Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Busy, Busy, Busy

I am so sorry I haven't been in for a while. Ive been really working on decluttering my real home. I also have a part time job, a Mom, 2 children and a Hubby. I am an only child so there is no one to help with my Mother, so I have to make sure she gets to the store and Doctors. I am wearing very thin.
I have decided my whole house is getting decluttered. I started at the front door and I am cleaning off everything, wiping the walls, dusting cleaning everything and opening EVERY door & drawer. I want a easier place to clean and decluttering is the only way I am going to get that.!

I will be posting about my minis, and my decluttering woes.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Their trash, my treasure..

Over the holiday weekend, hubby and I stoppped at a few yard sales. I bought 2 little dolls,  2 mini angels to display in my dollhouses, a wooden sleigh, 2 fisherman figurines and The Whitney dollhouse kit !

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Agatha & Agnes

The sisters are having a great time. Agatha wants me to finish the Pierce rehab for them. Agnes doesn't care as long as she has a bed to sleep in. I had to sit them down today and explain that I feel the Pierce is too large. I just don't have room for that big of a house. When it is finished being rehabbed it is going up for sale. I was thinking of building a townhouse for them. I have it in my head just don't have the means for it right now. It would have 4 floors, cellar for the potions, 1st floor would be the parlor and kitchen, 2 &3 rd floor would be a bedroom and a bathroom. The bedrooms would be decorated in the colors of the sisters skirts. I have an Allison Jr. That I was going to sell, but I am thinking of keeping it and letting the sisters have it. It's a rehab so it won't need much work if I give it to them. They want the house to look aged. Maybe if I take them both out of the room until I get it finished they wont be able to tell its the Allison Jr. 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Peek a Boo

Looks like Agnes has been hiding in the see thru plastic drawars.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Pierce, cant you just see the possibilities ?

Not really !
Ok, maybe....
I tried to tell you the Pierce is torn apart and in a box ! She wants run down, she's got it. !
The other pic of the Pierce is the one sitting on the table, waiting to be rehabbed.
Ms. Witch does not want the one sitting on the table. She likes the 1st floor layout, the parlor is great, the dining area.... could be kitchen and dining, then the kitchen could be the potion storage....
but the 2nd floor needs some major rearranging. I'm afraid to ask.  She said something about the staircase placement, bathroom placement and the bedrooms would have to be the exact same square footage.  The attic area would be great for storage, potion storage, and maybe a library area....
I don't have room for the larger houses. I was hoping she would pick one of the smaller houses. They are witches, come from a long line of witches, but they are good witches. Ms. Witch wants me to fix her hair, so she can remove her hat.  She loves to cook stews. The Pierce is very close to their childhood home. It was rather run down, needed too much work. She wants this Pierce to be solid but look run down, aged. She wants a little landscaping  around the front. 
I currently have 2 projects on the worktable, the Columbian and the Allison Jr. Once those are finished I will start on the Washington. I promised Nana I would work on her house as soon as those 2 were finished.  Then ill start on the mans apartment,  it'll be a quick fix. Then the witches will have their say. I sure hope her sister turns up soon. 

Allison jr. Are you serious ?

This photo was taken down stairs at the front door. She likes the wallpaper a little. She is NOT happy with the name of the home. I told her she can change to whatever she likes.  This home has 3 floors. The 1st floor would be the living room and kitchen,2nd floor would be bedrooms, 3rd floor would be potion room and bathroom. She thinks the bedrooms would be too small, and the kitchen is way too small. I explained we don't have to stick with the original floor plan. We can add a room off the kitchen, the could share the 2 nd floor and put both beds in there with no wall separating, and use the roof of the room we added on downstairs as a patio. She just laughed, said I had no clue, since I am an only child ! She wants her privacy. Well, we could add another room above the first floor room and split the rooms so they both have the exact same amount of room. OK, I've given my ideas. Maybe she should wait till her sister reappears.

The Columbian will NOT do !

It's just to small ! There is no place for her potions, 2 bedrooms and a large kitchen....... next up is the Allison Jr.

