Tuesday, October 22, 2013

WOYWW 229--The Dollhouse Craft Room!

The typewriter here is actually a pencil sharpener. It's heavy!
Here is my dollhouse work desk! Happy What's-On-Your-Workdesk-Wednesday deskers!

Visit the blog party and show your desk at the Stamping Ground.

The first day I've had at home in a couple of weeks was so nice--did housework, and then did dollhouse work! Very fun and and relaxing.

If you don't know, I've had this dollhouse re-do project going on. I've changed my Victorian-style dollhouse from a traditionally-decorated dollhouse to a living scrapbook/art journal of sorts. Why not do what I want--I can always paint over it!
Here's my real desk by the way--looking at stickers and papers for the dollhouse and there's my Tinkerbell mug right after I drank all my coffee! An eyeshadow laying there my daughter bought me.

I decided to paint the dollhouse chimney white and then stamp on it, like I would stamp in my art journal. I found a clip-on butterfly and added it to the top with some branches. I like the results!
The first room of the dollhouse I really wanted to get into was the craft room. I still have things to put on the walls. I started the kitchen too. It's all being done with decorative scrapbook papers, a lot of Christmas ornaments that look like dollhouse things, sentimental things like a vintage thread spool from my mother-in-law's sewing supplies, actual furniture from my own childhood dollhouse, a little kitty statue a very special little boy gave me twenty years ago because it looked like my kitty at the time, hand-knitted floor rugs, items being embroidered just for this dollhouse, and more photos coming. Just like a living scrapbook! 
A little sewing basket and magazines in the craft room. I cross-stitched a tiny pillow.
The fancy dresses on hangers were originally Christmas ornaments.
Love my little sewing machine!
Don't ya just wanna play in my little craft room?
The kitchen is coming along too.
Added a word at the base of the dollhouse. I like it.
Wasn't sure if the stamping would work--but it did. Also added chipboard flower stickers.

 Still getting over a cold (doctor said my lungs are clear thank goodness) so if my week goes well, I hope I can finish up the middle floors and get to the living room. Happy Wednesday everyone!

Eat, Write, Dream, Stitch, Play


  1. Your dollhouse looks great. I love the craft room. Happy crafting #4

  2. So gorgeous Sandy. You really are having fun - I'd love to come over and play! Your craft room looks amazing. MMx #36

  3. Realy like the modern theme going on in your dolls house. Happy woyww Jill #39

  4. love the craft room, and the sewing machine is just gorgeous, Donna #52

  5. Your dollshouse renovation is coming on beautifully isn't it. I love the little sewing machine and of course the cup of something, a crafter really must live in that lovely house.
    Glad your cold is improving.
    Hugs Lisax #56

  6. Aw that looks so super cute, I'm in love with the sewing machine, it's A-Do-Ra-Ble!!!!
    Happy WOYWW
    xx Monique #76

  7. I LOVE your dollhouse!!! Looks great!! Brigita #84

  8. Sandy! Such detail!

    Hugs, Robin 23

  9. Sandy I so want to shrink and come to play in your dolls' house! I love that dear little sewing machine and the cushion with the cross stitching is just darling! Oh yes, and the kitty! I could go on and on! Suffice to say, I love, love, love it! I've been thinking about it since last week in fact and even told my son all about it! He loves the idea of a dolls' house 'journal' too! Julie Ann xx #28

  10. I had such a nice visit to your doll house. I love the chimney... the typewriter pencil sharpener...the sewing machine... oh I love it all. Thanks for sharing. Be well Carole #91

  11. So so lovely - my daughter would love to take a peek inside it - she spent hours as a child making teenie tiny things for her Sylvanians! x Jo

  12. Oh, your dolls house is starting to look so lovely, the white chimney reminds me of a fairy castle, especially with the butterflies. I really enjoyed looking at all the little details, there's so much to see..look at that itty bitty cushion!
    I think that's lovely that your mum asks after me! You can tell her that my life has been enriched since I met her lovely daughter online. Truly!
    Hugs, LLJ 7 xx

  13. I adore the little sewing machine and typewriter! #55

  14. Happy WOYWW. Your doll house is so amazing. The cross stitched pillow is genius! Ali x #49

  15. I totally agree that your doll house is amazing, such wonderful detail and so many interesting things to admire and explore. Look forward to seeing your next room. Have a great week! Danie #25

  16. What fantastic fun! The craft room looks gorgeous and yes, I do want to go and play in it! Hugs. Pam#38

  17. Oh sandie, its coming on a treat, it really is Ike the dream house now! love the ivy round the chimney and the pencil sharpener typewriter is genius!