But what I did do was take pictures of a project that's been on my desk for a while and I just got around to telling you about it.
I have a fascination with taking things that aren't supposed to be a dollhouse and turning them into one. Like...glass fronted cabinets, birdhouses...that sort of thing.
I also love owls. I can draw a pretty decent cartoony owl but I'm always on the lookout for something cute and little for my dollhouses.
So when I saw this lantern I had to grab it.
|I mean look at that? Is it not adorable?|
Well...sorta. But that's okay because Owls!
My first step was putting in a floor. And that was pretty simple. Some paper towels and glue to build up the floor around the votive holder in the bottom and then some pretty textured paper on the top of it.
|Ignore the furniture, look at the floor!|
To me the cool thing about birds/owls/winged creatures, is that they don't need to bother with stairs so you can have two or three stories without pesky things like...floors or ladders.
And since this lovely creature was making her home in this little lantern she'd need a place to sleep right?
|Isn't she adorable?|
This Hedwig is a bit younger than canon Hedwig from Harry Potter and she's just learning the craft of being a Post Owl. So she has to study her textbooks.
|I made this myself, can you tell?|
|This took a while to make...I relearned macramé for this.|
|Worth it though because it looks pretty underneath.|
|He was originally a charm.|
|They match nicely I think.|
The cake was another charm and so was the candelabra, I just cut off the loops. The owl pellet container is wooden miniature canister painted with different shades of green nail polish.
I added the upholstery to the chair using my tried and true method of glue and binder lips to hold things in place until the glue dried.
|Hedwig fits on her little chair perfectly.|
|She's not sure if she should study more or have some cake.|
|It is a dilemma... Go for the cake Hedwig! The cake!|