Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Ain't Got No Home

Hello, Dear Ones. Well, as promised I told you I would start to share with you my new hobby. I think it all started when I found this marvelous dollhouse for Carter at a garage sale and then went to Toys R Us and bought her all the furniture she needed from The Happy Family line. I couldn't wait to unwrap the furniture and place it in the house before she came to see it. I don't wanna grow up. I'm a Toys R Us kid! :)
Then as I was looking through my bloglist there were all these posts on miniatures from my friends. You know who you are...and I began to get excited! I wanted to start miniaturing. Is that a word?
Mr. Precious said he would get me a house but I told him to wait as I'm a bit fickle. You know how I start something and just go crazy like when I started making glitter houses and couldn't stop. But I stopped and never made another one. Then I was on to making Tilda dolls like crazy and couldn't stop and then I stopped and didn't make another one. Then Barbie doll clothes, American Girl Doll clothes, collecting milk glass, Pyrex. I'm fickle I tell you! Well those little miniature houses cost more than a few dimes and I wanted to make sure I was going to stay with this hobby. So what did I do? Went to Pinterest and found this great idea to build my own 'make do' house from foam board. Here is the link if you'd like to see it! I'll warn you now, this is a long post with lots of snaps. If you want to stay grab a Dr. Pepper and a cookie and we're good to go!!
 I cut my foam board just like Amy did and grabbed some paper and went to town. I first tried gluing the 'wallpaper' down but it didn't work so good. So, being the most talented one whom I am :), I grabbed my double sided tape and taped the paper down. Worked just fine. Now remember I'm just trying out this new hobby so if things aren't too perfect - it's okay!
I wanted a front porch so I found some cute board paper online and printed some out. Even found some tiled paper for the porch floor. 
I wanted windows and a front door so those were cut out with my craft knife. As you can see if you're into perfection you'll be laughing right now, but that's okay because I know you love me anyway. I added card stock as my white trim. It's not all straight and perfect but we're pretending this is an older home. You know how things settle. :) Now isn't that a pretty pink door? I found the image of the pink door online and sized it to fit my door and printed it out as well as the pink shutter. I used a little bead for the doorknob.
Now here you go, you can laugh. How in the world was I going to have a front door that would open and close using foam board? Ah ha! I grabbed some bias tape to use as hinges I glued it to the door and then glued it to the walls before I covered them with wallpaper! Works for me!
Okay, I have adopted a little pet, a cat! Mr. Precious is allergic to kittys so if I wanted to have one the kitty would have to be in miniature. I want to introduce you to Tang. I grew up drinking that most tasty powdered drink Tang, did you? This little kitty reminded me of the color of Tang...so there you go! She says, "Come on in, y'all."
Now you know how it is, before you buy a property you have to have a 'walk through' and I'm taking you along with me. This is the living room. I love the pretty flowered wallpaper but somehow the previous owners have one wall that is board. You can see, since this is an old place, some of the boards need to be renailed down. You are going along with my imaginational story aren't you? :)
Here is the inside of the pretty pink front door. It is the same wood as the nice wood floors. There's another bead for the door knob.
Oh, goody! The previous owners left the drapes here in the living room! Now I'm a cheater and didn't know how to make drapes yet, well, I do but I'm impatient so I grabbed some scrapbook paper and cut them to size, accordion folded them, used a hole punch and punched a hole in the top of each pleat, slid them on a little wooden dowel and glued down a bead at each end for finials. I cut a little piece of foam board and glued the drapes to it and then glued this to the window. It works fine for now.
Oh, before I glued the drapes up I cut a little piece of lace up just to soften the look. Looks like a little lacy shade, don't you think?
Okay, this is the bedroom and it has a sweet wonky blue and white wallpaper but there's another wall with the wood boards. I've got to remember to bring my hammer and nails over to nail those loose boards down before I move in!
Let's go check out the kitchen. Oh! I see there is a little wear and tear in here but it sure is cute with that cherry covered wallpaper. What? Another wood wall with loose boards. I'll fix it. Looks like there was a little trouble in taking the cabinets off the wall. Hmm...I see I'll have to have new cabinets installed and buy all new appliances. Well, that's okay because the house was cheap inexpensive.
There is a nice little window over where I assume the sink was. I don't even see any plumbing! Now I love shelves but these are pretty primitive looking. You can laugh, it's okay. I glued little Popsicle sticks together and then glued them to the walls for shelves. It's okay, I'm going to poke stuff all over them. 
Oh, and there is a cute little kitchen door but it's stuck and won't open. That's okay because it does have a little window in it so I should get some good light in here! Another sloppy looking little shelf.
Oh, the door knob looks like one of those olden glass ones! I love it. 

