Monday, December 3, 2012

The Doll House

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So I recently came across a new blogging block...I ran out of room to upload photos.  Well, I finally came up with a solution and I'm up and running again.

Moose received this awesome handmade dollhouse for her 2nd birthday back in August, but grandpa and grandma finally got them to the west coast a few weeks ago.  Boy did I forget how big they are!  They take up most of the space in her room.  She can barely see the top floor!
 
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I've been slowly trying to make some furniture for this doll house.  I did some looking online and found a surprising lack of Barbie size furniture tutorials.  So I just kind of winged it.  I made a blue sink out of a chunk of wood.  I carved out a very shallow sink.  I also make a stove and that I used a bit more creativity.  I found the smallest hinge at the craft store I could find and made it so it could open.  Then I glued magnet sheet that I had onto both sides and then colored a turkey and a pie and glued those onto more magnet sheet.  So "Cinderbrella" as she is called in our house can do some baking.  I have plans for a purple fridge, but I will not get to working on that until after Christmas.
 
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I also made two beds out of some leftover foam from the flower box I made in the beginning of the year.  I just wrapped the foam in fabric and hot glued it down.  I made the mini quilts and pillows reversible, but Moose likes them like this.  The beds are a tad short for the 12 inch dolls, but for the smaller ones they are perfect, so I'll have to get some more foam and make a few more larger beds.  I also made a couch out of the leftover foam, but it looks really sad so I didn't take any close up photos of it.   I'll have to make a more realistic one sometime in the future.
 
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