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Toys For Toys

February 19, 2014

I got a little sidetracked because I need to wait for favorable weather conditions to continue with making the dollhouse and I’ve had a rotten cold.

It’s pretty easy for me to get sidetracked because I have a fairly constant stream of ideas running through my head and I’m realizing more and more that I can pretty much make anything that I want to.

So the other day I said to my husband “I want to make a dollhouse for the dollhouse” and he laughed at me. He didn’t laugh in a mocking way but in a slightly bemused sort of way.

Then the next day, while he was at work and my daughter was napping I did it. Then the following day (yesterday) I made a bunch of other toys for the toys.

Below I’ve shared some photos of my super miniatures!

Click on any of the pictures to enlarge

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I made the little dollhouse as a tiny replica of the dollhouse that I had when I was a child. I even managed to include the window boxes full of fluffy green stuff.

The house is made from cardboard and PVA glue. It’s covered with tissue paper and is carpeted with felt.

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The doorknob is a seed bead and the fluffy green grass is modeling grass.

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Then I thought, I can’t have a dollhouse without any furniture… so I made some.

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From left to right: Stove, Fridge, Drawers, Side Table, Bed, Corner Table, Sofa.

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All sculpted with polymer clay and painted. The knobs are glued on seed beads.

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Then I thought…. I need dolls.

But what dolls did I put in my dollhouse? Treasure Trolls!

Yup… remember those? Last Saturday I was having a chat with my mother-in-law about them and apparently the trolls of my generation were a flashback from hers so they’ve been around a while.

These trolls are sculpted from polymer clay. Their eyes are seed beads and they have rhinestones in their bellies. Their hair is made of felting wool.

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They even have little bum cracks just like my trolls did! I know they look pretty grumpy but it was my first attempt at making dolls so small so I’m not beating myself up about it.

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Then a few days ago, while looking for dollhouse inspiration (actually plates, I was looking for plates) I spotted a tiny wooden train and it was adorable so…. I decided to make my own.

It’s made from cardboard, polymer clay, super glue, eye pins, teeny jump rings and paint. The little logs are actually toothpicks.

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Lastly I made a little car from polymer clay and then I painted it. Next I’m going to expand on the tiny felted “plush” toys… but I also have some things to work on for my store so maybe I should focus on that. We shall see!

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