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 :)
28/2/2020 05:07:20 pm
The house is STUNNING! Do you know if it's 12th scale? If it is, your adult people need to be about 5 1/2 inches tall. I work with dollhouses all the time, could think of nothing more satisfying than your people to live in them.
21/5/2020 11:53:58 pm
I have just purchased an 1840 doll house and I have much work to do on it
26/5/2020 10:56:05 am
6/3/2020 07:36:57 pm
I have the same dolls house and have spent many hours blissfully making and arranging furniture and accessories. I cannot wait to see your beautiful dolls inside. It is interesting how the inside configurations can be so different in these houses. Carla x
13/3/2020 02:46:09 pm
Hi Carla. They're lovely dolls houses aren't they? I love the stairs inside. Mine is missing the front doors so I'm trying to find some more online...
3/4/2020 04:16:45 pm
I love how you made this wonderful find so cozy and warm. I look forward to seeing how you create the perfect family to reside within.
5/4/2020 01:07:48 pm
Thank you Dorothy! I think creating the perfect family of tiny dolls will have to wait until the world goes back to normal and my children go back to school...
18/4/2020 01:33:15 am
Your doll house is so sweet! I had one when I was younger, the house is long gone, but the memories are not. Thanks for bringing back all the fun I had decorating and collecting pieces as you have done!
20/4/2020 01:32:19 pm
Thank you Amanda. I didn't have a dolls house when I was a child so I must be reliving my childhood through it! It is so much fun...
23/8/2020 09:05:34 am
Love it! I'm just about to start a dollhouse reno, you've inspired me to get cracking.
24/8/2020 03:55:07 pm
Hi Lynda. Thank you very much. I'm happy to hear that you're feeling inspired! No pigs in my list of sewing patterns just yet, but maybe down there will be down the track :)
23/1/2022 09:24:50 am
Thank you very much Bhakti!
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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.