February 23, 2015
Dollhouse kits, Electricity, Quarter Inch Scale
Now that I have a workspace, I can finish some projects that got pushed aside. Scroll down for the furnished interior of the shoe house, which is inhabited by Mr. and Mrs. Mouse (Mrs. Mouse likes polka-dots and pink).
The kitchen is enclosed in the base of the shoe. I’m keeping it very simple, because you will only be able to see it through the front door and window once the house is fixed to the top.
Kitchen viewed through window (before I glued the top part of the house on).
The living room with the furniture placed, waiting for accessories and decoration.
Bedroom. Hard to see, but the bed cover is blue with polka dots. Pillows are a cute kit from The Quarter Source.
A glimpse of the bathroom, with lights.
Front door with kitchen beyond. Because this house has two rooms that are more or less hidden, I put in LEDs to make them easier for viewers to see. All rooms have indirect lighting except the living room, because I really liked the ceiling light.
Lit-up kitchen through window.
Now I need to disguise the wires, landscape the small base the house is on (which will help hide the wiring), and put all the finishing touches on the inside (accessories, plants, pillows, pictures).
February 20, 2015
Dollhouse kits, Miniature landscaping, Quarter Inch Scale
The flooring is done, walls painted, baseboards in! My real house looks fabulous. I took the opportunity to update my workspace. I replaced an elderly table nearly bent in the middle and boxes of stuff everywhere, to new table and tower of sliding drawers (Container Store had a big sale). I took a picture while it was all nice and neat, because it’s not going to stay that way!!! (Already isn’t)
New project–dabbled on this while waiting for flooring, because it was easy to put away in a shoebox when I couldn’t work on it. This is Honeysuckle Cottage, a kit by Sue Heber. As you might guess, I’m fond of her kits (have done four of them now). She’s retired this one (which I bought about a year ago; her kits don’t last long–if you’re on her site and see a kit you like, grab it now!).
Everything was provided for this house, including all landscaping materials, doors, windows, shingles, tiny wishing well, walkway (though I made my own), flooring, and wallpaper (I chose to use other wallpaper, and the wallpaper for this house ended up in another house).
The interior waiting to be finished and furnished.