Wednesday, February 20, 2013
TOWER HOUSE DOLLS TOY BABY PRAM KIT
This is a cute kit from Tower House Dolls. A lot of fun to make. Looks complicated, but actually very easy. If you have never "woven", don't be intimidated---it's easy. Once you complete one project, you'll want to make all sorts of woven/wicker furniture.
It took me about 8 hrs to complete this kit. All the hard stuff has been done for you. The instruction booklet is well written and easy to follow. She also emails you a video on how to "weave wicker".
Finished size of pram--1 5/8 L x 1 w x 2 3/4 h.
The hardest part about this kit was getting the trim to "stick" to the top portion of the pram. If you mess up weaving, no problem---you remove the cord and redo.
The baby is 1 1/4 long. Dressing the baby is easy. I recommend you use a #12 sharp sewing needle and FabriTac when handling the silk. The instructions make no mention of which needle or type of glue to use, a glaring omission in my opinion. You can tear the silk and have ugly glue stains if you don't use the right kind of needle or glue. All the bows have been made for you, so you just glue in place. That is very nice, because making bows is a fiddly and time consuming affair.
The baby dolls come pre-painted and they are jointed. Her dolls are very nice quality.
You also make the mattress, which is 1 5/8 L x 3/4 w.
Now that I measured everything, this kit would be suitable for half scale projects. You should have no trouble fitting in this baby and pram in any 1" scale dollhouse.
You can check out Sandra Morris' website here