My love of anything having to do with dolls and dollhouses started long before I became a serious doll collector. As children, dolls are our playmates, our best friends, and (in the dark of the night) sometimes our protectors. This web page is a place for me to share with other doll lovers of all ages, the dolls I have spent my whole life collecting. Make sure to click the "Older Posts" button at the bottom of the page in order to see the whole collection.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

My Haunted Doll--Just in Time for Halloween

Some of you may not know that besides being an avid doll collector, I am also a published author. My first book was call Forbidden Sea. It was a story about mermaids. But the book I wrote next was one about haunted dolls. This book has yet to be published. But I recently came across a doll that looked exactly like my favorite haunted doll from this story and I just had to buy him. And then I created a video that would bring him to life--just like in my book. Please enjoy this not-so-scary haunted doll video just in time for Halloween.


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Friday, August 22, 2014

My Dollhouse Stop Motion Test



I've been learning how to do stop motion animation. I thought a couple of my dolls would make some good video subjects.

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Friday, August 1, 2014

1:12 Scale Dollhouse Miniature Fireworks


I made this 1:12th scale dollhouse box of fireworks by finding some firework labels online and shrinking them down and printing them onto card stock. I then cut them out and created the fireworks which were then glued into the box. So simple and easy to make.

Monday, April 21, 2014

New OOAK Dollhouse Miniature Items for Sale on Etsy

I recently opened a shop on Etsy to sell some of my OOAK miniature jewelry. But I've also added some unique dollhouse miniatures. Below are two of the items currently up for sale. Check them (and the rest of the items in my shop) out by clicking the link here.










Sunday, March 2, 2014

Tour of a Hutch Converted into a Christmas Dollhouse

I saw a picture of a dollhouse that someone had made out of an old hutch and immediately knew I had to create one for myself. It took a while to find the right hutch. It took even more time to convert and decorate it like a dollhouse. I have a Halloween dollhouse and a Valentine's Day dollhouse, so I decided it was time to make a Christmas dollhouse. The pictures below are of the final product. Click on the pictures to zoom in.









Saturday, March 1, 2014

The Ultimate Pink Dollhouse Accessory!


I've been working on updating my pink dollhouse--adding more pink items to froufrou the place up as much as possible. I've been wanting to make a pet for the dollhouse for some time and finally got the most brilliant idea. Why not give the house a pink poodle! I bought a regular white poodle, painted and flocked it in pink--and then decked her out in a princess crown and fancy pearl collar. I of course had to give her a prissy pink dog bed, a pearl studded leash, and some fancy dog dishes. Here is the finished product.Click on the pictures to zoom in for a detailed look.


I also made a tiny Breyer horse model for the dollhouse playroom. I used to collect Breyer models when I was a kid and knew I had to have one for my dollhouse. A pink one, of course.



Friday, January 24, 2014

Dollhouse Roomboxes




Last year one of my dollhouses was accidentally broken beyond repair while being moved to my new home. This left me with a bunch of dollhouse furniture on my hands, but no dollhouse to put it in. So I decided to use that furniture to create some roomboxes. Here are pictures of two of those roomboxes. Click on the pictures to enlarge.

I also used some of that left over furniture to begin a new dollhouse hutch. This one with a Christmas theme. I'll post pictures of the finished product when it's done.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Christmas Hutches


 I've been spending a lot of time on Pinterest getting ideas for future projects and have decided to make a Christmas dollhouse. Actually it is a hutch that I have converted into a dollhouse. So far it is turning out rather cute. Here are a couple miniature hutches I made to go in the Christmas dollhouse. I'm especially proud of the one inch scale hutch with a quarter inch scale miniature scene inside it. It has been no end of fun coming up with ideas. I'll post pictures of the final project when it is finally finished. Maybe it will be done in time for next Christmas.


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New 1:144 Scale Dollhouse Miniature Dollhouse

 I own so many dollhouses now that I don't really have room for any more full sized dollhouses. That's why I have begun collecting and creating smaller scale dollhouses--which don't need a lot of room. Especially 1:144 scale dollhouses which are REALLY tiny. They are so small they fit in the palm of your hand and are usually used when you want a dollhouse in your dollhouse. Of course, I've discovered that finding quality furniture for dollhouses this small is extremely difficult. You either have to make it yourself from scratch or pay big bucks for a piece made by a true artist.

One of those true 1:144 scale artists is a woman named Nell Corkin. If you have not seen her work before, click this link to see a few examples of her amazing work. Well, I recently saw that Nell had some of her fantastic furniture up for sale on her website and could not resist buying some. Then I quickly realized that I was in trouble because, you can't have a bedroom set with no dollhouse to put it into. If you look back over past posts on this blog you will see that I have made many small scale dollhouses over the years. I wasn't sure I was up to making one from scratch.

Most 1:144 scale dollhouses come as a kit you have to assemble yourself. They take a lot of work. Just as much work as a one inch scale dollhouse. Sometimes more. Imagine making curtains small enough to fit those tiny windows.

So instead of making one from scratch, I bought one. If you want to see step by step how the artist made this amazing little house, check out the link below.

http://tinydistinction.blogspot.com.au/2013/07/north-melbourne-in-miniature-another.html