Sunday, November 11, 2012

Alana's Bakery Dollhouse

I just finished a bakery for Alana, Karissa's little girl.
I did a mix of brick and siding on this house.
 I wanted a total vintage feel for this house. Inside and out.

Downstairs is more aged. I made stains on the wallpaper with a brown ink pad.  I also scrubbed the wallpaper until it wore off and moved it around while it was still wet to get bumps and lumps in it.
The ceiling is textured. I have a nice seam running along to add age here too. Imperfection makes it look more authentic. No real old has is perfect. So I try to add little touches that would really be in an old house with character.

 I made a tall, skinny fireplace for a more Victorian look.  The frame for the painting is a Christmas ornament.
I used book binding to paint a design for a rug.

 I made some bakery sweets too.  I made everything out of regular clay and paint. 

I think the upstairs will be quite cozy when it's all furnished.
That's one more done! Wait!!!!
I forgot the flower box!
Now it's done!
Next, I'll show you a Marie Antoinette Hameau inspired little cottage.  I should get it done today.
Until next time!


  1. Fantastico trabajo! me encanta!!La alfombra es preciosa!
    Besos de las Malu´s.

  2. Beautiful! I am sure she will be delighted with her bakery. I love the pink walls.


  3. Wow! I loved the aged looked! Seems to me that is harder to accomplish that then a brand new look!

  4. This is a very sweet little house. I adore the window box. The cakes look yummy :) Your talent is amazing. Beautiful work.
    Hugs Maria

  5. What a wonderful design. I love the inside and that flower box is amazing!!

    There are times I would love to shrink myself just so I could live in one of the beautiful houses you make.

  6. It's just so sweet, Caroline! That rug is a gem! The little gingerbread house is adorable and so are the other pastries. I love how you have repeated the colour pink. About the aging, I like that the floors are not all even. As you say, features like that add to the character of the house! Love that chandelier and the extra little features you have suspended from it. The exterior is adorable, like an enchanted little place!

  7. This dollhouse is super, super sweet--it's adorable! I'm all over that tiny gingerbread house. If you ever feel like it, I'd love to see a tutorial on how to make one. :-) The little girl who gets this house is sooooo lucky--great job! xo Jennifer

  8. Hallo Caroline,

    Je bakkerij ziet er erg gezellig uit en heeft zeker een vintage uitstraling.

    Groeten Xandra

  9. I love the front with flowers and window section and the name of the store. I love your rug, it's great. Once again you have done a fantastic charming little house. The little girl who gets this bakery is a lucky girl.

  10. This house is LOVELY! Alana must be doing a happy dance right now :)

  11. I love it!!! so sweet!!! congratulations. hugs


  12. I love it. Your houses are always so full of charm, they bring us to a gorgeous world.

  13. hoi Caroline ,
    Wat maak jij leuke schattige huisjes.
    ik zou er zo in willen wonen.
    erg leuk om naar te kijken.
    Groetjes Marja

  14. Very beautiful house.

    Complimenti Irene to Italy

  15. it's wonderful!
    Alana will be very happy.
    Bye Faby

  16. So sweet and beautiful house! Colors and atmosphere are perfect.

  17. que bonita pasteleria , un trabajo precioso



  18. Absolutely adorable! The window with
    a cupcake is lovely!

  19. Es un verdadero lujo pasarme por tu blog y ver las creaciones que realizas, son una verdadera maravilla.

  20. Fantastica, seguro que le va a encantar.
    Por dentro es tan dulce y por fuera me encanta el trabajo que has hecho, enhorabuena.
    besitos ascension

  21. Sooooo super shabby! Love the vintage look and feel. Those wee pink flowers on the exterior are so sweet...

  22. Todas tus casas son espectaculares y me tienen enamorada. Besos.

  23. Wow, just stumbled on this. We just built a playhouse in the backyard and my children randomly named it "The Bakery". Your bakery is adorable!

  24. OH how I love this! I love all the houses! Stunning!