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Thursday 18 August 2011

The Kitchen

Hi everyone,

I have my Grand-daughter tomorrow for the day. She will be so excited to see the house at last complete with furniture etc. Every time she comes she asks if it is in yet!

This is the first room in my Dollshouse, the kitchen. A typical Victorian house, very cluttered.

The first picture is the Inglenook fireplace I made from Balsa wood, covered with the brick plaster, with the centre beam stained with oak wood stain. The little shelf above made in the same way.

The stove is made in Germany and has candles that you put inside the oven, the hotplates get warm and smoke will come out the chimney!

I made the clothes airer from cocktail sticks and Balsa wood. It does go up and down on the string. The also made the maid's clothes. The cook is making Marmalade with oranges I made with Fimo. The Cherry pie on the table is also made with Fimo in a Budweiser bottle cap, as is the meat on the butcher's block.

I used Balsa wood for the table and the plate rack behind the cook's head. I also made the cook's clothes.

The butcher's block in the foreground was the first piece I made, followed by the large set of shelves on the wall and the table.
To make all of the furniture pieces, I just used a craft knife set I bought in a pound shop, sandpaper, mitre block and Balsa wood. Stained with general wood stain or wax.
Most of the items in the kitchen I made from Fimo, bowls, pots etc.
The fruit and vegetables were rather fiddly to make but worth the effort. You make them the same way they make 'rock' that you can buy at the coast. The boxes were just scraps of wood.

Oranges and lemons made the same way.

My next post will be some Christmas cards I have finally got around to making. The new Lili of the Valley Christmas stamps are just so nice. I will be buying more at Alexandra Palace next month.

I must have an early night tonight as I have to get up at 7am. Yuk!Lol!

Thanks for stopping by,


Carol S.xx


Jacki Daniels said...

Wow this is wonderful I love to see doll houses made up the mini works of art are brilliant and such detail amazing
Jacki xx

Jessica said...

Carol - it's just amazing. Everything is to so much detail - you are a very talented lady. Jxx

maxine said...

wow this is stunning Carol x