Sunday, December 2, 2018

Funky 60's DIY Dollhouse Furniture

I finally got the patterned felt to finish the living room furniture for the Bighead dollhouse.

When I was in my very early teens, we had a couch and chair just like these. :D  My mother hated them, but I couldn't figure out why. The angle of the arms were perfect for taking naps, and I loved the colors. (I guess I was a bit of an oddball even then.)

I remember the family making jokes about the furniture because they were hand me downs and pretty outdated by the early 80's. They were still in very good condition.

I'd be willing to bet some folks today would pay thousands for those pieces. I wonder what my mom did with them...

These miniatures are in 1/6 scale and are made of foam board, wood, quilt batting, and felt.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Hujoo Family Portrait

Plus two Iplehouse dolls. :D 

Back row: Mig, Josefin, Mash, Chessie, Nail, Aubrey, and Ruki.

Front row; Anya, Ivan, Doon, Jostler, Jpeg, and baby Pixel.

Jostler and Pixel still need faceups. Mig and Pixel are eyeless at the moment, but I still wanted them in there.

Not a great photo, but I wanted one with all my bjd's in it.
 
 

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Hujoo Bighead Dollhouse WIP

 (My favorite Bighead is Anya.) :) I have a vintage Spartus starburst clock in my living room, so I made one for the dollhouse.
 The furniture's not finished. Waiting for some leopard patterned felt to arrive in the mail. We had an identical funky 60's couch and chair in our living room when I was a kid. :D
 Chessie and Ivan in the bunk beds.
Dollhouse and furniture all made of foamboard, scrapbook papers, wood bits, contact paper and felt. Poor Jostler still needs a faceup.
 Jpeg and Doon having tea. The kitchen appliances are vintage Marx Little Hostess. They're a bit short for the Bigheads, so I raised them up on a little platform.

Nail with the gorillas on the roof patio. :D