I’ve started to make some doll house furniture.  I’ve been wanting to do this for a few months now.  My kids love playing with doll houses.  I bent a little chair out of wire, and finally found a use for the awesome hand printed fabric scraps I got from Umbrella Prints.  Got out the hot glue gun, cut some wood scraps and found a tree twig in the back yard.  I’d been envisioning this furniture for a long time, so it was nice to finally make it.

I also had this cool faux fur so I cut a little circle rug, which “really ties the room together”. I’ve finished making a simple modern doll house too, but I’ll photograph that when I have it all furnished. I see how this doll house thing could be addicting. It’s really fun. The kids are really excited, too.

Update: See the entire dollhouse here!

20 Responses
  1. Jen Marvin

    I am totally impressed! Love the modern aesthetic. I checked out umbrella prints too – thanks for the recommendation. I just adore your blog!

  2. Hanna

    I just found Your blog, and I'm loving it already :)
    Thank you for so many great and inspiring, colorful ideas to try with my little son.
    You seem to become famous here in Finland!

  3. amy prior

    So glad you found such a great use for our Trimmings! My daughter would love that covered chair for her doll's house and I'd love it enlarged to big person-size and in my living room! x!

  4. Kate Bruning

    That's fantastic – my husband made our children a great post modern doll's house and we put it away for a little while (the boys were getting a little blase) – time to get it out again I think.

  5. Jules

    Hi Joel,
    I saw your "Daddy story" on Bloesem Kids and subsequently decided to visit your websites. You are truly inspiring and clearly a wonderful Dad. I have no doubt though, there's an equally wonderful Mum behind the scenes! Your twins are gorgeous – I also have a 3 year old daughter – what a fun age! Thanks for sharing, I will keep posted on your blog to see what fun activities you do next!

  6. Molly W.

    Is the "rug tying the room together" a Big Lebowski reference? :) I'm in the Portland area too, fun to see other crafty/creative folks in the area!

  7. Joel Henriques

    Thanks for all the comments everybody! And yes, I love The Big Lebowski. I quote from that movie all the time. And yeah, tons of crafty stuff goes on in Portland for sure!

  8. Sarah

    How lovely and inspiring! I am the proud owner of two recently acquired dolls houses and cannot wait to start making little pieces of furniture!

  9. Bess

    your doll houses are so wonderful! i found your work via Lobster and Swan. I hope you don't mind, I used your first image of this post on my own blog (credited to you, of course) for my post on small business.

  10. Jaya

    This looks really wonderful.
    I can't wait to try this out with my daughter.. She is just 14 months.. So I would have to wait a while..
    How old are Tess and Jack?