We has reserved the weekend for Imbolc’s outdoor activities, but the rain has not stopped so we decided to take the free time to work on the dollhouse. Using more parts from the discarded house we got, we built a third wall for the diorama and worked on turning the bakery project we had unfinished onto a little shop for the girls’ garden. Here are some pics:
The wooden floor in front of the little shop will have a small vegetable garden and another space for a few chickens – this will be a slow work as I don’t have much practice in making miniature plants and it is something I’ve wanted to learn for a while. It’s not too clear because the light was too strong, but the outside wall of the house has been aged and distressed – I’ll take better pics next time. I really don’t like the over-polished look that most dollhouses have: though we don’t want to imitate reality to the last detail, most dollhouses look like a wedding cake to me; and well, my house doesn’t look like that – it has scratched walls, cat and dog damage and the result of being almost 100 years old. Making this house I have discovered how much I love imperfection.
This roombox was originally a bakery that never got finished – too much pink for me LOL… the roofing was made with our wildharvested reeds, aged and distressed, of course, and the whole piece got a paint makeover to make it match the mood of the rest of the elements. Now it’s ready to be filled with goodness, and will need another doll to take care of it (hint: grandma and grandpa are on the way).
That is it for now. The week has begun with a lot of work already scheduled, so the dollhousing will have to be stolen from sleep hours LOL… yes, I am in love. This process is being so magical, and anyone who has been reading this blog for a while knows how much I love dollmaking, and devoting my whole time to it is still my goal, even though I’m sure the witchcraft shop still has a long life ahead. I am very glad that we chose to take the dollhouse out of its boxes and start working on it again – I truly feel this will be an important piece in the puzzle of the future.