We used some little rollers to paint large surfaces and went through a lot of masking tape for neat edges. Sylvia was able to help doing the roller painting of floors and walls. Mostly she has been excited but there have been frustrating times for both of us. A lot of newspaper has been spread over the floors in these painting sessions too. Even so, E found some paint on on of his shoes the other day
Crossfire Hurricane. I know it was suitably absorbing to keep me entertained while I painted the small details.)
Another little project that we still haven't done is to cover some pictures in clear contact with wood grain contact as frames. I cut some pictures and lost them. So this week we just cut out pictures - mainly from the backs of old calendars with some artwork donated by Sylvia - and blu takked it to the walls. I got a great idea to do some pictures of windows inside too but have yet to try this.
fireplace would be good. We covered the lamp with sequins but it is a bit dark in the corners and may change. I have seen a few ideas for lighting dolls houses and would like to try some at some stage. This house is quite big and gets dark corners.
Peppa Pig magazine. I am not sure why the baby has gone to bed wearing her mum's pink sunhat but I am sure that makes sense to Sylvia.
dolls house food out of modelling clay. (See update at the end of post.)
this tree with pink leaves. (Yes I played around with the photo on picmonkey.) I painted this soon after we read The Faraway Tree. Those familiar with the book might recognise the windows in the tree as homes of Moonface, Silky and Mister Watzhisname and also the ladder leading into the cloud at the top of the tree. Sylvia painted a few pink leaves and then I took over.
Red Ted Art's Blog. We used a thicker paint than we usually use for craft. Unfortunately it bypassed Sylvia's craft apron and lodged itself permanently on her dress. The doors and windows are drawn on white paper and glued on. The lids were painted and screwed on to make a chimney. We also made the roofs sparkly. Just because we could.
these cute houses and some houses from a toy making book I was given as a child. I made some templates and cut them out with separate roofs. (It was a nice coincidence that the cardboard came from the packaging in which we received the amazing Building Stories by Chris Ware.)
We glued paper onto the cardboard and drew over it with textas and crayons before sticky taping the houses into shape. Sylvia particularly loved colouring in the bricks different colours. She also loved the cats on her house with one looking out the window at the one in the yard. We love decorating these houses. If only we had the space and time to paint the walls of our home too.