As many of you know, it takes a lot of time and energy to keep cranking out DIY tutorials and blog posts when you have a more than full-time job and responsibilities. As much as it makes me happy to craft and share, it is not where I need to be focused right now. Bruni & I are going to take an unofficial break from regular postings and tutorials for some or all of the Summer. It’s a shame since the blog is really starting to take off, but we are all faced with tough decisions on a regular basis. Many are busy with kids during the Summer, so you may not have time to craft anyway, so it will be a good time for me to limit my posts and not commit every week to a new feature.
And the Winners are…
The time has come to announce the winners! I want to reiterate just how amazing everyone did with their room recreations. You are all winners in my book and should be extremely proud of yourselves! It was extremely difficult to make a final decision, but after a lot of consideration, I have selected the top 3 winners of Bruni’s Spring Challenge (the random winner is announced at the end of this post so be sure to read through the entire post). Congratulations to the winners!
Come Shopping with Us: The Hardware Store
Kensee and Bruni are off to the hardware store in hopes of finding some great accessories for upcoming interior design jobs!
During my last few trips to the hardware store for my basics like spray paint and glue pens, I decided to sleuth a little more than normal and document it for you! There are so many normal household items at the hardware store that can be used for miniature items. There’s more than meets the eye at your local hardware store; I hope you too find some surprises here!
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DIY: Glassware for Dolls
As you know, one of our goals is for our dolls and dioramas to have the same beautiful items we have in our homes. Glassware is a tricky one since it can’t easily be created or painted. I do plan to delve into resin experiments this summer, but who knows how that will go! In the meantime, I’ve created some decorative household items using items we should all be able to find. Read on for lots of fun ideas! Continue reading “DIY: Glassware for Dolls”
Antiquing & Thrifting for Doll Loot
Bruni visiting grandma Marjorie to chat about antiquing and thrifting.
I think everyone loves a good Doll Thrift Haul! I honestly could watch them for hours on YouTube while doing crafts or doing chores around the house. Of course, I am always looking for great deals on dolls and their accessories, but I also always have my eye out for items that can be re-purposed for doll dioramas. It’s really amazing how many miniature items are out there, you just have to keep your eyes open wide!
DIY: Industrial Metal Chair
These chairs are so popular in human scale and so many design rooms, that I had to figure out how to make them using inexpensive materials. So, as promised here is a picture tutorial of how I constructed this chair. This post is quick and dirty and much rougher formatting than normal, but since it’s an extra post, I hope you don’t mind!
Wood Crafts for Dolls
If you have been following us for a while on Instagram, you know I absolutely love to craft with wood. Give me some glue and Popsicle sticks and I can keep busy for hours. I am a problem solver, so a lot of my creations just evolve as I glue pieces of wood together, that is also why it is hard for me to prepare tutorials while I am working on something, but I will do my best to give you some great pointers and resources!
Last Year’s Design Challenge
This week is all about you and your creativity! Last year we held Bruni’s first Design Challenge where we challenged our Instagram followers to create a diorama based on a real life room design. Here were the rooms entrants could recreate:
Doll Style: Designer Shoe Dupes
Designer shoes for everyone! Eva, Rooney, Simone, Bruni, Estelle, and Kensee
We have been working on customizing a lot of different accessories, this time it’s all about creating our very own designer doll shoe dupes! There are a lot of styles that have come out recently and in the past that can be customized to add some luxe style to your doll fashions. Read on for some fun ideas!
Doll Style: Custom Accessories
Eva & Simone modeling their chic custom accessories.
Mattel has really pulled through with on trend accessories, but many times the colors are still a little off for the true Fashionista! Personally I like items to look as real as possible and bright colors aren’t always what I go to first. This is where customizing comes into play. There are so many ways to give these plastic accessories a more realistic look to complement your favorite outfits. In this post, I will be focusing on just adding touches of paint to go from bright to right!