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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Another Change!

 Why are all these rooms empty!?!

This is why, we got new floors in the sewing and doll room!

 Here is the old carpet - SO DARK!
Not only did we get a new floor, we moved the WHOLE dollhouse.

Now it is in the little eave room.
This was a bit complicated, but we finally made it work.
You might notice there is a little built-in down on the bottom left.
Luckily, this was exactly the same width as the larger rooms.

Everything is definitely in a different arrangement AND
some of the girls traded rooms and furniture.
The kitchen and living room are now on the second floor.

Julie and the twins exchanged beds.
Now the twins have the bunk beds and Julie the trundle.
"We were SO tired of pulling out that trundle each night."

Julie now has the trundle AND her own room!

"I did the decorating myself using some of my own artwork.
I know Grace is happy without my messiness, 
even if she's too nice to say so!"

Grace is next door to Julie.
Grace is also happy having her own room.
"Julie and I like different styles. I like things orderly and neat,
Julie likes things more 'artistic'."

Next to Grace are Molly and Nellie.
Molly and Nellie still share, but they now have one of the large rooms.
"This makes more sense since we have 2 beds."

"We still love Paris, that hasn't changed."

"Mom found these photos from Paris,
Nellie and I just need to get some frames for them."

The little girls room is under the eaves, but...

they have a much larger space to play in.
"We love having the top of the house!"

Emma's room looks pretty much the same.
"I'm just glad this move is over!"

Martin is also under the eaves, but he says he doesn't mind.
"I like to be outside most of the time anyway."

The living room is nearly the same.

We found the butterfly mobile BEHIND the dollhouse.
How did it get there?!?

The kitchen has a couple new additions.
"I love the new kitchen!"

Remember this image that was the inspiration for our new kitchen?
Well, we needed a few touches of red and blue.

This is a new bowl I found thrifting, as well as the apples to fill it.

This picture we've had for awhile, 
but it is perfect in the new kitchen.

There are some blue touches in the china cabinet too.

And another touch of red over the stove.

Everybody is all settled in after the big move.

 We even added an "S" for the Savage Family.

OH! And don't forget Penny!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Our Doll Kitchen

The kitchen in our dollhouse has taken many forms over the years.
This was the first version.  This was back in 2012, not long after
Our first 2 dolls, Grace and Emma, came to live with us.

Then my husband helped me construct this stove.

The addition of the stove was a huge improvement.
Sophie was 8 and she loved her doll kitchen.

After the new dollhouse was built, the kitchen was updated again.

Most recently, the kitchen looked like this.
A few months ago I found the maple drop-leaf table.
More recently, I found the wood cabinet in the center.  
This wood addition made me think about redoing 
our kitchen in a more traditional style.

Our Molly is the one who spends most of her time 
in the kitchen, so I looked at 1940's kitchen styles.
This is actually from the 1930's, but I loved it.

Then I found this image of a 1940's stove.

AND, here is our stove now.

The wood cabinet that started all this.

I love my egg basket!!
I made these eggs from polymer clay.

I had purchased this fabric months ago, just because I loved it.
Ever since, I wondered what I would use it for.
When I rummaged through my fabric and saw it, I knew!
These butterflies would be for the new kitchen.

A matching dish towel.

I made this rug out of some coordinating fabric.
I will have a tutorial for this rug at the bottom of this post.

BEFORE and...

Our new kitchen!

For the rug I cut a piece of fabric about 12 inches long
and 8 inches wide. I turned down a
 single fold and hemmed the long sides.
Then I lay my fabric on a hard surface and 
using a pin I start to scrape at the rough edge.

Just continue pulling out strands of fabric until you have a fringe.


I used this same technique to make my dish towel.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Some great new additions!

I am always keeping my eyes open for something new for the dolls.
Here is what I've found most recently.
First off I found this Our Generation Woodworking Set.
Martin really needed some tools for his treehouse project,
so when I saw this I knew it would be coming home with me.

The set comes with a birdhouse project, hammer, nails,
paint can, brush and saw.

The lid comes off the paint and the brush fits inside.

The jar of nails and screws does not open, but a cute addition.

Martin used almost all these new tools for his treehouse.

Next I found this My Life Grill Set.
It was on sale for $5.00!  How could I NOT get it?

It comes with everything above.

There are 2 red burger baskets.

A Spatula and Tongs.

Burger patties and shrimp kabobs.

There are 2 napkins for the baskets.  The burgers are also completely
stackable, so everyone gets just what they want on their burger.

Next I found this little cabinet at a thrift store.  

It has made me think about
Redoing our kitchen to be a little more traditional.

Then I found this little china plate.

It is apparently a curio from the Biltmore Estate.

It will make a great addition to our mini plate collection.

As if I hadn't already found enough great stuff.  
I came across a bag of doll clothes.  In the bag was this dress.

Elle really likes the blue print.

And this doll dress. 
I love the detailed embroidery.
Does this look familiar?

It should, it's an American Girl Doll Gwen sundress!
Can you believe it?!?
Jayla looks beautiful.