Saturday, 11 December 2010

MH¾





Now that Polly Line's new bedroom is revealed, I can finally show you the progress on the rest of her home without spoiling the surprise. This summer she added another floor to her house, I'm sure many of you can tell that Wes Christensen's fabulous MH1 in 1:12 was a big inspiration for her!
These photos were taken in the late summer, and I think it's nice to look back at warmer and sunnier days now it's cold and white outside (but still beautiful).



View from the livingroom towards the patio



And from the patio towards the livingroom.



Now Helmer's not the only one with a vespa .



Views of the house and patio from Google Earth




One afternoon when Polly was enjoying the nice weather on her roof terrace there was a sudden beam of light.



Guess who's visiting?



Credits: Polly Line's house is made by altering Lundby extension floors. I have repainted them and cut new larger windows with plastic glass and wooden framing. The facade of the ground floor and the supporting wall are made of lego. The patio has paving made of coasters, the back wall of the patio is an Ikea soap dish and the other wall is a wooden table protector.The furniture is vintage Lundby
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43 comments:

Püppilottchen said...

Dear Helene

Yes, I´m some kind of "back again" - and now i have to catch up! I missed so many of your lovely posts and it´ll take me a while to read them all, with the time i want to spent, because each of them is made so lovely !

I´m so inspired by Polly Lines new house! Great ideas and details on each picture :) I love the google (tiny people) view ;D

I´m wishing you a nice 3. advent, yours Nicola

rosanna said...

Helene, what shall I say ? You and Sans have the most incredible and new houses of the block. There are many wonderful, gorgeous projects but yours are so original. The pics are great as well, it really looks like a real house. Stunning. Minihugs Rosanna

Oese said...

Wie hast du das bloß geschafft, vom Sommer bis Weihnachten nichts zu verraten? Das könnte ich niemals! Das Haus ist super, und die Lego-Fassade mal wieder extravagant! Ich liebe alles, und dachte auch genau wie Nicola, wie cool der googleearth-blick st und genau wie rosanna, dass es bei dir immer ganz besonder, irgendwo noch schöner ist zuzuschauen als bei den vielen anderen schönen minis.
Ganz toll!
Wo steht das Haus, wenn es nicht draußen steht? Es braucht ja so viel Platz, oder?

Amy's Miniatures And Smalls said...

Hi Helene, I am laughing so hard at the Google Earth comment. So funny... Love the pink Vespa. Fabulous new house. Polly Line is so spoiled. Using those Lundby extensions is such a fantastic idea. I never even dreamed that could be done. Oh the possibilities and the low cost is inspiring. PS. I think aliens are coming to visit.

callsmall said...

Oh, Helene, I am SO glad you (finally) showed Polly's rocking pad! It looks amazing, and the LEGOs are fantastic bricks! I also love how you used the soap dish as a curved wall! Seeing this will make me look differently at those Lundby extensions I see pop up on eBay. Thanks for sharing this lovely slice of summer -- it's yummy!

Daydreamer said...

Hi Helene! I Love your google earth views! :) :)! And your creative use of legos is amazing! I am not as familiar with Lundby Extensions..... but I am certain you are very creative with them! It is a treat to see the Summer views..... we can Daydream after all! Your work is inspiring!

Pubdoll said...

Dear Nicola, thank you so mch for your lovely words, so nice to have you back! I really appreciate that you want to read my old stuff as well, but take your time and don't overdo it :-)

Glad you liked the google view, I must admit I was quite happy with the idea myself :-)

Hope you will have a wonderful 3. advent too!

Pubdoll said...

Thank you Rosanna, I have always thought that being a little bit different is a good thing, so to hear that my work is original is the best compliment I can get :-)
And her originality was what attracted me to Sans' blog as well, besides being a big fan of everything oriental :-)

Big minihugs Helene

Pubdoll said...

Thank you Oese, I'm almost blushing from all your praise! (Sorry for the English, seems I'm almost too tired or busy to write in German)
You know with all what's going on in December, it was quite practical to have prepared a post in advance. And I don't know if I'm good at keeping secrets, I just really didn't want to display the house before I had posted the bedroom, and I didn't want to display the bedroom without Sans slippers :-)
I now have all the houses (four of them ++) in the guestroom and Polly's house is in the corner to save space. But until recently it was on an ordinary low Ikea Billy shelf, with both floors right on top of eachother.

Pubdoll said...

Thanks Amy, happy to hear my Google Earth view made you laugh, I must admit I was rather pleased with the idea myself :-)
I like exploring the possibilites of the extensions, both because of the availability (I can buy it from shops in my hometown), the low prize and because they're already wired.
But the hard plastic makes it hard to cut, it usually takes me more than an hour to cut out one window.

