Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Diorama Update Plus New Cupcake Cottage Dollhouse!

Today's the day! I'll be installing my miniature diorama at Green Bean Books this afternoon. I'll be putting up a brand-new miniature scene, and it's a big secret until the unveiling! I'll show it to you in an upcoming blog post. Now, on to some exciting dollhouse news! ;-)

Cupcake Cottage dollhouse dreams!

I won this Greenleaf Storybook Cottage dollhouse kit on eBay for a steal. I was so happy, because I've been wanting to make a girlie shabby chic bakery for a while now, and this house will be perfect for it! I've been calling it "Cupcake Cottage" in my mind for months now. :-)  I'm thinking something like Shop Cinderella Moments (this post) meets Once Upon a Time (this post) meets Knotty By Nature (this post) and Petitevictorianrose (this post)!

It won't be red--it'll be cupcake frosting pink!

I'm still in the dreaming stage, but Cupcake Cottage has wanted to express itself for a while now, so I have a pretty good idea of where I'm going to go with it. It's all about vintage, pink, shabby chic, girlie fun!!!

Once I create the story behind the dollhouse (the who, what, where, when, and how of it), the dollhouse will almost create itself. At least that's what happened when I got that kind of clarity around the Lovers Cottage, with the help of some fantastic comments from all of you. :-) Until next time.... xoxo Jennifer

64 comments:

  1. how wonderful on both news fronts Jennifer! Looking forward to the ongoing posts!
    Hugz J x

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  2. Great news!
    Good luck with diorama and the new cottage!!!:)
    Hugs

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  3. exciting news! can't wait for more!!!

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  4. Una gran noticia.
    Buena suerte con el diorama y la casa nueva.
    besitos ascension

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  5. Hooray for cupcakes!!! :D Looking forward to seeing your progress.

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  6. Cool news :) Sound like a lot of fun and I myself just love the vintage and girly look :D have fun with your project ;)

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  7. Good luck with your diorama.
    Congratulations for the new cottage. You have a wonderful project to make. Have fun.

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  8. I can't wait to see your diorama.
    What a beautiful plan you've got for this dollhouse. I love this idea.
    Geneviève

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  9. Thank you, Jazzi! That's very sweet of you to say, and I appreciate your support! :-) Jennifer

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  10. Thank you, The Old Maid! I will need and use your good luck! ;-) Thank you for your support of my work! :-) Jennifer

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  11. Hi anna! Yes, there'll be more soon! ;-) Thank you for your thoughtful comment! :-) Jennifer

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  12. Hola Ascension! Thank you for the good luck and kind wishes! :-) Jennifer

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  13. Yes, hooray for cupcakes! You like cupcakes too, otterine? Maybe we should get a batch and keep them for ourselves. ;-) I'm partial to pink frosting myself! ;-) Jennifer

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  14. Hi Dinsku! Thank you for your supportive comment! You like the vintage and girlie look too? Yes, I can see that in your cute cottage! :-) Jennifer

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  15. Hi Drora! Thank you for sending good luck--I will use it! :-) Yes, this sounds like a really fun project--and it's time for some fun! :-) Jennifer

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  16. Thank you, Genevieve! I appreciate your support around my diorama. So glad you like the Cupcake Cottage idea--it will be fun to do! :-) Jennifer

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  17. Cupcake cottage, yum, cannot wait to see, how it will look like! My Greenleaf house is "Arthur". All the best luck with your diorama :))

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  18. The diorama sounds interesting. It's gonna be good!!
    I LOVE the cupcake cottage. You will have so much fun. It's so nice of you to mention my doughnut shop. And thanks for entering my giveaway too!
    hugs
    Caroline

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  19. that is a very nice house, I am looking forward to see what you do with it.

