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Dream a dream - a miniature Les Mis tutorial!

15 July 2013

Whether you’re lucky enough to have seen the powerful stage musical or enjoyed the
compelling film version of Les Mis, there’s no doubting the potential for a miniature diorama!

The characters, furniture and décor of revolutionary Paris, where the story is set, lend themselves perfectly to dreaming a dream of another life.

The musical version of the Victor Hugo book Les Miserables has become a global phenomenon… were you swept up in its wake?

Audiences have left performances elated at the show.

Our creative assistant Louise has also immersed herself in the history and the drama - to recreate screens from the story as inspiration for you to try.

If you want to follow the epic storyline, it’s easy to start at home!

It needn’t be quite as intense as the dramas in the story…

Simply click through to the Les Mis Miniature Tutorial here.
View the complete tutorial at www.dollshouse.co.uk/howto
The opening scenes of the film are set in the walled city of Montreuil-sur-Mer, not far from the Channel ports, where hero Valjean trod the winding cobbled streets.

The story moves to Paris for the characteristic 19th Century backdrop.

The musical’s emblem is a picture of the waif Cosette, based on an etching which is itself based on an original drawing by Emile Bayard.

It appeared in several of the novel’s earliest French-language editions, and you can include it in your display by cutting out the miniature version we’ve posted on this page for you.
Les Miserables in miniature

Baby’s mobile – tutorial!

11 June 2013

Did you see our blog post yesterday about our visision for a miniature Royal baby's bedroom?

Here’s how to create your own individual 1:12 scale mobile to dangle over baby’s cot!

baby mobile tutorial

Follow Louise’s colourful tutorial online at dollshouse.com/howto to see how to do it.

Use your imagination to make it your very own – complete with an idea for a matching wall mural!

Luxury Décor – are YOU missing out?

16 December 2012

Ever wondered how some mini-builders give their project the wow-factor?

Sometimes just a little touch of luxury is all that’s required.

The Dolls House Emporium has a range of classy goodies that’s more than a little bit special.

Items include gold foiled wallpapers, embossed borders and 'polished' effect flooring. We're always adding lots of inspiration online to help you create your dream design.

And we have a series of easy step-by-step 'How to' videos to show you just how easy it is to achieve a professional finish for a grand entrance, music hall or boudoir.

For instance: extra-special flooring and décor will add that special 'wow factor' to your dolls' house.  The beautiful embossed gold foil detailing and luxurious finish will glisten under the lights and the polished effect of these shiny floors will make the room look like it's just been mopped!

See the full range of Luxury Décor and watch the step-by-step 'How to' videos to start making your own mini masterpiece today!

With as few as three specialist items you can transform your room. Here’s how to fit a ceiling rose.

And with a few sheets of tiled and embossed sheets, find out how to upgrade your bathroom!

Mini festive project for your long winter nights

30 November 2012

Long winter nights ... are the perfect time to start a mini-project!

What better reason to get creative than to make a unique ‘Winter Wonderland’ for all of your Christmas visitors to enjoy?

We’re sure you’ll love adapting your garden or starting a new project to while away the hours with a beautiful festive scene.

Check out how to achieve the pergola effect here.

And here's the bandstand tutorial:



A white Christmas can be yours every year!

http://www.youtube.com/user/dollshouseemporium/videos?view=0

Drawers respray: top tips on how to do it!

22 November 2012

Did you enjoy our recent composition of a rather eclectic room display?

If you missed it you can see the detailed image at the top of our twitter page - and while you're there you could follow our updates to catch up on the latest news!

There's a set of drawers on the right of the picture which we customised by spraying blue.

If you're now to the hobby - or simply want to see how it's done, our creative assistant Louise talks you through the process in this new video.

Enjoy!

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