fairytoes

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  • Real Name Sarah
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  1. I'm making plans to go in our RV and stay in Hollister. Have you gone to any of their previous Shows? What's scheduled, so you know?
  2. Side table after

    I'm so glad you're posting your studio progress. It's giving me ideas....and HOPE for mine! ;) It's looking beautiful and inspiring. Thanks
  3. Back

    You would love doing it; I did! U can do it if I could. Be sure an d let me see you pix! I can't wait to see them!
  4. Downstairs flooring

    I'm just in awe at the detail and your craftsmanship to. You skills are awesome. I've gone over your pix many times and learn new stuff from them every time. Thanks for your sharing. Sarah
  5. Front

    No, everything came in the kit The Primrose. It's a small little add on house that is really inexpensive. I think I paid about $15.00 on eBay. The PDF design is from a great gal at cinderellamoments.com. Her instructions were very clear and Caroline is always eager to help and very encouraging. I made allot of mistakes and my cuts were all wonky but I love it anyhow. The nice gals here warned me about not using hot glue to put my houses together because over time it won't hold and will fall apart. Caroline uses allot of hot glue for designs on the ceiling and such. But regular glue for the walls. I'm not going to use hot glue with my next build TheOrchid. I'm just getting into that one. I had a ball making this little house though.
  6. Downstairs flooring

    I can't believe this is your first build! Amazing! I'm doing my second build, also the Orchid. But viewing what you've been up to with yours has my head spinning! So many ideas! Thanks for sharing your progress. I am only to sanding and priming. It says in the instructions that you should prime and paint before putting it together. Does this sound right to you? I wanna jump into the good stuff so it's hard to wait.
  7. Ceiling and Chandelier

    I hadn't seen it like that! Thanks and duh!
  8. Fireplace and Art

    Thanks to all for your nice comments. It's so great to be around like-minded mini fans. I don't know any one where I live (besides my granddaughter)!    Sarah
  9. Ceiling and Chandelier

    From the album My First Dollhouse

    The house has a "tin ceiling" made of cardboard squares decorated with hot glue. My favorite chandelier hangs in the front window. This started out to be much smaller but I couldn't get the light to stay put so what's a girl to do? Add more hot glue! And more! And... it got to be such a big blob that I was going to scrap the whole thing but then I saw these pink rhinstones and...more hot glue. It looks like cinderella's carriage to me and it ended up being my favorite. It was sad giving it up but the money went to a great cause. I've just started my next house; a White Orchid! So I already have a question about that over in the "Orchid" section! Thanks for viewing my little cottage. Now, if I could only shrink myself down.

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  10. Curtains

    From the album My First Dollhouse

    Here's a closer shot of the curtains. I'd love to curl up in my favorite chair with a good book and watch the curtains move with the spring breeze. Heaven.

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  11. Fireplace and Art

    From the album My First Dollhouse

    The fireplace was made out of dowels and hot glue and popsicle sticks. The little backing boards are cardboard and hot glue designs. I wanted it to look a little off-kilter like the owner just hurriedly put them in. I painted the little flowers on the painting (tongue depressor).

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  12. Upstairs chandelier

    From the album My First Dollhouse

    This was the second chandelier I made. The flames on the candles are hot glue drips. All went well with this until I had it all glued and hung in the house. One of the strands of beads broke and I had to repair it while it was hanging; no small feat!

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  13. Birds Nest

    From the album My First Dollhouse

    Hidden behind these vines is the power switch for lighting the chandeliers. I made the birds nest out of corn silks from dinner and added the eggs!

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  14. Front Screen Door

    From the album My First Dollhouse

    My favorite part of the whole thing was the little screen door. I made the fretwork out of cardstock that I cut out on my Silhouette machine several times and glued them together. They're actually quite strong. I can hear the squeak and slam of that door all summer long as the kids go in and out!

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  15. Main floor

    From the album My First Dollhouse

    The cottage has 3 electrified chandeliers that I made. The largest one has a little silver angel charm dangling at the bottom. The back chandelier turned out to be a "happy accident" and is my favorite one. The dotted swiss curtains had a rose valence which came from some trim at Hobby Lobby that has rows of these little swirled flowers. Popsicle stick flooring. Before I decided to give the house away I had dirtied up the floor to look worn but decided not to do it because maybe the new owner wouldn't "get it". I'll do that in my next build (the Orchid which I'm starting on now.)

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