Custom doll carry case

Four inch Eliana would like to share her room/carry case with you!

The room began life as a Paddywhack Lane Cottage like this:

I stripped it down with sandpaper and paint and then built it back up with new fabrics and papers more to Eli's liking.

The room is filled with cream, beige and aqua. Those little 'jars' along the top are bead tubes I shortened. They contain tiny treasures Eli has stolen from my workroom. Eli has an affinity for tiny shinies. (Don't we all?)

This is how the project began--a sanded blank canvas. I left some of the original print showing through because the cottage was already done in a sort of shabby chic style--the white paint just mellowed the shiny plastic look a little. The pillow inserts are actually a cheap sponge I cut up. This project cost very little as most of the fabric and paper scraps were lying around.

These are some of the fun bits I used. The filigree bobbypins were painted and added to the drawers--the drawers are wrapped with silk ribbon. The 'knobs' need to be flat so the case can still fold. The little girl painting is a picture from a catalog. I used Matte Acrylic Gel Medium to add brush strokes for a canvas look. The little window is a resin scrapbooking/collage accessory from the local craft store. 

Eli says 'Take your shoes off and come on in!' This project wasn't difficult--just a little time consuming. I highly recommend it :]. 

This project has inspired some creative versions. Here is one of my favorites by Inma.

The "blank" cottage is available on Amazon. It is often out of stock, so if you want it, buy it when you see it! :)

The doll shown is 4" Amelia Thimble by Wilde Imagination.