Friday, January 6, 2012

Sprinkled With Love Cottage Dollhouse

I'm starting to put the siding on the house.  I used cardboard with the top layer ripped off. I butter the house with concrete and then stick on the siding.  This makes the house strong for shipping.
Inside everything is white. I put the Swiss dot lace curtains in already. And the chandeliers are all wired in place.

I'm also working on the Ballerina Cottage. I tried to age the mirrors. No luck yet. I think I'll have to go the traditional road with paint thinner and Drano splatters or maybe bleach. I'll let you know which works.


  1. Concrete? do you use concrete to this dreaming little house? how cold yo...?

  2. I Love the curtains in this sweet little cottage!


  3. Everything looks so beautiful!! That chandelier is so so so cute!! Do you mind if I´ll try to make same kind of chandelier to my house? It is so cute! :) Snowy greetings from Finland!

  4. Quelle maison de rêve!! Le lustre est superbe!!

  5. That's so funny that you describe the application of the concrete layer as 'buttering' since I think this concrete stuff is the best thing since sliced bread!! (All puns intended!!)

  6. For good info on how to age a mini mirror (or a big one I guess) go to Margaret's blog 'My Petite Parterre' (link below) - look for Margaret's comment dated 5 Nov on the post that this link goes to -

  7. hemoso, cada una de tus casitas me hace sonreir, tienes manos de angel!

  8. All your houses are so fantastic. I love the chandeliers.
    Hugs Maria

  9. Hi Caroline, it already looks very romantic, the curtains are so sweet :)

    Hugs Mieke xxx

  10. This house is just gorgeous! I love the siding and the chandeliers and the curtains! Fantastic! :-) Jennifer

  11. Una casita fantastica.
    Estoy deseando ver los avances en la de la bailarina.
    besitos ascension

  12. Fantastic, as always :-) I love this little romantic house.
    Big, big hugs

  13. Hi Caroline,
    Looking great as always, love the dottie swiss curtains. Hope you find a way to do the mirrors.....but I am sure you will. Neat how you are doing the clever.

    Hope you are enjoying the New Year....we are still celebrating over here..........I should have taken down my Christmas decor this weekend but just decided to wait till tomorrow to start~!!

    Take care hon,
    Blessings, Nellie

  14. Hi Caroline, I had to come by this evening and see what you have been doing . I love the houses you are building and I can't wait to see your ballerina cottage. A Belated
    Happy New Year. We are having the strangest weather in our area. We go to the 60's, to the 40;s and then lower, but no snow yet. Have a great week. Your Missouri Friend.

  15. how very clever! I never would have thought of doing something like that for a doll're so crafty!

    Marisa :)

  16. The Ballerina cottage is sooo cute!! I just love it. I made a Fairytale Cottage. Stop over and see it when you get a chance! You are my inspiration for this one and I put a link to your site. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, it is very generous of you. I hope you like my creation...

  17. Que bonita!!! todos tus trabajos son excepcionales!!
    Besos de las Malu´s.