i made this dollhouse for my little friend Joni. she lives in an island house in the winter and on a sailboat in the summer, so she could never have anything big. the solution? a collapsible dollhouse-in-a-bag. we have basically the same problem (well, small house but no boat) so i was thinking ahead to the future for Maxine. She's too little now, but i really wanted to make one.
here are all the rooms:
here's what it looks like not set up:
i ordered the wooden people online, and made everything else out of my stash, except for the walls and floor, which a friend cut at his shop out of birch plywood. i spent about 6 months working on it, off and on, and i'd say the whole thing made good use of my slightly compulsive tendencies.
I gave it to Joni yesterday, and i could tell she liked it because as I was walking away I could hear "And now Joni's going to take a bath and Jonathon's going to sit on the sofa and Nina's..."