In over my head

Well, I'm in over my head. Ms. Witch is causing some trouble. Nana and her got in a argument last night . Ms.Witch wants the scratch built Washington house. Nana asked for it first and I promised it to her. I gave Ms. Witch a few other options the Columbian, Allison Jr., or Tiffany.  She says she'd think about the Allison , but the other 2 or too small. When I went down last night to collect the trash she asked about the pieces sticking out of a box on the floor, I told her it was the Pierce house, but its in horrible shape. I'm not even sure I can save it. We talked for a few and I explained I thought the Allison would be good for the 2 of them. She asked for pics of the Pierce, unfortunately or fortunately I don't have pics of the Pierce. I do have a Pierce already built sitting on the table in the workroom. I hope she don't realize it, I think its too big for just the 2 of them.
I went to bed last night hoping she don't figure out that's a Pierce sitting on the table.  This morning I sat down with my first cup of coffee and heard a horrible commotion downstairs. Ms. Witch woke everyone.  She figured out the houses are the same and accused me of lien. I did not lie to her, I don't have any pics of the Pierce, she did not ask me if I had a already built Pierce.  She does not want the Pierce on the table she wants the Pierce on the floor torn apart, tossed neatly in a box ! She says it will give them plenty of room. Is she crazy? Lets not answer that ?I don't want to keep either house, they are too big. I wanted to sell both of them, or dump the one, its bad, but she wants it.
She explained a little about the family.... they come from a long line of witches. But they are nice witches. She wants the home to look like the one they grew up in... apparently the Pierce looks just like it....she wants it sorta run down, lol, its run down alright !!!   She also has a list of things she wants in the house, renovations done to the house, and she has a few personal things she'd like me to help her with.
I feel way in over my head, I have so many projects to do, including my own home.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Witches, yep, thats what I said.......

The witch likes Agatha, Esmeralda, and Eusebia, although she cant pronounce the last one yet.  She has asked me to locate her twin sister. She's hiding in my stash somewhere. I don't think she liked the house that was available at the time. The house the witch lives in currently is very run down, its a Tiffany. My boys turned it into a haunted house when the were younger. I am assuming her twin will be moving into the new house when its built, ok she said she'd cast a spell, so I promised her a new house, not so run down but old. She requested 2 bedrooms and a large kitchen so she can cook her stews.  Shes been looking thru all my houses. She walked away for a few minutes and I noticed she had been drawing something.... looks weird to me but I  believe its the blueprint of what she has in mind. I sure hope its not a scratch build.


Nana as I'm calling her does not want to be called Grandma.  She likes the names Florence or Victoria.  She wants a pretty name, I suggested Rose. She likes my ideas for Fisher or Price for her last name.  She just has to decide which will be her maiden name and what will be her married name. She would like to wait until her husband is found. Hes been hiding in my stash for a while now. She also mentioned she like the scratch built Washington house. It needs a new roof and the porch redone. I told her that would be fine but she may have to wait a while.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Man

This Gentleman has been hiding in my stash for a while.  He is not poseable. There is no writing on him anywhere.
He hasn't come up with a name he likes yet. I'm leaning toward MR. Percival Potts. There are a few Percival's in my Grandfathers line. One served in the war of 1812. He is single, and wants to stay that way, which is good. I don't have a wife for him.He doesn't have a home yet, but says he wants a small house.
Nana suggested he move into the apartment over her thrift shop. Ok, its my thrift shop. It has alot of miscellaneous accessories and furniture, that I take for my houses. He agreed that would be a good place for him. I will have to put up a partition for the bathroom, its just a big room right now.


This is Grandma. She is a Fisher Price doll. She needs a name.!

The Witch

Ive been decluttering and organizing my craft room. I came across this witch. She came from Hallmark, shes a little taller than she should be, luckily her legs bend , with her legs bent she works in the scale.  She needs a name ! I'd love some ideas....

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Decluttering the craftroom.

I'm still working on organizing and decluttering my craft room. I have 3 houses on the work table right now. All 3 will be sold as soon as they are finished.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

On the work table......

