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Topic: Elf Hutch 2009 (Christmas/Holiday themed dollhouse Miniature 1:12 scale)  (Read 2772 times)
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« on: November 30, 2009 11:10:40 AM »

You've probably seen my Faerie Hutches before - the dollhouse-sized (1:12 scale) miniature pieces I make. They're all One-of-a-kind creations. I've shown off a Halloween edition piece and a Knitting one so here's the latest. Just completed last night, it's my third annual "Elf Hutch!" Grin

This one has been themed with a holiday kind of style like something you might see in Santa's workshop. The hutch is hand painted in three colors; a beautiful metallic green, a metallic red and an antique gold. The entire piece has also been dry-brushed with gold accents to give it a more antiqued look. After painting, I go to town creating all sorts of unique items to fill the shelves. It's very particular, precise work and it takes many, many hours to complete a single hutch.





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The top shelf features a box open to reveal dolls, an angel with her hard, a Santa, glass bottles in holiday colors, candy canes and even a present tucked into the top corner. The second shelf features more festively wrapped presents in metallic foil, a gingerbread house, more holiday glass bottles, a silver serving plate and a snowman figure.


Inside the bottom cupboards, there is a miniature sleigh waiting to fly down a snow-covered hill, a snow-flocked miniature Christmas tree, and four glass bottles in tones of silver and blue.


It measures around 6.5" in height at it's tallest point, 4" width and about 1.25" in width so it's just a little taller than a typical soda can.

I think they're just so cute and I wanted to show it off. As always, thoughts welcome!
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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2009 11:28:50 AM »

Hey, I'm lovin' all your miniatures. 

I just got a new hutch in a swap, so I'm thinking of spiffing up my little house like this.

Question:  Do you build your own hutches or do you buy them unfinished and do all the rest?
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2009 11:40:05 AM »

PFD this is great!! i love your little hutches Cheesy (just saw the knitting one for the first time... oh so cute!)

amazing work, as always Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2009 12:01:51 PM »

Thanks guys! Grin

Question:  Do you build your own hutches or do you buy them unfinished and do all the rest?
No, I buy them ready-made unfinished. I don't have the tools or the skill to do small-scale carpentry like that.
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2009 12:27:43 PM »

So who sells them unfinished? 

I am thinking of trying to make them from raw lumber.  I'm a little worried about getting the scale just right, though.
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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2009 01:04:48 PM »

I find my items all over from craft stores to ebay to etsy - you just have to get creative sometimes with turning something into something else. And I find that not everything is exactly going to be perfect to scale but so long as it all looks good together, you can get away with it. I try to keep in the general 1:12 scale because it's small enough to be mini but easy enough to still work with and a typical size for finding items. Grin
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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2009 02:19:32 AM »

I love your work!
thanks so much for sharing!
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