Saturday, January 5, 2013

Children's Room Finished

I have finished the children's room apart from the bedspread on the boy's bed.  I have tried knitting a plain blue one (rejected), crocheting a red,white,blue,yellow one (rejected), crocheting a plain cream one (rejected) - none of them look right.  Something will turn up, a knitting or crochet pattern or some fabric and it will be perfect.

In the meantime, all the toys are finished including a home made spinning top from two buttons, a bead and a broken mini drill bit; a counting frame made from scrap wood, wire and beads; a bucket and spade made from from a thimble and a toothpick and a pull-along duckling made from play-dough.

These kids are thoroughly spoilt with a toy-box each full to overflowing, toys on the floor and toys on the shelves around the walls.


This is the girls half.  She has a pretty pink/white/mauve striped crocheted bedspread and  a frilled valance.  Her toys include a bucket and spade, pull-along duckling, clown doll, Amish doll, spinning top, counting frame, miniature metal tea-set, rabbit, clown and blocks.




This is the boy's half.  His toys include the Golly, teddy, drum, toy soldiers, yacht, three miniature horses, a vintage toy train, box of tiny shells, kite and another teddybear.

3 comments:

  1. OK you are blowing my mind with this miniature stuff. WHERE or HOW do you come up with so real like accessories etc? Just wonderful and I can't wait to see the WHOLE HOUSE completed.

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  2. Hi Rose Anne, Well the boys bed was made from four staircase bannisters and some scrap balsa wood, the blackboard easel was originally two commercial slates which I glued together with scrap strips of wood, toys as you know are mostly home-made and the doll's house was a white/green plastic thing bought for 50c at a garage sale which has been painted.

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  3. Hi Vivienne, This is amazing! I am looking for some miniature rooms exactly like this to rent for a project I am working on. I would love to tell you more about it to see if you would be interested. My email is asiaupward@gmail.com
    or perhaps you would have some advice of where to find people who do this kind of thing?
    all the best
    Asia

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