Were you anxiously awaiting the next installment of the Japanese dollhouse or wishing I would stop with the woodworking and get back to sewing? 🙂 Yes, sewing will reappear next week with a project you can probably use even if you decided not to make the house.
This week’s installment of the dollhouse project has instructions for built-ins like doors, windows and shelves as well as some printable tatami.
If you missed last week get it here:https://jenwrenne.wordpress.com/2015/10/15/a-japanese-dollhouse/
When I did the blog survey, I was surprised how many people asked to see Little Darling return to Japan, and also by the number of people that asked for furniture, room settings and even a dollhouse for bigger dolls like H4H and AG! While there are some furniture projects in the works for the big girls, this week we’re starting a series to make a Japanese dollhouse. YES, there’s lots of info on how to convert it to your preferred size, although this one is sized for 6” dolls. Target has a new line of 6” mini OG dolls called “Lori” and DH surprised me with this one, named Tama:
Although the house was intended for my Azone, Tama fits it too and is much cheaper and readily available. Yes, Tama and her friends do have a cute little loft made by Target if you’re not into woodworking! It’s rare to find nice inset eyes on tiny dolls because it can be a difficult process to put them in. For the price these dolls are quite nice, and they’re the same size as the older mini AG dolls with cloth bodies.
In order to not overwhelm you, I’m breaking the dollhouse project into 3 (maybe 4) weeks. This week will be the basic “bones” of the house, with more details added next week and some furnishings the following week.
Speaking of Japan, Saskia sent me the pictures below of her bald Sasha dressed as a Buddhist nun using modified patterns from this blog. Although it looks like she’s in a Japanese garden, it’s actually in the Netherlands! You can click the photos to see more on her blog.