Friday, 28 September 2012

Decorative letter signs

Have you ever seen any of these with someone?


Well I have...
Probably because there hugely popular in the Netherlands right now. Anny way... as always my head start spinning with idea’s… so today I got inspired to craft these  for my dollhouse scenes I’ve made four in total:


Mandy (my name!)


And of course : Home.


Unfortunately the base that I made for the welcome sign wasn’t long enough so you will see that one later.. I’ve also used them in a couple of scenes ..

I think they look great!

Friday, 14 September 2012

Way to pricey!!

Not Fair!

Today I decided to look into the cb2 igloo chairs.
 after hearing so much about them and seeing them in so many blogs I was interested to see if I could get them for my doll house well that sure didn’t work out! The chairs themselves where not even that pricey, about 2.50 for two of them. so there I went putting two chairs in my shopping basket. Only to find out that shipping them to the Netherlands would cost me over 37 euro!!!

That Was a Huge disappointment for me as  I simply can’t afford to pay that much money for two little chairs. So now I’m trying to find out if there’s  another way to get them maybe in a swap or perhaps  I can make them myself … I’ll keep you posted on that process..

 mini hugs..  Mandy

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Miniature Birthday gift

My birthday  is on the tenth of July so every year there are a lot of people that are on vacations on my birthday.
This year was no different then others. Except that my aunt gave me a really special birthday gift....

She was on vacation herself and decided to make me some plant pots for my real house when she stumbled on these very tiny plant pots ..
she decided to take four of them home and painted them in de outside color of my first dollhouse.
Then when she came to visit she gave me the pots and a little bag.
Inside where these little onces :

I think there adorable don’t you..?
Now I need to think of how to use them but I’m sure that won’t be a problem…

Thursday, 6 September 2012

My first Dollhouse

This is my first dollhouse:

I got hooked on miniatures by my mom when she wanted to change her shop, so I went along to a national dollhouse fair here in Holland. I never intended to purchase anything but after walking around for an hour I saw this house:


I thought it was beautiful and I immediately knew what I would make from it if it was mine. But it was a very big house to start with so I left the booth empty-handed only to have the house haunt me with every item I saw afterwards. During lunch my mom started laughing and said:

’’ you want that big house don’t you?’’

she reads me so well sometimes!
So I went back to the entrance to get some cash and bought the house. Luckily, I was allowed to leave it at the booth until whe went home. So I bought some basic stuff... The carpet floor for the bedroom, some cool silver wallpaper, a fire place and the wooden floor for the living room.

Once I got home I off course had some explaining to do but once they saw my face they knew enough. one week later in the weekend I’ve started to work on my house .I thought it would be easy because it was already build and al.. But nothing was les true painting all the different corners was pure hell especially because I was not used to doing stuff like that with a small brush!  Eventually it toke some time but it’s almost finished the only thing I still have to do is finish the roof with its roof tiles and painting them.

Its build was mend for an old house but I wanted to make it a modern one because I just like that style better. So I made the grey stones on the outside and made the window frames black.
The staircases got some half moon flooring on it witch is very common here in Holland. De kid’s dollhouse of my work was broken and we had to throw it away but there was one wall that was still good so I took it home. And pimped it up! With the silver wallpaper I bought. Luckily it fitted in between the floor and the beams of the roof. I made a little tile floor that I can but in as a bathroom floor but I can also take it out and make the bedroom bigger. So its multi functional.

The inside is almost finished to. I only have to get/make a modern kitchen. And thats the hardest part because most international sites don’t ship to Holland. And if they do you have to pay with a credit card! Witch I don’t have so... if you guys have any tips... Let me know

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

more modern fimo food

And some more food for my house:

some burgers with fries and a sausege:

Some bread with peanutbutter en jelly

And some pork roast.. hungry jet?

making fimo food

Okay.. today I’ve made some fimo food For the dollhouses of both me and my mom.

She wants to turn her Antique shop in to a cake and candy bakery so I’ve made her some cakes, candies and donuts:
Of course the baker of the dollhouse isn’t finished with the roses cake jet as you can see..

And some donuts: