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Matchbox Dollhouse

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Matchbox Dollhouse
Group:A Room With A View
Swap Coordinator:cobaltgypsy (contact)
Swap categories: Art  Boxes  Paper Crafts 
Number of people in swap:5
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:April 5, 2010
Date items must be sent by:June 5, 2010
Number of swap partners:1



Okay, now that that's out of the way... =^_^=

Take one LARGE COUNT (250 count) matchbox and create a dollhouse room inside.

Be sure to decorate it just as you would a large dollhouse or dollhouse room.

You do NOT have to create an entire dollhouse, but you DO have to create at least one full room.

Please be sure to include a little dolly to live in the house as well. (Dolly can be made of paper or other materials, as long as it fits inside the dollhouse/room that you have created for your partner). ALSO Boxes must be able to close. In other words, the little drawer should still be able to slide in and out of the matchbox cover. This way, your partner can take the dollhouse with them if they so choose. :) (so be sure to decorate the outside too!)

This is SENDER'S CHOICE, but I strongly recommend that you take a peek at your partner's profile, just in case. =^_^=

I'm including some pictures below to show you some examples of what you can do. (The swap picture is a mini-matchbox dollhouse that I made for @racheljohnson out of a small 50 count matchbox )

here's one to go look at


stitchinwitch 03/27/2010 #

Watching for now, will have to look through my stash and see what I have.

cobaltgypsy 03/27/2010 #

cool! Hopefully you'll join! :)

Amandalee 03/28/2010 #

I am in...I remember seeing the one you sent Rachel when you uploaded to flickr...or I saw in the PF's. Anyways - I loved it. Cool swap :)

Amandalee 03/28/2010 #

Gypsy, I was just thinking...This would be SO cool as a series swap. We could get a whole collection of these little cuties!

Amandalee 03/28/2010 #

Got my matchbox today! I have so many ideas :)

Amandalee 03/29/2010 #

Sorry, I know I am babbling a lot in the comments - but this really is a lot of fun to plan out! (I am super excited, can ya tell? LOL) I am sketching ideas for items now. I am trying to make everything for my room :)

CariahCreates 03/30/2010 #

What a cute swap! I do hope you'll do another one as I'd like to practice making something before I sign up and wont' have time for the signup deadline on this one. For those of you that join, I'd love to see your finished creations once your partners have received. If you don't mind posting photos in a thread on here, that would be great. I'd love to get some ideas.

I made a bunch of toothpick dolls when I was younger so I'd love to start making some houses or beds for them from matchboxes!

cobaltgypsy 03/30/2010 #

Amanda what a great idea! Maybe with the next one, I'll make it a room by room theme? You know, like Bedroom, kitchen, etc. ?

Amandalee 03/30/2010 #

Yes :) Yes :) Yes :) I am so in already!! LOL :)

thegreengriffin 04/ 5/2010 #

I'd love to do room by room ones too! would an aerial view instead of a side view be acceptable for this one?

Amandalee 04/ 9/2010 #

I am having a riot with this. I am so hoping my partner will like the cover! (I do, LOL).

Amandalee 04/16/2010 #

So now I have made 2 covers. (I am calling them covers as to not give away my ideas.) I am now having a super tough time deciding which one to use. I think they are both great in their own way....hmmm, may have to save one for the series swaps!

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