Posted in Dolls, Fashion dolls, roombox, Rosie

Building a room for Rosie

Rosie’s room has a floor and two walls, so let’s call it done.

Here’s a quick tour through the room.


The central element in the room is the bed underneath the casement windows – this is where most of the adventuring begins and ends. After building the casement window frame, I did the final attachment with a few small, headless map pins. The windows work – they swing out, and they stay closed when closed. I didn’t end up putting in plastic panes for the window glass, because I figured I would just get it dirty with finger prints. In most shots of the room, I end up photoshopping in the scene outside the window.

The bed is part of a set of doll house items from Ikea. I made bed linen – underneath that blanket, there are sheets and a mattress – and a few pillows. The felted bear is from my sister, Melanie, and I made the tiny sewn elephant. I just got the foam play rug from Aliexpress, but it didn’t make it in time to appear in this weeks adventure. Underneath the rug are two 12 x 12 wood laminate tiles from Home Depot.


To the left of the bed is a matching blue wardrobe (part of the same set from Ikea), and a plastic table and chairs, also from Ikea. I have a map of the hundred acre woods on the wall. Also on the wall, again just barely visible, is the fruit of my hours and hours of work creating beadboard. It turns out that one puts things against the walls, so it makes very little sense to spend much time on the *bottom* on the wall. Ah well, live and learn. The walls are otherwise covered in scrapbook paper, which took me about 10 minutes to prepare.


To the right of the bed are a few of my many Goodwill finds (the armoir, jointed rabbit, and teddy bear with blocks). On the wall is a painting I adore from Amber Alexander (on Etsy), who was very gracious about letting me use her art (in tiny form) for my photographs. Forgive the shadows in this shot. I was just too darn lazy to set up the lighting.


Finally, there’s a toy box (who knows what it was originally, another Goodwill find), filled with tiny toys. I have no idea where I got most of these, but they’re just perfect for Rosie.


Right outside the room, backstage, are the cast of characters waiting for their next scene. I love the optics of the big dog (official name, Scruffy) and Rosie, but he’s just too darn big to fit in the room unless I move the furniture around. Maybe they’ll play in the yard.  Melanie’s much smaller felted dog is Rosie’s dog for indoors.


This is what the whole setup looks like. That’s Daisy, downstairs, prepping for her November adventure. You’ll see her October adventure next week. Upstairs, Lily is waiting, along with some felted animals who I needed to rescue from my cat.


I’ll be adding some more elements to Rosie’s room for her December adventure. Come back and visit then.



In my (almost) 60th year on earth I decided to set my fashion dolls free of their clothes and accessories and send them on adventures. This is your window onto my own adventure into a land of crafts where I have zero skills, talent or mentors. Wish me (and my dolls) luck!

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