24 June 2015

Making miniature decals - Hacer calcomanias para miniaturas

I tried making miniature decals for the first time already some time last year. I made just few ones to start with and they came out fine. Here are two plates which I decorated with them then.

Now I wanted to make some more and I decided to make a whole sheet of them at a time. After printing the pictures on the paper (inkjet waterslide decal paper) I let the ink dry for half an hour before spraying the sheet with varnish a couple of times. Now I will just have to be patient enough to wait until the varnish has dried - that is the most difficult part! :-) 

20 June 2015

Titti's giveaway

A few days ago I got a nice message from Titti telling me that I had won in the giveaway in her blog! So exciting! The prize was this lovely cross stitch cushion, which I like very much. It will suit very well on some of the sofas or chairs in my Erlenhof.

Titti's has a wonderful Ekeborg Mansion dollshouse. You can visit her blog here.

06 June 2015

the Doll Store in Dublin, Ireland - la Tienda de Muñecas en Dublin, Irlanda

Hubby and I spent a nice few days in Dublin, Ireland. (We had a good craic! :-D ) We visited the Doll Store, which is also home to the Dolls Hospital, located in the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre on South William Street.

It is a quaint shop with a large range of dolls and bears, too, but I concentrated on the dolls house miniatures. I bought a Dolls House Emporium stove and some Vanity Fair glassware and a toast rack. These Vanity Fair products are new to me, or at least I do not remember seeing them before.

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.


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