Saturday, 11 October 2008

Here's another hobby

Just thought I'd show you a bit of one of my other hobbies today - Doll's House collecting. Well I have only 1 house (no room for any more) I have had it for about 3 years and it was bought as a kit. Stuart built it for me, then I decorated it and then started to furnish it etc. It is supposed to be late Victorian style. But I go through fads of working on it, it's not as exciting as cross stitching but looks nice!

Here is the inside of the house -

There are 2 top rooms too - the bathroom and nursery, but they need the most work still so I have left the roof down. Here is a close up of the kitchen. (I forgot to paint the ceilings and need to empty the house and do them all one day!) I loved the decorating part best of all!! The furnishing part is just costly.

Of course I have used my cross stitching skills too on the house! Here is a cute little cushion I made and I also have a mini sampler already finished that I want to make into a wall hanging but I haven't got a photo of that.... I'll have to find it!!

I have continued to work on my bookmark which is still on track to be finished by Sunday night. I'll show you it when it is complete! My Auntie went for a hospital appointment on Thursday and found out she hasn't got to go in for her operation until 10th November! So a bit of a wait but the doctors were still all very positive, which is good.

This afternoon I am going to see Mamma Mia again!! Stuart is out on a course today, the girls are at a birthday party so mom and I decided to go and catch the film again before it finishes in cinemas.... I loved it so much last time and am really looking forward to going again!

Hope you all have a good weekend.

Ginnie x


Srinity said...

Lovely dollhouse! I want to start my own but at the moment we live in a one bedroom appartment so we don't have enough room. I am planning on making most of the stuff myself. There are many great websites and blogs that show how the furniture is made. I just love everything miniature. :)

Miss 376 said...

My mum and I used to look at all the dolls house furniture when we went out, it was something we would have loved to do together but never did. It must be so good to decorate it with your own stitching. Have a great weekend

Shellie said...

Dolls House looks fab you lucky girl lol My mum brought her self one a few years bk as she'd always wanted one as a girl so I get to see hers sometimes she is going to pass it down to my DD one day.
great miniature stitching too
Happy stitching and enjoy Mamma Mia
Hugs Shellie

Anonymous said...

I still have my dolls house that my Grandad made me when I was little. It lives at my parents where it's safe.

Julie said...

How lovely, a great way to show off some tiny stitching too.
Enjoy the film

Daffycat said...

Wonderful dollhouse! I often look at the miniatures when I'm at the hobby stores ~ everything is so much fun!

Ranae said...

I absolutelty love your doll house. There is another blogger that stitches and has doll houses or miniatures, I will let you know when I find it.

zetor said...

Oh that house is lovely, and what a great idea to make it Victorian.

Irene said...

Wonderful dollhouse ! I never had one as a child, guess it's never too late.

Wendy said...

Hi Ginnie! Found your Blog through Shellie in Stitches, hope you don't mind me having a peek! I've Always wanted a dolls house and adore yours!!So pretty!!!!
Love your stitching too, great projects!
Sending good wishes for your Auntie.

Annie said...

I adore doll houses. I guess it's because I never had one as a kid. Yours is wonderful. We used to have a doll house museum near me and I just loved to go spend hours looking at all the antique furnishings.

Joan ((*_*)) said...

Hello! I love your Dollhouse.
I never had one as a child, thats why I started mine. I agree though it can be pricey,so I made some and bought some, all the way from America,would you believe.
Cheers Joan ((*_*))

stitcherw said...

What a pretty dollhouse, you've spent a lot of time and attention to detail on it. Your new WIP Henry is looking great, you had wonderful progress in your earlier post. What a fun pumpkin fob as well, I can see why your mom wanted one too after seeing it.

So sorry to hear about your Aunt. That would be so scary. How stressful too that the surgery has been delayed. When knowing it is there I would think that all she'd want was to have it gone, and then to have to wait would be even more stressful. I'll keep her in my thoughts and prayers and hopefully it goes smoothly and she recovers quickly. Hope you got to see Mama Mia again, that was such a fun movie. It isn't playing here any longer, so now I'm waiting for it to come out on DVD.

Jean said...

I just LOVE your doll house! Cross stitch additions will be so much fun! You could make a little rug, and ..... oh, I digress....

I had a metal doll house as a child with tacky plastic furniture and just loved it! Yours is a girl's dream come true.