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This is a blog about my passion: dollhouses and miniatures. This particular blog was started to follow my miniature dream: to create a Victorian Mansion. But work on my Mansion is slow. Very slow. Sloth slow. Ice Age glacier movement slow. Why? Because I am easily distracted by other personal miniature projects (I have 50+ roomboxes and 15 dollhouses in various stages of incompletion) and because I work for a miniature shop and am often up to my elbows in miniature projects that aren't mine! So, I thought, some artists work in a particular medium (woods, watercolors, clay, oils, etc.), I work in progress . . . .

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Wrapping up the Honeychurch

Remember this house?
Customer's Honeychurch Dollhouse

I was hired to wallpaper the ceilings and walls
of this front-opening English dollhouse kit.
As yet another snow storm moves thru our area, I'm trying to get the customer's Honeychurch finished up.  (Luckily I told the customer it would be finished the week of the 11th so I still have another week to work on it.  So even if this snow/ice storm arriving late tonight keeps me homebound and away from this dollhouse waiting for me at work (Happily Ever After), I won't be behind schedule.)  Ceilings are all papered and 5 of the side rooms are papered.  Have paper cut for the 6th room, but wanted to paint over the tapewire the customer installed so it doesn't show thru the thin paper customer picked for that room.

The right side of the dollhouse.

The left side of the dollhouse.  Paper is cut for the room under these,
but I had to paint over the tapewire first.

This week will be spent making templates and papering the center hallways: a challenge as the stair cases meet at landings partway up the rooms' walls and the back wall of the hallway opens on a hinge.  Normally I would try to remove the stairs and paper the wall with a whole sheet of paper and glue the stairs back in.  But I know from constructing one of these kits before, the stairs are not going to come out nicely.  And I wouldn't be able to get replacement pieces if it broke.  So I would rather make a template . . . .
The stair cases turn on a landing half way up the
room's wall.  That'll be fun to paper around.
So, while snowed in at home for the next day or two, I'll work on my kitchen roomboxes. May get the time to paint and install trims, and glue in the curtains in my "1929 kitchen" or I'll paint the brick and fieldstone work in my "1795 kitchen"!  Unless I decide to do the responsible adult thing and clean my basement instead.


  1. Coming along nicely. Love the blue colors you used

  2. Hi, did you ever manage to complete this house on time?
    I have the exact same Honeychurch house as your one, although mine was stored away for about 20yrs and could do with a redecoration. Out of interest, do you know much about the Honeychurch houses, are that collectable, is it worth keeping it as it is or redecorating it? It's a Loverly house,