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« on: October 08, 2005 01:16:20 PM »


this is a one-room dollhouse I made for a friend many years ago. This is the only picture i took of it before I gave ti away. It's to the scale of barbies and other 11.5" fashion dolls. It's really a glorified diorama, it was just a cardboard box. I used wallpaper scraps and carpet scraps, the window is a calender picture of a landscape with stained balsawood frame around it and muillions. The fireplace is just faux-painted cardboard and so is the bookshelf. (real twigs in the fireplace though) The sofa is just scraps of foam covered in fabric and I made the coffee table from balsawood. You can't see but on the coffee table is a fruit bowl, all the fruit and the bowl I made with fimo clay and painted it. The artwork is just pictures cut from magazines and glued to a cardboard frame which I painted gold. Some of the accessories are purchased like the little globe and the basket of flowers on the bookshelf. Mostly everything else was handmade.
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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2005 06:34:03 PM »

AWESOME!!!!  Grin




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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2005 07:46:06 PM »

That looks great.  When I was a kid I used to make barbie houses out of big diaper boxes(yeah, they used to come in boxes).  I would have killed for that living room!
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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2005 11:05:00 PM »

Thank you! I wish now I had taken more pics of it from other angles, like you can't see on the right there is a writing desk and chair and I think I had some accessories on the desk. You can just see a little bit of the chair, that copper wire heart shape thing on the right side is the chair back. I also painted the outside of the box with some flower boxes under the window and whatnot.  I am really bad about forgetting to take pix of things before I give them away, and forgetting to take "before" pics of garage sale/thrift shop things before I make them over.
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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2005 09:49:09 AM »

I know!  I had to get mysefl accustomed to thinking about taking the photos too.  

At first, I just wanted to make sure I could just remember all the things I've done and given away (for times I might feel unaccomplished)... then I wanted to do it because I felt that women in particular needed to validate themselves and even "craft" stuff they've done  Tongue ... a little later, I realized that taking photos also helped me to remember details of what I'd done and how I'd done it ... and lastely I began to realize that they would come in handy when other people wanted to see exactly what I might have been referring to (including putting photos online).
(I started keeping them in just one photo album, but now I have them in several themed albums, or rubberbanded stacks <lazy me>, or just organized in my computer files).

I'm so-o-o-o-o glad now that I started doing that reasonably early ... I've found so many uses for the photos that I never thought of in the beginning!  



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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2005 11:33:26 AM »

I am trying to get in the habit to take pics but I still forget sometimes. It's much better now that I have a digital camera. I just sent a knitted hat to a friend and because she was having a rough time I wanted to send it quickly and forgot to take a pic first. It wasn't anything especially unique but I still wish I'd taken a pic first.
Then with my recycle/refurbish projects, I don't even think about taking the picture until halfway through the makeover sometimes. I just get excited when I find some piece of trash furniture with potential and I start working on it right away. So I have to describe to people how ugly and broken the thing was when I found it, which isn't as good as SEEING the transformation, well not as impressive anyway.
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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2005 03:51:35 PM »

its beautiful! did you  make the tiny candle holders on the fireplace?
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« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2005 11:17:20 AM »

Looks amazing, you should take a picture with a Barbie in it so we can see exactly what size it is.
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