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Morning my lovelies, I thought I'd share something a little different with you this morning. When Oli and Sophie moved into their new house, this undecorated dolls house arrived in their spare room. It belongs to Sophies mum, was a bit battered and has been waiting for some TLC for about five years. Lorriane wondered, as I'm a bit crafty whether I could do something with it for her.  'Of course' I said, 'what would you like it to look like?' 'A proper roof, and a red door' she said.  We had an interesting couple of hours in our local dolls house shop and the dolls house arrived on my kitchen table. 
Stage 1 - the outside
As a total newby to the world of minature I did a bit of research and then set about decorating the outside of the house. Apparently most dolls houses come flat packed and you paint the pieces before assembling them.  Not this one.  It took a few days to get to this stage (almost as long as it took to paint my workroom lol!!), - the roof being the biggest challenge.  All I kept thinking was don't mess up Claireeeeee! 

Then it was time to tackle the inside. Stairs were painted, paper went up and skirting's and covings fixed in place.  I just have to do some filing in around the ceilings, add a couple of lights (I dropped one), and stick the last of the carpet down in the upstairs rooms and then it's ready to hand back to Loraine to fill up. The kiddies have nick named us the Borrowers lol!!! 
I really enjoyed the project and look forward to seeing the rooms come to life as Lorraine fills them up.   For now the house is still sitting on my kitchen table but now it has a character all of its own. :-) Cx 


  1. OMG this is so cute Clare!!! You did a beautiful job painting this. It is 1:10 a.m., just got home a while ago from the second day of scrapbook retreat. I actually put in 2 1/2 hours work this morning at the retreat, then changed my clothes, drove over a 100 miles to funeral services for the husband of a very dear friend, paid my respects, got back in my car and drove back up the hill another 100 miles. Got to the retreat, changed into comfy clothes and finished up 4 more notebooks! All due to the inspiration from my friend Clare and loving the retreat. This doll house is so cute. Take care and it's good to have you back on here!!

    1. Hi Judy, great to hear you liked the little house lol!!! What a journey you had. Hope the service went as well as it could. Enjoy your day and catch up again soon :-) C x

  2. As Judy said, you did a lovely job with the dolls house, you're such a talented lady I also love what you've done to your craft room,it's so good to have you back after your break. Here's to many more inspirational blogs. Kath x

  3. This is beautiful Claire. My sister in law has several dolls houses she has lovingly decorated and furnished over the years. Its a hobby nearly as addictive as card making and scrapbooking lol!!! She has crystal and china on the table etc, luxury homes we would all love to live in. She doesn't do as much these days, but at Christmas she decorates them all and still gets local children calling to see them all lit up. Thank you for sharing this and your other work, giving us all inspiration. Good to have you back, I seem to have lost my mojo over the summer.

  4. Hi Claire, Wow! your little house is beautiful ,thank you for haring.
    Elaine H X

  5. Hi Clare, This is positively amazing, you have made a fantastic job with this doll's house, it is stunning !! It is something that I have always wanted to do.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  6. This is sooo cute! Fab job! xx

  7. Hi Clare, I love your dolls house. It brought back wonderful memories of my darling mother. I'm so jealous of your craft room but love what you've done with it. Welcome back! Take care.
    Margaret A.


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