Is the Brookfield. I took it completely apart, because it was built with hot glue. Hot glue is a big no no for building dollhouses. I use aleenes tacky glue.  
I also put up an old card table in the workroom so I could get started on the next house as well. I've been trying to patient while the paint and glue dry on the Brookfield. but I have big plans and want to get these houses built and sold ! 

Monday, April 7, 2014

It's so noisy in here.....

I get a headache every time I walk in my craft room... everyone is yelling at the same time what they want to be. The McKinley wants to be hung in my living / dining room... it wants to be decorated like my Nanny decorated her own home. I have some of the furniture waiting for it.
The Newburg is yelling for its bed, and is complaining that it doesn't have a tub, sink or toilet !! The Franklin wants to be brick.... and  decorated in an Americana theme. The San Fran still wants to be a Light house and wants painted White, with a Nautical theme interior. The Alexandria wants to be a Bed & Breakfast. I also have some pieces of wood that are screaming to be a roombox, and its already got its theme picked out.! Its a rated R theme so I would tell you until I have it all figured out. Then I have a handmade house that wants torn down, ceilings lowered and it wants to be a saloon with a Brothel upstairs, 2 rooms with a wash room in the middle. Oh and dare I forget to add the staircase... must be rather fancy... it's ideas are out of my league.! The Bostonian has decided it wants to hold ALL my furniture until I get the others finished. But, Of course, it wants its old Real life carpet ripped up, floors redone, ceiling and wall painted as well.... I will admit though its not as demanding as the others, it is content to wait on its exterior... I explained it may be a while before I get to that...

I really need to declutter !!!!

Craft room

Well, its rather a mess ! I just moved everything from a much larger room into here. I am thrilled with the shelves, and have so many ideas.! I really need to get all my rehab houses done so they can either move to their new homes or be permanent residences here.! I am excited to go thru all the boxes and sort what I will be keeping for the houses I will be keeping.!
I am still organizing and decluttering.... so much to go thru... I am finding new things every day !
My sewing machine is supposed to be on the desk there... I have alot more organizing and decluttering to do.
WOW, What a MESS !!!! The Bostonian is sitting there in the corner filled with misc. stuff. ! The San Fran is there is as well waiting patiently for me to finish the 2 I am selling. The Townhouse is also waiting Patiently. The Townhouse is made from Foam Core and will need a couple new pieces, Its very lightweight. I have so many ideas for it.!
LOVE the Shelves.!   The Victorias Farmhouse is begging me to bring her down.... She has some new ideas.... Oh Boy, thats gonna be some work, she no longer likes the wall I put in  seperating the upstairs rooms... So that means all new wallpaper and ripping that wall out.! YIKES !


Just need to attach the door and she is all ready !
She's another rehab that needed alot of love. She is ready to go to her new home very soon.!

Current project

She's waiting patiently on my worktable.  We havent quite decided if she will get a total rehab including exterior paint. I am not a fan of pink, but her new owner may be. I believe this one is sold and I am just waiting for confirmation. Once I know for sure I will  speak with new owner about the colors she wants.

Unfortunatly, shes put together with hot glue so she may have to come apart and be completely rebuilt. I usually try not to  take them apart but I do NOT like hot glue.
Floors need redone, walls & Ceing painted. Windows are all intact. I will have to make her a new door... and I am really not excited about that curved door, Thankfully I can use the other house door for a template.!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Handmade dollhouse

New pictures of handmade dollhouse, for sale $50.00 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Our 20th Anniversary....

My Husband and I just celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary March 5.  I woke up to find a package sitting in front of the coffee pot. I assumed it was chocolates, so I sat it off to the side for later. Hubby woke up and asked if I had opened it yet.  It is a Galaxy Tablet.!!!!

My digital camera has been acting very weird lately... and we wanted to get some video of our youngest son in baseball so he could see what he is doing wrong. I was shocked..... It has a video camera and camera on it... so I will be able to take photos of my dollhouses, and load them here. I am still learning this thing... so once I have some understanding I will start sharing more...

