My parents gave me this house over 30 years ago. I completed the shell with the help of my dad, but life, marriage, kids, and many, many moves put the house on the back burner. But, my husband always managed to keep it safe during the moves. Now I've decided to start over. I've removed all the siding, brick foundation and I'm starting over with the vision of an old run down French Chateau purchased by a young couple as a fixer-upper. She is an interior designer he is a Chef. They've completed the inside but the outside still needs to be done. I had to cut extra windows as this is a front opening house and there were no doors or windows on the side or back. I added 4 windows to the side and I've cut a huge opening in the back for an addition in the kitchen. I have a vision and plan... now to see if I can make it happen.
Starting a new project. 1" scale Diana from Greenleaf. This is the first time I've worked with laser cuts. Well worth the extra cost. I wish Greenleaf would make a laser cut Beacon Hill - I'd be all over that!
This one will be a "stone' lake house cottage. Three slightly different colors of egg cartons were used with a dry brush of color over the paper. Base of house painted a dark grey/green to simulate grout between stones. The whole thing was finished with 2 coats of matte Mod Podge.
This is a half scale 1:24 kit made by Shannon at Red Cottage Miniatures. She designed the kit as front opening but I wanted it open in the back, so I’m changing a few things. I’m working on several things right now but there will be more progress on this build soon.
Re-build of partially constructed Pierce. First dollhouse since 1982! Dollhouse partially assembled with glue gun and wood putty. Porch floor was scored for floor board look and painted grey. Musty, dusty house that had been stored in a basement. At least it is dry!
I wanted to have dolls of all ages. We are in a world of babyboomers so the aging process has many levels. I wanted to have older dolls that depict the people in the 45 to 70 group of TODAY. I have found some older looking action figures as well. So my mini world will have infants to this older group.
The layout of this house strongly reminded me of the interior of my childhood best friend's home. Her mother was an artist with a bohemian flair, and this build is inspired by those memories.
This project is a 1:24 scale lasercut kit called the Hill View Victorian Cottage made by Red Cottage Miniatures.
As soon as I saw this house it called to me. I bought it with plans to make it into a log cabin, and so far, so good. With some research, I think it's a Craft Patterns Cape Cod by A Neely Hall. Whoever built it did a decent job, and made a few changes from the original plans, and I plan to make a lot more!
A very generous member of my miniatures group gave me all three of the Houseworks "Street of Shops" kits, which I am slowly but happily putting together.
More photos and details can be found here -- https://mathomhouse.typepad.com/bluestocking/miniatures-street-of-shops/