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« on: September 20, 2012 11:46:49 AM »

One day, not so very long ago, mum was driving down the street and saw a dollhouse sitting at the curb, waiting for the garbage men to tip it into the truck. She immediately kicked my very nearly 80 year old granny out of the van to rescue the house for me.

This is that house.



This is the inside of that house.



After a little over a week working full time (and into the wee hours) on this place it's ready for a Halloween show I'm doing. Here is that house now...



















This shrunken head is one of my favourite things in the house Smiley







The cause of the stain on the first floor ceiling.



Hmmm, there's something not quite right about that picture....



What is going on here?!?



Well used peep holes from the adjoining room! Eek! (Personal story: When we were relocating and looking at houses there was one place that had a strange sort of stained glass picture of a pirate ship in one of the rooms. When we went into the bedroom next door we realized that the port hole on the ship was actually a peep hole into the next room! We did not buy that house.)



There's a number of creepy sort of things in this room... bones... a skull mask... doll parts... snake skin... and a bit of an accident too....

 

Here's a rather boring view of the entire back...



And a final creepy exterior shot...



If you'd like to see 'in progress' pics and see who I stole ideas from hop over to the Wee House Craftalong board Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2012 12:11:50 PM »

What a wee creepy little place!  Absolutely awesome!  It really makes me want to try my hand at making houses!
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2012 12:14:07 PM »

loveitloveitloveitloveitLOVEIT!!

There has to be some...poetic justice(?) at work here. You rescue a poor little house that has clearly seen better days - and you make a beautiful thing out of it by making it even more rundown Cheesy I love the aging/texture you applied to it. Your progress shown on the Wee House Craftalong forum was thrilling to go through.
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2012 12:17:01 PM »

This is AMAZING !!!
I want one-The details....I'm speechless- beauty and creepy rolled into one! Wow! Great work !
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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2012 12:26:45 PM »

amazing job.  Just amazing!  I love all the little details.. especially the spilled bucket/stain. 

How creepy is that pirate ship/porthole thing?!?  Yikes!
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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2012 12:52:17 PM »

I don't think I've ever commented on any of your works but you astound me. I have no doubt in my mind that this will be in the Featured Projects next time they change them, with good reason.
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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2012 01:00:05 PM »

This is one of my favorites of all the houses you've done.

Oh, who am I kidding. They're ALL my favorites. Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2012 01:33:15 PM »

This is one of my favorites of all the houses you've done.

Oh, who am I kidding. They're ALL my favorites. Cheesy

Couldn't have said it better!!   Cheesy  Delighted to see you were able to break some windows!  And I love the creepy photo, the shrunken head, the peepholes (that personal note is creeeeeeepy!).... dang it, I just love the whole thing!!
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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2012 01:50:13 PM »

Lovely. A perfect little Hallowe'en house. And I love the story that goes with it.
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« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2012 02:13:19 PM »

That house is awsome!!!! Well done!!!!
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« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2012 03:10:04 PM »

Every time you post a tiny house Knicks, I think why would anyone deco their house like that..Your scale is so perfect.  This is fab fab FAB!
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« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2012 03:16:35 PM »

loved "watching" your thought process over on the craftalong!  You incorporated so many good ideas perfectly...love love the broken windows
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« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2012 03:22:16 PM »

Oh my goodness I LOVE IT!  Shocked So many tiny details...!
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« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2012 03:25:29 PM »

I am in awe of this project, its fabulous....and utterly pin-worthy  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2012 03:49:48 PM »

Awesome as always! The portrait with the burnt-out eyes is the creepiest thing in the whole place, sheer genius! Love it, it rocks, and I'm bookmarking it for inspiration. You're the queen of wee houses!
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« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2012 03:54:49 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2012 04:28:10 PM »

Thanks all   Smiley I'm so happy my mum and granny 'saved' this place. Honestly, I couldn't afford to buy this model, and if I could I wouldn't have the heart to rough it up, so I'm thrilled to have had the opportunity to play with someone else's garbage.

So many great ideas came from my fellow craftsters. The 'wee house posse' rocks  Kiss
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« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2012 04:33:30 PM »

I need to find some of this kind of garbage! Jealous!   Tongue
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« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2012 04:47:00 PM »

This is amazing! Makes me want to find my own abandoned doll house to convert.
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« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2012 04:48:31 PM »

Fantastic, marvelous, detailed, beautiful, creepy...I love it too.

Now, I will have to look at the curb pick-up days and roam the neighborhood.
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« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2012 09:20:26 PM »

I'm so glad you saved it! Reminds me (loosely) of the dollhouse my grandpa built for me when I was 13, which he literally finished days before he died. I can't believe someone was just going to throw that out!!

And, as a spooky person, I love what you did with it Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2012 06:21:28 AM »

OMFG, that is so fabulous! I'd have to keep that out year round!  Grin

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« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2012 06:51:56 AM »

You never cease to amaze me! It looks absolutely fabulous! I love all of the little odds and ends, and that shrunken head is really great. Very well done!
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« Reply #23 on: September 21, 2012 09:09:02 AM »

awe inspiring detail! great work!!! Wink
oh and creepy as hell! woohoo
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« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2012 04:00:20 PM »

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Love the texture on the walls and the stain.
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« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2012 11:32:07 PM »

You own a time-turner, don't you?

Because I don't see any other way you did all of that work in the time you were allotted.  Cheesy

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« Reply #28 on: September 22, 2012 05:15:04 AM »

I wish I could see this in person.  Fantastic!
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« Reply #29 on: September 22, 2012 09:08:26 AM »

Amazing. As always, your art is full of personality and charm....even abandoned houses!
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This is just too awesome for words.  I am very much inspired right now, will be getting a doll house ASAP. 
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« Reply #31 on: September 26, 2012 07:33:46 PM »

 wow it's amazing that your mom just found it sitting waiting to be crushed in a garbage truck and what you did with it is amazing . I love the creepiness of it .
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« Reply #32 on: July 06, 2013 04:31:12 PM »

I love this SO HARD and I am so, so, so [gasp] SO* envious of your mom finding this (and a touch sad she had to kick our grandmother out, but some things just have to be done).

I am hoping to make myself a little haunted house and I sure am inspired by this for some details.  THANK YOU!



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