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.
So excited to share my journey with the Joseph Angel dollhouse that I recently acquired from a fellow forum member (thank you Annie!). I've been a long time lover of dollhouses/miniatures and having a Joseph Angel is a dream come true for me. This will be my first attempt at completing a dollhouse, so be patient with me!
After forty years, I am finally making the changes I've always wanted to make to my childhood dollhouse. The goal isn't for this to be period accurate because there are too many sentimental items I want to include. I've been taking a lot of pictures so that my dad can follow along to the changes I've been making and or offer advice since he's the one who built it for me.
I wrote a bit of a story through the descriptions of each photo, but like any new member, I didn't realize that albums display recent images first, so you should start at the end if you want it to make sense.
It's not the most elegant title for an album, but when I started researching my dollhouse kit I found that the name of the company that made it, Model Homes, doesn't lend itself to accurate Google searches. I've only seen four other examples of this kit built, including a spectacular example by member, Madtex1967, on this forum, so I'm hoping that if I add lot of tags, other owners of this kit will find me and we can compare notes.
I purchased a kit on Ebay some years ago, probably 7, and like most things I laid the kits aside and promptly moved on to other things. I decided to make the kits as part of a challenge. I am so glad I did! I really love how these have turned out and am planing on making many more items!
While I began to create building for the love of Barbie, the creativity of building room boxes, 1:12 and 1:6 scale dioramas, furniture, dioramas and dollhouses has become my motivation. I thank everyone here including but not limited to both 1:6 and 1:12 (and smaller scale) artists who have inspired me to keep creating and growing. I am so happy to be included in this miniature building community.
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!