Friday, July 20, 2007

July 22

I must confess that I have been bitten by the dollhouse and miniature bug. Here is one called the Harrison that was given to me and I have been working on it for a couple of weeks now. The top photo is the before pic from when it was given to me, and this next one is what I have done so far. I still lack the shingles on the roof, doors, deck rail on the extension at the far end and just some fine tuning. Then lots and lots of work on the inside.This is an expensive project so am doing as much as I can by hand. Last year I bought a bunch of the House of Miniature kits for furniture and have put almost all of those together. Will take pics of those in a day or two, still lack a coat of polyurethane before they are finished. I hardly paid anything for those kits a year ago, but the price has doubled or more since then. Here is a pic of one of the beds, not the one I plan to use this bedspread on but haven't bought the other one yet! Lol! I just finished the little bedspread and pillows today. Still need a little shaping to hang right. They have Silk Ribbon Embroidered flowers on them. We're very fun to make. I'll be making everything that can be made out of fabric myself. Am off to make a few throw pillows now!


Gerry said...

This is an amazing little house. What a terrific job you've done with it. The little pillowcases and coverlet are just adorable. You must be having a great time!

Susan said...

Okay, that comment went on the wrong post, so I'll post the other comment here and make it complete. =) Your Egyptian blocks are just great I love the fabrics, and the embellishing, both.

JK said...

You too??? Oh I love dollhouses! I have a huge Victorian one that hubby and I bought about four years ago, and well the "real" house kept getting in the way of our "dream house". But hopefully next year we can begin working on it. Yours is spectacular! And I know you are having so much fun, and I am envious! I have a good friend in OZ that makes and sells the most adorable floral arrangements. She was just in England about a week ago at a Vendors show, and I can't wait to hear how it went.

I love, love that little coverlet and pillowcases! How cute is that?

Maddie Can Fly said...

Ohhh, you've done a lot of work on this. I know because I have a HUGE dollhouse (3 floors) that's been a work in progress for far too many years. Keep posting on the house -- maybe you'll get me back to working on mine.

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