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Monday, December 29, 2014

DIY doll house accessories

Well, Christmas has come and gone and the year is almost over. How does time run by so fast? I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas. Ours was great, spent mostly with family. The weather was cold but sunny, which made traveling easier, and the kids even managed to play outside on a few occasions.

After the handmade Christmas gifts frenzy, I took some time off from crafting and decided to just enjoy the season. But it didn't last long and I was quickly recruited to make some tiny doll house accessories (aka miniature sewing, which, let me tell you, is harder than making normal sized stuff).

You see, one of my daughter's Christmas gifts was this lovely doll house...

DIY doll house accessories


...which is inhabited not exactly by dolls but by this very cure family of rabbits:

DIY doll house accessories


My daughter's problem? The house came with very few accessories and the rabbits can not live happily without a minimum of comfort. Truth be told, poor baby bunny had a bed with not even a blanket (and is dressed only in a diaper) and apart from that there were only two couches, a small table and a tea set. Definitely not up to my daughter's standards...

DIY doll house accessories

So I was hard pressed to help furnish the house. I started with poor baby bunny and managed to get him a sort of sleeping bag that fits his tiny crib:

DIY doll house accessories

DIY doll house accessories


Then I continued with the baby's room and added a rug and a matching toy box.

DIY doll house accessories

The toy box was the one item my daughter didn't want, but I made it anyway, because I have a feeling that otherwise all those little toys are bound to get lost pretty quickly.

DIY doll house accessories

DIY doll house accessories


Next I decided to spruce up the hall with a rug, a potted plant (made with an artificial flower that I have no idea where it came from but was stored in my save-for-future-uses box, and a red plastic bottle cap) and a crochet doily in matching red for the small table that came with the house:

DIY doll house accessories


It took me a while to make the doily, I guess my fingers are not apt to such delicate work, and it is not perfect (it was supposed to be a flower but ended up slightly wonky), but it works anyway.

DIY doll house accessories

DIY doll house accessories

 And finally, I made some pillows for the couches, with fabric scraps and little pieces of ribbon. 

DIY doll house accessories


So now the rabbits can rest in their much cozier couches while enjoying an afternoon tea: 

DIY doll house accessories

Then, because I couldn't resist, I crocheted a small blanket for daddy rabbit, because he seemed the most inclined to spend time in the living room.

DIY doll house accessories


And there is the complete set:

DIY doll house accessories


Overall, it didn't take me that long to make these accessories. I used fabric, felt and yarn scraps for everything and the main difficulty I had was indeed the small size. Everything (other than the crocheted items) was hand sewn. My daughter is still asking for beds for the three largest rabbits, but I guess they will be sleeping in their couches for some time, with their new pillows and blankets, since mom is now planning some other crafts in regular sizes...

Enjoy,







14 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh...SO cute! I love these ideas!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and have a terrific 2015!

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  2. So cute and the little ones will have so much fun playing with the rug and pillow in their doll houses. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  3. Very, very adorable Teresa! So you even know how to make a mini house a home eh? LOL

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    1. Ah, and maybe I should move in there too. It's a lot less clutered than my house...
      Thank you for stopping by and a happy new year!

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  4. So cute, I used to make all my own stuff for my barbie dolls.

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    1. I used to make barbie dresses too, but this was the first time I made house accessories...
      Happy 2015!

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  5. Oh my goodness that is so cute! Great accessories too, they make it so much cozier!

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    1. Thank you Renee, have a wonderful 2015!

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  6. Your little additions have helped to make this house a home. The bunnies all look much happier now! Well done!

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  7. So adorable! What a great mommy she has :) Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Amanda, have a terrific 2015!

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