Friday, November 2, 2012
Inside the Log Cabin
The fireplace, as I said in my previous post, was made with cardboard and covered with caulk and egg carton "stones" then painted and topped with a stained piece of balsa wood. It has some logs in it that are just branches from my yard hot glued together and the Playmobile kettle which is hanging by a toothpick perched between the stones on the front. (Lucky accident.) The fireplace is not attached in case I decide to put the chimney on the other side of the house. Over the mantle is a deer head made from one of my daughter's plastic animals. ( I got permission to use it, I promise!) I think the idea came from this tutorial from Dollhouse Minis. I also made a primitive fireplace like theirs in another dollhouse.
The washtub is a condiment cup painted silver with a pre-made wooden washboard and some cotton batting for bubbles and some fabric scraps.
The blanket chest upstairs is the bottom of a Michael's hutch painted in the style of Grazhina as is the bench and a flower pot on the mantle. The bench is pieces of balsa wood that are precariously glued together ; )
The table is made of wood scraps and dowels cleverly disguised with a scrap of fabric. The log seats are pieces of a hickory branch from my yard. My husband makes his own hickory chips for the barbecue grill. I borrowed a couple of them : )
The Michael's hutch in the background is dressed with a piece of lace and some paper plates and a canister from About.com
Complete details of how I made the antique pie safe is in another blog entry hutch makeover.
I already had the loaf of bread that came with another dollhouse. I made the bread board from a piece of balsa and a jewelry finding that looks just like a knife. The rolling pin is made from two different sizes of wooden dowels.
The hurricane lamp on the upstairs side table (another piece of hickory and some dowels) is made from a bead and a piece of plastic tubing that came from a drinking straw or a pen or something.
The yarn rugs are one of the first things I ever made. It's just a piece of card stock cut into a circle or oval with some yarn glued around it.
The beds were made with foam and cardboard and dressed with quilts that were printed from Jim's Printable Minis--a source I use again and again. The pillows are just batting and cloth with the seams hot glued together.
Some fabric scraps hang at the windows and there's a sweet little needlepoint (printie) picture that says Home Sweet Home.