Monday, 7 February 2011

My Retirement Project

I thought I would stray from my usual posts and show you my retirement project. When I was a child I had to stay with my Aunt while my Mother was in Hospital and while I was there I watched my cousin play with her huge dollhouse and envied her. I say watched because she would not allow me to touch it! Children can be mean to each other can't they. Ever since I was old enough my plan has been to build my own dolls house, I want to make as much as possible myself and to make it as true as I can to the period. So I bought the case for a Georgian house and now I can take my time getting it right.

I was born and raised in a Georgian Terraced house so I have a good insight into the type of house I am making but I am still doing a lot of research to make sure of the details. In the pictures the case is only held together with masking tape. I am going to put brick on the outside walls so I am not going to assemble the case permanently until that is done. I will post about the progress I make on my house occasionally but I don't expect that to be very often as I have a lot to learn.


  1. Wow what a project, it will be beautiful when you are done especially since it will be made with your hands :)


  2. What a brilliant project. I made one from a kit and loved every minute of it. Check out the Dolls House Emporium for period bits and pieces, but be warned this can get quite an expensive hobby! My daughter's has got window boxes in all 8 of her Georgian windows and they were about £5 each! They look great though. Can't wait to read updates about your project :)

  3. What a lovely project to undertake, I saw a finished house similar to this at a doll fayre and it looked amazing.

    Toni :o)

  4. Wow what an amazing project! I think it's great that you're recreating a period house, and really hope that you do let us see updates every now and then, would love to see how you're getting on with it :D

  5. Oooh Pretty!, I've got a Tudor style one that I was given 2 years ago & I just haven't got around to renovating it yet, can't wait to see what you do with it


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