Sunday, July 27, 2014

Miniature Paddington Bear Thrifty Find

Miniature Paddington,

My son and I went for a walk today and about 15 minutes after we started out the sun came out in full force and wow, it got super hot! We were not dressed for that kind of weather so we ducked into a thrift store to escape the heat. As I was wondering about I spotted this bear laying at the bottom of an empty sorting cart. Whoever was

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Tree Stump House Part Four

Paint, Windows and Baseboards,

Part four has been wrapped up and in now on youtube! Since I posted the last time I had many delays, mostly it was me having troubles laying the wooden shingles and also getting the bark color just right. I think I'm there with the color, although there might be a slight color change yet.. I haven't decided yet.. but for

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Dollhouse Reno Part Three Paper Towel Tree Bark

Looks like a skeleton house doesn't it?

Here is the final stage of the tree bark before it's painted. I've done fake tree bark before. I actually have a tutorial on youtube right here  and I remember at that time wondering what it would be like if I had paper towel on hand to use. On my last project I used mulberry paper (a softer recycled paper used for writing on). I tried newspaper first but it wouldn't drape or wrinkle the way I wanted. But had I known how awesomely paper towel would

Monday, July 14, 2014

Tree Stump House Part Two

Gut & Flip update!

If you missed last week's post, I've been turning an old wooden dollhouse into a tree stump house. I'm  following along the progress with video clips, like a daily diary of sorts.

Part 2 of the diary is full of big changes!

1)  a substantial overhang on each side.
2)  a base
3)  roots
4) added a wall on the top floor (closed off the slope)
5) painted interior walls
6) stained the floors

I changed my mind a couple times after doing the first overhang on the sides of the roof and decided to build it out even more which looks awesome and I think because I never planned it and I built it out in stages it worked in my favor and the roof is solid and sturdy even though there's about 4 extra inches added on each

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Video Dollhouse Reno Gut and Flip Part One

Hello friends!

It's been 5 months since I posted anything new here.  I haven't been completely out of the blogosphere though, I've been very busy with my other blog Amigurumi To Go and posting crochet toy patterns with video tutorials like crazy!
And some of you might of noticed that this blog, Homemade Obsessions got a new look with some updates too. So I've been here on this blog too, just behind the scenes :)

Anyway, I've got news ~>  I've been building a dollhouse again, yahooo! I tell you, once the building bug hits me I just get all consumed!  That means every spare moment, when I'm not

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Sea of Hearts Crochet Earrings

Crochet thread earrings! I've never made earrings before and I never wear earrings but  thought I'd give it a try and maybe one day when my little girl gets her ears pierced she'll wear them. I made the hearts using my very own

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Video How To Make Rustic Twine Hearts

3 rustic twine hearts hanging from a twig

How to make your own Rustic Hearts

Yesterday I made a youtube tutorial for my other blog Amigurumi To Go and in that tutorial I show how to make a simple heart out of a crochet I-cord. It's a simple and fast project and I love these rustic hearts so

Saturday, January 25, 2014

VIDEO Brambly Hedge Pattern Book

At long last here is the video flip through of the pattern book I used to make my Mouse Family. I wanted to wait until I had one more mouse added to the bunch but time is not allowing me to do that so I decided to go a head with the video and once I complete

Friday, January 10, 2014

Video Fairy House Roof Tutorial

homemade fairy dollhouse

I've finally shingled a dollhouse roof with pine cone scales and I absolutely love it! The house itself is made from a pringles can and the roof under the scales is a paper cone covered in burlap. I do show  how to do this in a