04 July 2014
28 June 2014
24 June 2014
I crocheted this rug for the nursery in Erlenhof. I thought a lot about my dear Grandmother while I was making it. Back in the 60's or 70's, Grandma crocheted several 1:1 rugs rather similar to this. I remember that we had two green ones and a grey one in my home. When Grandma was not capable of crocheting anymore, she gave a bundle of her old crochet hooks to me, among them one big one which she used for crocheting rugs. It is very much bigger than the hook which I used for making this rug!
More crocheted miniatures here.
07 June 2014
Irmeli and I visited the Miniatures Fair in Lahti today. It was organised by the Dollshouse hobbyists' assocation of Päijät-Häme. This is one of my purchases, a Lundby stove from the '70s. I am going to place it in my 1:16 scale Lisa dollshouse.
I also bought this Siamese cat
and these nail decals which can also be used for decorating miniatures. They are similar to the water slide decals which I just recently tried for the first time.
I also bought some fabrics, plates and other dishes and several kinds of findings, frames etc.
A very good fair day indeed!
17 May 2014
I bought some floral water slide decals from Eden Miniaturas and I tried them for decorating this cupboard. I am quite pleased with the result. I have never used such decals before. I messed a bit with the tiniest pieces when they were wet - some of them just disappeared somewhere from my fingers! But luckily I bought several sheets, so I have plenty of extra pieces. I am going to use them for decorating more furniture and some plates and other dishes.
26 April 2014
I already had a bed in the Erlenhof bedroom, but the as the first one was pretty big, it was taking too much space in the room. That is why I made this smaller one.
Another mistake which I had made with the bedroom (as with some other rooms in Erlenhof, too) was that in addition to chosing rather dark wallpapers, I also made or bought some dark brown furniture. As you can guess, the result was that I was having some quite dim rooms in my Erlenhof! I am not going to start re-wallpapering the rooms, but I am now making some new furniture with lighter colours or re-painting some of the old ones.
People sometimes ask me when my Erlenhof dollhouse is going to be finished. The way I am doing it - re-making, re- painting, re-organizing - I am never going to have it finished! But the purpose of my hobby really isn't to have a completed dollhouse. I do it for the fun of doing!