Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Robin Carey Dollhouses For Sale

Okay, I am a huge fan of Robin Carey.  Her Dollhouses are phenomenal! Two of her houses are up for auction on Ebay starting bid at 1.299.00 dollars. Buy it Now priced at 1.699.00. Whew!! Pricey but I am sure it's worth it.   See for yourself:

"The Orchid House"

"Sea Glass Cottage"

*photos pulled from Ebay auction.

There is also a blog that features her work

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

House of Miniatures Kits

I decided to Post some House of Miniatures Kits that I completed.  Just for fun.  Enjoy!

 I altered the this kit by changing the legs and turning the chair into a Rocking chair for a nursery. This chair is currently being housed in the Victoria's Farmhouse by Real Good Toys.

 I bought the pillow on Esty, I can't remember the seller's name.

 I made a couple of mistakes while assembling this kit. Luckly I was able to fix the errors.

 I should've left this kit unpainted. Not loving my dark color choice. It takes away from the details.

 I changed the fabric of this kit. I didn't want to use the blue fabric that came with the kit.

 Not sure where I will use this couch but I like it.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Exterior Update to Build-Along

 I have some updates on the Build-Along project. It’s been slow and steady. I received an email from Real Good Toys informing that the photos are due in the first week of July and not August like I had thought.  This means I am REALLY behind.  I have two vacations scheduled before the due date, so I have really been working to complete the exterior of this Townhouse. Yes, I have changed it yet again and due to time constraints.  I may have to nix the SPA idea too. At this point I just want to complete the darn thing. If it hadn’t been for my indecisiveness in the first place, I would have been further along. I just got to make it work. Here is my work in progress: 

 I had to cut out new windows.

 Then  fill in the gaps with 3/8 inch thick MDF to match the frame.

 I was going to use cork board as bricks but time would not allow it. I remembered I had these wood strips and I could use them instead. Done. 

 I am happy with the way it is turning out.

 I cut out trim and added siding to the front (I don't think I will have time to do the sides).

 The exterior is shaping up!!

 Testing out different windows and doors for fun.

 I settled on these and decided the bay window need something more...and voila!! I am extremely satisfied with how things are turning out. Stay tuned more to come!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Rare Dollhouses on eBay

If you follow Mini blogs you should know by now that two really cool modern contemporary dollhouses are/were listed on eBay.  I knew this prior to catching up on favorite blogs but it was interesting to read what others were chatting about these houses. Especially about the Summer House Rundquist Vintage Dollhouse., this house is amazing. I would love to own it.  It was first listed at 500 dollars plus shipping. Now that’s a little steep even for that rare/hard to find house. They re-listed for 400 dollars and now have a bid. I have to admit I got kind of disappointed because I was hoping to watch that house (decrease in price) like I did the Citadel dollhouse by Lolly’s. Hopefully one of my favorite bloggers will win this bid so I can at least read about it.  


Now this brings me to the Citadel dollhouse.  I have watched this house on eBay go from 1500.00(I know right) all the way down to 150.00 before finally getting a bid. I felt sad for the seller who disclosed that she has health issues and is unable to finish the house. I wish her well. It’s got to be difficult having to let go of your hobby due to illness. 


Now there is a new trend of dollhouses and kits on eBay listed at crazy high prices. Every one of them is so called rare/hard to find items. I know I have said this before but I will say it again, this is an expensive hobby. I can’t help but want them all. Thank God for self-control or I would have bid on a 500.00 dollhouse made mostly of foam core or a "pre-built" dollhouse with the side panel hard to close/open.    I dedicate this entry to the winners…may you get all the joy in the world from these favored dollhouses (and blog about them).

*Note: These are stock photos