Thank you for coming along with me on the 'walk through' of my new little house. I assure you it will look so much better when it's furnished. Do you think I'm silly? Well, you know I am but I sure love to have fun. Hope you'll continue my little journey with me.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Ain't Got No Home 

Ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo
Ain't got no home
A-no place to roam
Ain't got no home
A-no place to roam
I'm a lonely boy
I ain't got a home

I got a voice
I love to sing
I sing like a girl
And I sing like a frog
I'm a lonely boy
I ain't got a home

Ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo
Ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo
Ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo
Ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo
Ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo
Ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo

I ain't got a man
I ain't got a son
I ain't got a daughter
I ain't got no one
I'm a lonely girl
I ain't got a home

Ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo
Ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo
Ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo
Ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo
Ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo
Ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo

I ain't got a mudder
I ain't got a fadder
I ain't got a sister
Not even a brudder
I'm a lonely frog
I ain't got a home

Oh, what you say to me
Please say to me
Oh, what you say to me
Please say to me
I'm a lonely frog
I ain't got a home

Ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo
Ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo
Ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo
Ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo
Ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo

Ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo-ooo ooo
sung by Clarence "Frogman" Henry


30 comments:

  1. I love the way you write! Finding good things at a yard sale is always a good thing! Love the cherry wallpaper, perfect for a kitchen. I think you have a talent for design, happy minaturing!
    Have a wonderful day, Kathleen in Az

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  2. How funny....I'm just like you! I made bears and that was all I wanted to do. I made some raggedy anns...all I could sew! Doll clothes, pillow cases, you name it! But I've always thought I would love a doll house too. Maybe I should just get some foam board and start miniaturizing! haha! Wouldn't we have FUN! Enjoy your day sweet friend. Keep playing! Hugs, Diane

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  3. Very creative Shelia and lots of fun. Your little doll house is so cute. I think you are having fun so go for it!!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  4. Linda casa Sheila...en verdad eres muy buena con la creatividad y las miniaturas que cuestan tanto. Saludos

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    1. Thank you, Shirley! I guess I just don't want to be an adult! ;)
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

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  5. Well, it all looks like so much fun to me. I love dolls and dollhouses. Your work is darling and everything looks so cute. ENJOY the journey.

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  6. Fabulous!! I think this is a great way to try out this new hobby! You can have some fun playing and if it is for you you can get a more expensive house and if not, you can just have fun with this for now! I only know a miniature amount about miniatures from reading the blog Mockingbird Hill Cottage but I believe that room sets are just as valid miniatures as whole houses. Claudia at Mockingbird Hill Cottage is currently making her husband a recording studio room set. Have fun and know that I for one will have fun watching!!

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  7. Your enthusiasm makes me smile; I like the wallpapers in your new "old" home, the curtains and touch of lace, the doors and of course Tang.

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  8. I love your enthusiasm, Shelia! I know your dollhouse is going to be beautiful. Have fun with it. I know you will. ♥

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  9. How fun is that! Makes me think of when my Grandparents had boxes for us to play in, I would make windows and cut up catalogues for the furniture etc. Cant wait to see what u do with some of the rooms like the kitchen. So glad u have a kitty, did I miss her/his name? You and Carter can play together.

