Miniature Mouse Tree Dolls House inspired by Brambly Hedge

When I was very little my Mum bought the Jill Barklem Brambly Hedge books for me and I loved them.  I used to paint and draw pictures copied from the books and I had posters on my wall.  I still have my original books and, about a year ago, I read them to my twin 4 year old boys.  I had just finished making my first miniature project (http://madshobbithole.wordpress.com) and was looking for inspiration for my next piece of work whilst waiting for the new Hobbit movie to be released……11 months later, this is the result – a Brambly Hedge inspired Dolls House

The house has now been sold if you are interested in any of my other work, please check my Etsy shop (https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MadsMiniatures?ref=search_shop_redirect) (click to be taken there) or  email me at maddie.chambers@googlemail.com

  

The whole thing is inspired by Crabapple Cottage drawn by Jill Barklem in her wonderful book “Spring Story” (see link below)

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          The frame and bark are completely hand made from scratch – see the post ‘how I made the tree house’ for details

       The laundry room – the towels are made from old baby bibs from when my twins were young and the cloths are strips of ribbon

And of course it had to have Mushrooms!!!  I made these out of Fimo and each one is approx 3mm across so very fiddly! I bought the dressers, but the one in the pantry was not tall enough so I made some more shelves to make it taller to match the one in the book.

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I am quite proud of this fireplace – it is made from scraps of wood, fimo and an old egg whisk! See how I made it here

I made the mouse by modifying a Dolls House Emporium doll – I took off the doll’s head and made a head and hands out of Fimo.

    I made all of the food myself from Fimo and liquid Fimo.

I made the beams from strips of wood – I aged them by whittling down with a craft knife and then used coloured beeswax to stain them.  The fireplace is made from a frame of wood, cement painted to look like stone and sticks from my garden!  I added a flickering bulb from Matlock Miniatures (got all my lights from there too) http://www.matlockminiatures.com/Shop/index1.html

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I could not find a four poster bed to fit the bedrooms, so I custom made them from leftover wood from the ceiling beams

My mum sent me the apple blossom from USA – they have much more selection over there and it looks way more realistic than anything I could find here.  Thanks Mum xxx

I bought the fireplace from a wonderful shop in Chesterfield – The Dolls House Gallery.  If you are a dolls house fan, it’s worth a trip as it is like an Aladdin’s cave!  http://www.dollshousegallery.co.uk/

You can connect with me on Twitter (although I rarely use it I’m more of a facebook person!) @maddsrocks

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107 Responses to “Miniature Mouse Tree Dolls House inspired by Brambly Hedge”

  1. Nancy Ferguson Says:

    This is the greatest thing I have ever seen- just fell in love. Absolutely enchanting and heartwarming.

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