10/13/17

Husky Dog!

Lots of rain this week but not all day, not long enough so that I can get out of
running with my doggie, Miss Olivia.
Miss Olivia at the lake, Seneca Lake one of the
Finger Lakes in New York State

Miss Olivia

We went to a Mennonite Farm Market (with other vendors) It was her first time going to a public place. I wasn't sure if she would be too crazy acting but she was super well behaved. So proud of her. And it was very crowded too.



10/7/17

More dollhouse furniture and dollhouse rooms

"Circus Room" Bunk bed bedroom

First started with basic form and shape of the furniture. bed was a soap box cut i half log ways and folded strips for strength for the posts/legs. Glued together with tacky glue and then taped with masking tape to hold together while drying. Then painted and I added a flower decal for trim.


 The wall have circus figures that I printed from the internet and glued on to the walls. There is also a little triangle banner going across a corner of the room.


I crocheted a round rug fr the floor and coverlets for the bunks


The book case is the bottom part of a jewelry box and I added a strip of cardboard for a shelf.
I used a paper punch to make blue flowers to decorate the book case. 



10/3/17

New stuff at Vintage Lindy Lou Etsy

Update on some new items at Vintage Lindy Lou Etsy shop

Coleman thermal picnic jug

 Poker chip carousel
Poker chip carousel


Goebel Angel - holds a candle and she revolves on a music box that plays Silent Night


9/30/17

The Pink Bedroom-Cardboard Dollhouse

I started making the furniture from cardboard cut from boxes that I had saved from my kitchen. I found that some cardboard boxes were thicker than others and chose the thicker ones. Milk bone dog biscuits and club cracker boxes were good. I also used small boxes for shapes like little jewelry boxes and soap boxes. You'll be amazed what you'll find once you're looking. Then I glued parts together and taped with masking tape. Next came thin layers of papier mache.

I crocheted a rug from thin cotton yarn and also crocheted blankets for all the beds.
Paint came after they were all shaped. I then added details with a bottle of plastic paint, gems to decorate and beads for handles.

Had a little tough time with the posters/legs for the bed. They kept pulling away from the cardboard after they had been glued so I decided to use something flatter. Instead of sticks I used popscicle sticks to have a wider surface to adhere.

 Closet with opening doors and a pull out drawer.
Vanity with real mirror and pull out drawer. Stool is a plastic cap decoupaged with fabric.

More rooms to come...!


9/26/17

Come in to my dollhouse

And now some rooms and furniture inside the dollhouse. First come into the kitchen.


Close up of interior - window, shelf above window, clock, ceiling light and wall and floor tile.



 Pictorial steps of constructing the kitchen appliances.




Finished appliances.





Table and chairs - there are 4 chairs. Chairs made from pudding cups and a very small box cut to fit height. Table made from a sewing thread spool, a cap glued on the bottom and a cardboard circle top with cut flowers from a punch cutter to decorate.


9/21/17

Inside the doll house

Looking inside the doll house

The first pictures are when I was starting to do the interior rooms - walls and floors.


Finished interiors with furniture. All furniture made from cardboard, papier mache and sometimes little pieces from packaging like a jelly container for the kitchen sink.
There's a wagon and a metal bicycle that I found-literally on the ground - and a tiny bird cage I made from wire and cardboard then added a bead in the shape of a bird perched on a long bead swing.




 There is an outside patio area with a fire pit, lounge chair and table with an umbrella. There is a garden and a fence added to the edges. I stenciled the floor of the patio with a leaf pattern. It is above the kitchen and has a door into the pink bedroom.

8/15/17

Outside the dollhouse

Looking at the outside of the dollhouse:



The dollhouse is in two pieces so that it can be easily stored by putting the second part and the furniture in the main dollhouse and slid under a bed.




8/11/17

Hall Hall the gang's all here

News at the shop:

Hall rare brown and gold teapot

 1923 Hall Ad

 Hall Nora water pitcher
Hall mixing bowl
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