Friday, October 4, 2013

Our New "General Store"

We've been "silent" for several months,
we have been VERY busy.

We have made several new things.
One of those is our
All of the display shelves were made by me. You can find the tutorial for the white one here:
The doll pictured is a 23" My Twinn. We use him as an "adult" in our doll-world, as inspired by the AWESOME doll crafters at
His very dapper attire was hand-sewn by my friend, Terrie, at
 We made the pot-bellied stove (left) from a papier-mâché egg and some wooden plaques.
The (resin) wagon wheel is from Hobby Lobby.
We made the broom.

The jars are from Hobby Lobby, and their "contents" are all mini Christmas ornaments:
Candy canes, gingerbread cookies, peppermint sticks (we made these), chocolates, and candies.

The "cans" and "boxes" are made from wooden (round and square) dowels. 
 The baskets (various sizes) are from

The fruit and eggs were found at
(I painted the eggs.)
The potatoes and carrots are made from polymer clay and handcrafted by me.
The wooden "crates" are from Michaels.
 The money was printed from this website: ,
and enlarged to be 1/3 scale.
We had fun one day and hand-dipped our own doll-sized candles!!
 The antique wall phone is also handmade by us. We used a 1"x 2" board, some string, polymer clay, 2 miniature wooden bowls, wire, and even a mini flower pot!
 We made our own seed box using a wooden "playing card" case, and then printed out labels and decoupaged them onto the box. We also made seeds by printing out the seed packets and glueing them to card stock. 

 The "flour bin" is a wooden box from Hobby Lobby that we painted and then added the custom label.

We made our "bolts of fabric" by covering a 7" piece of wood with fabric scraps.
We made some "wool blankets" for our store by folding 8x12 rectangles of felt!
I made the "yarn hanks" by hand-dyeing cotton kitchen string, and then twisting into hanks. 
A personal thanks to JeanieD for the inspiration!!
 "Cheese wheel" crafted from polymer clay.
 "Lye soap" crafted from polymer clay.
I hope that you have enjoyed the little "tour" through our General Store! 
We are still working on it every week, and will be adding things as time goes on.
If you have any questions, please leave it in the comment section!

Please feel free to use these plans to build furniture, for sale or for pleasure, but please do not sell the PLANS as your "own".  Please also give credit to me and link back here!  I hope you enjoy them!!
***I am NOT LIABLE for any plans featured here. Please take every precaution and use your own discretion to make sure these toys are safe for children to play with them.


  1. This is incredible! I'm in awe! You worked so hard! But it's all worth it, everything is so beautiful and perfect and true to the era! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you! I'm very glad that you are enjoying it!!

  2. How long did it take you to get this far??

    1. Hi!
      It took me several months of slowly gathering pieces and crafting the different items. Some days I spent a few minutes working on it, while other days I spent 30 minutes to an hour working on more specific items (they required more detail). I have been working on the General Store since March 2013, but it has currently been put on "pause" because I am working on another doll project for my Daughter's Christmas. :)

  3. WOW! It all looks so very real! Excellent!

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    1. Ha ha!! Expert, no…but I do thank you for the compliment and the "giggle"! :))

  5. I totally want to come and play! And I'm not a kid. Impressive!

  6. This is so wonderful. Really. Awesome. I love it.

  7. This is amazing!!! I would have LOVED this as a child - actually I'd love it today!

  8. Me encanta la tienda! yo hice una parecida pero la tuya tiene detalles aún más antiguos y difíciles de hacer. Es preciosa, Un abrazo

  9. This is sooo cute! I love all of the details, it feels very authentic. I wish I had the patience to do something like this for my kids. It looks great.


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