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« on: November 15, 2011 07:53:11 AM »

I've been playing with some other fantastical craftsters in the Wee House Craftalong. Seriously, come check it out! But be warned, making little things is just like meth except it'll be your crafting area and not your face that becomes a complete mess.

Anywho, I've been feverishly plugging away and can now show off The Storyteller's House!

It's actually quite small. The base measures just 10.5" x 7" and the house is around 18" tall. On to the pics...

The mossy roof is dotted with toadstools and mushrooms. Someone has lost a kite up there too. No worries, there's a grumpy hare who live in that dark hole and I'm sure he'll knock it off.

There are also three mice who scurry about the rooftop.

These milk bottles by the front door are one of my very favourite things in this house.

I've taken out the stairs and opted for a magic bean stalk instead. Much more sensible as it takes up far less space.

This is the entry/mudroom.

The storytelling room. This is where the beanstalk sprouted one Wednesday morning. There's a pumpkin patch at the base.

I bought this perfect little rocking chair at an auction last year. I think it was a dollar. It's just the right amount of rusty.

Up the stalk on the second floor is the bedroom. Because the best ideas come just as your about to fall asleep there's paper and a quill sitting beside the bed. Because you can't always read what you've scribbled in the dark there are a bunch of crumpled up papers on the other side.

On the wall there's a bumblebee coocoo clock. I would like to add some striped stockings on that hanger.

The next room is the study. Crammed with books, scrolls, papers.

The little matchbox desk opens to reveal papers, stamps and pen nibs.

Last we have the attic. More books and scrolls, game pieces, an old chair, a nest of golden eggs, a picture of Hans Christian Andersen and a message in a bottle.

Hope you enjoyed the tour!
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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2011 07:59:02 AM »

Oh my goodness, Knickertwist!! You have outdone yourself with this project!!

The care and attention you pay to all of the tiny details is just awe-inspiring. It's evident that loads of love goes into every little book page, boot button and flower petal.

The key rack is my favorite detail!!

« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2011 08:15:14 AM »

I would never get tired of looking at this, something new to see every time!  I'd love to see one in person, though your pictures are fabulous.  Every little detail is just wonderful.

I'd like to have a pumpkin patch and beanstalk in my house!

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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2011 08:19:35 AM »

Love it! I've been reading the craftalong thread and loving your additions. I also love the meth analogy!

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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2011 08:28:41 AM »

I too saw this house coming to live in the thread, and I absolutely LOVE it. It's verything I want in my own house later, and it pains me to see that it is so small Wink. No, seriously, everything is just right. I love the art of dollhouse making, but I often find that the proportions are off. You just did great, and, once again, I totally LOVE it.

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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2011 08:31:35 AM »

You have inspired a lot of us to try our own house!  It has been a very informative and addicted experience for me!  I can't wait to finish mine and show it off as well...

the details and the ideas are just fabulous...your tutorials have been most helpful as well...

Just love it...and perhaps I now have a new passion to carry me into the next creative phase of my life! Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2011 08:36:40 AM »

just wow....

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« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2011 08:51:09 AM »

This is absolutely amazing!

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« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2011 08:56:11 AM »

Thanks peeps. It was a real joy to make this house... and a challenge because it's so blasted small.

I am absolutely envious of people who have delicate nimble fingers Cheesy

« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2011 09:11:31 AM »

Amazing! You are so creative.
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