Wednesday, August 19, 2009


I have decided to use this kitchen set in my Garfield. This photo was taken inside a different dollhouse. Each unit is separate, five pieces in all. I have not finalized the arrangement of the pieces. I think the cream and dark wood will go perfectly with the current color scheme, and the retro look is perfect!

Friday, August 14, 2009

The Garfield Dollhouse Kit Assembly Instructions & Schematics

** CLICK on images for LARGE versions **

These are the assembly instructions and schematics for the Garfield Kit. Every now and then, I get requests from viewers to send them the instructions. So, I thought I might as well post them to the blog ...

Friday, August 7, 2009

Another one of my favorite songs from the movie Parineeta. Funny how I keep finding the Garfield in all these Hindi movies ... noticed the Palladian windows with stained glass details? Or the table lamp with the tulip shade? I've always wanted a music room in my dollhouse, and this would be an excellent inspiration room. By the way, that happens to be Vidya Balan singing in this clip ~ the same actress that was dancing in the clip from Bhool Bhulaiyaa.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Porch Roof

I glued on the porch roof last night. I have decided to keep the railings detachable. That way, I can remove the railings when I am moving the dollhouse, lowering the chance of breaking those delicate gingerbread trims during the move.

A scary thing happened while I was gluing on the roof pieces. I seem to have lost one of the roof panels. Fortunately, this piece was identical to the piece next to it, and I just cut out the piece from scrap hardboard. If you look at the photo below, it's the piece in the middle ...

See the roof shingles in progress?

Monday, August 3, 2009


This is all you need to create the floor/ceiling moldings ...

... well, maybe a paintbrush too!

I bought two packs of skinny sticks from Hobby Lobby, and I still have half a pack left after creating most of the moldings in my Garfield. At under $10 for both packs, the skinny sticks were considerably cheaper than using dollhouse molding pieces. I painted them with dark brown craft paint, and coated them with high gloss varnish for added durability. I loved the fact that I could cut them at neat angles with regular pliers, and didn't have to bother with the miter saw.

A Word on Paper Clay

If you are thinking of using paper clay for an upcoming project, you might be interested in reading the review by Nikki Rowe of Witch and Wizard Miniatures. This article was of special interest to me because I really want to use paper clay for the exterior of the Garfield.

Here is the link: