I have been sort of obsessed with dollhouse for a while now. Do you know anything about them? I have really only scratched the surface but it’s an entire world that fascinates me. I wasn’t interested in dolls at all as a child but I was obsessed with tiny things and fully realized worlds that I would creat. I’m also fascinated by the projectness of decorating one, if that makes any sense.
Jenny, the Bloggess, actually sparked my obsession back in 2009, when she posted pictures of the haunted dollhouse she had been working on for 10 years. It’s an homage to her favorite horror books and it’s absolutely fantastic. The attention to detail is amazing! More photos here.
It seems to me that it’s important to choose when and where your dollhouse is from the get go. Since Jenny has totally nailed the haunted thing, I’m thinking I would most like to make a World War II, small English village dollhouse. Think Foyle’s War. Or maybe a crime scene dollhouse to go along with my love of mysteries.
I’ve done a little internet investigating and I can’t seem to find a dollhouse to be decorated that isn’t a kit. I’m not so good at the building part, so I’d rather find one fully assembled. Also, even the un-put-together kits are mad expensive! These are three of my favorites and they are all between $250 and $400, unassembled. Click on the picks for buying options.
The fun part is furnishing your dollhouse with people, furniture and everything else. Etsy is a great place to find just anything you have in your actual house in miniature form.
A collection of butterflies, presumably for a tiny entomologist
Just when you thought this post couldn’t get weirder, Minute Grave Rubbings, from the tombstones of tiny, fictional dead people.
A Garage Sale Sign, for when your tiny family gets fed up with all the stuff you’ve been buying for their house
It doesn’t take much research to figure out that the people who are into dollhouses are committed, and I honestly don’t have that kind of time for a hobby in my life right now. But someday, when things slow down, I will build a dollhouse.
Do you have a dollhouse or some other hobby that you long to do but just don’t have the time for? I’d love to hear about it.