Friday, March 2, 2012

Home Sweet Home: A Travel-sized Dollhouse

If you stalk here regularly, you know that I like creating scenes on cards or altered items.  I love grasses and cloudy skies and am a sucker for anything woodgrain.  Incorporating houses into paper crafts is quickly becoming a huge trend and I couldn't wait to join in on the fun!  This week's Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger is a sweet-as-pie plush house that incorporates many crafty trends (birds, woodgrain, red/aqua, rulers, etc.).  I was originally going to make a house on a card, but then I found a darling alterable suitcase at my local craft store for only $3.00 and instantly imagined a portable dollhouse for my 5 y.o. daughter.   Here is what has been going on in my craft room for the past few days:
This is the view from the front.  Like the trigger, I stuck with a red roof and woodgrain door.  I added a little ruler for the chimney, too.  I think it is the details that make this house so fun.  My daughter gave me some input on what she wanted and a mailbox was a definite must!  I have a lot of pictures, so I will keep the writing short. 

This is what the box looked like at the beginning, right after I cut the windows and doors. 
This is the back of the house. 
A little bike parked at the back of the house.
I'll bet you can guess what song gets stuck in my head whenever I look at this little pup peeking out of the window...
Front door detail.  The window and mailbox stamps are from Market Street Stamps.

Front roof detail.
This is the inside of the house, complete with resident Zoobles.  My daughter requested that there be a living room, bathroom, dining room and a bedroom.   She helped me pick out the wallpaper, too.
This is the bedroom.
This is the bathroom.  The floors are made with corrugated packaging and covered with MME woodgrain print.

This is the dining room, complete with curtains.
This is the living room.  I put trim around the doors and windows.  I stopped just shy of putting in baseboards and crown molding. :)
The door opens and closes so Zoobles are free to come and go as they please.

This is the side of the house.  I created the picket fence by manipulating a tag and a rectangle in Cricut Craftroom.
And here's the happy Miss playing with her custom playhouse!
The Moxie Fab trigger target photo
Happy trails to you,


Paper (MME, Jillibean Soup, Studio Calico, Authentique, Echo Park, My Little Shoebox)
Brads (Basic Gray)
Birds (My Little Shoebox)
Stamps (Market Street Stamps)
Chipboard flowers (Pebbles)
Flower stickers (Sticko)
Bike sticker (Martha Stewart)


  1. Stroke of genius. Adorable and clever.

  2. This doll house is amazing, I am sure your daughter has a lot of fun with it!

  3. SO SO cute and creative! I adore all the little special touches you put on the house! Those curtains are just so cute!

  4. Hey Amanda! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World. I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  5. WOW!! I LOVE your design what a cute little house!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  6. What a work of ART!! Congrats on the shout out over TT! Well-deserved honor!

  7. Oh my goodness, how darling is this! Such a wonderful take on the Trigger! Congrats on your shout out there!

  8. Oh my goodness! that is one of the CUTEST things I have ever seen! I love it! I don't suppose you create and sell those?

    this is definitely "PIN" Worthy!
    Thank you for linking it to our Artistic Tuesday

  9. It is so increadible. I want one of this too. Congrats on being TT.

  10. It is hard to imagine that this is really real! I can't even get over all of your amazing attention to detail. CUTE!

  11. This is such a neat project! You really captured the spirit of the photo and a great little doll house at the same time! Congrats on your TT win!

  12. OH MY WOW!!!! My 5 year old niece would love this. I need to get one of these suitcases. I love that we get to see the inside of the house. Wonderful take on the trigger. Congrats on being a TT!

  13. Wow I was not expecting such a fun project. Cathy sure knows how to pick um.So Cute.

  14. Hi Amanda.
    Congrats on your win at Imaginisce blog in February. Could you please email me at re: your prize. (I'm the DT coordinator and just needed to chat with you about this. :)) Thanks so much!

  15. this is sooo stinkin cute. i bet your daughter is thrilled with it!! FAbulous!

  16. Brilliant and adorable! LOVE it!

  17. This project is just amazing, I absolutely love it. Congratulations on your win, well deserved.

  18. Wow, amazing project! What a lucky little girl and what a crafty mom! TFS ;-)

  19. This project is just amazing, I absolutely love it. Congratulations on your win, well deserved.

  20. So fabulous! LOVE the bicycle parked at the back!

  21. Wonderful take on the Tuesday Trigger! Such a cute and creative house that you made for your daughter. I am sure that she will remember you working on it together and treasure it always.

  22. Wonderful creation & take on the Tues trigger. I love all the details - pup & bike especially. Congrats on the Moxie Fab shout out!

  23. Talk about attention to detail. Obviously made with love. You daughter does know how lucky she is to have such a talented Mom ???
    Don't think that we are the same generation, but the song the pup reminded me of was "How much is that doggie in the window, ruf, ruf"...

  24. really amazing...this is just so cute! Really lovely!


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