hadley asked santa for a barbie house this christmas.
but i didn’t want to buy her the three-story dream townhouse [though it would have made the weeks’ before christmas alot easier!].
i really wanted to build her dollhouse instead.
the simple 3.5 level house was drafted in sketchup.
i was fortunate to have the help of a good friend + use of a local highschool wood shop to complete the project.
as a girl i loved the handmade clothes were the best! lovely prints + lots of tulle.
i use my liberty of london remnants + vintage patterns to create the dolls’ wardrobe. vintage shoes from ebay. vintage wooden wardrobe from etsy.
the house has two stereos! the vintage stereopet works but has no records [a future project].
the other is a radio/mp3 player. we loaded it up with her favourite tunes + it’s a party!
beauty salon + bathroom. the porcelain sink + toilet were a lucky find! vintage hair dryer + rollers from etsy.
the house is a work in progress – walls to be painted + rooms to be decorated [check out the thrifted galaxy wallpaper. so cool.], linens + wardrobes to be sewn. hadley has big plans.
the best thing? christmas morning + hadley was over the moon. santa brought her a dollhouse that was “taller than me”!