Thursday, December 31, 2009

Napkin holder

A napkin holder with some Swarovski crystals. I made this a couple of days ago. I am trying to make as many minis as I can during the holidays, soon I will have to go back to studying for my Bachelor degree.
And as this is the last day of 2009, I want to wish you all a happy new year! :-D

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Framed painting

I bought this oil-painting a while ago at a thrift-shop. It had a bigger frame, and it cost next to nothing. I removed the frame, and I just made a new one. Now it`s on the wall of Grandma and Grandpa`s living room.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Ribbon box

Yesterday I made a ribbon box for my interior shop. I had the idea this fall when we went to London. We visited "Chocolate Society" and they gave me a choice of ribbon from a box like this for my Valhrona chocolate box. By the way, I highly recommend this shop if you are ever in London! You can buy Valhrona truffles seperately, so you can pick out your favorites only.

Monday, December 28, 2009

The evolution of a dining room

The dining room in my first dollhouse has gone trough several changes over the years. This is what it looked like in the beginning, almost ten years ago now...

Then I decided to redecorate the house and turn it into an Inn. I sold almost every single piece of furniture and miniature I had in this house and started fresh.

I bought this scrapbooking paper to use as wallpaper, and I installed wooden flooring.

But I thought the wallpaper was too bright and shiny, and the dark Bespaq furniture was...well... too dark!
So I tried to age the walls with some paint, and I made some new tables. I`m not done with the table linen, but you get an idea of how it is going to look. I am going to decorate this room as if someone is having their wedding at the Inn.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Louis Vuitton hat box

I got a Louis Vuitton printie many years ago from Christel, and now I have used it to make a hat box. When I bought a refill for my full-size filofax, it came with a sheet of stickers that I used on the hat box. I scanned these before I used them, so if anyone wants them, just send me your e-mail address. :-)

Saturday, December 26, 2009

MAKE bed

As I have metioned before, I joined a MAKE at All Things Mini. This is the bed I got in return from Minigirl. I made this bed for Marie. I just love swaps! :-D Thank you very much, Minigirl.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas gifts

I got some new minis for christmas from my two sons :-). Airconditioning system, a box of paper, and a chip-and-pin machine (for my interior shop of course!) and a boat.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I want to wish you all a very merry christmas! We got a white christmas this year! :-D My husband took these pictures where we live, a couple of days ago.

Today my oldest son and I went skiing outside our house. It was his first time skiing, and I was impressed with how well he did! My two year old son didn`t want to try it...

24. December

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Lights in Victorian Cottage Jr

I have installed lights in my Victorian Cottage Jr. I still need more lamps in every room, but this is what I have so far.

You can hardly see the light in the kitchen, it didn`t turn out exactly as I had wished. There is a lightbulb behind the oven hood, above the stove. I also noticed that the light makes the ovenhood kind of see-through. So I`ll definitely need some more lamps to light up this room!

I have to change a couple of bulbs in the living room...

23. December

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Staircases of the Inn

I have turned my first dollhouse into an Inn, and as part of this redecoration project I have painted the stairs white. But painting spindels, handrails and newel posts white, for a house with four floors, is not the most tempting task. I have put it off for years now actually....

But it feels great to finally have done it! :-D
It was quite time consuming, I needed several layers of paint as they used to be dark brown. I`m looking forward to have everything glued in place!

22. December

Monday, December 21, 2009

Perfume bottles

My grandma doll has gotten some new perfume bottles. The tops are some old earrings. Both the tops and the bead caps are real silver, grandma likes the very best! ;-D

21. December

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Knitted blanket

My mum is not a miniaturist, but she has made me some minis now and then. I just got this little blanket that she has knitted for me. The thread is very soft and thin. I think it is so pretty! She had planned to give it to me for christmas, but she couldn`t wait that long! :-D

20. December

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Lights on the tree!

Let it snow! I can`t believe how much snow there is outside! This really helps us get into the christmas spirit. It inspired me to invite the whole family to a spur of the moment christmas get-together tomorrow. I`m going to serve them rice-cream, gingerbread cookies and six different kinds of home-made chocolates and truffels, yum! :-D

Yesterday I wired the christmas roombox, I just love the tiny christmas tree lights!

I wish you all a very merry christmas and a happy new year!

19. December

Friday, December 18, 2009

December dollhouse club meeting

Earlier this week we had our monthly meeting with the local dollhouse club. We went to Tone`s home this time. We made christmas decorations and Tone served rice cream, kransekake and gingerbread cookies. I always look forward to our meetings, they are so much fun! I really enjoy getting together with all of these nice ladies who share my interest in miniatures.
This is what I made...

18. December

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Not long `till christmas!

I can`t believe we got some snow! :-D I hope we get more, so we`ll have a white christmas this year.

My oldest son has decorated the gingerbread house. One piece of candy for the house, one for him, one for the house...
He has also put up all the little figurines around the house. I really like having this in our kitchen, love the smell of gingerbread cookies! Our own little edible miniature setting :-D

After christmas we`ll have some friends over, and eat the house!