Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother's Day!

I thought Mother's Day would be the perfect time to show you what I've been working on
 in the 'Rose' Bedroom.

I think every dollhouse needs a baby's room.
Perfectly tiny bonnet and bootees made by Susan at Mini Crochet Mad.

A bunch of peach coloured roses for Mother.

'That's What God Made Mother's For' is framed on the wall in honour of Mother's Day.
It's a piece of vintage sheet music I found years ago in an op shop.

That's a tiny knitted mouse I bought at a dollhouse fair.

Part of the bassinet was in a room box I found at an op shop. 
The room box was dated 1982. 
I didn't like the top netting of the bassinet so I've re-made that part but the bottom is covered with the finest cotton fabric and it has age spots on it - which I love! 

I made the dress from an old handkerchief.

I went searching at an op shop (yes, I do spend too much time op shopping) for something to make the blanket from and found a baby singlet that I embroidered tiny rosebuds on...because the world needs more rosebuds!

That teensy safety pin was a challenge to make.
I did make two but one fell on the floor and that was the last I saw of it!


Teddy has been thrown from the bassinet!

The dressing table was a gift from Kim
It was originally painted white.
I've added some pink (had to be done!) and vintage style floral paper and made a little basket for nappy storage.

Wishing all the Mums out there a very Happy Day!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter 2017!

 I've just made these little drawer shelves for the farmhouse attic bedroom so I decided to add some Easter decor to them.

Easter in the real house!
Liberty just had to have this cute little bunny bowl!

Easter cupcakes and chick cookies! 

The bunny cake stand is from Kmart...too adorable!
Only had to drive to three Kmart's to find one that wasn't usual I'd left it 'til the last minute.

I've managed to amass quite a collection of pastel coloured china in the last few years.
It makes me smile every time I look at it!
All the Johnson Brothers Greydawn dinner set on the table was an online score for just $25!!!!

I finally got to host Easter dinner with my pastel china...that's something I've wanted to do for years! It doesn't take much to make me happy! 

Starting to set the table.

My very clever daughter Liberty drew the sign on our kitchen blackboard wall.

Happy Easter to you all!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Lighting the Farmhouse Lounge

 I decided that I might as well finish all the lighting on the ground floor so I don't have to keep taking everything out of the Farmhouse every time I add a light.

I've made three little lights and hung them together in the lounge. 

Lights are very hard to photograph when they're lit up!

There's a matching single light in the front entry way through the French doors there.

The lights look silver when they're off. 

And (hopefully) mercury glass-ish when they're on.

'Poor man's silver'!

There's a chandelier in the formal dining room which I made when I did the Valentine's Day scene. 
I was doing everything I could to avoid making a chandelier - because they're very fiddly things to make. 
But the dining room was just screaming out for one!

Now I'm looking for inspiration for lights in the rest of the Farmhouse!

Thank you for all your comments on the Kitchen Lights post, so glad you like them!