I decided that my doll house needed a Christmas tree... because, why not?
My boys made the presents under the tree by wrapping some little cardboard shapes with patterned washi tape. I found the tiny battery-powered fairy lights at my local dollar store and the 'holly' on the stairs was picked from my garden (it's not holly, it's a native Australian shrub with these tiny holly-like leaves).
This tiny pretend lounge room is permanently set up like this (minus the Christmas things) and includes a crocheted granny square as a rug (made by me) and a vintage green velvet sofa (found second-hand), that I would absolutely put in my own house, with a doily draped over the back. I made the round velvet cushions.
Also, if you own a dollshouse, you'll know that the best part is looking through the tiny windows to see the miniature world inside :)
If you like, you can see more blog posts featuring my dollshouse by clicking on ' dollhouse' in my blog categories.
I hope you all have a happy and safe holdiday this year and a terrific New Year.
My boys and I found an old dollhouse at our local tip shop a while ago. It was in pretty poor shape so we took it apart, cleaned it up, painted it and made tiny floor boards out of paddle-pop sticks (more about that here).
We've (I've) had so much fun collecting the odd bit of dollhouse furniture from op shops (thrift stores), making our own furniture and adding bits and pieces here and there - like my old watch for a wall clock, postage stamp pictures, corks for chairs etc. Last weekend I made some new bedclothes for the bed, cushions for the couch and little curtains... and spent a weekend blissfully arranging everything in the little house... all the while imagining how much I would have loved this as a child. I've even installed little lights...
Now I just have to make a tiny version of my dolls to live in it :)
My name is Margeaux Davis. I'm a doll-maker, sewing pattern designer and children's book illustrator, based in northern New South Wales, Australia.