My in-laws have spent the last four months making a beautiful wooden dolls house for my little girl and we took delivery of it last month. It is absolutely beautiful, a three story period house with lots of rooms full of beautiful furniture. They didn't make the frame, this was from a Dolls House Emporium and the house variety was called Wentworth, for those of you who know abut dolls houses. They did however wall paper all the rooms and put tiles on the roof, put in carpet, chose the furniture and added a little family of dolls to go into the house.
At first I was not too excited about the look of the dolls. To me they looked like little peg dolls that you made out of wooden clothes pegs when you were younger and I think spoiled the look of the house a little bit but now having had time to get used to them and play with them for a while I really like them and think they are well designed and a great addition to the house.
The dolls have a wooden body which is basically just a cylinder of wood that the head and arms and legs are attached to. The heads are just a round ball of wood that are attached very securely to the body. Their faces are quite simple, they have two small eyes painted on it little dots and a small red smile painted on as well. On the top of their heads they have hair which is made out of strands of wool. They do look a bit like a person that you could make yourself but I have to say I think this is the charm of them, they look homemade to go with the dolls house that you make into your own and play with.
The arms and legs are the best bits about these dolls. They are made of a strong wire covered with a white cord material so the legs are very sturdy but bend as well. This means that these dolls will stand up very well but you can also bend the legs and they will sit on the chairs that you have in your doll house too. This is great for us as we have lots of dining room chairs and sofas in our new house. At the bottom of the legs the dolls have wooden flat feet so this is what allows them to stand up well. The dolls also have little wooden pegs at the end of their arms for hands.
The dolls stand at 13cm so they fit in well into the dolls house. They do not touch the ceiling and they will also fit into the beds and bunk beds that we have in the little kids room. In this set there is a mum, dad and two kids which is nice because this is the make up of our family at the moment so its nice to play with a family just like ours. The dolls have little clothes on as well made of cotton and they also look home made which makes them look quite old fashioned and cute.
As my in-laws gave these to us I'm not quite sure how much they were but I assume they are available at all dolls house shops and on the internet too. A great family to play with in our new house.
Make your house a home by introducing a family. These beautifully designed dolls are ready and waiting to move in straight away.