Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Donut Shop Dollhouse, Donuts, and a Tiny Church

The Donut Shop has its siding. I used Popsicle sticks and it worked wonderfully.
The lights are in. I hid the battery and switch in one of the chimneys.
It's now painted. It turned out more teal than I expected, but I love it.
The inspiration cottage painted by Kim at Kim's Cottage Art has a touch more blue in the mix.  Close enough!
I think it looks adorable.
I've tried my hand at dollhouse sized doughnuts! Here's what I've done so far  and how I did it...
I used air dry clay.
I start with a little pea sized  ball of clay, flattened it with my finger and used a dowel to poke a hole through it.
To get a bigger hole in the bigger doughnuts I used my meat thermometer...
That's it! Pretty simple. Tomorrow I'll paint them and we'll see how they look.

I also worked on a little 1/4th scale church.
This is from Corona's Santa's Village Kit. Made a couple of changes: I cut out the back to have access and I added  working doors. I used a box cutter to make the cut.
I carved the wood floor boards with the box cutter and made the grooves larger with a pointy tool.
Here's a perspective on how big it is.
I'm using concrete on the steeple and sculpting stones.
I used black paint and mahogany color both thinned out with water and rubbed it inside to get an aged/abandoned look.


  1. Hi Caroline! The colors on the donut shop are fantastic--they play off of each other beautifully! I also love the aged look you created in the church. Can't wait to see more! :-) Jennifer

  2. wow, you have been really busy and it all looks wonderful. :)

  3. Indeed it happens that at first I do not like something, but in the end I always love all what you do! Well : now I love these intolerable bright colors: turquoise and pink))) I love the roses on the wall)))

    Hugs, Katy

  4. Me gusta muchísimo!!!es muy dulce y alegre,los donuts, pintan muy bien.
    Besos de las Malu´s.

  5. sta venendo identica..... F A V O L O S A !!!!!!!!!

  6. I really like the progress with Donuts Shop. Good luck with the donuts.;)
    The small church will be beautiful, I know that.

  7. Caroline! OMG! todos esos detalles, la iglesia con sus pisos, los donuts!!! bello bello!

  8. Wow! The doughnut shop is amazing! Every bit of it is stunning! The new church has really caught my attention too! I am excited to see how it will turn out.

  9. Me encanta como te esta quedando tu nuevo proyecto.
    Una buena produccion de donuts jejej
    La nueva iglesia se ve fantastica.
    besitos ascension

  10. You are very busy!
    The donut shop is identical. I like the colors.
    The churh looks fantastic.
    Bye Faby

  11. Hi Caroline,
    The donut shop is looking amazing, the colours are just perfect!!!
    I love how you hid the battery and switch in one of the chimneys!!
    A fantastic idea!!!
    The church is also looking great, your woodwork skills are amazing!!!
    Vicky xxxxxx

  12. Great whimsical building. I will try my hand at making some donuts. LJ

  13. Hi Caroline, the Donut shop is looking great, I love the colors !
    I can't wait to see your painted donuts :)

    Hugs Mieke xxx


  15. Me encanta la casita, es una chulada. Los donuts tienen una pinta estupenda

  16. Hi Caroline, Your houses are amazing and I still love the purple chandelier I will enjoy watching your progress on your little church.
    I like the blue and pink. Have a great weekend, Take care. Hugs Your Missouri Friend.