Friday, February 17, 2017

More progress

Hello, Dear Ones! I hope you are enjoying seeing my little house. Well, it's actually not a real house but shelves. On the top of each set of shelves I've added two foam board rooms. I'm taking full advantage of having lots of rooms. I needed a front entrance so I made one. Now you can't actually enter the door but Lola and Tang can have lots of fun on the porch. So let me show you what I've done.
 Here is it! Do you like it? Now, like I said this is made of foam board with the front porch on the right side and I'll show you later the laundry room on the left as they are connected with a wall in between. Now if you are a true miniaturist, you might want to leave now as I am not and I'm just learning but having so much fun. In other words, it ain't perfect, y'all!
 Here is my tiled porch and steps. The steps are made from foam board and covered with gray paper to look like cement. Did I fool you? Probably not! :) The same thing on the floor of the porch. Then I made a little railing for the porch. Oh, I didn't want to have a roof overhang because it would make the space too dark so I made an arbor like overhang. We can grown vines across it this summer and hang up some plants. Now the front door is a real dollhouse door but I can't open it because it opens to the inside and it's glued to the foam board. Oh, well, it's just for looks. I wanted a yellow front door and I like the way it turned out. The window is a dollhouse window too that I sawed off the sunshine top and painted it. Lola thought the white trim of the window looked too white so she grabbed some pink paint and painted on a little cuteness.
 Then I made a little mail box! It's so cute. I made it from mat board and glued on the 'Post' to make it look more official.
Then the laundry room! I took the pictures with my phone so...I guess that's why the white chair looks rather ghost like!
I made the shelves with mat board and painted them this pretty blue. I need to get some more laundry room items to poke on the little shelves. Those boxes are printies and you just cut them out, fold and glue together. Oh, Lola shops at Costco so her boxes of laundry detergent are huge!
 Here's the sewing area. I need to make a wall shelf to hang over the sewing table, paint the table, you know - on and on. I found a pretty wallpaper for the walls and a cute little black and white tiled floor. All are paper printed from the computer. The window is also from the internet and printed out. I made the cute little balloon shade curtain topper.
I need to add a table to fold the laundry on under the window and a few other things - art and things. Oh, I did crochet some little baskets to add to the very top of the shelves but I'll have to show them to you later. And where there is laundry, there's has to be a place to iron a bit. So the ironing board and iron. Now I'm thinking this ironing board is just too plain for Lola's liking so I think a little spiffing is in it's future. 
There you have my front porch and laundry room for my doll house, um shelves. I don't have any more room for rooms unless I go up. I think I'm done with rooms but still have lots of decorating to do.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~ 

She Works Hard For The Money

 She works hard for the money.
So hard for it, honey.
She works hard for the money.
So you better treat her right.
She works hard for the money.
So hard for it, honey.
She works hard for the money.
So you better treat her right.
Onetta there in the corner stands
And she wonders where she is.
And the rain still hurts,
Some people seem to have everything.
Nine a.m. on the hour hand
And she's waiting for the bell.
And she's looking real pretty.
She's waiting for her clientele.
She works hard for the money.
So hard for it, honey.
She works hard for the money.
So you better treat her right.
She works hard for the money.
So hard for it, honey.
She works hard for the money.
So you better treat her right.
Twenty-eight years have come and gone.
And she's seen a lot of tears
Of the ones who come in.
They really seem to need her there.
It's a sacrifice working day to day.
For little money just tips for pay.
But it's worth it all just to hear them say that they care.
She works hard for the money.
So hard for it, honey.
She works hard for the money.
So you better treat her right.
Already knows she's seen her bad times.
Already knows these are the good times.
She'll never sell out, she never will, not for a dollar bill.
She works hard
She works hard for the money.
So hard for it, honey.
She works hard for the money.
So you better treat her right.
Works hard for the money.
So hard for it, honey.
She works hard for the money.
So you better treat her right.
She works hard for the money.
So hard for it, honey.
She works hard for the money.
So you better treat her right.
She works hard for the money.
So hard for it, honey.
She works hard for the money.
So you better treat her right.
She works hard for the money.
So hard for it, honey.
She works hard for the money.
So you better treat her right.
~ sung by Donna Summer

