Anyway, I was watching Two and a Half Men (reruns) on TV last night while completing the ensemble for Hannah’s 3rd birthday gift from me.
Months ago I bought an age-appropriate dollhouse (sans furniture) from Salvos and finally received the furniture I got off eBay via my in-laws.
I’m quite happy with the furniture pieces. They LOOK like the thing: a chair, table, lamp, sink etc… even got a cute shower stall! And they open and close… even the cute washing machine! (And they’re PINK!)
The back of the dollhouse already had pre-pasted pictures of sink, fireplace etc… And clashed with the furniture pieces I got. So I replaced the back of the dollhouse with some scrapbooking paper from my vast collection with spray glue. I chose patterns that would allow the newly bought pieces to stand out… and tried to match the wallpaper with the rooms.
Will get to the front of the house when I can be real bothered!
But there’s no food, no cutlery, no pretty extras… that are everything to a little girl. (And her mum.) So that was not good.
So I had to raid my craft cupboard for the extras… you know, beads, buttons, scrap cloths and a glue gun.
Plates from green buttons and platter from a large black one! Glued some beads onto the buttons to simulate rice, sushi, egg roe. Still thinking how to craft cups… Any ideas?
Also stuck on some of the new lace-tape on the lamp for embellishment. I also glued on a pink floral button for a clock and drew on some hands. Left some green button-plates on the sink (need to maintain reality, don’t we!).
The material the came with the shower stall for shower curtains were flimsy, cheap sheer stuff… so I replaced it with some extra wide vintage ribbon.
Love my crystal pomander in the bathroom area? I got some more in the bedroom area. I made a few similarly simple boudoir pieces… again from buttons and a glue gun.
I put together the house and furniture placing…
I made some silhouettes of Hannah and various people and printed them miniature for the living room.
The pretty dress buttons I thrifted look perfect on the dresser doors in the bedroom area!
I am well pleased. And Hannah is too :) Her plates look like real Japanese platters! :)