The last two mornings the girlie and I have been working on a craft project. I see a sturdy, unused, cardboard box and all I see are possibilities. 🙂 So, this time, we made a three level dollhouse for all of her little princesses and polly pocket dolls.
The first day I found a box with a flap I could cut off to create the second floor. Folded the ends under and trimmed a bit off, while the girlie painted wall paper and designed flooring. We also washed out some juice boxes and set them out to dry.
Today we glued in all the flooring and wallpaper. Wrapped up the beds, and cut out headboards and foot-boards…. glued them all together and glued the beds into place. We made a table from a fruit cup container and a round piece of paper. The girlie cut out plates and glued paper food onto each plate, which were glued onto the table (which was also glued into place). A couple finishing touches – like the construction paper pool filled with tissue paper water. And it was complete.
All in all, a pretty easy little project that I know Lily-Ann will enjoy playing with for quite a while. Who knows how long it will last… but hey! It was made entirely from repurposed trash and paper, so however long it lasts is good by me. 🙂
Here are some pictures of her new dollhouse:
As a crafty type, and an environmentalist, I really enjoy working with repurposed items. So, when I found a tattered old peasant style dress in a bin of things on their way out of my parents house, I grabbed it. The dress was a size small ladies, in a really unattractive cut. LOL But the fabric was a beautiful cotton, wearing through in places, but still lovely. I couldn’t resist turning it into something new and lovely for the wee girlie. So here she is… spinning and LOVING her new “princess dress”. 😀
I’m all about ecological design… in all it’s various sundry forms. This particular shot happens to be of my bag (a laptop bag I’m using as a purse). It’s a Rumah Kampung bag, the ABBY flatpack. The designer takes old mens suits and repurposes them into gorgeous bags and purses. Really beautiful work. I’ll be highlighting them in an upcoming piece at Pure Greenius (http://www.puregreenius.ca/) so I suppose this is a bit of a sneak peek. LOVE my bag!
You can get your own upcycled eco suit bag at http://RumahKampung.etsy.com/