Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Miniature Patisserie Project

Hello, everyone! First of all, I'm so happy to see that I reached the 100 follower mark overnight! This really thrills me... thank you! I'm so excited to be a part of such a creative and charming little community of miniaturists and I look forward to learning so much from you!

I thought that since I am giving away a new dollhouse kit for one of my Cottage Charm giveaways this month, I'd share a few photos of the kit I'm working on. It's the Storybook Cottage. I've gotten the main parts all glued together except for one side of the roof - I'm waiting until I install the wood flooring in the attic to glue down that side. Also I have the little roofing bits above the bay windows to add as well. I'll be using lightweight spackle on the inside to make the walls nice and smooth and then I'll be ready to add some trim work. I haven't yet decided how to finish the exterior - whether I'll use siding or some kind of sanded stucco or stone - or aged brick foundation?!... {As if I didn't have enough decisions to make with our real house!} Ah, but this has been so much fun and I've enjoyed working on it here and there when I catch some snippets of down time.

This little house will become a little patisserie. A few months back I made the tiny pennant banner for a cupcake party I had for the girls and used it to decorate the miniature farmhouse kitchen. I couldn't resist {very prematurely} stringing it up in the patisserie for these photos just to get an idea of how sweet it could be.

The little attic space...

The floor has been stained a dark chocolate color. I was thinking about creating a white 1-inch diamond pattern on the floor as well. What do you think?

Oh polka dots! I have such a weakness for you!!!! Especially you red and white ones... *sigh*

I don't know where I'm going to put all these *little* projects that have stolen my heart with their sweetness. Our real house is tiny itself and I'm running out of space!

But I think the patisserie project is just fine right here for now. :)

Have a lovely day, everyone, and until next time, don't forget to keep checking in on the Cottage Charm Giveaway party going on this month. If you want to add a giveaway to the party, that's even better!

Monday, May 9, 2011

A Giveaway - The Buttercup Cottage Dollhouse Kit

That's right... I'm giving away a brand new Buttercup Cottage dollhouse kit. Please click here to read the details and to enter win on my life size blog. The winner will be announced on May 29th. See you there!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Multi-Blog Cottage Charm Giveaway Party!

This is a bit of a crossover post as I wanted to share with everyone what I'm up to on my "other" {full scale} house blog. Every year I host a "Cottage Charm Giveaway" party where everyone is invited to post links on my blog to their own giveaways on their blogs. All of the giveaways are cottage style related - all very charming! I wanted to invite my fellow dollhouse enthusiasts to take a look and participate if they like! I haven't yet posted my giveaway but will a little later on this week and believe me, dollhouse lovers are going to want to see what I'm offering for one of my giveaways! So for more details about this event and to see all the giveaways listed so far, just visit my other blog here. And you are more than welcome to add your own giveaway if you like!