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I began writing this blog as a way to record my progress renovating an old Dolls House Emporium Classical dolls house which I built from a kit in the 1980's. It has now evolved into a blog about my ever increasing collection of dolls houses and the items I buy and make to put in them.

Hope you enjoy it.

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Waterside Way is nearly finished.

Woohoo, have nearly finished the building of Waterside Way.  The spiral staircase has been fully varnished now and is ready for fitting the acetates.
Also fitted the hinges and fronts with a little help from my kids to hold the doors while I screwed them on.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Waterside Way Spiral Staircase

Finally, after putting it off for months I have started to tackle the spiral staircase. Decided to glue the steps together before varnishing as think this will be the easiest way.

 Waited for the glue to dry before starting the varnishing.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

I've Just Bought a Julie Bennett Dolls House

Hi Everyone, I've just bought another dolls house from my friend Paula which was made by Julie Bennett.  Paula has a whole seaside village of Julie Bennett's lovely houses and shops but this one was just a bit taller than the rest and didn't look quite right so she sold it to me :).  I am hoping to make it into a craft shop with workroom above but it will have to wait until I have finished building Waterside Way, Magpies and Jenny Wren's.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

My 1970's Dolls House

Thought you might like to see my first ever dolls house.  Got this one when I was about 8 years old, no idea what make it is but it is 1/24th scale.  It used to have more plastic furniture but that has gone missing over the years.  The door is also missing, the windows have all warped and the wallpaper is falling off.

  I am planning on doing it up a bit and furnishing it with some better quality 1/24th scale furniture.

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Waterside Way Progress

Have finished varnishing all 40 balcony railing posts now and have glued on the doors, balcony floors and sides.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Waterside Way

Been working on Waterside Way again today, glued in all the windows and architraves.
Outside View
Inside View
 Also started varnishing all 40 balcony railing posts.