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Amaranthe
« on: April 01, 2008 02:22:05 PM »

Its been far from springlike here.  So, I was inspired to build a beach house.



Materials:
Shells $1
Large Popsicle Sticks $1
Small Popsicle Sticks $1
Paper Rafia $1
Fake Flower Petals $1
Green Beads $1
Red Chair $1
Foil Umbrella $1
Yarn $2
Total:  $10

The sand is soft and luxurious!  (knit out of beige novelty yarn that remind me of sand when knit up).



The ocean is calm and warm! (knit out of blue yarn in a ripple pattern).



The structure is sturdy and painted in calm colors (popsicle sticks and lots of hot glue).



And the wind is kept out by handwoven walls (paper rafia that I woven to make a fabric of sorts.)



Even shingles for further studiness! (fake flower petals)



A ramp to enter with pretty little sea shells.



Shaded benches to rest and relax.  Even a bench made out of gold! (small popsicle sticks and foil umbrellas)





And last but not least lovely rooms.  Including a telephone, decorative lamps in each corner, a nightstand, a soft cushy bed, a mat, and big red chair (Bed made out of popsicle sticks and the same yarn used the sand.  The lamps are beads and shells.  The mat is rafia.  Night stand and bed post from green beads.  The "phone" is a shell).







Comments, questions, and criticism welcome. 
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2008 02:28:26 PM »

Love it!  This has got to be the coolest doll house ever. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2008 02:29:09 PM »

this is sweet. I'm doing a swap right now, and this is really inspirational.
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2008 02:32:25 PM »

That is amazing! I especially love the shingles. Grin  You rock!

And I gotta say, I wish our dollar tree would stock yarn!
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2008 02:48:06 PM »

Oh my gosh! I love it! Grin The rooms are perfect Grin This rocks!

And I gotta say, I wish our dollar tree would stock yarn!

Exactly what I was thinking. Grin
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2008 03:12:48 PM »

Wowee I love this. Grin  I'm so on that beach...where's my margarita ?

(Woke up this morning to hear it was -15...err thats celsius...5 farhenheit)

yay...it's "spring".



 
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2008 03:34:53 PM »

Wow. How creative is this! And how creative you are! I just love it.
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2008 05:45:19 PM »

If i were two inches tall i would live there!  Love it!
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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2008 06:50:48 PM »

THIS. IS. AMAZING!
Seriously, I'm amazed at your creativity. Your details are excellent.  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2008 02:46:30 AM »

So cute!

I used to make doll houses, but nothing like that!
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« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2008 03:34:46 PM »

Ok, I am ready to move in!!
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« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2008 03:38:10 PM »

This is beautiful, and so clever! I like the composition of your photographs too--makes me feel like I'm really in a beach house.
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« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2008 04:30:54 PM »

How fun! I want to be tiny and live there.
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« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2008 01:01:28 AM »

Nice! I love the way you constructed this and knit up the beach and ocean. The shingles are adorable too! Very ingenious. Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2008 03:10:22 PM »

Thanks for the comments everyone!  Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2008 02:50:12 PM »

Great shingles!  What a wonderful get-away that would be.  Winter is lasting just too long.
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« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2008 06:45:28 PM »

Of course, living in a nice beach house that far from civilization, you'd need a Shell Phone to stay in touch...

(Can't believe I beat ya'll to that lame joke...)
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« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2008 01:54:37 PM »

adorable!
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