Thursday, 22 December 2011

Oops I did it again!!!

I've just finished yet another personalised advent calender house (....well its really a cottage) It was made to order. I made it for next year because its obviously the month is almost over. I actually made this cottage and 2 more Santa's Workshop Advent Calender Houses in the space of 3weeks. The cottage is made from cardboard, paper mache, acrylic paint, beads, christmas wrapping paper glitter snow, candy canes and sweets. Here are photos the finished product.











Saturday, 3 December 2011

Finally finished!!!

I've FINALLY finished both of the personalised advent calender houses that i made to order. I went a bit over the deadline by 3 days but thankfully they didn't mind.
I made a Gingerbread Advent Calender House and a Santa's Workshop Advent Calender House in the space of 3weeks. There made from cardboard, paper mache, acrylic paint, beads, christmas wrapping paper glitter snow, candy canes and sweets. Here are the finished products.


Santa's Workshop Advent Calender House







Gingerbread Advent Calender House.











 

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Gingerbread, man!

When i told my friends i was making an advent calender house, they asked me to make them a gingerbread themed house and a Santa grotto themed house. I finished the first stage off the gingerbread house.  Tomorrow I'm gonna decorate it. Then on to the next.







Saturday, 5 November 2011

Xmas countdown!!!

I decided to make a Christmas advent calender house for my son so he can use it every year. I started it on November 3rd, it took me just 16 hours to complete. It has drawers for the sweet or little gifts. Its made from cardboard. These are photos of the house at the first stage. Now i'm gonna decorate it ready for December 1st.
Front
 Front/Side
 Back
 Back/Side

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

White wash!

OK i just finished painting my dollhouse with white emulsion paint. Just have to wait for that to dry then I'm ready to do the next coat. Boo! :(

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Dollhouse Replica: Stage 1

 Front of the House
 Back of the House
 First floor
Ground floor

Ready. Set. Go!!

This is my first official blog!! Whoop. Now i can catalog all my creative progress. 


Over a year ago i had a beautiful bouncy baby boy, when he turned 7 months i realised i was losing my creative drive. I needed to do something but i didn't know where to start. It wasn't until I was on Youtube and came across several videos of d.i.y dollhouses. I was inspired. A light bulb went off in my head - If they can do it, why not give it a try. So I started working on a dollhouse replica of my home. 


Question - Should it be a playable dollhouse for kids to destroy my non existent dollhouse? 
Answer - No way!


The floor plans took a really long time to do for 2 reasons - Measuring everything in the house then converting them to dollhouse size. Also my son had just started to crawl so everywhere I went, he followed. 


Question - What should I make it out of?
Answer - Because I don't have access to a wood workshop which would include power tools. Cardboard would require alot of layers of papier mache. So I decided to use foam board, it doesn't require too many papier mache layers. 


Armed with a couple sheets of foam board, hot glue gun, craft knife, newspaper, PVA glue and water mix. 


Next step - upload photos of dollhouse process stage 1.