The Christmas Tree Room
It all started with the tree. I won the tree in a charity raffle thingie and
just had to build a room for it. I already had the 8x10 frame and some foam core
board, plus a few other items that would really make it special. Click on the
image to see more photos, or go to the
project blog to
follow the stages of the project.
L'il Bea's Log Home
This is an L.L. Bean log cabin dollhouse, modeled on the cabins that Bean owns up
in the Rangely Lakes region of Maine. The rustic, two-room houses are steps from
the water and are named after fly-fishing lures like those you can make when
you attend a fly tying course at their flagship store in Freeport.
I don't have much info about who made the dollhouses, or when and how they
were sold, but I hope to add more details as I discover them. This particular
piece was a flea market find for me in early December of 2005. It made a little
girl who loves log homes VERY happy on Christmas morning! Li'l Bea's face upon
discovering it by the tree was a priceless picture.
This cabin is very sturdily built, just the L.L. Bean style. The furniture
that came with it includes the large bed, chair and dresser upstairs. They
are not scaled or detailed well, but they are very sturdy play toys. I built
the rustic kitchen Realife kit specifically for this house, but I will not be
doing any more projects on this house for a few years. L'il Bea is
having plenty of fun playing and accessorizing it herself for now.
The Baron's Study, Miss Frobishers
If I try really hard, I might get this good in another decade or so! Grazhina
Kayhart is a talented miniatures enthusiast in southern Maine. She has done some
really great pieces. She has a photo album on the Web at
where you can see more of her work.