The Haunted Heritage - a pictorial recap
The Haunted Heritage is a work in progress inspired by my childhood home and forged from the bones of a Dura-Craft Heritage dollhouse kit. I've put together a pictorial of my favorite photos thus far. :] Some images can be clicked to enlarge. Click here for a full list of Heritage posts, including how I made things and the materials used.
A nighttime snapshot I took of the full interior.
I love the crusty old paint effect on this house.
All those leaves took forever to make!
The parlor floor has been completed since these were taken, but I still love the photos. :D
A little Halloween humor. ;] The scratch built portico is one of my favorite parts of the build.
Like the leaves, these books also took forever to make!
I replaced the first floor windows with Houseworks working windows. This flower in a milk carton was made from a True2Scale kit.
The chimney - another labor of love. :D
Lighting always makes a dollhouse magical...
Or it can make it just plain scary.
But, the birds don't seem to mind an old creepy house. :D
The fancy parlor floor is another favorite.
The working pocket door was challenging, but I love the way it turned out!
The beautiful umbrella is from FranMadeMinis on etsy.
The beautiful Bagnall clock is a House of Miniatures kit.
My first attempt at curtains came up short on length but I love what they add to the realism of the kitchen.
But, I figured out what I was doing before I got to the bay window.
The banjo wall clock was made from a Cynthia Howe Miniatures kit.
The kitchen was the first completed room in the project.
View from the front door.
The parlor is almost complete.
Hmm...can I have a handful of favorites? :D The scratch built fireplace turned out better than I had expected.
Come sit on the sun porch.
The heat register was made from a tutorial by Kris at 1InchMinis.
Custom water pipes added to the sink.
Bugs in the light fixtures. :D
The start of a spooky old tree...
Badger by *Reve* - I've named him Grahame.
Kitty by *Reve* - I've named her Ophelia.
I'm just starting in the miniature world, and I am simply amazed by your sense of detail and the perfection of your work!!
How did you mange the bricks for the chimney?
Thank you for this great blog!
The chimney is all egg carton brick over foam core board, cardboard and wood scraps. The recap post is here: http://www.otterine.com/blog/blog1.php/chimney-from-start-to-finish
If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask!
Your work is absolutely stunning! What a talent you have! I've been following your heritage build on the miniatures forum, and stumbled onto your website the other day. I can only hope that through experience I can do what you do. You truly have a gift, and your attention to detail is amazing!
I actually like to think of the upside down horseshoe as showering you with luck as you walk under it.
You have become my inspiration, without talented miniaturist like yourself who is willing to share, this brilliant hobby would die.
Keep up this excellent work, thank you so much for sharing. I can't wait to visit again tomorrow.
Humbly yours Lorraine ( from downunder!)
Oh my god.
Really awesome stuff!!
I'd love to see more photos of the real home that inspired you if you had any of those!
Unfortunately, my childhood home was torn down a long time ago and being in the time before digital cameras, not many photos of the interior exist. It's mostly backdrop shot and then the few I took right before it was razed.