Sunday, February 28, 2010

My dollhouse space

I just wanted to share some pictures of where I keep my dollhouses and supplies. We live in an appartment, so the space is limited. I have two big wardrobes in our master bedroom where I keep all of my seven dollhouses, all of my dollhouse books and magazines, all of my building-supplies, tools and everything miniature related. I even have room for some stuff in there that is not miniature-related. I`m still amazed at how much stuff I have made room for in there! Needless to say, I have to keep everything tidy and organized, and I try not to keep things that I don`t really need.

My dream is to move to a big house, and to have my own workroom. I would love to have somewhere to work on my minis without having to put everything away until the next time I`m working on them. Since I have two boys at age 2 and 4, I can`t leave anything out, they`d be all over it. Ah well.... Someday.... :-D

Friday, February 26, 2010

Awards from Sylvia, Irene and Gaye

I got an award from Sylvia, one from Irene and one from Gaye! Thank you so much, I really appreciate it! :-)

I will pass this award along to:


Enjoy the sunshine

The rules are:

1. Post the award on your own blog
2. Name 6 blogs you enjoy in a blog post
3. Let the 6 bloggers know you are passing the award on to them

Sunday, February 14, 2010

The wizard`s face is done!

Here`s the wizard! The body is made by Sherri Colvin, and I have painted his face. I used James Carrington`s book as a guide on how to paint faces.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

My web page

These next months I am going to write a Bachelor paper at the University, in addition to reading a couple of books for another exam, taking care of my two kids, doing the things that needs to be done around the house, and now and then work as a temp in a bank. It`s going to be some busy months! And I just have to realize that I`ll have less time to make minis... So I won`t be updating my blog every day as I have done until now. But if I do have time for some minis, I will show you what I have done right away! Here`s my web page with lots of pictures of my dollhouses and miniatures to keep you occupied while I`m busy writing my paper. I am so looking forward to summer, when I have finished it!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

The wizard`s dinner table

The cottage is still a bit empty, but at least the wizard has got a table now. I bought this table unfinished, and stained it/aged it. It used to be in the kitchen at the Inn, but I thought it looked better in the Cottage.

Friday, February 5, 2010

The stove

I bought this stove many years ago at Ron`s Miniature Shop in Orlando. What a great shop that was! I loved the display of all the dollhouses and roomboxes! I especially liked the Addams family house, and Santa`s workshop.
I have just put up the tiles above the stove. My aunt gave them to me several years ago, and I finally found a place to put them.

Thursday, February 4, 2010


I`ve made a kitchen counter for the Cottage. I imagine that the wizard who is going to live here is of the messy type, so this area will not stay clean like this! (Don`t mind the dots in the window, it`s just a box behind the house...). I have begun making the wizard from the doll kit I bought a while ago. I have painted his face, and I`ll show you soon!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Useful driftwood

I`ve had this driftwood for ages, and I finally found somewhere to use it! They fit perfectly as railings along the staircase, I just had to adjust them a tiny bit. And it made me want to go to a beach and search for more driftwood, I love the look and the color!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

And one for me...

I think I made about nine of these for two different christmas swaps last year. This one was a "left-over" for myself. All the other ones I made was painted green, but I didn`t paint this one until now. I used "Sand" acrylic paint, and aged it with burnt sienna and burnt umber oil paints.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Outside the Cottage

I used a mix of burnt umber and burnt sienna oil paint and liquin glaze on the walls. It turned out more brown than I had espected, even though I wiped off the excess paint. But it does look more like an old cottage now I think.

I have built a stone wall in the garden, and I am working on the rest of it. I want it to go all around the garden, with an opening at the end of the path that leads up to the door. I am using real stone glued to a piece of wood, with mortar in between. Needless to say, this house just keeps getting heavier and heavier!