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Tuesday, 24 November 2009

spur of the moment :)

I was looking through the "Argos Home Catalogue" and found this picture.



I really like the light fittings/lamp shade, and decided to try making one for my dolls house in 1:12 scale.
I did and got carried away and so I made a table and some seats and went on to create a pseudo-oriental room :)






Light fitting fixed in the room:)






accessories are re-ment, and eBay finds
the table lamp I fashioned (love using that word) from a bratz bottle :)

Saturday, 21 November 2009

first time for everything :-)





















I have always dreamed of building my own modern dolls house, something that would be reflective of a real house with rooms in depth and many internal walls and connecting doors, and nooks and crannies, with surprises under the stairs :-)


I went to my local woodworking shop and bought a large strip of plywood and got them to cut it into specified pieces.


I was so optimistic as I went home with my pieces of wood, some sand paper and instructions on protecting myself from sawdust!



I made myself a cup of tea all the while casting side glances at the bag. I cleared an area and brought out the pieces and my previously drawn plans..... then I started sanding and preparing the wood pieces for gluing, I was a builder-in-the-making!



After about an hour, I had sanded, prepped and glued the sides to make my first.....drumroll...... 2 rooms! yes I was excited! I had to wait for a couple of hours for it to dry and then I sanded and painted them, yeah!



and yes! I'm still dreaming of building my house lol!

I have wallpapered and decorated one of them, the last picture shows the 2nd one undecorated, what do you think :-)

Saturday, 14 November 2009

a small mini production :)

My 2 boys are crazy about Lego, a couple of months ago we were looking at pictures of racing cars (their other passion), that had been built using Lego and we came across Pubdolls Lego house. They were amazed that it was Lego.

Inspired by Pubdoll they started building houses in Lego, and encouraged by Mini Dork , I am posting pictures of a Lego house made by my 7 year old. He loved looking at pictures of Pubdolls Lego houses and decided to build a "tiny mini dolls house" (his words) he has made a balcony on the back too :-) which is his own version of her houses' balcony, that he liked ;-)

He wanted to make a bigger house but ran out of white bricks so he made it smaller :-)







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Tuesday, 10 November 2009

first flat?




inspired by the first flat I lived in :-) I wish I had a unit just like this one!

can you have too many part 2




In a previous blog Can you have too many" the girls could not agree on the amount of accessories to have in the bathroom, so Angie has sorted the problem, by putting in new storage and rearranging everything :-)

rearranging in the lundby!

I had a recent cleaning and sorting session, and decided to look through all the lundby stuff I had acquired. I wanted to make sure I displayed my favourite bits in the house, this involved rearranging some rooms and this is the result :-)


















I got the orange stripy armchair broken, without a base in a job lot and I decided to make a silver base for it, using a bratz plastic chair base and some foil insulation tape, seems ok :-)


I would like to retain the original wallpaper, but because of the watermarks, I may have to put up new wallpaper or maybe paint it :(

Monday, 9 November 2009

kitchen

I bought this dining set for my lundby kitchen, but it seems a bit big, was advertised as lundby but I'm not certain who the maker is I love its rich wood and white colours and the contoured shape of the chairs.




Sunday, 1 November 2009

memories

I was looking through some old pictures, and I came across pictures of my 1st dolls house. I was really surprised at how much has changed in the past year!








My first house for my dolls was a 3 storey victorian style house built from a kit. My other half helped me build the structure and left me to do the exciting bit, which was the painting and decorating. I had such fun picking items for it, although I longed for modern items I couldn't find any!