Lately I've been making plastic canvas doll houses. I did a small carry and play house called "Bear Cottage" which I blogged about earlier. Then I did the Haunted Dollhouse. That's a bigger one, 6 rooms/3 floors. Now I'm working on the "My Pink Dollhouse" pattern.
My Pink Dollhouse
I have all of the interior finished except for the attic floor, which I'm working on now. I took a break from stitching the house last week and started on the furniture. I did the toilet first, just because it was so cute, lol. Then I did the couch, fridge, and crib. They're also cute:
|Furniture for My Pink Dollhouse, with needle felted doll and bear.|
The fridge doors open and close, to show 3 little shelves. I liked it, but thought the fridge looked bare, so I googled "how to make miniature food". I was amazed by the world of miniatures. I discovered "printies", small printable decorative items for miniatures. You just print them out, fold them into whatever shape is needed, and glue them. I tried it; easier said than done, lol. First, they said to spray the prints with sealant before use. I didn't have sealant. Plus, my printer needs a new color cartridge so the prints weren't great...I figured I'd just use them as a practice run. I discovered that none of the 5 types of glue that I have work at gluing photo paper. So I ended up taping the little boxes together. I ordered the right glue online.
Then I found a little tutorial on how to make a tiny clothes hanger out of a paperclip. Of course, I couldn't find my paperclips, lol. So I used a Christmas decoration hook thingie. It's not pretty, but it works.
I wanted to also try to make canned goods, but I can't find my dowels (where did I put them?).
Here's what I have so far; they're not great, but you'll get the general idea of what I'm trying to do:
Now the baby feltie has some Cheerios to munch on in her crib. Her dress is hanging on the little hanger.
When I get the proper materials, I'm going to try this again. It's a lot of fun.
In the meantime, I took the plunge and ordered a "real" (read, non plastic canvas) doll house kit online last night. Actually, two kits. The main kit is a 5 room, 3 story farmhouse with a wrap around porch. It's called the Laurel. The second kit, the Primrose, is a two room addition to the Laurel. Here's a link that shows both:
Laurel and Primrose doll house kits
I am so excited. I can't wait to see them.
Last week I purchased several plastic canvas books, mostly dollhouses and dollhouse furniture, from a lady who was selling her stash. She said she put some extras in the box, so I can't wait to see that, either. So now I'll be watching for the mail carrier like a kid waiting for Santa, lol.