club little house

My twelve Club Little House goodies are all packed up and have left for Amy's. I couldn't resist sharing them here. Since there are 48 members this round, Amy is sorting the packages so that each person receives twelve different things than the next person... I thought it would be nice to show what I've sent because not everyone will get one:

I made an ironing board for the one-on-one swap last year and it was really fun and quite a hit, so I decided to make twelve of them for this round. I cut the pattern out myself and my mom and dad and I made the ironing boards from balsa wood. Did you know that it's not that easy to find tiny printed material anywhere?

The tomato pincushion is tied together from a bitty pom pom. My dad lathed the spools and I wrapped them with thread. My brother sat and wire-snipped the pins and needles short for me, what a tedious task! But we visited while we worked.

I got the seamstress scissors from eBay and can you spot the tiny thimble? Loopy and I made them from sculpey. The button cards and the needle package are actually Mo's Doo Dads (Boxers Six) shrunk tiny on my printer and then I added dimension with mod podge and other acrylics.

The measuring tape is from my local dollhouse supply store. It is the sweetest detail.


I had the worst time finding dollhouse irons. Finally, I decided to carve them from heavy black craft foam. I had to buy a big letter "O" at Micheal's and cut it into pieces a tiny fraction of the original letter.


I wanted to put detail everywhere. The pattern envelope is also one of Mo's Doo Dads, I folded it and filled it with cut up pattern bits. Can you spot the tiny ribbon packages?

20 comments:

SOINSPIRED said...

Oooohhhhh - I hope, I hope, I hope I get one. They are so adorable. Pat yourself on the back and all of your family members too.

scrappaleica said...

Sasha, you are making me really want to have a little dollhouse. Absolutely fantastic craftsmanship!

Emily said...

Holy cow, those are awesome! I started a dollhouse last year but never even got it put togther. You cute ironing boards are furthering my desire to finish it by winter!

And your Potter party looks much better than the one I went to - not as many people dressed up unfortunately. Ah well.

June said...

What a fantastic Club Little House project--and what a wonderful family to work together to make all this. I'm SO hoping I'm one of the recipients.

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

Oh my googlygawbs! THAT is simply miniature perfection!
I might have to take over both my daughters dollhouses and join up in the next trade!!

Anne said...

Oh, I'm going to be just devastated if I don't get one. I LOVE them. I wonder if Amy takes special requests (or major whining and pouting)?
Did you make extras so you'd have one for yourself? Or for me if I don't get one? lol
Anne

MJ said...

What lovely detailed work! Lucky you for getting your family involved too! You are so lucky to have a crafty, patient, details-oriented family! Lucky people who will be the recipients of this little iron/board/etc!

Q said...

These are precious!
Much work and fun.
Your Doll House is a house full of charming stories with pieces lovingly crafted by you and your family and your friends.
Do you keep a Doll House journal?
I would think the story of your doll house would be very interesting.
Tiny treasures,
Sherry

Pumpkin Cupcake Queen said...

Oh my gosh - these are adorable! I hope I am lucky enough to get one!

Michelle M White said...

So very cute and creative I can hardly stand it!! PRECIOUS!

Amy said...

Holy Moses! I love it soooo much...can't wait to see it in person!

Mrs. Staggs said...

Your ironing board last time was my favorite "little" of all, and these are equally amazing. People will feel so happy when they receive them.
What a wonderful mom and dad you have!

Kate said...

Holy Cow!!! I saw this on Flickr and had to visit your blog. Thiis so awesome. I love the little pin cushion. Must have taken so much time to do all of this. I'm really flabergasted. Beautiful is all I can say.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Oh my gosh !!! Those are adorable ~ I am so glad that you put some closeups because they are amazing !

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Well, I surely hope I get one too !
There will be MAJOR disappointment by everyone who misses out...how wonderfully creative!!!

anita said...

Darling, darling, darling!! I can only hope I get one of them! Thanks for sharing in case I don't...

anna-lu said...

These are amazing! Such detail and beautiful workmanship!

Tiffany said...

OMG! I love these! Ingenious idea!!!

michelleb. said...

Yes, this is the post where I began thinking about why I want a doll house. Still don't have one, but I continue to think about it. I love all the detail. Those little button cards are just oo cute.

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