Friday, 3 August 2012


Hi there to bloggers one and all.  Today I thought I would stray off the path of papercraft and go to one of my other hobbies.  Hope you don't mind.

When I was a little girl I had a small dolls 'bungalow'.  My Nan always came with me to buy mini bits and pieces,  she was as fascinated as I was and was always a source of information.  Anyway when we moved house, my lovely bungalow was left behind in the attic - I was 9 at the time but there are somethings you remember when you are young and this is one of those memories.  I bet you are all going 'ahhhhh' - but I can say that I did get over it - sort of.

Many, many, many years later I saw a programme about dolls houses and it set me off again.  My hubby wanted to know what I would like for my 50th birthday and I said ..... 'a dolls' house please'.  He did look at me rather oddly, but by then he was used to my, shall we say, foibles.  The house he bought came in pieces so he built it for me and I chose paper and paint and we decorated it together in the Victorian style.  He put all the electric lights, lamps and fires in for me, each one lights up separately and the lamps and fires flicker.   

I still don't have it all finished but it is coming along nicely, I thought I would share a pic or two of the kitchen with you on this occasion - it is my favourite room so far.   Apologies for the pics I need a few lessons from hubby!!!!   I bought the dresser and table ready made but I try to buy most of the furniture in kit form and then I sand the pieces, glue them together and stain/varnish them.  This is also a very therapeutic hobby.

Mrs Broom (the cook) has been dressed by me from her cap down to her bloomers. 

I hope you like it, I will be back to my cards next time.

Hugs to you all and thanks for stopping by, I do appreciate your lovely comments.



  1. Hi Sue
    So sorry to hear you lost your bungalow, but it looks to me like you are reliving your love of all things 'minature' now and I must say very beautifully too. I hope you will show us more as you progress as it looks gorgeous so far.
    Thanks for sharing this.
    Hugs Linda x

  2. Hi Sue, aw thanks for sharing..beautiful! When I was a little girl my dad made my dolls house, I have a photo of me somewhere, aged 3 opening the front of his beautiful piece of work, he also made my rocking horse and to this day, I wish they hadn't passed it on when I outgrew it ! Carole Z X

  3. Fabulous Sue! When my brother in law retired he started making doll houses to fill in his time. At age 52 my sister got the most gorgeous doll house I have ever seen! It lives in their smallest bedroom. I cannot wait to see yours as it progresses. You must certainly keep us up to date Sue! love Christine x

  4. Hi Sue,
    your dolls house looks really fab. Can't wait to see more of it. Good luck with your blog. I am also thinking of starting a blog soon, just not sure where to start though. Your profile reminds me of my mother she too made her own wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses. A very talented person was my Mum, and I'm sure you are too. Found your blog through Creative Harmony blog. Also seen your name on lots of other blogs I visit too. Have a great crafty day everyone.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

    1. Hi Jenny - I hadn't a clue how to start my blog but a blog friend offered to do it for me. I am so glad she helped because I find it really interesting. Thank you so much for your comments, and for popping over from Linda's blog to join as one of my followers. It's so exciting.

      Hugs Sue P xxx

  5. Hi Sue I absolutely love that how cute !!! I can remember my dad building me a dolls house when I was little and its gone right through the family my neice's daughter has it now :))hugsssssssss

  6. Hi Sue, your little kitchen is so adorable, just like "UpstIrs Downstairs". I shall look forward to seeing more of your miniature work. Best wishes, Lesley x

  7. Hi and thanks for popping over to my blog and for your kind words. Of course, if you love cats, I simply had to find out more about you! Welcome to blogland and if these first posts are anything to go by, we're in for a treat having you join in blogging fun!

  8. I so envy you your dolls house, and your handy man husband lol. I started collecting miniatures years ago, though never got round to getting the dolls house....perhaps because my house is pretty doll house sized anyway lol. I do adore miniature. Enjoyed seeing yours. Hugs lin

  9. Wow this is amazing, what a great hobby and a fantastic birthday present - so nice that you do it together.
    Suzie xx


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