Monday, 26 September 2011

I am going to build a dollhouse

Not sure you are familiar with Emily Henderson's blog, if not check it out. She has just introduced a I'm a Giant Challenge. And I'm going participate. I really am. The plan is to build or buy a dollhouse and decorate it. Yiihaa! I know, it sounds so odd, for an adult I mean. I have no need for a dollhouse, I don't have children playing with a dollhouse, and to tell you the truth I allready have a playmobil dollhouse packed away in the storage room waiting for something... I don't even know what. But I just want to do this.

Since I've long time ago lost my ability to play with dolls, I need to approach this dollhouse building bit differently. I have always thought the model houses the architects make from their designs are magnificient and would be a great decorational item in any home. So my approach will be more architectural, also it will be a remembrance of the trip we did to Japan on November 2010. I am truly in love with the traditional Japanise style, I love it's simplisity and the use of natural materials. If I could totally do what ever I want in our home I would change the flooring of one room to tatami and have shoji screens everywhere. But you know, in this small scale home I can do that!

For this plan I will not be able to find a ready made dollhouse, and I don't even want to find one. I want to make it, from scratch. It will resemble a tearoom or a shrine or something of that kind. I'm so excited!

I have some material onhand allready, atleast these I'm planning to use in my desing.

I have no idea who would actually use those as fire started sticks, those are so neat and uniform and work great in all types of crafts, we don't even have a fireplace and we've used them alot.

This dude will also be present in the final house.

Isn't he quite something? I cannot wait to get started!

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This the first post to the series of posts for the I'm a Giant challenge by Emily Henderson. All my posts about the challenge can be found behing this link.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, you have a picture of that japanise dude. Nice! :)

    I'm anxious to see how your project continues...



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