Craftykins // DIY Miniature Mid-Century Modern Dollhouse Coffee Table

 

 

 

 

Babiekins Magazine|Craftykins // DIY Miniature Mid-Century Modern Dollhouse Coffee Table

 

I think that every mother who has a daughter must go through a stage where she dreams of decorating a dollhouse for her little one, right? Well, that’s definitely the case with me at least. I love decorating my own home but decorating a miniature home is 1000 times more fun. It can also get pretty pricey, especially when it comes to modern dollhouse furniture. I have chosen to make most of my furniture and this is one of the easiest I have done so far!

Babiekins Magazine|Craftykins // DIY Miniature Mid-Century Modern Dollhouse Coffee Table

To make your mid-century hairpin leg coffee table, you will need:

1. A birch tag (found at most craft stores in the wood section)
2. Jumbo paper clips
3. Wood glue
4. Pliers
5. Screwdriver & one screw the same width as the paper clip
6. Marker
7. Wire cutters and a hammer

 

Babiekins Magazine|Craftykins // DIY Miniature Mid-Century Modern Dollhouse Coffee Table

1. Mark where your legs will go with your marker and then screw a nail into each hole to create an opening to insert the table legs.

2. Open up the paper clips and cut them at the mark shown.

3. Bend the legs inward with the pliers so that the base is more narrow.

4. Open the legs again, and insert them into the holes you created with some wood glue. Tap them in with a hammer to secure.

 

Babiekins Magazine|Craftykins // DIY Miniature Mid-Century Modern Dollhouse Coffee Table

I love how this turned out. Let’s just hope my two-year-old can appreciate it just as much!

Featurekins//Petite Parade: Backstage Q+A

Guest post by photographer, Josephina Carlier. Assisted by Deidre Rodriguez.

Babiekins Magazine//Featurekins//Petite Parade: Backstage Q+A

Zuzanna,11//Agency: Generation MM
What would you do if you could be invisible for a day?
Scare my family by moving things around the house.
Which celebrity do you want to be for a day?
Heidi Klum because she’s a beautiful model and she’s on many cool shows.

Babiekins Magazine//Featurekins//Petite Parade: Backstage Q+A

Mary,10//Agency: Zuri
What are your favorite hobbies?

Baking, gymnastics and modeling.
What is your favorite clothing item?
Dresses.

Babiekins Magazine|Featurekins//Petite Parade: Q+A

Chloe,8//Agency: Generation MM
What’s the best present you’ve ever received?
A laptop.
What’s the naughtiest thing you’ve done?
I stole something from my brother.
What is your favorite clothing item?
Dresses.

Babiekins Magazine|Featurekins//Petite Parade Q+A

Peyton,10//Agency: Generation MM
What is your favorite place to eat?
“Nothing but Noodles” in Charleston SC.
Which famous person would you like to be for a day?
I like being myself.
What’s the hardest thing about being a kid?
School.

Babiekins Magazine|Featurekins//Petite Parade: Backstage Q+A

Legend,5
What do you love most in this world?
That’s a really hard question. Fashion shows.
If you could go any where in the world where would you go?
Ooh, Paris!
What’s your favorite song?
ALL of Justin Biebers’s songs

Babiekins Magazine|Featurekins//Petite Parade: Backstage Q+A

Gabby,7//Agency:Generation MM
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Poland
What’s the naughtiest thing you’ve done?
Be mean to my mom.

Babiekins Magazine|Featurekins//Petite Parade: Backstage Q+A

Nika,6//Agency: Wilhelmina
What makes your family special?
Everything!
What’s your favorite thing to do?
Play!
What’s your favorite food?
Macaroni & Cheese

Babiekins Magazine|Featurekins//Petite Parade: Backstage Q+A

Lola, 9//Agency: Generation MM
What do you love most in this world?
My awesome family.
What is your happiest memory?
Spending time with my family on a sunny beach in Mexico.
Where is your favorite place to eat?
The sushi place in Jersey City.

Babiekins Magazine|Featurekins//Petite Parade: Backstage Q+A

Mason,7//Agency: Generation MM
What’s your favorite thing to do?
Go on vacation with my family.
What’s your favorite food?
Broccoli & edamame.
What’s the naughtiest thing you’ve ever done?
Be mean to my big brother.

Babiekins Magazine|Feaurekins//Petite Parade: Backstage Q+A

Violet,10//Agency: Wilhelmina
What’s your favorite place in the world?
Fiji
What’ s your favorite clothing item?
I love to wear jeans.
What’s your favorite thing to do?
Hang out with my friends and read books.

Babiekins Magazine|Featurekins//Petite Parade: Backstage Q+A

Lily,11//Agency: Wilhelmina
What is something that makes your family special?
That they are a mixed family, Malaysian and Canadian.
Where was your best vacation ever?
Turks & Caicos
If you could skip school for a day, what would you do?
Try and meet Taylor Swift, go shopping and hang out in the city.

Babiekins Magazine|Featurekins//Petite Parade: Backstage Q+A

Emma,5//Agency: Generation MM
What do you love most in the whole wide world?
My dog Drusilla
If you had to choose a new name, what would it be?
Chloe
What grosses you out the most?
Ewww! Pickles!!!!

Babiekins Magazine|Featurekins//Petite Parade: Backstage Q+A

Marley,8//Agency: “I”m with Mindy Smith”
Where was your favorite vacation?

Harbor Island.
What’s one special thing about your family?
They have lots of friends.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Harbor Island.

Storykins // Whale Watching

The deep blue blows my little Babiekins’ mind. We’ve watched ocean life documentaries open mouthed; In awe of this incredible world under the waves. So it will come as no surprise that one of our favourite bedtime reads is ”If You Want To See A Whale” by the New York Times bestseller writer of ”And Then It’s Spring” Julie Fogliano.

” If you want to see a whale you will need a not-so-comfy chair and a not-too-cozy blanket because sleeping eyes can’t watch for whales and whale’s won’t wait for watching.”

Erin. E. Stead’s delicate illustrations are beautifully composed.  Leading you on a journey with a cute flame haired boy; his trusty basset hound and a tiny bird friend in tow trying to avoid daydreams and natures distractions to patiently wait…and wait…

Babiekins Magazine | If You Want To See A Whale

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Still, when we read this book together; Edie gasps when she sees the whale under the boat as if it was the first time. Adorable. This book is sure to be a big part of my Babiekins’ childhood memories of calm bedtimes.