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Wednesday, 8 January 2014

WOYWW...long time no see :-)

Happy Wednesday to you all....and for those that I have't already wished a Happy New Year to I really do hope 2014 is a great one for you all.  I'm sure one or two of you will have missed my Wednesday ramblings and for that I'm sorry but, just sometimes, life gets in the way and something has to give.  Our Christmas break was filled to capacity with the festivities and dismantling and boxing up of our home in readiness for the move.  Alas we don't have a moving date as yet but Christmas and New Year has sort of got in the way a little.  Needless to say things are starting to get done now so hopefully we should know more some time soon....will keep you posted. :-)

So, what have I been up to in my spare time?....yes I have had a little and have had a distraction project to give me something else to think about during the night when, with all the excitement anxiety apprehension exhaustion, 'busy head' thinking has kept me awake.....and that is what I'm sharing with you today.

It is an on going project but here's how it's going so far....




You take an old dolls house, strip it bare, paint it through, carpet it with furnishing fabric and with a little imagination...





...you end up with the beginnings of a fantasy/fairy/pixie house


These were drawer knobs in their former life....now pixie toadstools

You buy some wooden dolly pegs....


....you add a little skin coloured paint to the faces and then you let your imagination run wild using Pinterest for inspiration.




Many happy minutes have been spent having fun creating some characters to play with in the house.

I hope you have enjoyed my quick catch up today.  I will do my best to call on as many as I can to see what you've all been up to in between the joys of packing and organising all that goes with the house move.
Hugs,
Annie x

40 comments:

Twiglet said...

Very special Annie!!

Helen said...

Still waiting for our beloved leader to post, so no number - but wanted to drop by - so glad I did! This house transformation is just wonderful!! Have a great day, and I hope you get a completion date soon. xx Helen

Deanne said...

love the painting on the house, cant wait to see the big reveal :)

fairy thoughts said...

The first wow of the year Annie I wander who it's for ? Think I can guess. Me thinks it took a bit longer than a little time, love the mushroom knobs.... Genius, hope all is well at the dunnits seems julia has had a lay in
Janet

KC'sCourt! said...

WOW! Love the recycled knobs
Julie xxxxxxxxxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

For someone who has so much on her plate already, you have been extremely busy making crafty dolls and fairy palaces.

I'd take that house. It looks like it might be much easier to heat than the one I live in (grin).

I know it's dastardly cold, but I'll be by with something on Friday. It may not be anything funny, but I'll give it a try, anyway. So thanks for the visit and see you on Friday.

Sandy said...

What a wonderful pixie hose and your little pixies that live in it are just darling. I love the little pirate and superman what fun they are..
Happy WOYWW
Sandy :) #4

Erika said...

OOOh, I love your pixies and the pixie house! So beautiful to see :)
Greetings
from Erika #13

Sue - said...

Just love your house and all the fun little people!

Ria Gall said...

Hi Annie
I love how much hard work you put in to your little people each one looking different and dressed so well. The house looks amazing and good luck with your house move
Have a great WOYWW today and enjoy the rest of your week
Hugs Ria #6

inkymonkimoo said...

Oh wow! Your fairy house is awesome and I love the toadstools! My little girl would be in her element with something like that.

Zoe #39

Anne said...

Hello Annie - and WOW the little house and pixie's are gorgeous - you are such a talented lady. Some little people are going to have such fun. Hope you get a date for the move soon. Take care and thank you for your encouraging comments on my blog. Hugs Anne x #41

tilly said...

what a brilliant project and such fun little people, can I come to play lol
Tilly

mamapez5 said...

That is wonderful Annie. So much love has gone in to it. I hope you have a moving date soon. My poor son's buyer has withdrawn at the last minute so they are back to square one and feeling very down right now, but it will happen eventually I'm sure. Kate x

Julia Dunnit said...