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  10. Loving the new little house! So sweet! Glad to see you back. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  11. Hi Shelia, you are amazing!! LOVE this and all the details you are giving this adorable doll house. And, the kitty is too cute. What fun!! Can't wait to see more. You are one creative and talented girly!! Hugs xo

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  12. Shelia, what a fun hobby! I bet you are having the best time creating! I used to love playing with my dollhouse, as a child. I would stay in my room for hours!

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  13. My grandmother made a doll house of sorts for me, and I loved it so much that I have my very own now as an adult! I learned very quickly not to google, "doll house," but to search instead for "miniatures" because of the naughty things doll house brings up!!! What a sad world, but I had to laugh when I saw you also used, "miniatures" because maybe the same thing happened to you! Oh dear! Happy creating!

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  14. I'm all for a good hobby that makes us happy. I enjoy all that you create and share with us.

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  15. My little ones have that same dollhouse and furniture and love it. Many happy hours are spent with it. LOVE your dollhouse. You are so creative. Looking great.

    Judy

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  16. I love it! Be careful...I hear this is addicting!

    Jane

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  17. Great job. I would have fun playing with these little mini's too. I have seen cute mini wall art and magazines, too!

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  18. So creative and fun. I just love that pink front door. One of my most fun projects was making a dollhouse bakery out of a old hand made dollhouse shell that I picked up for a song. Have fun!

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  19. Sheila, I love miniatures and dollhouses! Feel free to go to my Pinterest page where I have over 12 boards on making dollhouse accessories and furniture. Love your colors!

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    1. Hi Sharon! I tried to comment on Google friends but I couldn't so I hope you'll pop back in. I did go to your Pinterest boards and just loved them and I'm following your mini boards now! Thanks for popping in to see me.

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    2. I'm back. Sheila! Love all your new items you have made, especially the chair and sofa. It's an addictive hobby, isn't it? But fun!

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  20. Well this is just as cute as a button, Shelia!!! My favorite is the living room drapes and lace shade. What a clever idea. :-D All the wallpaper is so cheerful -- makes me want some wallpaper now.

    It looks like you're going to have lots of fun with your new hobby. I hope you have a great weekend!!

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  21. Hi Sheila, I too am a "Toys R Us" kid! I'm so happy I found your repost that lead me to all of your links. I love your creative style. Can't help but be reminded of "Mrs. Doubtfire" and her tv show for kids. Lol! You have a very simular style. If you did have your own show I for sure would be watching and crafting right along with you. So many things to make and do and so very little time to finish it all! You are a sweetie!

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  22. Hi Sheila, I too am a "Toys R Us" kid! I'm so happy I found your repost that lead me to all of your links. I love your creative style. Can't help but be reminded of "Mrs. Doubtfire" and her tv show for kids. Lol! You have a very simular style. If you did have your own show I for sure would be watching and crafting right along with you. So many things to make and do and so very little time to finish it all! You are a sweetie!

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    1. Hi Beth! How sweet of you to say these things and 'Mrs. Doubtfire' is one of my favorite movies! Hope you'll pop back in again sometimes.

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  23. What a fun new hobby you have started here. I could have fun doing this myself...but for now, I will enjoy yours :)

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  24. What a fun new hobby you have started here. I could have fun doing this myself...but for now, I will enjoy yours :)

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  25. Amazing I want to do this hehehe yep gonna try.. Love it. I also want to make tilda dolls lol really I do I have one book but just havent sat down to try.. Thanks for sharing a new follower with love Janice

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  26. Shelia,
    Oh, what fun, dear friend!
    This is going to "top" all fixer~upper HGTV!
    Can't wait to see what you do with the place!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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I'm so pleased you would come to see me and so please leave me a comment and I'll do my very best to respond back to you. Be a sweetie...Shelia :)