December 17, 2013 by multiracialsky
We’ve put together quite a collection over the years of tiny people and animals, along with furniture and other accessories. My partner crafted an amazing doll tree house one winter, from scrap wood and a wobbly set of natural wood blocks. For solstice morning, I arranged the tree house along with a wrap-around tableau including tiny tables, a slide, and a full stable. We mixed mostly pieces from our existing toy collection with a few new surprises. There were baskets, rocks, and scraps of fabric for endless pretend play.
I’ve spent some time over the past 12+ years researching and collecting a multiracial set of dolls for our home. We have a couple families of the now discontinued Half-Penny people, as well as a conglomerate of Black ballerinas, a blue-haired punk rocker, and a few of these gorgeous (and expensive!) Waldorf-style dollhouse dolls.
The doll tree house was the sorry victim of a preschool friend who mistook it for a stool. My childhood dollhouse torqued and again unglued into countless pieces during our last move. However, the dolls and furniture live on.
Pattern for a felt dollhouse and furniture
Modern dollhouse for larger dolls
Instructions for making a portable orange juice carton dollhouse
Artsy stacked box house