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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Alison Jr Dollhouse pretty much all done.

 I'm all finished with DD dollhouse except for the stairs (which are under way).  It looks so cute with its shingles and trim.  I added a little Christmas spirit on the front doors.  I also have to add some door handles to the interior doors.  But the end is in sight.  Excuse the mess behind the house.  My craft room is quite untidy right now.  I was hoping to finish up this dollhouse so that I could clean it up a little. 
The furniture isn't all permanent, but it's a general idea of what the setup will look like.  I think it turned out quite charming. 

Friday, August 9, 2013


I just finished making this cute little carousel for the nursery in Virginia's Farmhouse Dollhouse.  I am really pleased with the way it turned out.  

As always, there are a few things I would have done differently the second time around.  I got the tutorial from the cutest little site,CAROUSEL TUTORIAL.  It has other tutorials, but I couldn't resist making this carousel.  It was rather simple to make, but I had to do some adjusting.  I had to print the border around the top and bottom twice, because it wasn't quite long enough as is, to cover around the whole thing.  I also printed at 90% because I felt like the original was too large for scale, and my 1.25" hole punch fit the circles perfectly at the smaller size.  That cut down on cutting out circles, since I used stacked circles for the base and top, instead of the thick stuff she used.  I also added the bead cap and bead on top to give it a little more dimension.  She adds beads around the bottom, which I may add later, but didn't have on hand.  

I think it goes quite nicely with the nursery.  I definitely need a few more toys and things to spruce it up.   But for now, the baby has at least one toy to play with.  :)


Monday, June 17, 2013

Chevron couch

I couldn't let a year go by without doing a post.  And it's almost been just that.  Life is very busy with three children, but have no fear... I am always doing minis.  I just don't always get time to post about them.  My latest creation that is actually finished (minus throw pillows), is this chevron couch.  I saw the fabric at a quilt shop and couldn't pass it up.  Needless to say, I created the whole living room to match it.  I used Kri's tutorial for her chair, and just stretched it out and changed the back.  It worked wonderfully, and I think it turned out very nice for my second couch ever.

Besides that, Victoria's Farmhouse is coming along slowly but surely.  I have wallpapered almost every room, and will be working on molding soon.  And most of the shingles are done on the roof.  Woot!