A handmade doll house. Not the beautiful dainty ones from kits you can find at craft stores...I know that even while Little Miss Corynn is a MATURE four, she is still only four and I want her to be able to play to her hearts content without me worrying that she might break something.
This doll house is going to be about 3 1/2 feet high and will look similar to a bookcase...except there will be doors in the front making it appear to be more like an armoire. My hope is that the doors will keep MY house looking less cluttered while containing HER house.
Matt is in charge of building the actual house and he hasn't yet started that project. SOON, I hope!
My end of the bargain is to FURNISH and decorate the inside of the house, furniture and people. I am going to be doing so by MAKING and CREATING lots...and hopefully buying very little.
I have been looking at all the dollhouse accessories available and mentally evaluating if I can recreate those things at home. I am still not entirely sure I can do some furniture but I have a good start on the accessories!
Since this is a crafty project and it just so happens to be Friday, I finally have all my ducks in a row to participate in Sew Crafty Friday. Since I am showing and telling, I thought I might also participate in Show and Tell Friday. The proverbial two birds with one stone. :-) To participate yourselves...just follow the links in the text.
Now, to begin...
A house just isn't a home if it doesn't have plants. That is what my mom always used to say and I have adopted the motto now that I am a Mama. So, for any house to be a home-even a doll's home-it must have plants!
Using a small wooden pot and some green felt and a dab or two of hot glue, I made a few DARLING plants. The best part is that they are tactile and durable...even the Panda can get in on the fun!
And a large house needs several, to be sure!
The family in residence is certainly going to have a lot of children, knowing Corynn's love of babies. What child's room is complete without a play table? Certainly a must in any home! ;-)
Now, Mama's need certain little luxuries too! For Mama's dresser, I made a few bottles of perfume and lotion.
These were made simply by hot-gluing some small gold beads onto the tops of larger beads. Or in the tall ones case, a crystal. I would suggest (as I found out) that only wide ended beads be used-so they can be set up and stand fast! :-)
There are many more plans swirling about my head.
From Fabrics: crocheted rugs, pillows, blankets, curtains, lampshades. Sofa.
From clay: I am going to try my hand at making some doll food!
From wood: furniture. EEK. This is where is gets hard!
Paintings on the wall, a table and chairs, plates for the table.
These are the 'plans' I have and I will share my progress as it is made-on Fridays. Don't be surprised if you see lots of Future Friday postings on this subject!
Now I ask you a favor.
If you have any ideas or suggestions for things I could make for Corynn's dollhouse, I surely would appreciate anything you have to offer!