny made out of clay. I used the flocking method I saw on Pinterest of cutting up yarn and gluing it on the body. 

I hope you enjoyed the visit!  This house is available in my Etsy shop. I'm already working on the next house.  See you soon.
P.S.  For those of you who don't think you could ever make a dollhouse like this- just try it! I work with my sister on these houses. When she saw the design I believe she called me "CRAZY".  She was worried about that little front porch. Well we did it. You can do anything! Go for it!!!


  1. !!! Fantástica !!!!, es preciosa Caroline, me gusta muchísimo tanto por dentro como por fuera. Todos los detalles son muy bonitos, me gusta ese mueble amarillo.
    Un abrazo y que tengas una feliz semana.

  2. This is absolutely one of your BEST ever!!!! Great Job!!!

  3. This little house is so cute. I am always amazed at how you make everything. I, wonder, how will she top this one? And you always do.

  4. Dollhouse is awesome and you make it so fast with all little details and furnitures!Super cute <3 <3 <3

    Hugs and sunny days

  5. Más que bonita!! Con un exterior adorable y una decoración interior que invita a soñar!!!!

  6. What can I say, another charming work.

    LG Alexandra

  7. Una verdadera maravilla, tanto por fuera como por dentro! Me ha encantado, y te felicito por este nuevo gran trabajo. Un beso

  8. es una preciosidad , como todas tus casas, se ven de cuento , me encanta tu trabajo



  9. It is such a sweet happy house! I love everything about it, both indoors and outdoors. The yellow flowers add the sunny look. You have achieved a gorgeous piece of work! Bravo!
    Hugs, Drora

  10. Hi Caroline!
    The raised front porch with the brick covered stoop is Really Lovely and probably my favorite feature of this Charming little cottage!
    I also love the leaded glass pane in the front door and your staircase dividing the main floor is Superb!
    You have made another Wonderfully atmospheric tiny home, and I think that " Sunny Side Up" is the perfect name for it! :D

  11. Una casa fantástica, les das un toque muy dulce. Felicidades:-)

  12. Como siempre es una delicia llena de detalles. Me encanta la entrada y todas esas plantas sobre ella. El toldo queda genial.El interior lleno de luz y muy acogedor.

  13. You never cease to amaze me! Sunny side is so sweet. It looks like something u would find in Better Homes and Gardens mag. Bravo! ; D

  14. This house is so adorable! Full of details and I love all of them. The door and the glass effect is great. You have such an unique style, I see a house and know is yours, love this one!

  15. I love this bright house, the exterior is gorgeous with all the flowers, I like the stained glass door very much. The inside is full of lovely accessories and the furniture is as always amazing.

  16. That's amazing and beautiful little house. Great work Caroline! How long does it usually take to create a house like that? Do you build it all day long? I only wish I could someday be as expert as you are creating these lovely houses, items and images. If you write a book, I'll buy it! <3

    1. It takes a month to do the house and the furnishings. I don't work on it all day. Just a few hours. You can totally do this. I started not even knowing what 1/12 scale was. LOL! I've written a few books. You can buy paper copies by clicking the links on the right side of the blog (the publisher is called Blurb)or you can get PDF copies in my etsy shop:

  17. Beautiful and elegant house. The details and colors are perfect.

  18. I love your house it has a very happy look to it. I love the pops of color inside. The stained glass is awesome and the little porch is perfect. Gorgeous house.
    Hugs Maria

  19. I am awed everytime I see one of your projects! Truly amazing and so adoreable. The best to you as always,
    Diane xoxo

  20. It's a wonderful house, so many beautiful details and a warm atmosphere!

  21. Hi Caroline,
    Well, here is to another darling and charming masterpiece. It is just so darn
    cute, I want to move in..........I need to find that guy who shrunk his kids. lol
    So how is life treating you these days?? We just came back from visiting my
    daughter and we are still basking in the glow of it all.....
    So much for that tho, as I just found out I have to go with my sister-in-law to have her sweet doggie put down.....she has bone cancer and she is a big dog and they found out about a month or so she has had several
    bad days and it is just time, especially because she is so big.
    I am puddling up just thinking about it, since we had to have our Molly
    put down last Fall..........but gotta do what ya gotta do, cause we sure
    don't want her to suffer a lot. It will be really hard for Susan as her
    pets are her babies since she doesn't have children.......

    You take care and if you read this right away, pray for us.
    Thanks sweet friend,
    Love and Blessings, Nellie

  22. Wow! You did such an exquisite job! It's wonderful!

    - Momma Cat

  23. Фантастическая работа! Браво! Ваш дом выглядит очень красиво!

  24. Just so gorgeous Caroline just when I think you cant do better than that house along comes another completely different and cute love it!

  25. As I supposed this house is absolutely fantastic .I love the atmosphere of happiness you got .There are many, many lovely details like the parcel at the door or the wallpapwr rolls on the entry bench and I'm crazy about the ceiling lights, they are gorgeous and they bring just the thouch of colour.The colourful flowers at the front are amazing as well.

  26. In the close ups, you can't tell it isn't a real house! I'd love to live there!

    (En las fotos cercas, no puede ver que no esta una casa actual. Me encantaria vivid aca!)