Thursday, September 23, 2010

Walnut Desk

I made this walnut desk using a photo in a book about desks as my only guide, this was my first piece of furniture that I made from hardwood. My previous furniture especially the ones in the kitchen were all made from white wood which I stained or painted.

Build-in Corner Cupboard

Since space was limited in this corner of my dollhouse parlor, I designed and built this corner cupboard from scratch. I used standard moldings available from dollhouse shops.

Footstool Commission

I am busy making 1/12 scale footstools (my first commission). The bottom photo is of a full sized footstool that I am recreating in miniature. In the top photo you can see my progress so far. First I cut a piece of wood into thin strips and then routed a groove for the base in it. The strips were then mitred , glued together into a square and the base added, I also decided to make some rectangular ones. The next step is to router the outside curves and top lip, after that is done I will turn some hamburger shaped little legs. The square footstool is 1 9/16" in size and the rectangular one is 1 9/16" by 2 3/8". Keep watching to see further progress.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Petit Point

I petit pointed this lion from a photo of  an original Victorian Berlin Woolwork chart from the book "Animal Embroideries and Patterns From 19th Century Vienna" on 58 count silk gauze.

At the moment I am busy petit pointing this original Victorian Biblical scene on 48 count silk gauze, it will become a wallhanging in my dollhouse. The chart is available from

Monday, September 6, 2010

Victorian Dollhouse

Outside of scullery
Victorian dollhouse scullery
Victorian dollhouse kitchen
Victorian dollhouse study