Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Dollhouses

Here is another blog post dedicated to non-papercraft related topics, but I thought I would share another hobby I enjoy.  Dollhouses!  I have been intrigued by these since I was a child and always wanted to own one.  I never got a true dollhouse when I was young, but I did renew that passion many years ago when I thought I would take on the task of building one for myself.  But, more about that later.

This is centered more around a present my husband gave to me for my birthday this year.  A dollhouse!  It's really a toy, so its sturdy enough for a child to play with, and I sure would have loved to have done that as a little girl.  It came as boards and needed to be assembled, so this was how I spent my birthday....building my own house!  Isn't it cute?



It has 3 stories and so I had a lot of fun finding furniture to decorate each room with.  I decided to go with an old fashioned, Victorian looking theme, because if I had my choice, thats the kind of home I'd like to live in if I were a doll.

Here is a full on view of the rooms.
In the back of the bedroom is a little sewing nook
and cradle, with an actual to scale afghan!
Every victorian home needs a maid, right?



A little closer look at some of the freshly baked muffins and my china dishes

Tea is laid out in the kitchen for a nice afternoon break


Upstairs in the nursery, the baby is trying to escape from bed and play with the train set.  That quilt is actually hand stitched and to 1:12 scale.  I found it on Etsy.
I love my formal living room with china hutches.  Of course, the open concept room isn't very "victorian" but we are a progressive family here.
I think I would enjoy living in this bedroom too.  The quilt is another hand stitched creation that is to scale.  I love it!


Here is an attempt I made to build my own house...this started about 11 years ago and this is as far as I have gotten.  I need to finish it....someday!!



 And just in case that isn't enough..here are 3 other dollhouses, still in their boxes waiting to be built.  No pressure there..

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