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Doll House 1/12 Scale

Made by Stan Schaap and Susan Kramer

 

 

Finished Doll House – story below this photo:

 

February 27, 2021 – Doll house furniture arrived from Great Britain. The photo above doll house was captured by Stan Schaap of a frozen canal in Amsterdam. See the process below. There are 2 photos on the middle floor living room. The sidewall is a copy of the newly discovered Van Gogh painting of Montmarte, Paris, France. The photo on back wall shows my children and most grands in January 2019 in San Francisco. Photos 8. and 9. Below are close ups. 10. Shows pictures on walls.

 

 

 

Story:

 

1. December 2020 – In our house something good came out of 2020, and that was this doll house created by my hubby, Stan Schaap for me, Susan Kramer. (Stan building; me decorating. In the two photos with me I am wearing sweat pants under my denim skirt.) I’ve always wanted a lady’s doll house after being inspired by viewing those on display at the Rijksmuseum, and the Amsterdam Historical Museum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Stan agreed to design and create this doll house and table for me using his artisan woodworking skills. He installed overhead electric lights in each room, with two in the larger room. We ordered the wooden doll house family of grandmother, grandfather, mother, father, boy child, girl child, and baby girl. So far the plans for the rooms are: top left: bathroom and nursery; top right: parents’ bedroom; middle level: living room and nook for grandparents’ bed; bottom left: kids’ room with bunk bed under stairs; bottom right: country kitchen and dining.

 

 

 

2. December 2020 – The doll house is coming to life. We ordered the window frames and staircases. Stan designed and constructed the table it sits on, also.

 

 

 

 

3. December 2020 – Stan applied warm oak varnish to the cabinet framing wood and table.

 

 

 

4. December 2020 – The doll rooms stack inside the frame for ease in moving, assembling, and wallpapering.

 

 

 

5. January 5, 2021 – I layed in hardwood slat floors and stained them with a warm oak varnish. Then Stan added the narrow strips of trim on the front. I am thrilled with the result – my lady’s dollhouse.

 

 

 

6. January 11, 2021 – Baby Rebecca in her new bassinet. I made the the basket from the bottom of a large plastic ketchup container. The rim is covered with clear tape and pre-gathered lace hand-sewn on to the outside edge. The mattress is folded lace bias binding. She's in the living room of the new doll house. 🌷

 

 

 

7. February 27, 2021 – Doll house furniture arrived from Great Britain. The photo above doll house was captured by Stan Schaap of a frozen canal in Amsterdam.

 

 

 

8. February 27, 2021

 

 

 

9. February 27, 2021

 

 

10. February 27, 2021 – close up of middle floor showing pictures on wall: Left is Van Gogh – Montmarte, Paris, France; back wall my children and most of my grands.

 

 

11. April 3, 2021   I’m making “3-D paper dolls” now – Here are 2 of Falkor – resting on the settee and sitting up at Oma’s feet. Great fun!

 

 


Article and photographs copyright Susan Kramer and Stan Schaap

Susan’s email: susan@susankramer.com

Susan’s website: http://www.susankramer.com

Stan’s website: http://www.stanschaap.com

 

 

 Email: susan@susankramer.com

 

Ebook and Paperback Patterns by Susan Kramer:

 

Royal Smocked Dress Pattern for 18 Inch Dolls

Inspired by the dresses of Princess Charlotte of the UK. Here are full size pattern pieces and instructions for making short sleeve smocked dresses to fit 18inch (45cm) American Girl, other American historical dolls, Corolle dolls, Gotz Precious Day Girl Dolls, and dolls with similar body types. Plus instructions to make your doll a half slip and crinoline. The model above is my American Girl doll, Gwen. Information page.

Key words: smocked doll dress, Princess Charlotte style dress, 18 Inch doll dress pattern, embroidery, smocking, doll house in book cover

Language: English

18 pages; 8.5 x 11 inch PDF ebook of full size pattern pieces and instructions.

Link to Buy:

PDF

 

 

Charlotte Doll Body and Dress Full Size Patterns

Inspired by doll of Laura Ingalls Wilder

E-patterns by Susan Kramer

 

 

Clothes Patterns for Preemies - Premature Babies

ebook of full size patterns

 

Boy Doll Clothes 18 Inches and Smaller

Paperback or Ebook of full size patterns

 

 

 

Elsa and Anna Dress Patterns

For 18 Inch Dolls

 

 

Shirley Temple 12 Inch Doll

Bodysuit Pattern

E-pattern by Susan Kramer

 

Child's Jumper Pattern

E-pattern by Susan Kramer

 

Raggedy Andy Doll Clothes Pattern

For 15 to 18 Inch Dolls

E-pattern by Susan Kramer

 

Charlotte Doll Body and Dress Full Size Patterns

Inspired by doll of Laura Ingalls Wilder

E-patterns by Susan Kramer

 


Paperback or Ebook by Susan Kramer

How to Sew Cloth Dolls and Costumes
How to Sew Cloth Dolls and Costumes by Susan Kramer


Paperback or Ebook by Susan Kramer

Medium Doll Clothes with Full Size Patterns
Medium Doll Clothes with Full Size Patterns - ebook by Susan Kramer

 

Baby Christening Gown
E-pattern
by Susan Kramer

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Royal Bridesmaid
18 Inch Doll Dress Pattern

E-pattern by Susan Kramer
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Bunny Doll E-Pattern by Susan Kramer


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page created December 23, 2020; updated January 11, 2021; February 27, 2021; April 3, 2021

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