Christmas Cracker Box

I thought it would be nice to make a box to put my christmas crackers in.  There are lots of sites on the internet with templates for making miniature boxes, but my favouite is Jennifer’s Free Doll’s House and Miniature Printables. It contains free printable doll’s house wallpaper, with over 200 to choose from, household…

Christmas Tree

Well it’s that time of year again – choosing the Christmas Tree. Once the tree has been selected and strapped on to the car roof being much larger than first thought. On arriving home, it is put into a bucket, used for washing the car, cleverly disguised with shiny Christmas paper.  Filling the bucket with…

Christmas Crackers

Tom Smith a Victorian London sweet maker first sold Christmas Crackers based on a French sweet called dragees, which were wrapped in coloured twisted paper. Later adding a little printed novelty or riddle. In 1891 a novelty read – The sweet crimson rose with its beautiful hue Is not half so deep as my passion…

Christmas Decorations

When I was a child the house would be full of Christmas Decorations, tinsel draped around picture frames, and paper chains hanging off the ceiling.  The Christmas tree dripping with tinsel and shinny baubles, and many handmade objects collected over the years, from crafty children.  I have one such [object] decoration which consists of 3…

Curtains

Triang Windows are made of a metal square window frame with tabs to hold it into position on the house, they come in three colours brown, green and blue depending on the age of the house. Pre war houses normally have brown and cream windows, Post war green and white. The two opening window frames…

Karen’s No.77 Restoration

This Triang No.77 belongs to Karen Lyons, a lot of hard work has gone into the restoration of this house. She kindly sent me pictures of her progress. This picture shows the house with the back removed, your can see how bad the roof is. Many of the Triang house’s have roofs that are made…