Saturday, September 13, 2014

French Paneled Roombox



I have such a soft spot for french paneled walls and dirty french paneled walls are even better :) 

This sweet over sized roombox sold very quickly. If you'd like to custom order one I have room for one in October before the holiday break. The cost as shown is $275 
You can email me directly if you're interested. JoyfulGirlGypsyH@aol.com

(here is the Etsy shop listing)
The whole thing has been done in a cottage cream paint then dirtied and aged by hand. The floor is a warm honey color and goes with the walls beautifully. Working door 

I have not added crown molding because I wasn't sure if it would take away from the wall paneling, I will leave that up to the buyer and if you'd like the molding I'll be happy to add it. 

The paneled walls are a lot more time consuming so that's why this box is a little more than regular finished roombox price and also why I don't offer them very often :)

This roombox is oversized and will have to be shipped flat. The height from the floor to the top of the wall trim is 17" so it should work for all playscale dolls. 

Made with hardwoods, pine and MDF. This room is ready to ship and will be mailed out within three business days. 








Friday, September 12, 2014

Follow your Heart little Jack


We ran across this sweet little fella at a local shop and decided to bring him home and make him a few little treasures before sending him on a far away journey to explore the world... or your house, whichever you choose. We've named him Jack 

He is the softest little creamy colored bear and is ten inches from toes to the tip of his ear. His little ears are lined in a print fabric. He has a pair of soft denim overalls with a pirate print fabric to accent, a vest, corduroy explorer hat and matching jacket and a pair of blue corduroy cargo shorts. He even has a tiny little boy tie for when he's feeling fancy, maybe he's going to tea ;)

Jack has a tiny wooden hand painted and aged chest with paper inside to store his favorite toys or souvenirs from his adventures. We also made him a tiny paper pirate map to lead the way. 

He comes in a pretty blue and brown vintage style suitcase with a handle that doubles as his bed. He has a pirate print pillow case with a pillow inside, a very cozy quilt, a hand tufted cotton mattress that lays in the bottom of the suitcase and a matching bunting banner. 

If you'd like to adopt Jack you can find him in our Etsy shop or you can email me at JoyfulGirlGypsyH@aol.com he's a one of a kind little guy and would be a great holiday treat. 

Hope you're all having a wonderful Friday xoxoxoxo










Thursday, August 28, 2014

Fall Roombox Ordering



It's hard to believe that August is almost over and September will be starting soon! I LOVE fall and cooler weather so I am very excited and looking so forward to it and of course I'm always looking forward to the last few months of the year and the fact that I am nearer to the holidays.  

When it comes to commissions and working on orders by month you have to plan things out a little more in advance in a block style format. So things will work a little differently this time of year. There are THREE more slots for roomboxes this year. One more for September and Two for October. Everything will be completed and ready to ship by the end of October/First week of November.

I will be not be taking any custom orders for the months of November or December. The only things that will be in the shop after the middle of October are finished and ready to ship items. Ordering will resume as usual in January.

If you'd like to reserve a slot just email me here and payment is not due until the week before I start your order. I am accepting layaway on all three slots ;)

I can finally say I'm caught up which is a huge relief. It only took me nine months since we moved to get here ;)  I cannot thank everyone enough for being patient. I appreciate it more than you will ever know.

The current work list is: 
Vivienne and Tina (that I'm working on)
Emma and Cheri (next week both will be started)

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Sending lots of love xoxoxo

Monday, August 18, 2014

Shabby Sewing

Samar's sewing box is so sweet and I had to share photos. I'll be uploading full photos of it later this week to the "furnished rooms" tab over on the side. Just as I've always said, everything is cuter in miniatures...




Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Little Blue Cottage Furnished..

As you know, The Little Blue Cottage sold and the lady who purchased the house also wanted it furnished. I'm sure she had no idea how long it would take for me to get it all put together but these things are sometimes just out of my control. I wanted everything to be perfect and I do love the way the final house came together.

I want to take a few minutes to share photos of it with you all and to thank her a million times over for being so patient while we poured our hearts into this little project, hopefully it will bring her and her family so much joy. And I hope you all will enjoy seeing the final result <3<3

So welcome one final time to the Little Blue Cottage.... 









Please.. come inside :)

( Oh and to my darling friend Vicky Lovejoy, Please tell me you can make another of these mug racks? It was perfect for the space) 













Sunday, July 20, 2014

Be Kind to Others


(In looking for a photo for this blog post I found this adorable children's art print and it can be found here at RoseHill Design Studio on Etsy )

Be kind to others, it so simple and I am constantly reminded of it and so happy and thankful to see it on a daily basis. It may be something so simple as the man who held the door for me the other day at the mall and then smiled the sweetest smile and told me to have a wonderful day, or a message from a friend but the kindness makes and impact on me. If we all focused on being kind to those who were in our lives, we'd all be better off and much happier. 

With normal life stress, being so busy lately and being a "little" (ok a lot) behind on custom orders I was feeling so overwhelmed and down on myself the other night and I just went to sleep feeling discouraged.  When I woke up the next morning I had a convo in the Etsy shop from a stranger who had just discovered our little shop. It was the type of  message that comes on a dark night when you need encouragement to keep going and I'll tell you the honest truth, I was ready to stop building and stop creating all together. It was her taking the time to write a stranger and say something kind, something she didn't have to say that gave me a little nudge to keep working. Now, it may not have seemed like a lot to her, but to me that next day, it meant the world. So it's kindness that we should all be so thankful for in our own lives and also share with others. 

A smile to a stranger, holding the door, taking time to message a friend, or maybe send a surprise package.. they may seem like no big deal to you but you never know what they might do for the other person. 

Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead, sending love your way ....  xoxoxoxo

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Feeling Blue


I've just finished a new Playscale room for the shop with a pale blue floor and the last remaining piece of my favorite vintage paper. The opposite wall is painted in the same color blue as the floor but the floor has heavy aging/dirtying. I think it turned out very sweetly like a little cottage. The exterior is painted in a cottage cream with white trim inside and out.  This is a one of a kind box in 1:6 scale and ready to ship next week. It is currently listed in the shop so you won't have to wait the usual six weeks for a custom order. 

Unfortunately I cannot accept layaway on this box but if you would like to use the Summer layaway option please place a custom order in my shop. If interested in purchasing this little room you can see it in the Etsy Shop or feel free to Email me JoyfulGirlGypsyH@aol.com 

Hope you're having a beautiful weekend xoxoxox