Saturday, January 30, 2010

A tiny project and a big, new project...

It have been sometime since I wanted to make this. My friend Arantxa gifted me with a lovely Heidi Ott top hat. Lovely, yes, but also plain. So my lady vampire friend insisted that I needed to embellish it up for her. This is how it was before:

And how it was after:

Nothing fancy, as you see, but enough to make it a riding top hat suited for a lady. Here is a pic of it hanging in the hall of the house:


The big project is something that I have been wanting to do for some time. I know that I'm not very original, and that there are people here in blogland doing it as well, but as a big fan of Tim Burton, I was dying to make a Sweeny Todd dollhouse. And recently I found a house that seems made precisely for that. Here it is:

Isn't it perfect? It even has the exterior stairs, and the place for Mrs. Lovett shop has a central door and two windows. But sadly for me, I don't have the room to have another dollhouse. I was quite upset about this, when my husband suggested that I could make a room box, because those can be hung up on the wall, and I became all excited again. I know it's not the same, but what I enjoy most is the decorating part, rather than the building up. So I am now in the hunt for a nice room box, and I can't wait to begin. I will probably make Mrs. Lovett's place first. I love the Tonsorial Parlor, but the posiblities for a meat shop are more wide. After all, Mr. Todd's room is almost empty...

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Arantxa said...

Me encanta como lo has tuneado!!Esta precioso

I like so much the change to hat

Hugs and Kisses!!

Annie said...

Love the hat after you´ve added details....And the Sweeny Todd store... what a great idea! I´m really looking forward to follow the store as it developes...

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

I want this house!! This is the perfect house for Sweeney, just wonderful. Id have to have it idf I were you, nothing else would do, are you sure you can make room!!!!! So excited to see your project and find you blog!! Kate xx