Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Brookshire Dollhouse

Builder Sam here.
About ten years ago, my mother-in-law gave me a dollhouse that she had won in an auction.
I loved the house, but I was too intimidated to do anything with it. I decided to collect smaller dollhouses and work on those first so that I would not ruin this house.

A few years later, I came across another house exactly like this one (except for the side extension) and this one became Mr Crumble's bakery.

I found out that this particular house is called the Brookshire and was made by the Walmer company.
For my original Brookshire, I decided that I would make it into a front opening dollhouse (just like I did to Mr Crumble's bakery).
It seems that I tend to destroy all my houses and then rebuild them!!!!
I am sure my mother-in-law would be horrified if she saw what I did to the house she bought for me.

After it was all said and done I realized that it looked lopsided. I took it back to garage to undergo another "bashing" to add another side wing for balance.

For a long time the big old Brookshire has lived in the schoolroom.  It became just another shelf to catch all the overflow books and other school stuff. It was also a perfect place for the cats to hang out and watch the kids do school projects.

About a year ago, I decided that the time had come to finish this house. I undercoated it, but having no inspiration, just put it back into the schoolroom where it has remained a catch-all shelf.

The schoolroom has undergone a series of changes and now the big Brookshire has been given the boot. It has moved into the entryway, and even though it has become a great sleeping place for the cats, it is time to turn it into a dollhouse.

(The actual front of the house has been stored in my closet forever!!!).
Time to get back to the drawing board.

Monday, November 21, 2016

No Skateboarding in the House!!!

"That rule belongs to the children, so surely you are not talking to me," says Nova.

Yes, this rule applies to animals as well!!!!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Destruction and Construction

Hi everyone - Dr Zoe here.
Just a quick update of my house.

Remember the roof with dormers?

I had Builder Sam remove it. The tiny dark attic space was not going to work for me.

Now that the roof has been demolished, it is time for construction to begin.

Renovations can seem overwhelming, but I have complete confidence that it will get done.

Stay well,
Dr Zoe

Thursday, November 10, 2016


A strange rainbow was seen on the office wall. No need to worry - Nova was on it.

But no matter how hard he tried, he just could not catch it!!!!

Sir Snoopy seemed unperturbed but rather amused with the cat's antics.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Dr Zoe's New House - Part One

Hello everyone - Dr Zoe here.
Exciting news. I just bought my first house.

My new house is a front opening model.

Some of the rooms are rather small – I think I shall knock out some walls to make more space.

Oh the wonderful possibilities of a new house.

Enough dreaming. I had better go and write some of my ideas down.
Stay well,
Dr Zoe