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Friday, December 13, 2013

Dollhouse Materials

Hey everyone, I am excited about starting my new projects in the new year. Two dollhouses, one for a Monster High doll Family and the other for a Barbie family. They are going to be the backdrop of a new show we're creating, a spin-off of Skull Academy. The Monster High doll house will be dark and scary, the barbie house will be pretty and bright. Not sure if I will work on both at the same time, or do one at a time. I guess I'll see how I feel when I start. I am entering both houses in the Undersized Urbanite dollhouse contest due in May 2014. Five months should be plenty of time to finish. If you want to check out their website or join yourself check out the link on the right hand side of this page.

If you want to follow along and make your own dollhouse, follow us here for progress pictures. I will list tell you what you need so you can start collecting materials before January. Christmas is a great time to find items, from your present package...so before you throw it away, look at it and decide if you can use it to build your dollhouse.

For the base boxes I like to buy new ones, you can buy boxes at a moving or packaging company.
Check our yellow page listings for ones near you... the bigger box 24 x 15 x 15 cost be just over $2
and the smaller one 15 x 15 x 15 cost me just over $1.



Collect lots of scrap pieces of cardboard for layering. Layering the cardboard
is one of the most important steps to make it strong and durable. You can 
also find cardboard boxes at your grocery store or ask stores if you can 
go through their recyclables. The packaging company I go to lets me
go through all their recyclable cardboard and take what I need for free!



Styrofoam...you can find styrofoam in a lot of gift packages.


Gift-wrap paper rolls, perfect for adding support to the dollhouse, plus
one of the houses, I will be creating another spiral staircase...the roll
is perfect for the stairs. 

You will also need lots of glue...
paint, scrap paper or gift wrap paper for decorating etc...

If you have any questions, just leave a comment here and I will
reply as soon as I can.

Thank you for visiting and I would like to 
welcome our new subscribers
and friends. 







Monday, November 25, 2013

GIVEAWAY DEADLINE THIS WEEK...ENTER TODAY!

Hey everyone, the deadline is coming up to enter in our biggest giveaway so far... we are so excited to be giving out these prizes to you. We wish we could give each of you a prize because we appreciate so much the time you give us watching, commenting and sharing our videos. It's because of you, our awesome viewers who inspire us to make these videos.

There are still quite a few subscriptions that have not been activated, only activated subscriptions will be entered. If you are not sure that all your subscriptions to our blogs are activated, email us with the email address you used to subscribe and we will check for you.

The draw will be held December 10, winner will be notified December 10 and will have 5 days to claim prize. If prize is not claimed, we will do another draw until all prizes are claimed. Good Luck everyone :)

Thank you all so much for subscribing to our channel and blogs. We will be posting a lot more on our blogs, a lot of tips and tricks on how to make doll movies, tutorials, and so much more. Plus if you want to build your own dollhouse, check out my post on what materials you need to create the dollhouse on the www.gingersdollsizetutorials.blogspot.com I will be posting my progress on the blogs, so you can follow along at home... I won't be starting until January 1 so you have lots of time to gather materials. I am entering my dollhouses in the Undersized Urbanite dollhouse contest, the link is on our www.lolasminihomes.blogspot.com on the right hand size of the page. There is a category for beginners, how fun would that be if you entered your dollhouse too :)


Bye for now :)
GingerLola








Sunday, October 27, 2013

What you're missing :)

Hey everyone, have you entered our big giveaway yet? All you have to do is subscribe to all our doll related blogs, so simple and free! Once you subscribe and remain a subscriber, you will be entered in all our future draws without doing a thing. 

All our tutorials have been moved to the Ginger's Doll Size Tutorials blog...

We want this blog, Lola's Mini Homes blog be just about the dollhouses, 
with lots of dollhouse pics and tours. 

Please send us pictures of your dollhouses, it doesn't have to be homemade, show us how you decorate the store bought dollhouses too!

Here is what you missed from our other blog postings this past week if you're not a subscriber.




Thank you for stopping by, please vote for our site for top 100 doll sites on the right hand side
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Thursday, October 10, 2013

How to Win Prizes !

