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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Victoria's Farmhouse Dollhouse Living Room Update!

 So, I have been working on the living room in the Victoria's Farmhouse Dollhouse.  I'm loving how it's coming along.  It's still very bare, but things are starting to look like a real room and I can envision the finished room.  I haven't glued down the wallpaper so it's coming away from the wall in some places.  I also haven't added baseboards or crown molding, both of which will be in the final room.  They will be white.  The curtains need a few adjustments, but overall, I think everything is looking how I had hoped. 

 I made a coffee filter wreath for the fireplace window in the exact same way that you would make a real life sized one.  I think it turned out cute. 
 You can see that the chair's upholstery hasn't been glued down either.  I don't like to finalize anything because I have a hard time making decisions.  But hopefully this gives you a feel for what the room will look like. 

 You can see that the door is falling out of its frame.  This French door leads into the adjoining dining room.  I have to trim the wood floor so the door will sit flush against the floor.  Then it will fit in the frame.  But for now, it is too tall. 
Anyway, I'm excited about the room coming together and will post more pics as it gets finished.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

A Little Spring Is In the Air

I think I'm getting sick of winter.  I've been busy trying to add a little touch of spring to my dollhouse miniatures to cheer things up a bit.  I haven't really had a good go at making flowers, so I thought I'd give it a try.  I think this is an art that takes practice.  I am pleased with my flowers and know now what I would do differently when I get in the flower making mood again.  I think they look so pretty and just want to put them in my own kitchen.   These blue flowers are supposed to be hydrangeas...which happens to be one of my favorite flowers.  

These flowers are supposed to be daisies.  I like how they turned out.  I need to come up with something better for the middle part of them though.
Some more Hydrangeas, although I smashed them a bit with my fingers too much.  They seem kinda squished. 

Some roses.  Roses are always fun.  I have to play around with the paper I used for them though.  I like them thinner.

I'm actually not sure what these are supposed to be.  I was just playing around with a new punch and wanted to see what I could create.  I'm not a flower expert and wouldn't know what to call these. 

Some more hydrangeas. 

And lastly, I finally put upholstery on my shabby chair in the shabby dollhouse.  I love how muted it is.  I think it softens the yellow of the chair quite a bit.  I made the rug for my Valentine's scene, but thought it looked nice in this room.