Not one to sit back and breathe really, are you!I t's a gorgeous addition to play time at nanny Annie's, it will be so so well used. Love the toadstools and the long pointy hats....so cute!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That house and characters are absolutely amazing...I love the knight especially! You are a very talented woman, I do like seeing what you do :-)
Keeping fingers crossed for this sale....
Hugs, LLJ 2 xx

by Gill said...

goodness Annie, you created all that in your spare time? You are a wonderwoman. Am i told old to have a house like that it looks great fun.

Gill xx

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Oh that is just adorable. Thanks for taking the time to stop by today, when you have so much going on. A Happy New Year to you too xx

Hettie said...

WOW! These are fabulous. Love the toadstools!
Hugs
xx

famfa said...

Gorgeous project. Well done you. Lovely little dollies, won't the kids have fun playing with this. Happy new year, thanks for visiting. Good luck wit your move
Famfa 68

Gita said...

OMG! This fairy house is going to look fab! Looks like you are having alot of fun with it...Brigita #80

Lisa-Jane said...

Wow, how cute are they?! I love the idea of the door knobs too. I'm surprised you have time for anything with moving house. Happy New year #39

Tertia said...

My grandies would love a little house like that, you are very clever.
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #50

MaggieC said...

What a lovely project, and what a great present for someone special. I love your dolly peg people, they look so bright and cheerful. Thank you for your visit. I shall probably bring out most of the hand made cards again next year. They are too special for just one outing. Hope you have a good week and your project carries on as well as it has so far. xx Maggie #24

Krisha said...

LOVE IT!!!!
Such a clever and wonderful project.
Good luck with the move.
Krisha #85

glitterandglue said...

Beautiful, Annie, and lots of fun!
Well done.
Margaret #45

BumbleVee said...

how cute they all are! I particularly love the little white angel and the two tiny gnomes top right.... I'll be right over to play....

Laura said...

Wow Annie! Such a variety of dollies and I love that door knobs become toadstools. I'll be filingthat away in my brain :) that has to come in handy somewhere along the line!
Happy Wednesday
Laura
54

Kate MacDonald said...

Love it!
See Pinterest has it's uses after all!
Pleased you're on the move, good luck with it all.
Happy New Year!
CKx

Lynn Holland said...

So much fun.
So much love
So happy little people

lisa said...

How fantastic, Annie. I love those toadstools and all your little people too. You are so talented.
Hugs Lisax #17

Jackie said...

WOW.... It all looks great ... Super little people and those toadstools!
Jackie 7

Lea.H said...

oh my gosh this is so cute, i love it!! Lx

Nan G said...

Love it! So clever! OMG those today stools are to die for! And the peeps/fairies...lucky twinks. Happy WOYWW! Nan G #76

Neet said...

You are amazing! Did you know that? How on earth do you think up these ideas, what a wonderful play those little ones will have with this (and mums too no doubt). And all of this whilst in the throes of moving.
Hope your date comes at the right time for you.
Happy New Year and thanks for visiting earlier.
Hugs, Neet xx

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Annie,

What a cute little pixie house! Love the little inhabitants - especially the fairy.

I'm slowly getting around to visiting desks.
Happy WOYWW
Peace, Kay (42)

okienurse said...

Awesome fairy house Annie. The grandees are going to be so happy with it...are you going to give it up? I have been so absent of late that I didn't know you were moving. Are you going far? Hope to see you next week. Vickie #104

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm sorry I'm so late getting around this week, Annie! Now that I can finally visit, Blogger is messing around with my comments - frustrating!

You did an amazing job with the refurbished doll house and the little dwellers are adorable!! I want you to adopt me!!

Happy Belated WOYWW and enjoy the rest of the week! I hope all goes well with the move details! Hugs, Darnell #12

Elizabeth said...

Gosh Annie, these little people are so special and that house ... you do set the bar high for us grandmothers :)Your grandchildren are going to love the fairy house. Elizabeth (the very late WOYWWer) x #71

Spyder said...

I love these they are soooo cute!! (great for Christmas trees as well!)

(Lyn))