Friday, September 6, 2013

Prince George Cross Stitch and Doll houses

 Still dithering about which large Prince George Sampler to stitch. I do like the Riverdrift one and might buy it. Meanwhile I found this mini  Pr George ornament and the much larger Queen cross stitch on Etsy.  I have started the Queen already, easy enough to stitch and should look impressive when complete. I had to hide a lot of UFO stuff away to start this one.
 Another mini cushion from Sheena Rogers. One or both the mini x stitches could be used in one of my doll houses, either as a floor rug, wall hanging or part of a bed quilt.
 A doll house portrait of the new parents with baby George.
 Remember this doll house? Sadly waiting to be renovated for at least 2 years now while others have come and gone or sometimes stayed. It somehow didn't inspire me and I could no longer 'see' what to do with it.
It went to the op shop this week, I hope it can find a happy new home.
 Then I found this one at the Saturday market last week and I feel inspired again,
 I've already removed the stairs to make it easier to paint and paper the stairs and room and the roof has been painted grey. I had thought I might put the stairs in a different place (as per Homes Under The Hammer). Or do I need stairs at all? I could block up the hole in the bedroom floor and so have a larger bedroom. Or the stairs could lead nowhere and be used for display only. I must keep reminding myself that I will not be living in this house and it won't be inspected by the council for safety.
 Stairs for display only. They did lead to the bathroom but I blocked the opening to fit the bathroom suite I wanted.
 This house has no stairs and never did, I haven't missed them.
 The stairs in this one still lead to the bedroom and are also used for display. There are no stairs to the bathroom because that was a later addition. I've also added attic space to this one for storage as I thought the bathroom ceiling too high. In my REAL house, the one I  live in I don't have a basement, cellar, attic or loft. I think I have loft envy so I am pleased to have one in a doll house.
This very pretty crocheted cloth, seen also in the house above is someone's UFO. It came from the op shop in a bag with cottons and the pattern. The pattern is from The Australian Woman's Mirror dated December 25th 1945. I'm so pleased I can find a use for it after all these years.


  1. I was in a store called "All Things British" (or something like that) in Victoria that had a whole bunch of Royal memorabilia. I thought of you! :)
    Love those little doll houses!
    xo Catherine

  2. Doll house are pretty and delicate. It needs lots of care in painting and putting all those mini furniture in.

  3. The doll house is a masterpiece ! How cute and really cozy that I wished I could live in there ! You are a real professional !
    William has put some lipstick on, lol !