05 April 2015

The best Easter surprise! - La mejor sorpresa de Pascua!

I got the best surprise this Easter! My friend Pirkko brought me a mysterious old shoe box and when I opened it, I could hardly believe my eyes! The box was full of old dolls and dollshouse furniture which Pirkko used to play with in the 1960's. They are just the kind of vintage furniture which I have been looking for in the flea markets to put into my Lisa dollshouse.
This red wooden kitchen table set is adorable!
Another wooden table set. It is very well made. It looks like solid mahogany.
The two lamps were real working lamps when Pirkko had them in her dollshouse. I have not had the time to try them yet.
This red plastic sofa set is made by Combex, England.
All the dolls have moving eyes. I especially like the little girl in the middle.
The rubber bands holding these dolls together have crumbled apart in the course of time. The dolls now need some tender loving care!

Thank you Pirkko!

09 January 2015

Building inspector - Inspector de edificios

I have been refurbishing one of my dolls houses and I got a visit from this cute little inspector. She said that everything looked OK.

28 December 2014

Crocheted miniature rug - Alfombra ganchillo

I have been crocheting a lot lately (so much that my neck and shoulders hurt!). Here is an example of what I have made: a spiral rug with tassels. Making the tassels was the most fun part!

09 November 2014

Rocking horse and other purchases - Caballo mecedor y otras compras

Irmeli and I were shopping in Helsinki yesterday. We made a round in the craft stores and we first went to Hobby Point, where I bought a new paper punch for making miniature flowers. Then we visited Askarelli, where we were delighted to find out that they now sell some Gepetto products. I bought myself a rocking horse kit. And then we went to Sinelli, where I found some nice sheets of double-sided cardboard. 

We were also happy to visit the new Marks and Spencer store, which opened in Helsinki last month, for the first time. I often buy from M&S online, but it will be nice to be able to shop in the store whenever I am visiting Helsinki.

21 October 2014

Miniature silverware - Vajillas de plata

As I have recently bought lots of new metal beads and findings, I now began to use them for making some new silverware for my dollshouse. It is quite fun to spread all kinds of bits and pieces on the table and to start to think and try which of them fit nicely together. Here is some of my new silverware on display in the Erlenhof dining room.

14 October 2014

Crocheted tablecloth - Mantel a ganchillo

Crocheting continues! Here is my new table cloth. The flower in the middle is a traditional pattern, but the rest of the pattern I designed while crocheting.

19 September 2014

Dollshouse curtains - Cortinas para casa de muñecas

I have not been making miniatures for a long while. We had our son's confirmation party in July, and before it, my craft table was a total mess as usual, but I cleared it for the big day. After the day had gone, it took me a long time to get inspired of making minis again. It is kind of funny, but an empty and neat crafting table isn't very inviting! Only since I have bought some new supplies and have found some miniatures at the flea market and have tossed them on the table, I have started to feel comfy by it again!
Anyway, I have now been making curtains for Erlenhof. I crocheted a pair of blue curtains for the window in the hallway and made two pairs of lace curtains for the bedroom.


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