24 comments:

  1. Shelia, I love all the cute things you are creating. I wonder if your granddaughter wants to play with this. I would have loved something to play with ,such as this. It is so sweet. Love that post box. :):) I can't wait to see what you will make next. I love the little soap boxes too. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  2. Glad to see you are still playing with your miniatures --- such a creative outlet. There is something wonderful about creating something with your hands. I think I am through making doll clothes for now, as I must get back to real life for awhile. I will post soon about my doll clothes adventure on my blog. Keep imagining and creating!!!

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  3. It is such a joy to visit and see your progress. Inspirational.

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  4. Oh my goodness, Shelia! I'm really loving all your miniatures!! I've always wanted to do this myself, but I'm nowhere near as talented as your are. You should sell your things on Etsy :)

    I'm glad you're doing better. I read your catch up post from last year and happy to hear your grand baby is better now too.

    Love to you, my dear friend,
    rue

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  5. I am loving your little doll house so much! The rocking chair on the porch is just the sweetest thing! And that laundry room! I should have one that nice.

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  6. Love the yellow front door. Can I have that laundry room, please? I missed the last post with all the animals for Valentines Day. I'm sure they had so much fun!

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  7. I love your darling front porch and laundry room. You could put some folded laundry in the room, and something to iron on the ironing board, as you mentioned a few more touches to that room. I don't know how you do this, it is very creative.

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  8. There are so many cute minis to decorate with and making some of your own, Lola and Tangs home is warm and welcoming:). Please continue on with your mini world, so fun!
    Kathleen in Az

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    1. Thanks Kathleen! Have a great weekend, my friend.

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  9. JUST darling, Shelia!!! You have done such a great job and don't knock yourself down--it looks perfect to me!!!! Everything looks amazing! xo Diana

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  10. That is so cute!
    You are very talented.
    Linda

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  11. Shelia, I think your little house is adorable and I truly don't know how you have the patience to do all that tiny stuff. But the end result is SO worth it!

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  12. Hi Shelia were you got all the litter furniture I have a Doll House but the magazine to order is to mush money I enjoy so
    Mush to look at your doll House I'm going to post my in my Blog your so talented
    So cute
    Blessing
    Isora
    XO

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  13. That is so cute,,I think you are doing just fine and obviously having fun
    jeanette ann

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  14. It makes me so happy to come here and climb into your make believe world and have FUN! I love doing laundry...I'll stay here for awhile! Hugs, Diane

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  15. I love it ALL! I get such joy from seeing what you have created next in your mini world, Sheila. You are an inspiration to us all and I hope you will continue to post your latest creations! Love the window in the laundry room. Just beautiful, Sheila!

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  16. Oh, thank you so much, Sharon! I am really having a great time and I appreciate you popping in to see me.

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  17. Love seeing what you are doing. I love the laundry room! Wish I had one that big.

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  18. You are so clever and resourceful and just plain fun, darlin - this looks awesome.

    I have two dollhouses - I really need to share them one day - just not very bright where they are and it seems like when it is I want to be anywhere but inside. But I will - and soon. Keep up the good work. Hugs!



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  19. Hi Shelia, this is all just the cutest ever. I love your touches turning foam board into amazing parts for the rooms. So creative. Love if all. Have fun!! Blessings for a great week ahead! xo

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  20. How clever and artistic you are! Those "tiny hands" have been very busy! Our little Colleen would love all this!

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  21. It's so precious. You are so talented.

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  22. Its all just absolutely precious, Shelia! I love coming here to see what neat new thing you've created each time, so fun! I love love love the lil laundry room and I love to iron so I guess that is why. Not many people like to iron but I love it, LOL You sure have discovered a talent to be able to make/create all these teensy tiny little things! I love seeing them, please keep sharing, ok?

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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 :)