25 Dec 2018

Merry Miniature Christmas 2018

A very merry Christmas to all my followers!  I was able to assemble my roombox in time to do a small Christmas scene.  The best part was getting to see what all my colours and stains look like together since this will be the same style for the big dollhouse.

3 Nov 2018

Kitchen Construction Pt. 1

This is the first of what I expect to be many posts on the dollhouse's kitchen. I'm starting right from the beginning and sharing my inspiration, plans for the design, and current construction progress.

27 Oct 2018

Hanging Lights & Faucets

Construction continues on the dollhouse...  I'm jumping a little bit ahead into the decoration process, but I've made some 3D printed hanging light fixtures and a selection of kitchen faucets to pick through.  (All that computer design time has made for one quiet blogger!)

31 Aug 2018

Priming Walls and Summer Progress

The dollhouse has progressed slowly over the summer.  I mostly focused on painting and 3D printing files.  I've just about got all the walls coated in a layer of white primer (MDF likes to absorb it all up!) and they are ready for a light sand.  I decided that this would be a much easier task to do before assembly.

5 Jul 2018

Stairs and Living Room Design

Dollhouse building took an unexpected turn this past week.  I've made several design changes to the house structure to increase load-bearing support.  Today I'm focusing on the entry/living space progress and looking back at how I came up with the new layout.  I've also got some new laser cut pieces to share.

26 Jun 2018

Dollhouse Miniatures Magazine Feature

Hi everyone, a little update while I work on my next blog post.  I just received my copy of the Dollhouse Miniatures magazine in the mail and I'm excited to share my 2017 Creatin Contest entry, the Belmont dollhouse, has been featured!   I'm so humbled to be included alongside some other incredibly talented miniaturists in this issue.

9 Jun 2018

Construction Continued

A little update on the dollhouse for you this weekend.  It's been slow going because I (as usual) decided to re-cut everything to get the design right.  (And I mean every single piece!)  The house is a little wider now by about 3 inches to better fit the interior stairway and I replaced all the thinner mdf with 1/4 inch.

The front porch and the chimney are new exterior additions.  I'm almost tempted to put in another dormer on the third floor but I don't know exactly where it would go with the exterior design.

6 May 2018

Construction Begins!

The dry fit phase has begun!  Over the last two weeks, I've been cutting and assembling my MDF walls and cardboard window templates.  This has been a two-part process with an initial dry-fit to get the overall structural support design finalized and the second to add additional revisions and interior wall openings.

23 Apr 2018

Dollhouse Laser Cut Fronts Done

The house fronts are done!  It felt great to move on from cardboard to wood assembly. I also managed to cut some window prototypes from cardboard too.   The material selection was a bit of an unexpected turn but I'm pleased with how these pieces came together.  Read on to learn how it all came together and what I've been up to these last couple of weeks!

2 Apr 2018

Dollhouse Cardboard Prototype Complete

A few weeks later and the majority of the structural design has been completed. I still need to get the roof right, but otherwise, the overall look and structural components are finished.  I knew it was going to be large, but I was still surprised at the size!  Today I've included some photos of my design progression and a size comparison of this house with my other two dollhouses.

10 Mar 2018

New Dollhouse Plans and Mock-Up 2018

After years of dreaming about making a custom dollhouse from scratch, I'm jumping in and making it a reality.   It took a month of researching and drawing out ideas to come up with my final design and I'm excited to share my plans with you today.

24 Feb 2018

Miniature Faux Stone Veneer Tutorial

Looking to add some style and texture to your modern dollhouse?  Stone veneer and siding is a great alternative to miniature bricks and still gives you lots of options for colour and application.  It can be used in both your interior and exterior while covering any little dollhouse cracks and joining points.  Best of all it's quick and easy to cut and paint.  So put those egg cartons aside for another project and get your hands on a sheet of cork!

15 Feb 2018

Belmont Dollhouse Announcement!

I'm thrilled to announce the Belmont house placed 3rd in the 2017 HBS Creatin Contest!  I'm so honoured! I want to thank every one again for all your encouragement and kind words the last couple of weeks.  You all have been the best!!  And a big thank you to HBS miniatures! I was just amazed at all the entries and honestly don't know how the judges decided.  Personally I thought some of the honourable mentions could have won the grand prize!  I've been so eager to see who won the other top spots, and they did not disappoint!

9 Feb 2018

Making Mini Food Giveaway Winner!

There were 58 enteries and lots of great mini-food ideas!  The thing that surprised me most was that the majority of things that were suggested are actually available in the book!  Sushi, seafood, desserts...

3 Feb 2018

Belmont House Interior

Today we're touring the Belmont dollhouse interior! Everything from my custom made miniature kitchen, living spaces, bedroom and bath, and the little features in each.  This is mostly a pictorial post, but I have included some details on my building process and tips.

26 Jan 2018

Making Mini Food Book Review and Giveaway

Hey everyone, since I've got this great big dollhouse to play in I'm inviting you all over into my new kitchen! We're celebrating the release of Making Mini Food with pizza, a mini pizza! The best kind!  Ready to make some miniature food?

12 Jan 2018

Belmont House Overview

Happy New Year everyone!  Today's post is an exterior overview of my 2017 modern dollhouse, the Belmont.  These new pictures offer a lot more detail and a better look at how it turned out!