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Topic: Hogwarts Castle Dollhouse and Harry Potter Friends!  (Read 16199 times)
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« on: February 02, 2013 07:36:54 AM »

Back when this Hogwarts was posted I knew it was a must to make my Potter girl it.  I bought the castle base from Micheals in December and have been working on it just about all of January.  Using the stickers would have been easier but each picture is individually hand painted, as I wanted it to have an olden feel.  My original idea was to paint each room specifically but after Snape's office looked so universal I decided I couldn't stifle her creativity by forcing her to make each room what it was painted for.

So onward! I'm very proud to show this baby off.  Hogwarts!  The Dollhouse with lots of peg people friends.  I want to guess it took me about 50 hours in all as I'm such a perfectionist on all the colors and details in each painting. Oops.  A sane person probably would have spent less than half that, LOL.


Before Pic


Curtains in Divinations


Snape's Potions


Great Hall


Common Room


Stairway Pictures.  These were insane to paint.  Having to paint through a window or around those stairs.  There's even a Mirror of Erised I didn't get a picture of.


Torches around the entrance.


Little box for keeping some of the pieces


Opens up to ...The Chamber of Secrets.  Aaah!  Basilisk!  


All my peg people.  Probable spent an hour each on these babies!


and I have no idea if this will work or not, but I tried to make a movie for photobucket.  Click and see if it will -shrugs-
http://s114.beta.photobucket.com/user/secretsmilesshop/media/IMG_7764_zps7da4e04c.mp4.html

Her birthday party is tomorrow!  I'll update with pics if I can!
Thanks for hanging with me through all the pictures.

ETA: Bday party!

She LOVED it!  Played with it all night, and only stopped to blow the candles on her cake out.  She seriously did not even eat a slice! 



All the cousins had to help her put pieces around at some point in the night.


Her Pegs


She must love this because I found her this morning with a toothbrush in her mouth before school, playing with it in her room.  So happy she loves it!  She's going to paint some more on it herself as she's told me.  I cringed and nodded my head "It's yours to do with what you like."
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2013 07:50:35 AM »

Oh my gosh, this is breathtaking! It's so perfect and detailed. I can't imagine those precise paintings being done sideways; that is incredible! Heck, the whole thing is, from castle to peg people! Wow!
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2013 07:51:56 AM »

This is amazing.  I love every thing about it!  Did the peg people come with it or did you buy/make them?  The detail is so incredible.  If I could hit the "This rocks" button a hundred times, I would.
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2013 08:01:34 AM »

This is so amazing!  I love all the tiny details!  This looks like it was so fun to make....THIS ROCKS
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2013 08:46:42 AM »

be my mommy!!!!!!!!!!!

You did a great job - and your little movie worked and this is AMAZAZING!
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2013 09:01:50 AM »

Patty, this is super-fantabulous! I'm sure your daughter will ADORE it! You did an amazing job on all of the detail work. And all of those people!  Shocked
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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2013 09:04:24 AM »

This is absolutely stunning! Wow!
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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2013 09:12:05 AM »

fantastic!
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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2013 09:12:16 AM »

Ahhhh-MAZING!

In awe, gobsmaked, flabberghasted and all of that.
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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2013 09:36:06 AM »

Wow.  I can't even imagine how much painstaking work went into this.  Totally amazing.  Shocked
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