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  20. Great projects. Good luck!
    Bye Faby

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  21. Hi Sanne! Yum! is right! I love looking at all the cupcake-themed stuff! It looks so tasty! So you have the Arthur? Looks like they're very similar, but you have more rooms and a cuter front porch! I'd love to see more of your house! :-) Jennifer

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  22. Hi Caroline! Thank you sooooo much for your supportive comment! Yeah, I'm going to have a lot of fun with both! I LOVE your doughnut shop--it's adorable! And your giveaway is fantastic--thanks for the opportunity to join! :-) Jennifer

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  23. Thank you, Klara! It will be fun to show the progress as I go along! :-D Jennifer

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  24. Thank you, Fabiola! I appreciate your kind words! :-) Jennifer

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  25. Hi Jennifer,
    I'm really excited after reading this post :0) Seriously my heart is beating faster and I have a big smile on my face :0)
    Firstly I can't wait to see your Diorama, I just know it will be happy and fun!! And Cupcake Cottage I can't wait to see!!!I love Storybook Cottage it's my absoloute favorite of the Greenleaf dollhouses.I tried to get one a while back but it's so hard to get Greenleaf in the UK, we really do seem to have a lot in common :0)
    You have made me want to do more with my bakery, I just wish there was more time in the day :0)
    Hugs Vicky xxxx

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  26. Un proyecto muy bonito, seguiré sus avances. Un saludo, Eva

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  27. Hi Vicky! I loved reading your story about the Storybook (and your heart pounding too!)! Yes, we seem to have a lot in common! :-) I know exactly what you mean about if there were more hours in the day. :-( I just try to keep my number of projects under control (I have three dollhouses now--that means no more!) and simplify, simplify! ;-) Thank you for your kind words in advance of my diorama installation. I must get ready to go there soon! Thanks again for your lovely comment! :-) Jennifer

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  28. Muchas gracias, Eva! I appreciate that you'll be following my progress on the Cupcake Cottage! :-) Jennifer

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  29. I can't wait to se the diorama.

    Congrats on your win :) a cupcake cottage will be cute.

    Hugs,
    Victoria

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  30. Exciting news indeed! Can't wait to see the installation! And I'm excited to see how the Cupcake Cottage turns out! You make everything magic. It'll be amazing! Can't wait!

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  31. Hi Victoria! You're so sweet to say that! I'll show you the diorama soon! Yeah, the Cupcake Cottage will be cute--not as wild as your "miniature asylum," but I'm still learning from you! Maybe one day! ;-) Thanks for your thoughtful comment! :-) Jennifer

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  32. Awww! You made my day, Miranda! How sweet of you to say that! You made me tear up! Thanks so much for your sweet words! I'm looking forward to your next adventure too! :-) Jennifer

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  33. Wishing you the best of luck with your Diorama i am sure it will be a great hit. Cant wait to see it. Your plans for your new house sound fantastic. I am looking forward to watching your progress.
    Hugs Maria

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  34. Oooh, I can just imagine it in my mind. I'm excited to see what you do with it. I'm sure it will be amazing.

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  35. Felicidades por esos grandes projectos!!
    Que ganas de verlos!!
    Besitos

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  36. Good luck with your new project, Jennifer. I love that blue wood stove that Knotty by Nature has in her kitchen. What imagination to paint that stove pale blue! Thank you for sharing that post.

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  37. Hi Maria! Thank you for your support re: my diorama--I really appreciate it! So many of the cute things you sent me will look adorable in the Cupcake Cottage--I can't wait to use them! :-D Jennifer

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  38. Hi aristacrina! It's great to hear from you! Thank you for your kind words--That's so nice of you. I hope I can live up to your expectations! LOL ;-) :-D Jennifer

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  39. Hola Cote! Muchas gracias! That is very nice of you to say! I'll try to keep you posted! LOL! :-) Jennifer

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  40. Hi Lucille! Thank you! You know, that's just what I thought when I saw her post--I love that blue stove too! You are very welcome--I enjoyed finding some of my favorite shabby "cupcake cottage" links to share! :-) Jennifer

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  41. Jennifer, you´ve made really curious now :-) I´m looking forward to see your installation and then, of course, your Cupcake-Storybook-house!
    Have fun!!! Hugs, Sandra

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  42. Grandissimo progetto adoro i cupcake!!! Buona fortuna per l'inaugurazione,un bacio
    Mely

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  43. Nos vas a dejar así?
    Que traviesa que eres.
    Esa casita es muy linda, casi me imagino como quedará de bonita.
    Mil besos...Julia.

