Friday, October 11, 2013

Micro Dollhouse Sofa and Rug

I'm on a roll.. so excited to finally get this project started! I posted just a few days ago about
the tiny leather sofa and since then I have added the legs to the sofa plus added a glaze which really brought this tiny sofa to life! Excuse the Walnut, it still needs some work ... I did open up the side of the walnut. I wasn't planning this when I first started which is why I added a hinge so the walnut opens and closes but I think opening up one side will allow more decorating space even though I've lost one wall the floor space is much greater.
If you have ever tried to work with a walnut you will know how difficult they are! I had to drill a hole then use a  x-acto knife and carefully carve out the opening.. at all times I felt it might just crack and fall apart and then I'd have to start over! But all went well and I have the opening I need, whew!! Now I have to add in a window, fingers crossed this goes well too...


I also made an "oversized" braided rug and one smaller rug. I like the idea of a big comfy rug but this might change the further I get into the project and I might use the smaller one. I made both so once I get more furniture together I can decide which one will work better. To keep the thickness of the rug  to a minimum I used regular sewing thread and a size 12 steel crochet hook.
For those who crochet: magic circle 6 then 2sc in every st after that, switching colors just as you normally would. The finishing row was ch2 then sc in next st all the way around, sl st very last st. Instead of weaving the threads in I cut free and then rubbed a very small amount of fabric-tac to the cut thread. The smaller rug was made the same way. To get a more oval shape just stretch it out once it's all done.





I do believe every sofa and braided rug needs a fireplace so that will be next I think. Oh so many tiny things to be made, I just love it!

Click here to see the finished walnut

Until next time, keep dreaming, building and decorating!!

3 comments:

  1. This is realy darling! Nice Job! I found your blogs today; quite by accident and I'm so glad I did. Really enjoy your videos and your written tutorials. Looking forward to many more! Keep up the amazing work. And thank you for sharing your how to posts!

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  2. Oh how on earth did you create that adorable oh so tiny perfect leather couch! Gorgeous ♡

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  3. Oh wow its so tiny not sure I could see it so not sure I could make it lol soooo cute!

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