Monday, December 29, 2008

My First house!

My first attempt at building a house was the Coventry Cottage. I finished the house back in 2004 and can still remember the joy and accomplishment I felt when I was finally decorating the inside (my favorite part!) I learned a lot from building this house and find that with each new dollhouse kit I build I learn more and more. Off to build bigger and better things!





Schoolhouse






I created an one room school house from Corona's Orchid dollhouse kit. I 'bashed' the kit a little by eliminating the second floor and the downstairs interior wall. I also added different trim to the exterior and interior. The inspiration for this school house came from an article I read in one of my miniature magazines. I had started building this dollhouse several years ago but lost interest in it. When I read the article I knew this house would be perfect for such a scene.
There are a few things that I need to finish, such as, the stove, curtains, door, adding pictures to the walls, making books and a bookshelf and figuring out what I would like to do with the outside. If you have any suggestions let me know.

Victoria's Farmhouse!


My mother-in-law purchased this dollhouse at a rummage sale this summer for only $10!!! This was such a steal because it retails for around $300! Its a huge house so I am not quite sure where I will work on it and put it when its done. I think I need I bigger house to accommodate for all my miniatures!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Japanese Restaurant (work in progress)

I received a large box of Japanese food and with that I decided to create a Japanese Restaurant. 
I purchased a room box and within a month or so I was wallpapering, creating lighting, putting up a wall and decorating. This was my first attempt at electrifying and I found it to be quite easy. I was was nervous going into it
 because I thought it was going to be harder than what it really
 was. 
There are a few things that I know "not to do" in my next attempt at running
 electricity. Besides electricity there were a lot of firsts for me: I created all the furniture, made all the lights (except the one in
 the kitchen), made curtains and linens and put bricks on the outside of building. There are a few things that I need to finish and they would be to make a fish tank, build a sushi bar, hang pictures on the walls, figure out what to on the bares walls in the kitchen, make a sink and frig, and attempt to finish the outside which I am still unsure on what I want to do. I will post more pictures as I find the time to finish it up. It has been so much fun building this restaurant and I hope you enjoy the pictures and story about this room box as much as I enjoyed making it! 
:-)

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Final choice

It finally came down to creating a blog account. I was going to get one, then I wasn't, then I was and so on and so on. BUT here I am writing my first blog. I am still trying to figure out why I am creating one. Do I really have something exciting to share? My life is like every other ordinary life....so I decided to focus on what I love! Share with you the things that make my world turn... the things that make me keep going and stay sane.