Thursday, February 5, 2015

Cooking dinner back at the cabin after skiing (with all new sweaters)

We have been spending weekends skiing and staying in very small cabins upstate, so here is a dollhouse version.

They are making a spaghetti dinner (after a fun day of skiing) and one has just come back from shopping for more food.

The red and black pillow is made from a sock and the coffee table is Minimodernista.   The picture in the back was from the Bellabox gift from The Shopping Sherpa.   The red haired doll is from Paola of  Paola and Sara's dolls (bought at the Shelly Norris online show this past summer).

I made a Marimekko food container inspired by Kikka's blog and her new dollhouse. I have to make some smaller versions.

 And then because my children want a dollhouse pet store, I also made a dog bed - based on an how-to article on Dollhouse Miniatures magazine (July/August 2013 - Issue 34).  The frame is made out of cardboard and the soft grey part is the bottom of an athletic sock.

Everyone is wearing their new sweaters - which I made based on an how-to article in the American Miniaturist magazine - January 2015 issue.  The sweaters are made from socks.  Luckily, my kids had some bright color socks they had outgrown.

Here's to late nights of good conversations (and maybe next year my dollhouse people will get their own socks)!  

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Malibu House Third Floor - Bathroom in Progress

So I have started to work on the third floor of the Malibu dollhouse by thinking about how to set up the bathroom.  When I bought this dollhouse (about 4 years ago), I planned to copy what Dolls House Emporium had done for its bathroom.   But now I have changed my mind.  I started looking at Elf Miniatures to be inspired by their bathrooms and I got very excited about creating a walk-in shower.  Then I put all the bathroom furniture that I have into the bathroom space, and it seems like there isn't enough room!  Which boggles my mind, given that this dollhouse bathroom is probably the size of my real bedroom and much bigger than our real bathroom.  I am thinking about painting turquoise the sliding wall with windows - because turquoise seems kind of appropriate for a Malibu dollhouse ( which is why there is a washcloth draped over that wall).

And potentially greenish tiles for the shower:

I also can't decide if I should tile the floor.

I took the rug and the washcloth to my local paint shop for color samples.  And the very kind lady helping me match color samples did not question why I was trying to match colors on a dollhouse rug :)