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  44. Exciting news - I really am curious to see your roombox. And what fantastic plans - a cupcake cottage. I can't wait to see what you will make out of this beautiful kit!

    Greetings
    Birgit

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  45. Hi Jennifer, good luck with your Diorama, I'm sure it's going to be the limit !!
    I know that I love the cupcake cottage already,it sounds soooo cozy.Vintage, shabby chic, I feel lots of story's coming up already:)I can't wait, so you better start soon Hahaha.
    It is so sweet of you to mention my Tearoom :)
    Hugs Mieke xxx

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  46. Hi Sandra! Thank you for your sweet comment! I hope you enjoy my posts showing the results! LOL :-) Jennifer

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  47. Hi Mely! I love cupcakes too! I can't wait to fill my little house with cupcakes! :-D Thank you for your good wishes on the diorama. I just returned from there, and all went well. I'll post about it very soon! :-) Jennifer

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  48. Hola Eloisa! Thank you very much! It is lovely each time I hear from you! :-) Jennifer

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  49. Hola Julia! You made me giggle! I'm sorry, that's all I have for you today. LOL! ;-) One thing I can add is that the new dollhouse kit arrived in the mail today--woohoo! :-D Thank you for your fun comment! :-) Jennifer

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  50. Hi tomgirlstuff! It's wonderful to hear from you! YUMMY!!! Yes, the Cupcake Cottage is going to make my mouth water every time I look at it! I hope it does for you too! :-D Jennifer

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  51. Hi Birgit! Ohhh, exciting news, yes, like the day I can see more of your Strawberry Cottage! :-) I love seeing all of the new things and all of the progress. I will try to offer the same to you with the diorama and the Cupcake Cottage! LOL! ;-) Jennifer

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  52. Hi Mieke! It's great to hear from you! I put up the diorama today and will unveil it on this blog soon! Thank you for your good thoughts there and with the Cupcake Cottage! Your tea rooms and the top-floor bedroom are so precious--everyone should see them!!! :-D I hope I can make something half as nice as that. :-) Jennifer

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  53. El diorama me intriga... ya quiero verlo!
    La casa que compraste sé que harás una maravilla con ella.
    Besos

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  54. Hola Rosamargarita! I will show the diorama soon, I promise! :-) Do you have the same house? Or did you say the house I bought, I'll do well with? I'm interested to know if you have the same house! :-) Jennifer

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  55. Hi Kathy! Thank you! The diorama is up, and I'll post about it soon! I love that cupcake too--it's one of those Japanese erasers--yum! ;-) Jennifer

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  56. Hi Jennifer, I dream of my own Cottage Bakery too, maybe some day ... I've been buying some wonderful cakes That I know I will never make some like that with my hands.
    I wish all the luck and success for your new project.
    Hugs

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  57. Hi Eliana! Sounds like you're having fun, dreaming and buying cakes! Thank you for your kind wishes and for your lovely comment! :-) Jennifer

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  58. Tiene muy buena pinta este proyecto, seguro que te queda todo genial

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  59. Thank you, Maribel! That's so nice of you to say, and so nice of you to leave a comment! :-) Jennifer

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  60. wow i love that home!!! What a lovely project.

    greetings Petra

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  61. Hi Petra! Great to hear from you! Doesn't it look petite and cute? I am already buying and making things for this project, even though I have no walls up yet! ;-) Jennifer

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