Monday, September 12, 2011

My Newest Obsession

Don't you just love that feeling of excitement and wonder you feel when you stumble upon something that you never knew existed and absolutely love? I'm basking in the glow of it right now because I have discovered the world of miniatures!

I have to admit, I've always been a bit of a craft snob. I would see things made by people that I thought were really tacky, and it would turn me off to the whole craft. It's the reason I waited so long to try out crochet and why I've always sort of snubbed anything to do with dolls (except Barbie dolls, that is :) ). I have come to realize that I was being a bit close-minded and not seeing each craft's potential.

Here is the dollhouse that first inspired me.


Isn't it amazing!? Someday I will do one as fancy as this, but I decided to start with something a bit simpler.  What really got me to take the leap from thinking to doing was this craftalong on Craftster. The creator, Knickertwist, does amazing "wee houses" and other whimsical miniature things. She uses the Creatology kits you can get at Michael's for cheap and suggested we do the same. I got the "fantasy" dollhouse and am thrilled with it so far.(The link I used for Amazon lists it at $49.99, but it only cost $12.99 at Michael's.)

Here is the front. I'm loving the light main color with the black accents.

This is the back. As you can see, there are four rooms including the attic.

And here is a good view of the porch and terrace. Isn't she lovely?

Thanks to my fellow Craftsters, I have discovered a myriad of resources for both tutorials and ready-made pieces. I have been having a field day on Pinterest. Check out my board! I'm doing a sort of spooky, sort of Victorian style house. You can read my house's back story on my board description.

There are so many times that I find a new craft and love it for a little while, but then my passion fizzles out.  With this one, I've been going strong for the last two weeks and have been overflowing with ideas. I can't wait to start on the interior and start molding things with polymer clay. The possibilities are endless!

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