Friday, January 18, 2013

My dollhouses have been featured on Lina's blog: Quiantesque.  Thank you for such a lovely honor Lina! 

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Miss Read's English Cottage

 I just finished a commission for Linda. It's a half scale custom dollhouse English style.
It has an oval base.  And I left room for Linda to put her potting shed and garden set.

The little fairy door inside the dollhouse.
The stone chimney has flowering vines.
The interior is well aged and cozy.
This is the kitchen. The old fireplace is the space for Linda's Aga stove.
Living room.
The rose wallpapered bedroom.
And a bathroom.

Thanks Linda for the project! Linda will send pictures once she's all done decorating Miss Read's Cottage. And I'll share them with all of you. She's already made some purchases that are out of this world cute!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Anthropologie Inspired Dollhouse

My Anthropologie inspired dollhouse is done.  It was a lot of fun to make!
 I found the topiary trees at Michaels craft store. They are place card holders from the wedding section.

 The house is covered with concrete. This side and the front have siding made out of corrugated cardboard.
This side is just concrete. I got the 3D effect of the white trim by putting thick cardboard and then covering the entire thing with concrete.
I painted the trim white, the body of the house is puddy colored(tan) and I aged it.  I made my little window crooked. I really wanted vintage character for this house.
The battery and switch are in the dormer roof.
The interior was dreamy to work on!
I made the bed from 2 pieces of fencing. And I decorated it with a scrapbook plaster decoration on the headboard. The bedding is just bits of muslin and lace I had left over.  I did a little needlepoint embroidery on the pillows.
I found a canoe at Hobby Lobby. It was too cute to pass up. I painted it blue and cream and placed it behind the headboard.
I had to put a couple of glitter trees in there too.
 The wall of book pages is so perfect for this house.  The idea came from A Well Dressed Home.
My jar chandelier is my favorite light fixture I've ever made!
The Anthropologie Inspired Dollhouse is Musette's future home. Thanks Rella!
 Measures: 19" tall x 15" deep x 13" across
interior: 14 1/2" tall x 10" deep x 11" across
front porch:11" across x 3 3/4" deep x 8 1/4" tall