Friday, 23 October 2009

Oh what a night!

Warning - very pic heavy post ahead!!

After a few last minute cancellations we ended up with nine crafty folk around the kitchen table tackling Trixi's Tiny Tavelling Doll's Houses last night in aid of Girls Night In for the Cancer Council.

Bowls of supplies dotted the very bright pink tablecloth (the colour chosen in honour of the occasion, not personal preference!)

Ribbons ready to go with a 'snap' attached - so that if anyone pulls on your doll house it will just come off, or was it merely an excuse to use my new snap press, you decide!


All the girls busy at work. At times they were all quiet as they concentrated on their houses!

The inital order turned to crafty mayhem as ric rac, ribbon, felt, cotton, glue, sequins, scissors, beads and buttons were all handed around among the cups of tea and glasses of wine.

And here are the results.
I've shown the front and back of each house in case you want to take away some of the ideas for inspiration and make your own.
*Please note that not all these houses are for small children so some do have little pieces on them!

Tamara and Netta
Tamara incorporated the sliding door knob that pops the doll out when you pull on it - very cute!
Netta considers herself not crafty at all and surprised herself with her efforts, much to the delight of her small daughter who was a very happy girl this morning.

Felicia and Julie

Check out the garden complete with carrots for Felcia's veggie loving son, and Julie's sparkly flower garden, which one of our girls said looked like it had fairydust on it.

Jacki and Anita opted for colour co-ordinated 'display homes'!!
Check out the super-cute beaded bed linen for their dolls and the stitching on Jacki's 'wood grain' door.


Robyn and Annette's crafting experience showed in their efforts with lots of lovely embellishment


Thanks to all the girls for a great night in chatting, crafting and eating, and in the process raising several hundred dollars for the Cancer Council.

Thanks also to Trixi for allowing me to share her great idea with my friends.

To organise your own Girls Night In, which aims to raise money for breast and gynaecological cancers, visit the Cancer Council.

11 comments:

cherri said...

They look great - how gorgeous!

Natalie said...

They are just adorable! Looks like you had a wonderful night.

Miss Amy said...

Looks like super fun! And the doll houses are gorgeous! :D

trixi said...

I love the houses and all the incredible details that have been added!

Anonymous said...

Hi. Love these little houses. I would like to make one of these for my 4 year old. Where did the little dolls come from?

Pauline Perh said...

Looks really fun to have so many crafters together. The little houses are really cute!

Christina Lowry said...

Awww, they are all so cute. Looks like a great night too! :)

The Handmaden said...

Wow, they all look fantastic, what a great idea to raise money.

Leahdis said...

They all turned out super cute. Well done all.

Miss Prudence said...

these are great! Now upload them to Tixi's flicker album...I must do the same. Trixi will be tickled pink!

snowflakes4sam said...

All of the little dolls homes look beautiful and have provided some wonderful inspiration for christmas decorations for the little, and not so little, people in my family.