Thursday, September 9, 2010

my creative space - not quite the after photos

A while ago (quite a while ago...) I got started on a cardboard box dollhouse, thinking it would be a quick job to finish. The evidence suggests I was wrong...

In fact, the doll house looks a bit too much like our house - lots of boxes piled up everywhere, holes in the walls, and lots of mess...

Luckily, the little wooden dolls who've been waiting to move in are pretty adaptable, and have started getting on with life in their unrenovated abode (with the help of an enthusiastic 3 year old).

They've already had their first dinner party (banana and broccoli pasta, anyone?) and tested out their new chairs (can you tell they come from take away pizzas?).


Not long after, the dolls showed their creative side, and decided to move into their art and music room, despite having wallpapered only one wall (but what a lovely wall it is!).

One day, there might be a proper after photo... but don't expect it too soon!

For lovely creative inspiration, visit Kirsty

(and I'll be drawing and announcing my tiny giveaway winner later tonight...)

19 comments:

Amanda said...

Oh my, how adorable...I love the piano!

Teek said...

that is very cute.. I am with Amanda and love the piano.

Cat from Raspberry Rainbow said...

I am so saving my pizza-chairs from now on, what a great idea!
And the house is lovely too :0

midge said...

is that luenig wallpaper i spy. love the pizza box chairs, great job

Make mine Mid-Century said...

Oh, I love the house. I was thinking about whether you'd done anything with it.

I didn't realise those chairs were from pizza boxes. Clever!

I love the wallpaper feature walls.

Gorgeous!

beck said...

I adore your doll house with all it's sweet furniture, especially the piano! I like the way the house is very homey and lived in, just like a real house should be xo

Sarah said...

This is so cute! I love the pizza chairs too!

Jessi said...

my goodness that is possibly one of the cutest things i have seen in a long time!

I have my op-shop found wooden dolls house sitting outside, where i did its last coat... many months ago.. waiting for some inspiration and motivation to finish it off... hmmmmmm

Yours is gorg!

Jill said...

What a cute little house! The dolls have done a good job decorating!!

Jo's Place said...

Very cute!

Tania said...

The Piano takes the absolute cake.

Estelle said...

This doll's house is brilliant and it looks almost entirely recycled, you should post some tutorials.

Frog, Goose and Bear said...

what an absolutely brilliant dolls house! I love all of their activities - the chairs are perfect! nothing wrong with a little work in progress and, like you said - a dose of reality to our kids playthings - a bit of mess and things unfinished, just like our house!

Susan L (lily40au) said...

what a fabulous idea ... and I bet it gets lots of use. thanks for the lovely comment on my post.
My Creative Space

Amanda said...

Too cute. Great idea and when they have finished with it, it can be recycled again.

Ady said...

haha - that is way too cute!

Maxabella said...

It's looking great but it made me laugh when you compared it to your own place. Mine looks very similar. On the surface my place is neat and tidy, but don't open any cupboards and place just step over the 3 boxes in the garage we haven't unpacked yet even though we've lived here for almost 3 years. Who knew that in 3 years you wouldn't need your best silver and the ornaments your grandmother passed down to you ? Who knew!?! x

The Clip Cafe said...

How cute!

m.e (Cathie) said...

that is adorable! love that piano.
i think everyone has a chaotic house, they must have...I say that to convince myself anyway ;)
hope all is well in your world Catherine.
enjoy the weekend ♥