My dolls house ( The sewAngelic Mansion)
It's now May 2020 and we are in the middle of the pandemic.
I really should name my dolls but I can never remember what I named them. This looks like she should be a Vivienne , so I hope I remember. She's off out to do her shopping with her bicycle whilst on her hour a days exercise.
These are all the rooms . The only room I did not redecorate is the bedroom because it's lovely as it is.
The Attic contains the sewing room plus Alice's bedroom
New Paris wallpaper and a good tidy up improves Angela's sewing room
With the lights switched on
Alice has a new dress and is learning to play Euphonium.
This is Annie's bedroom, apart from the addition of a working lamp, nothing has altered
Ginger the cat is very comfortable
A closer view of the wardrobe with a pink ball gown hung on the side and a clean white nightgown is waiting for bedtime
Notice the boxes of shoes in the wardrobe, the linen on the shelves and boxes of lingerie
Onto the bathroom and new wallpaper adds a nice feature. New light grey floor covering too. The bath is all ready and waiting
Lots of toiletries, bath salts, bath brush face towels in a basket , toothpaste and scented candles.
On the shelves are towels and toilet rolls
The lounge where grandma likes to watch an old television, and father reads his paper is totally transformed . New wallpaper New clock and a new standard lamp - which does work - among other things
A new lighter carpet and a rug brightens the room
The writing desk drawer is open just enough to see the corner of a passport .There is a notebook and pencil plus a lovely old telephone and a modern smartphone.
The kitchen is completely different. The window has been taken out and the room redecorated.
The kitchen has had a refit and there is a brand new fridge freezer and new dining chairs.
A washing machine is tucked away under the stairs
The table is set for breakfast
The Tea House has had to temporarily close down so at the moment it is being used as the family dining room
The beach house too has undergone refurbishment.
The shop has gone and it now has an outdoor pool and serves beer and food.
The little girl is playing with her dog. Notice the bird in its cage
Drinking beer whilst relaxing with books and newspapers
The outdoor sink has been plumbed in and the water pump is now not needed to fill the sink.
The bird cage is now in full view
Inside the beach hut , new wallpaper and carpet
Also a new table and a refurbished dresser
I made the quirky sea inspired ornaments
I painted the pictures myself by the way . Love the copper kettle
|Just made a valentine cake and card. 5p coin for scale which is 1/12|
Grandma and Alice enjoying afternoon tea at the Tea House
|Grandma and Alice enjoying time together|
Latest pictures of the Beach Hut January 2020.
This is the house as it is at the moment - December 2019.
It has a tea house to the side.
The roof opens to reveal the attic rooms, with Alice's bedroom and The Angelic Sewing room
This is with all the doors open so that you can see the layout
|Nana's Tea House|
Looking down into the tea room. All the food you can see was made by me from Polymer clay
The food cabinets are full of more sandwiches and cakes
As well as tea the cafe has wine of you fancy a glass.
The sewing room is always busy, note the cupboard full of clothes
What does a sewing room need the most? A cat and tea and cake in my sewing room.
Lots of activities in action
A mannequin and storage for fabric and thread, and two bespoke umbrellas.
Now that Christmas is over the family have bought a new suite for the lounge. Jan 2020
|Grandma has let her hair grow wild, she needs a haircut!|
|The telephone table with notebook and pencil and passport|
There is also a new modern fridge freezer in the kitchen
|Mint green is the latest colour for fridge freezers|
Christmas is almost here and Santa is visiting to leave gifts for the adults. He will be back with the children's gifts on Christmas Eve of course
Alice is hanging her stocking in eager anticipation
The Tea House is ready too, with a tempting display of Christmas cakes.
Notice the handmade cards. The tablecloth is made from a 1/12 scale Christmas design which I printed onto white cotton fabric.
Alice loves Alice in Wonderland and she is exploring the contents of her table
She has a new dolls house and a pretty dress is hung up ready for special occasions
She is so lucky to have such a lot of toys.
Lady Angela's bedroom is full of feminine fripperies. A Harris Tweed throw is casually placed on the end of the bed for chilly nights and a lawn nightgown hangs up on the wardrobe door.
There is a hairdryer and curlers for her to use too.
The bathroom is stocked with toiletries and plenty of towels , there is a bath and a shower
Candles and tissues are very easy to make .
Toothbrushes hang over the sink
A lovely relaxing bathroom
In the kitchen breakfast is almost ready for the family.
There are some decorations up for Christmas
I love this room, the TV room is getting ready for Christmas
A tree and tiny gifts are beginning to appear
A close up of the little gifts I made
I love this room. It's rather dark but it adds to the atmosphere.
Note the old red phone with a mobile phone also on the table. A passport is peeking out of the drawer..
Father is resting with his paper and coffee and cake
The christmas tree had been put up and gifts surround it
A close up of the hand made fruit
This is some Fat Lava pottery made from air drying clay. This originated in Germany and was very popular between 1949 and 1990!
I also have a Beach Hut. The tree is up, note the baby donkey investigating it.
The little girl Annie is playing with the dogs in her christmas hat.
Mother is reading a book. Blanket ready in case she gets cold
A birds eye view inside the beach hut.
Everything is handmade and I even did the pictures on the wall
the starfish on the wall the house with the pink roof and the yacht were all made from polymer clay
The painting was done by me using watercolour paint
The scene is being set for a lovely Christmas. father is playing Carols on his Euphonium and is wearing a festive hat
Mother and father look happy and content sat in the winter sunshine
The shop is still open selling essentials such as bread and cakes and so on, but also artwork by the local artist , windshields, towels sweeping brushes, beach balls and flags for the beach
The little girl Annie is so engrossed in playing with the dogs that she has not noticed Santa sat reading his paper in the outside convenience
You can just see see behind the blue rails that there is is an outdoor sink and a water pump
And here he is!
This is the beach hut before the Christmas tree went up
I love this 1/12 scale wallpaper don't you
This is the outside convenience. Notice the torn paper on a hook on the door, the newspaper inside, and the toilet roll which you can just see, and the tiled floor
This is the beach hut under construction I found it easier to do most of the painting before putting it all together. I did of course do a test run before taking it all apart for painting
This is the outdoor toilet in its bare wood condition before being sanded and decorated
These are the watercolour paintings which I did to go inside the beach hut
These are some more items which I made - a blanket, some tea lights ,a some canisters to hold tea and biscuits below you can see a red box of tissues which again I made
The tea house was made from a conservatory kit and it contains display cabinets of all the lovely food available for afternoon tea.
The table is already set with sandwiches ready for for.the first guests
These are some of of the sandwiches and cakes which I made from polymer clay
They are on on temporary plates as they were changed after baking
For a celebration afternoon tea wine is available
A close up of one of the food cabinets, now has more food inside
These are some new dresses made in the sewing room
A nightgown for Lady Angela
The dresses again
Detail in the sewing room
The house being built. It takes a good couple of days to build that's all, longer if you decide to decorate first - which would have been easier
Use a good quality PVA wood glue
The house built
This is my Dad checking some measurements as Dad's do when daughters build a house all by themselves with no help