Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Angel Studio Dollhouse

My new dollhouse is an art studio called Angel Studio.  It's a 1/12 scale cottage with battery operated lights.
I had bought these doors for the french mansard house "La Maison de Campagne."  But they got lost and arrived 2 weeks late. I think it all worked out for the best!
I called this house Angel Studio because of these little paintings I painted of wings.  I made 2 benches, a little clay house and flowers. The pink flowers are tissue paper. 
The vines are from Hobby Lobby. I just cut them into small pieces to be 1/12th scale. The flowers are called Heathers. They come in different colors. I also cut those up  to be in scale.
The siding is birch.
Here's the little switch for the lights hidden in the chimney.
I painted a rug, more wings paintings and filled a metal tub with fabrics.

The desk is overloaded with stuff. Just like my desk is most of the time. LOL!
 There's even a snack because you can't create on an empty stomach. :D

The memo board is also loaded with ideas and projects. 

There's an old shutter behind another painting of wings. 
I made these wings out of cardstock.
On this side of the studio the wall is a chalkboard. You can get sheets of chalkboard in the scrapbook section of the craft store. I made a little camping cot and used it like a bench here.  I put an old window behind it and also more paintings, a nice big pillow, clay house, a wooden box full of tiny pine cones I got out of a potpourri set.
Thanks so much for coming over and taking a look at Angel Stdio. It's available in my Etsy shop.
And on a personal note...
 Our sweet , beautiful Mia passed away Monday.  We will miss her so much. She was with us for almost 18 years. It's always so difficult to let them go. But I know she's waiting in heaven. And I thank God he loaned her to us for such a long time. Rest in peace gorgeous girl. You were such a sophisticated, good girl. ♥♥♥



  1. Caroline, your Angel Studio is so beautiful! What a treat to see all of your wonderful details.
    I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet Mia. Hugs and prayers are going your way.

  2. siento mucho lo de Mia , es muy doloroso cuando nos dejan
    ese estudio de arte es una preciosa maravilla



  3. Wonderful house! I would like to live there

  4. I'm very sorry about your sweet kitty's passing. We had to put our beloved cat, Spazz to sleep a couple of Christmases ago. We were blessed with his company for 16 years. I miss him still. I love your angel cottage. I'd love to have a full size workshop just like it!

  5. It is beautiful! few fine details, candy ... it's amazing! a perfect job, very Cinderella moments! sweet and harmonious. Congratulations, Caroline.
    Happy hollidays!
    A big hugs

  6. What a sweet and romantic studio. Any artist would be thrilled to have one so lovely. I love the real clutter, makes it real!

    So, so sorry about your precious baby girl Mia. Just know she is young again and will be waiting for you at rainbow bridge.


  7. Hola Carolina, la nota de tu gatito me ha llegado al alma, y es que a los animales se les coge mucho cariño!! La casita de Ángel es preciosa, me encanta esas estrellas y esa mesa repleta. Un abrazo y ánimo

  8. Me encanta, es preciosa.
    Un abrazo.

  9. I love your studio and would like to have one like this in real life.
    I'm so sorry your cat isn't with you anymore.

  10. Commiserations on the loss of your little Mia. I know how hard it is to lose a beloved pet. Your little house is super sweet.

  11. What a gorgeous studio! I'd love to work there! I love how you have the house packed with gorgeous handmade details! So sorry for your loss. I know how difficult that is. I'm sending big hugs your way! xo Jennifer

  12. Que estudio tan bonito!!! Yo quiero uno en escala 1/1,con todos esos detalles maravillosos y esa agradable atmósfera que has creado en él!!!!

  13. Hi Caroline, you house is amazing, such wonderful ideas you have. I'm so sorry to hear about your beloved Mia, it's so hard to lose a little friend.
    All the best

  14. Wow your house is magical. I love all your painted wings they are beautiful. The cluttered desk is fantastic and makes it so real. I am sorry for your loss our pets become so much a part of us it is hard to say goodbye.
    Warm Hugs Maria

  15. Wonderful style and work hon, the angle bits about are so wonderful and light.

    You lovely kitty must have inspired your build, so many years of love and then she fluttered off to be a angel and play with clouds ;)

    Hugs and condolences, ~J

  16. What a gorgeous studio, Caroline! I love all those gorgeous handmade and detailed miniatures!
    I am so sorry for your loss of your beloved Mia.
    Sending big hugs your way! Ilona

  17. Me encanta como has decorado el estudio La parte exterior es también muy bonita.

  18. Dear Caroline, I am so sorry for your loss. :'(
    I looked photo from Mia for a long time.
    She was a beauty.Black heart (cards)
    A big hug,
    PS. Your Angel house is adorable with wings and with many other details. I love the memo board.

  19. So sorry to read about your Mia, she was truly a member of your family.I love the studio and all the little designs and the memo board is just so cute and filled with all kind of ideals.

  20. I love your cottage. You have such a wonderful imagination. Sorry about Mia. Both my dog and cat are getting up there in age. They become such precious members of the family.

