Riverside Lodge

Riverside Lodge

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

A Home for Fudge





Do you remember that in my post about Fudge, Riverside's first and only Biwubear, I mentioned that my Sylvanians asked me to build him a house? Here it is! 

Please judge it kindly, as it is my very first handmade doll's - or in this case - Biwubear house. :)




Note: The practical ladder on the roof is lent from Riverside Lodge (currently known as Cat Shelter Deluxe).

As you can see, Fudge's new home is still a work in progress. There is room for a terrace or garden on top and I haven't done anything to the outer walls of the cottage yet. But the inside is finished and ready for some furnishing! Here you can see the second floor - a pink bedroom.



And this is the kitchen. For the creation of this little cottage I took three empty boxes, which I connected using tape. Then I glued in wallpaper and paper for the floors, as well as a strip for the moulding. 



The window frames are made of cardboard which I covered in a little acrylic paint to give it a shabby look.  

For the view I have taken cut-outs from a poster of Tina Kraus, the illustrator of a children's book called "Maluna Mondschein". 


The "glass" of the windows is made of thin translucent plastic. I laid different kinds of moss underneath to make the scenery a bit more three dimensional.




Oh, look! Hester and Julie are discussing the finished interior.

"Very solid window frames, don't you think?" asks Julie. "Oh yes," agrees Hester, "I believe they will protect our new friend from extreme summer heat, as well as the low temperatures during wintertime."




James and Hamish enter the kitchen. They are carrying a  cupboard and poor James is panting for breath. Rabbits aren't  made to be professional furniture removers...
 


Now they are putting the cupboard upright...



 
...and placing it into the corner.  Done!


"Let's get the stove," says Hamish.




All the furniture and appliances have been donated by residents of Riverside.


 
 

"Now let's get the living room furniture," wheezes James.




"At least the sofas aren't as heavy as I thought..." he huffs,
while Hamish hasn't even broken out in a sweat.



 
 "Hamish is in such good shape!" remarks Julie.

"He's used to moving around heavy furniture due to our poltergeist problem..." explains Hester.




Later they have a little chat upstairs in the bedroom about how they are going to decorate.  

"We shouldn't decorate too much. Fudge should feel free to make this place his own. But maybe we could give him a plant or two," says Hester. 
"I agree," says Julie, "And some candles for better lighting".

 
Let's see what they come up with... :)





14 comments:

  1. What a lovely little home. You did a great job. =)
    Emily

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  2. The work is really in good progres. Everybody seem to be very busy. Decorating will make the home cosy. Sunny autumn regards from Siiri and Iivari.

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    1. Thank you! Regards from the Periwinkles and the Hogwarts!

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  3. Was soll ich sagen... wir hier sind begeistert!!! Was für ein wunderbares Zuhause für Fudge... und was uns besonders rührt ist, dass alle Riversider so für ihn anpacken bzw. großzügig sind. Fudge wird sich darin richtig wohlfühlen... ich weiß ja schon, dass er eine gemütliche Leseecke haben wird... und mit Pickles einen Hausgenossen. Hach... wo sind denn jetzt wieder meine Taschentücher??? Oh, Rosey lässt übrigens ausrichten, ihr würde die Tapete vom Schlafzimmer besonders gut gefallen... und Fluby meint, die Aussicht sei klasse... ;O)

    Liebe Grüße - ganz besonders auch an Fudge, der garantiert schon bald das glücklichste Karamellbärchen auf der ganzen weiten Welt sein wird
    Birgit

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    1. Fudge sagt gerade, Rosey dürfe mal ein "sleepover" machen. Und Fluby dürfe gerne mal durch seine Fenster schauen. ;)

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  4. You have made a beautiful home for Fudge he is sure to be very happy in it and all the lovely furniture. I cant wait to see what else will be added. What thoughtful friends he has :)
    Hugs Maria

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    1. Thank you, Maria. :) The Periwinkles, the Hogwarts and everyone else who helped has done so gladly and because they knew Fudge would be arriving with only a packet of toffees under his arm! ;)

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  5. Very cute little house and such a pretty colors:)

    Best Regards: Lea

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    1. Thank you very much, Lea! :)

      Hester wanted to use darker colours, but Julie and I were able to convince her of these.

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  6. What a cute little house for Fudge! I´m sure he´ll feel very comfortable there. I love the choice of wallpaper and I adore the windows!! The cut outs you used are really beautiful!

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    1. Fudge is saying thank you and that you are invited to come over some time for a cup of caramel coffee! :)

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  7. Mmm!Caramel cofee! It souds really good! I wouldn´t mind coming over his place but I don´t think I will fit in his little house.Maybe Hester has the recipe to brew a potion to shrink humans. LOL!

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    1. Oooooo! That sounds great! :D I will ask Hester if there is such a thing. Then we could brew you a potion to make Mini-Cutata! :D

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