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« on: February 13, 2015 04:16:21 PM »

I decided to play in this month's ATC swap and picked the theme of "dollhouse interior"...now I'm not so crazy as to try to tackle an entire dollhouse in a 2.5 x 3.5" format, so I wanted to focus on the one room that is in every house, nay essential one might say, to the civility of human society, the bathroom. And I decided to call it "The Room that Shall Not be Named" just because as essential as it is, generally pop culture refuses to admit that, omg we're all human and we have bodily functions!

Anyway, rant over. Now to the itty bitty pictures!



I know I'm stretching the definition of an ATC pretty wildly here..but I couldn't resist. Minus the balsa wood and clay, everything is stuff I found around my apartment.

Alas it must be said, I got a bit carried away with the sink and shower that I neglected to make room for a toilet! That may have to be the more in-depth subject for a future ATC.











For a final note, here are all the found bits that were included in this tiny masterpiece: balsa wood, Sculpey clay, resin, paint, paper, beads, end caps, foil, pencil lead container top, paper towel, wire, earring stopper, snap, doily, tissue paper, modge podge, thread, toothpick, E6000, super glue, hot glue, necklace chain, fabric paint, marker...I think that's it.  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2015 04:48:17 PM »

You must have a shrink ray! I just can't believe you could have made this so tiny!! What fun Smiley.
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2015 04:53:10 PM »

" "The Room that Shall Not be Named" just because as essential as it is, generally pop culture ..."

I read that as "poop culture". *sigh* lol I think I need a nap.
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2015 04:55:30 PM »

Bathroom jokes aside, this is really quite wonderful.
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2015 05:06:29 PM »

Bathroom jokes aside, this is really quite wonderful.

I'm so glad I can bring out the inner 8-year-old in all of us  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2015 07:22:42 PM »

Alas it must be said, I got a bit carried away with the sink and shower that I neglected to make room for a toilet! That may have to be the more in-depth subject for a future ATC.

It's probably a British house. They often put the bath/shower in one room and the toilet in an entirely separate one.

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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2015 07:42:55 PM »

Alas it must be said, I got a bit carried away with the sink and shower that I neglected to make room for a toilet! That may have to be the more in-depth subject for a future ATC.

It's probably a British house. They often put the bath/shower in one room and the toilet in an entirely separate one.

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Thank you! That explains it  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2015 08:16:40 PM »

I want to say, "Holy crap!" but that's not really appropriate. I am amazed though!
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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2015 09:26:07 PM »

This rocks! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2015 11:35:29 PM »

Amazing!

could be an aussie one, ours are often separate too. It's handy in a one bathroom house, you don't have to wait for someone to come out of the shower,
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« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2015 05:55:43 AM »

It's lovely. So tiny yet so detailed.
But - why is there an axe in the shower?  Shocked
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« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2015 06:21:24 AM »

Well, I've already told you how much I love your ATC swap gift, sheepBlue, but I'll say it again, it's amazing!  You should consider making some more of these and putting them in your Etsy shop.

From your photos, I can see that it's actually possible to close the shower curtain--I was curious about that, but didn't want to try it myself, for fear of breaking or tearing something, but, now that I see it's possible, I won't be anxious about doing so.

@elderflower:  There's a shaving razor on the floor of the shower, a drain, and a bottle of shampoo/lotion, with a pump top, but no axe.  Although I certainly have toy axes that I could put there, lol.
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« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2015 06:43:24 AM »

could be an aussie one, ours are often separate too. It's handy in a one bathroom house, you don't have to wait for someone to come out of the shower,

I'm not surprised that the Brits and the Aussies have a more logical set up for the bathroom/toilet situation than Americans do  Tongue I can't count the times I had to wait at the peril of my bladder for someone to vacate the bathroom due to showering!

But - why is there an axe in the shower?  Shocked

Axe in the shower?!? Sounds like a Psycho shower...but no really, its a razor....that would be a really really tiny axe...for cutting...human hairs  Grin

From your photos, I can see that it's actually possible to close the shower curtain--I was curious about that, but didn't want to try it myself, for fear of breaking or tearing something, but, now that I see it's possible, I won't be anxious about doing so.

Yes! The shower curtain is movable! Though still you'll want to be delicate with it. I coated tissue paper with modge podge to give it a bit more sturdiness and then glued disassembled necklace chain to the top for the rings to pass through. It should be ok to move around. I would have used wax paper originally but had none on hand at the time.

Thanks for all the lovely comments everyone! Tiny things are pretty hard to resist  Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2015 06:49:25 AM »

Okay, I think I'll just leave the curtain alone to be on the safe side then, as I don't want to tear it (besides, you can't see all of the fun stuff inside with it closed anyway).  I was sure that the curtain was wax paper from the look/feel of it, I never would have guessed it was tissue paper with a modgepodge coating--well, now I know how to make convincing fake wax paper!
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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2015 06:51:39 AM »

I was sure that the curtain was wax paper from the look/feel of it, I never would have guessed it was tissue paper with a modgepodge coating--well, now I know how to make convincing fake wax paper!

Yeah I like the translucent effect and it does make it hold up longer  Smiley I have used it for bug wings too.
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« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2015 12:41:05 PM »

Crazy amazing!
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« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2015 01:21:38 AM »

Axe in the shower?!? Sounds like a Psycho shower...but no really, its a razor....that would be a really really tiny axe...for cutting...human hairs  Grin
Of course. Now that you tell me, I can see that it is a safety razor.  I must have a very unhinged mind to have thought it could be an axe.  Maybe I watch the wrong kind of films.  Embarrassed
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« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2015 11:35:17 AM »

Don't worry, elderflower, I saw an axe too at first glance.  Smiley My mind couldn't comprehend that there would be a miniature razor in there, since they're already so small (yet it had no problem with the idea of an axe, for some reason  Cheesy). But lo and behold, sheepBlue found the way to make that happen. I am in awe of the whole thing. The movable shower curtain is one of my favorite details; I too would be hesitant to attempt it. Lucky Patraw!
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« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2015 08:47:31 AM »

O.M.Goodness.  This is so.... wow.... yeah....

Speechless.

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" "The Room that Shall Not be Named" just because as essential as it is, generally pop culture ..."

I read that as "poop culture". *sigh* lol I think I need a nap.

I must say, I had to read that twice also  Cheesy
Amazed at the teeny tininess.. very fiddly work but you've pulled it off really well!
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« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2015 03:10:54 PM »

Thank you! Grin
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« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2015 06:17:00 AM »

Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2015 06:33:39 AM »

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« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2015 02:02:54 PM »

Thanks!
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This is AMAZING! You are always such an inspiration. Gorgeous work.
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« Reply #25 on: February 28, 2015 09:08:29 AM »

All the ATC boxes you made this month have been truly spectacular!
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