Our Biggest Giveaway Ever!
We are so excited to be announcing our biggest giveaway so far. We love all our YouTube viewers
and we want to share with your our blogs and would love it if you became our friend and subscribed 
to all our doll related blogs. Each blog offers something different, please tell us what you think of the
blogs and any suggestions you may have to make it better for you. 

To thank you for subscribing and becoming a friend...we want to giveaway
3 big prize packages to thank you. I wish we had one for every one of you, but unfortunately we
only have 3. We will be doing giveaways all the time, and once you are a subscriber and a friend, you will
be entered automatically in every draw. Plus if you subscribe and become a friend to all the blogs,
you get a lot more chances of winning a prize. 

If we pick your name twice...
you win twice!


For more information check out the 'giveaway' 
tab under the header on this page.

Thank you for subscribing & becoming a friend 

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

New Dollhouse Contest

I'm so excited, The Undersized Urbanite Dollhouse Contest has started. I have given myself a crazy challenge. Build 2 dollhouse before May 2014. I haven't even started yet, just in the planning stage
now, this is what I have planned so far. I want to dollhouses to look like dollhouses, but I also
need to make it easy for filming a new doll series we're creating. Wish me luck :)
Subscribe to the blog and I'll keep you posted.

Check out the ....urgh, computer is acting up right now...I will update this
post with more information about the contest... maybe you can enter too :)




Sunday, September 22, 2013

10,000 + Subscribers...Thank you !

Thank you all so much for subscribing to our YouTube channel, we have over 10,000 right now, we can't believe it. We are so grateful and love you all! You are all so awesome and you inspire us.

We have a lot more videos coming out...please share our channel with your friends and family and help us get to 20,000 subscribers. Thank you.


New blog...
We also have another new blog, I know....I know, another blog...but we love making them so much, and did you know you can have up to 500 blogs, don't worry we won't be making anywhere near that... but I did want a new blog for my tutorials, so I call it 'Ginger's Doll Size Tutorials'. I am starting 2 new big projects soon and want to put all the tutorials on there. The Lola's Mini Homes blog will still be all about the dollhouses, but I will be moving all the tutorials to the new blog soon.

Right now I am working on the school desk tutorial, plus a few viewers want me to make a dentist office, so that will be next, then Draculaura is getting a whole new closet plus dressing room for her show Vamp Moment... so subscribe to the new blog and the other blogs, they all offer something different, it's free, so why not right, plus you will be entered in all our giveaway draws, the more blogs you subscribe to, the more times your name is in the draw, plus anyone who subscribes and becomes a friend to all the blogs, will get more chances of winning. How cool is that, I'll tell you... It's really cool. Our prizes will only get better and better! www.gingersdollsizetutorials.blogspot.com
Our prizes will get better and better...

Monday, September 9, 2013

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE DOLL DRESSES!!!



Please vote for your 3 favourite dresses by leaving a comment on the video above or
on the Fashion Star Challenge blog.

Send us your toilet paper doll dress design for future rounds.
We're still looking for more dresses.

Don't forget to subscribe to all our other blogs so you can have 25 more chances
on winning one of our fabulous prizes... giveaway draw is coming soon.
So far no one is in 25 times...be the first...!!!

Thank you 

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Friday, September 6, 2013

FASHION STAR CHALLENGE ROUND 1

VOTE FOR YOUR TOP 3

Please vote for 3 of your favourite dresses... you must vote for 3 for your vote to count.
You can vote here on the blog and on our channel in the comments section of this video.
You may only vote twice, here and there. Thank you so much.


Please send us pics of your toilet paper doll dress for our future rounds. You can send us up to 5 designs. Take lots of pics with a cool background. Please make sure picture is in focus.

We can't wait to see and share your designs.

Please share this video with your friends and family so they can vote too.

Thank you

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Friday, August 30, 2013

How to Make Doll Beauty Products

New Episode of 
Lola's Simple Tutorials 
is Up Now!

Hey guys! A new episode of Lola's Simple Tutorials is up now on our YouTube channel! Please watch it and tell us what you think! :D






Thank you so much :)

Please don't forget to vote for our site for top 100 doll sites...just
look for barbie on the right side of this page.

You guys are awesome !



Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Dress Transformation for Rochelle's Big Date

Rochelle's Dress Makeover
Hey everyone, I just finished working on Rochelle's new dress for the big date scene at Lola's Bistro. The new episode of Skull Academy will be premiering the dress but I wanted to give our blog subscribers a sneak peak. 

before


Here is the before picture of the dress, I'm not sure if it came
with a bratz or barbie doll, but it was too big for Monster High doll
Rochelle Goyle.


I have very little experience with sewing...so its not perfect. I removed
the old velcro, only one side....


I sewed on another piece of velcro, after folding the piece of
fabric together to make it smaller, I didn't have white so 
I used black velcro.  



after


I also removed the ribbon belt and made a new one using leather pieces.
The straps are also leather.


I added a little bling to the belt and velcro, its not attached
to the dress so Rochelle can wear it with other outfits.




The back is a bit messy but it still works...I'll have to make sure you only
see the front of the dress on the show :)


I also added more tulle because the dress was just too short. 


 
 


Do you like Rochelle's dress, tell us what you think 
by commenting on this post.
  

Thank you for passing by, before you leave, please vote for our site for top 100 doll sites. Just click on the barbie on the right side of this page.

Thank you
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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

FOLLOW LOLA

Hello my dahlings, did you know that Lola, 
from GingerLola is on instagram and she
would love to speak to you our viewers. 
So if you have an instagram account, go
to her page and follow her and you can ask her 
questions about our shows.
She would love to hear from you.
I vould really appreciate it if you go there 
right now and follow.


follow @irishdancegurl12
on instagram.

Thank you
:)



Monday, July 22, 2013

Garage Sale Finds...Miniatures

Hey everyone, I hope you're all doing well.

I love spring and summer, not just for the weather but for all the garage sales. Every Saturday I go out for a couple of hours and hope to find little treasures. I found these really cute miniatures at a garage sale a few weeks ago. I'm finally getting around to posting the pics.

I found these all at one garage sale. I love them, especially the barbeque, perfect for the Polly family to enjoy outside grilling their food during the summer.




These miniatures are actually magnets.


The Polly's don't care if they are magnets, as long as they can grill their food.


Below is a blender and cappaccino machine, 
perfect for the new dollhouses I'm building.



I also love the gum ball machine, I think it would make a great addition to the lounge at Skull Academy.



I hope to be posting more great garage sale finds. So please subscribe or become a friend. We also enter your email address in our draws and you can win prizes...if you subscribe to all our blogs then we give you 25 more chances of winning.

Please don't forget to vote and rate our site on the 'top 100 doll sites' website, just click the barbie on the right hand side of this page.

Thank you for visiting. I hope you have enjoyed your stay. Please leave a comment below and tell me what your best find was at a garage sale or thrift shop.

Lolas Mini Homes

Saturday, July 6, 2013

How to Make a Doll Bunk Bed with Cardboard & Paper Mache





Hey everyone, I made this awhile ago, but I don't think I ever posted it.

Materials Needed: 
cardboard
paper mache mix
paint
fabric
sponges


cut 4 pieces of cardboard 3" x 11"
this will be your headboard and footboard
glue 2 pieces together to make it stronger



cut 4 pieces of cardboard 3" x 9" 
this will be your mattress base
at 9" the dolls can only lie in bed when legs bent, if you want 
to lie them flat at another 2" so cut 3" x 9" pieces
glue 2 pieces together to make it stronger



on my bunk beds I wanted to add a rectangular hole on the footboard 
and headboard, make them any size you want, but before cutting
decide where your mattress bases are going to be glued...and just
cut underneath one and above the other like picture below





 time to paper mache
you can skip this step and cover it with paper or paint





now its ready to paint



glue sponges together to make one long one
cover with fabric 
its up to you if you want to glue mattress to base


the ladder
use coffee stir sticks
cut 2 long ones same size
lay them side by side and cut smaller pieces for steps



glue steps onto ladder than paint it


easy peasy :)





***** VIEWER'S CRAFTS *****

Below is a wonderful picture sent to us from one of our viewers who made the bunk bed.
Check out her channel and watch her videos...and subscribe too! Really cute tutorials.


You did an amazing job, we love it!!!! 

I love the night table, how did you make that ?





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