  21. Lieve Caroline wat spijtig voor je dat Mia is overgegaan maar een troost zij heeft het goed daar en je hebt weer een pracht werk ervan gemaakt ik stuur je heel veel troost en liefde toe Danielle

  22. It's beautiful and incredibly enchanting! I have to say it isn't often I see a mini room that I want to rummage about in, there are so many fun little details.

    So sorry to hear about your cat Mia, she looks very like my Minnie, who is getting on a bit. Once word gets out that they live to 18 in your house, you might have another cat on your doorstep before you know it :D It was a mighty age for her x

  23. Wonderful! I love it ! :)

    I'm very sad for you and your adorable cat!

  24. So sorry about Mia. It's always difficult to lose a pet- they become a part of our families.

    Love the art studio! The cardstock angel wings on the back of the chair are perfect. Love all the intentional clutter on the desk. So realistic. The mini pinecones are great too! How do you find time to make so many miniatures? After work and life, I find I have no energy or time left.

  25. Another fabulous cottage. I don't know how you do it; such wonderful detail. I have said before, you inspire me. My dollhouses are on hold until after the holidays. I miss working on them. I am so sorry for Mia. She looks like a very sweet kitty. We lost both of our cats, one at 17 the other at 18. I am sure Mia lived a wonderful life and you will miss her greatly.

  26. Love your Angel house Caroline! Its simplicity is its beauty. Our fur babies are like our children and even though they're never far, we long for them. My 20+ yr old fur baby went to kitty heaven just Nov. 15th so I feel the pain of your loss. Christmas blessings to you and your family!

  27. Very beautiful work! It is painful to lose a pet, so I join her sadness. Therefore I support and I wish you a good Christmas. a hug, Marisa

  28. Your interiors are so realistic. The clutter reminds me of someone I know! Lol. Sorry to hear about kitty. Did her passing inspire the cottage? Every time a bell rings, an angel gets their wings.

  29. I'm so sorry about your sweet Mia:( RIP little kitty!

    Your Angel Studio is so breathtaking!!! I love cherub wings and seeing them in miniature is just adorable:) Love the busy desk, I even spotted some miniature pencils!

    BTW, do you know whatever happened to Sandy Foster from the Shabby Streamside blog? I just got a new RA book and her little shabby chic cabin is in there so I started wondering how she was doing but wasn't able to find her active on any social media. I hope she does an updated blog post one of these days!

  30. The desk and memo board looks great! Filled with things, just like it should be =)
    Wonderful house!

    And I'm so sorry about your loss! 18 years is a long time, you most have been close and loved her very much, I'm glad you are so thankful for the time you got together, that most make it easier to deal with the loss.

  31. I am soooo in love! Perfection as always. I am sure dear Mia is smiling down and thanking you for the wonderful home you shared all these years. Regards, Ebru

  32. Cute interior, as always :-)

  33. Hi Caroline,
    Am sooo sorry it has been so long since I have been by,I have missed you and many others in blogland, but I just had no time since my sister-in-law broke her hip in Oct.
    She is home and doing well, Praise God!!
    I am just about recovered from a virus I have had most of the week, and think I am finally rested out and why
    I can't sleep tonight, but it has been good, I got my
    grocery shopping list made out, and my Christmas
    dinner table completely planned, and just came to check email and my blog and another lady that does
    miniature houses came by and it made me think of
    you and thought I have to run by and wish her a
    Merry Christmas...........

    So sorry to hear about your kitty, 18 yrs. is a long time
    and we get so attached to these fur know that you will all miss her, so I will send up some prayers for you and your family.

    Well, better head to bed cause I am hoping to go to
    church in the morning, but guess I will see........

    Hope you have the Lovliest and Merriest Christmas
    ever hon, and look forward to Jan. when I can hopefully visit a bit more.

    Love and Blessings,

    Oh yea, I love love love your new cottage, so many
    more details, just amazing hon, you just get better and
    better at these cottages every time you do one. It really looks like a real studio too. So neat........

    Bye now.............

  34. Olá amiga, hoje quero agradecer a Deus pelo dom da sua vida, e desejar a você e sua família
    um feliz e santo Natal, cheio de saúde e alegria!!!
    Que seu coração esteja preparado para receber o Menino Deus!!!
    Um grande abraço, Marie.

  35. Hi Caroline -- my comments just mirror what everyone has already said so well. . .your angel cottage is awesome - I too love all the detail. & so sorry about Mia! No matter their age -- it's always so painful to lose a pet.
    Be well friend - Sue

  36. Es maravillosa Caroline, me encantan todos y cada uno de los detalles.

  37. Dear Caroline - Your Beautiful Angel Studio is truly an Inspired and Inspiring realm of Peace and Beauty. Rainbow Bridge Sparkling Fairy Dusties for your Brave Beautiful Mia ~ LuV, TiGGy

  38. Oh, oh, oh, I'd love a little art space like this in real life!! What a stunning make, Caroline - every detail is just delicious. I love the busy desk and memo board full of inspiration - amazing work as always!

    So sad and sorry to hear about Mia - it's a horrible thing to lose a pet.
    Alison xx