Sometimes I regret I didn't take up my hobby of making miniatures sooner, but I was "too cool" for dollhouses and miniatures until I was around 18 years old and thought I could love what ever I wanted. So I bought a lot of new dollhouses =) Mostly Lundby scale, I had no clue there were different scales and that most houses in the world were bigger than our Swedish Lundby. And I started making more miniatures for myself and got a 1:12 scaled house. I did start to make miniatures for others and sold a little online before I realized I could make things for myself too, even do I wasn't over 60 years old ;) ( I thought you had to be around that age to collect dollhouses.... ;) ) I'm glad I've found so many, both collectors and miniature makers through this blog and Facebook.
Lets have a look at my first Lundby dollhouse (1:18 scale) =) I got this house for my 3 year old birthday (I think). I loved it and was very careful with it. And mum said I forbid my 2 years younger brother from moving things around in the house. My need for control started early....
When she saw me packing a purple coat for Jennifer she was very sad she could not have it, so I gave her this blue one that I also made, and she is very happy with it. The doll in the middle is a baby (well it's suppose to be a mother in an older version of these dolls, but we call it baby) That way my daughter have our whole family in miniature =)
And I showed her wooden furniture before, and I hope to give her more of my old Lundby furniture when she gets a little older.
I also wanted to show another of my childhood houses that I loved. This is a smaller scaled house. I have never heard of Pin y Pon and don't know who the manufactor are, but I still love this house and haven't showed it to my daughter yet... I just googled it and saw lots of pictures and finally got tho see how the house looked originally, with one more wall than I have. I can't remember I ever had that wall, I think it was uncompleat when I got it.
La Casa grande Pin y Pon
I always thought this house was really cool! =) Some parts are missing, they were even missing back in the old days when I played with it. Neither mum or me remembers when I got it, but it was when I was a kid.
There is missing one wall, and the doors upstairs have fallen off. You can shut the house by spinning the walls.
I don't know which one is which, if this is Pin or Pon =) I have two dolls, a girl and a boy, I think they look very cute =) Unfortunately her hair is broken, but I glued it in place again =)
You can spin the rooms, here is the bathroom, just spin and you get a new room =)
There are this very cool details like this ironboard, that could be down, to iron on, or up, as a mirror.
The last spin-able room, the kitchen.
The livingroom, with a moveable wall.
Bedroom upstairs. A bed, or if you flip it, a mirror =)
The doors unfortunately broke and fell off when I was a kid, but I still have them.
Pin and Pon
The outside, with flowers and the lamp post, which I really like =)
Hopefully I will be able to trust my daughter with these houses soon =)