The Dollhouse Fairy by Jane RayWhat if a little girl looked in her dollhouse and found an injured — and very untidy — fairy? A sweet story from celebrated illustrator Jane Ray.
When Rosy discovers a real fairy living in her beloved dollhouse — the one her dad made just for her — she can’t believe her eyes. But Thistle is no ordinary fairy. Despite a hurt wing, she’s turned all the tiny furnishings topsy-turvy, and she’s starving for raspberries and chips and other treats to eat. Rosy loves nurturing the mischievous fairy back to health, and can’t wait to introduce her to her dad when he returns from his hospital stay. With a true flair for visual detail, Jane Ray offers a tale of family and friendship that touches on illness with a lighthearted tone — and celebrates the healing power of the imagination.
Homemade Toys Part 1: How To Make a Fairy Dollhouse
I have a particular regard for dollhouses. I pictured a big stove with a cauldron over it. Then I imagined how much fun it will be to fill the shelves in such a house with little bottles and pots, and the idea was planted. The more I thought about it, the bigger the dollhouse grew in my mind. In no time, it became such a big project that I saw there was no way I could pull it off with all the other projects planned for the holidays. So I folded my plans and started over. What did I want?
Everyone advised that starting with a smaller roombox instead of a dollhouse was a much better first project. Sad, but it does happen far too often. Starting smaller gives you this chance to figure things out before you invest in something bigger. Do you enjoy seeing the house as a whole unit, or do you prefer the tiny scenes each room portrays? Are you sure you even want a residential house? Many miniaturists enjoy having little shops or fairy gardens.
Extremely basic, but just as cute! You can grab a bunch of wooden squares and turn each of them into a separate room! You can download the PDF file here. Use Google Translate for instructions. This dollhouse really allows for creativity and imagination to shine through. The rooms can be interchanged and moved around. After they are done playing, all the boxes fit into one another for easy cleanup.
That was 47 Lovable DIY Dollhouse Projects
An artist , mom, and Facebook personality who goes by Creative Mom recently turned some old plastic bottles into a cute little decorative item that looks like a miniature manor house. To create her fairy house, as she calls it, Creative Mom used plastic bottles in varying sizes, craft foam, sand, and a lot of glue. First, she gathered up some old plastic bottles. The shapes and sizes varied, which would give the house a unique, old-fashioned look later on. She also made sure the bottles were clean and dry. The bottles were joined together by slicing off portions to make them fit snugly, then hot-glued together. At this point, she also sketched on the placement of windows and doors with a marker for reference.
I am incredibly excited to announce the launch of a new New Life on the Homestead series. This ongoing column is going to be solely devoted to the making of homemade toys and upcycled DIY toys, for the little loved ones in your life. Is there a difference between homemade toys and DIY toys? Oh, definitely — and you do not need to possess any advanced artistic, sewing, or power tool skills, to make either. We homesteaders know both the value of a dollar, know quality when we see it, and how to appreciate the simple and most important things in life. We want to pass all of those attributes onto your young loved ones.
This is a beautiful post. I just sent a link to my granddaughter. I think she would love to redo the large dollhouse I made for her mother when she was a child. There is just something so magical about your blog.. I love coming here. Lovely post.