Thursday, February 20, 2014

My First Dollhouse

My Nanny and Grandpa got me my first dollhouse as a child. There isa funny story that goes along with it.  I was young maybe 3 or 4, and my grandparents and mom were talking about putting up the Christmas tree. I walked in and told my Nanny " Nanny, you put up the chrissy tree and I'll get my dollhouse out from under your bed. " lol, needless to say she was not happy.
My first dollhouse was the Fisher Price Dollhouse.
I still have the Nursery, Living Room chair & sofa, Coffee table and fireplace, Kitchen table set, Kitchen Set, Bathroom set and Bedroom set.

The Pierce by Greenleaf

The Pierce was given to me by a wonderful Mini Friend. It is in need of a total rehab. This is what it looked like when I picked it up.
 I enjoy rehabbing dollhouses !
I love to see them AFTER the rehab.!  

Currently it is sitting in the corner of my work table all flat.!

 I stained the first floor and painted the porch area.

I took it completely apart. Mudded all the walls, after peeling off the crunchy wallpaper.

I have not started sanding it yet.... waiting for better weather so I can take it outside and sand the drywall mud off.! Less dust to clean up after.!
This room is the Kitchen....

I just need to clean off my work table so I can start rebuilding it....

This room is upstairs over the Kitchen...
This room will eventually be the upstairs bathroom.

This is the upstairs room above the living room, it would make a lovely Master bedroom but the staircase comes up to the right.... so Guests would have to come thru the master to use the restroom.!!!

Looking down.... it needs alot of work!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

A Frame SOLD

back side of A-Frame house, this panel is removable

front door & Porch

interior of house, 2 rooms on bottom floor and 1 on second floor.
back side of house, garage ?

bottom floor (garage area ?)

upstairs ceiling.

upstairs window

upstairs skylight

Organizing and decluttering

I am decluttering and organizing my craft room. I am currently debating if I want to sell some of my kits and make room boxes. The room boxes would give me more room, I think. Room boxes I could hang on the wall. Dollhouses I can't. ! 
I have several ideas for roomboxes and will start working on a few of them. I will be posting several of my kits and houses for sale.
I have alot cleaned out and just need to organize alot more... I will be posting about my organization of the craft room as well.... Ive searched all over the net for pics of craft rooms of a miniaturist and there are not many. I am working on how I will display my houses as well... I'll share that as well.!

The A Frame

I am moving all my blogs into one... it will make it much easier for myself as well as all of my friends and followers. This post was made Oct.30, 2011 on my old blog.  The house has since SOLD !!

The A Frame house with the back off. The Removable wall allows for play on both sides.

Another shot of the side with the removable panel off.

The A frame house with the side on.

Inside of house with wall on..... lots of possiblities here.

The room off the porch.... love the windows and french doors.!

This is the upstairs room..... it runs the length of the house and is very good sized.

another shot of the upstairs.
Last night my Husband took our oldest son and his buddy to the Trail of Fears,(Haunted forest). The boys had a great time and our sons buddy ended up spending the night.... so this morning they helped me carry the A Frame house outside to sand the roof and work on tearing up the flooring.! We sanded the roof, puttied the roof, scraped up all the flooring... and sanded a little. I am not sure what this house is going to look like as I can not wrap myself around it just yet.... Unfortunately the tile flooring the last owner had in the house made the floors extremely sticky so I am not sure how I am going to get that off to stain the floors... so I am thinking the Popsicle sticks will be the way to go with this one..

I posted this house on Craigslist as is and it only lasted 2 days.... I am glad it went to a family with Children who will love the house. I had no inspiration on this one...

Sunday, January 12, 2014


Unfortunatly, This week I found one of my photos being used without my permission. I have now added a copyright statement to my blog. I don't mind someone using my photos for personal use, Or using my photos and linking back to my blog.

Please have respect and ask to use photos online that do not belong to you. We work hard to make the items, photograph and write about them.

I am sure you would not like to see everyones photos with a big copyright signature across it, it would most definatly take away from the art.

 ©2014 by Kelly Nail

©2014 by Kelly Nail. 

Friday, January 10, 2014

Mouse in the dollhouse

This little mouse was the first animal I have made and I think he is adorable. LOL.  Everyone thought I was silly when I made him...