Pubdoll said...

Thanks callsmall, you know I have been dying to show it, but couldn't without giving away Polly's bedroom.
And you know the idea to use soapdishes and such things for other purposes, I've got from you and Altera, so thanks!
I think I know what your children will get for Christmas, lot's of white legos :-)

Pubdoll said...

Thanks Betsy, you made me aware that I hadn't made a link to a picture of an ordinary Lundby extension floor, so now it's done. The original extension floor has windows like Polly Line's kitchen and is wallpapered.
So nice to hear that I can inspire you, because you inspire me so often! And I just looove Lego, it's so versatile :-) (I often wish for lego as Christmas and birthday presents)

The Shopping Sherpa said...

MH3/4 and mention of Google Earth for dolls houses? In the same post? Cracked me up completely.

Thanks for making my day. I shall be giggling as I do the (full sized) housework this morning.

Pubdoll said...

Thanks TSS, and your day is my tomorrow :-)

Glenda said...

Wow! It's fabulous - everything's perfect!! You've inspired me to take up the idea of making a mod house :)
The Google earth view made me laugh, it's brilliant, and the Doctor parked very neatly :D

Glenda

Janne said...

Hallo Helene
Blir helt satt ut,alt er bare så gjennomført og orginalt!!
Alt stemmer til minste detalj.
Ønsker deg og dine en riktig God Jul og et Godt Nyttår!
Klem Janne

Pubdoll said...

Thanks Glenda, I knew I could rely on you to spot the Sardis :-)
And so fun that the Google Earth view seems to be a hit :-)
I would be very happy if my posts inspired you to make a mod house, with your skills and talents I'm sure it would be fantastic!

Pubdoll said...

Tusen takk Janne for den veldig hyggelige kommentaren! Nå mangler Polly Line fremdeles fasade i 2. etasje, så noen detaljer er ikke helt på plass ennå :-)

God Jul og Godt Nyttår til deg og dine også Janne, selv om jeg håper jeg får tid til i hvertfall en post til før jul.

My Realitty said...

Google earth!!! Oh you are too much. Be sure to check out my "gingerbread house" in a couple of posts. all credit to Wes Christensen... C

Pubdoll said...

Thanks C! A gingerbread house credited to Wes sounds like a winner, looking forward to see the result :-)

shale said...

This is absolutely wonderful. I love how you have turned the Lundby extensions into such a gorgeous modern home. You have inspired me to get back to ultra modern houses for a while

Susan

My Realitty said...

Pubdoll, I forwarded both our posts to Wes and he said "what flattery, those are great. What a wonderful Christmas gift to see how much you all like my work, Thanks Wes" I will email you a copy CM

Mimmi said...

Kjempestilig hus! Likte "Google Earth" bildet! :-D

Rita said...

Kjempeflott hus du har laget deg. Veldig moderne. Er imponert at du har "funnet" det på google earth, den hadde jeg sansen for :D :D Kos deg videre!! Klem fra meg!

Pubdoll said...

Thanks Susan, so nice that you liked my transformation, and even nicer if I've inspired you to go back to modern houses, but I guess your Emerson House is the biggest inspiration :-)

Pubdoll said...

Tusen takk Anne Mari, jeg ble ganske så fornøyd med Google Earth-bildet jeg også, selv om jeg i ettertid kunne tenkt meg noen små korreksjoner :-)

Pubdoll said...

Tusen takk Rita, Lundby underetasjer kan brukes til litt av hvert :-)
Og ja, det var flaks at Google Earth tok bilde akkurat mens jeg hadde huset ute ;-)

Sans! said...

Polly's Pretty Pad :). FINALLY! :):)

You and Rosanna are way too good with your compliments but I really have to congratulate you on this house. I have been so curious, wondering the where, what, WHO? and how :). Now I see it.

Do you know I have always always wanted a pink vespa with leather seats? And yes, a straw basket in the front. And me wearing a long scarf riding my pink vespa..haha!

I love the patio furniture, my dear and I think you should build Polly a pool. :). Cos everyone wants to go to Polly's Pool Party which must surely be The Event every summer :).

I can't believe I have spent my whole half day in the office catching up with posts :). Got to go, honey! Send you-know-WHO my regards :).

Rebecca said...

Brilliant and ingenious! So many great ideas, and the realisation of your ideas is so well done, everything looks perfect. Another wonderful project for the portfolio of Helene og Sønn :-)

I'm also really impressed at the way you've photographed it, so it really looks in scale with the trees and hedge and other houses - you are so clever at that, Nora's garden and the camping trip were brilliantly photographed too. (Love the Google earth picture too, though I'm glad it wasn't taken when Polly was on the terrace ;-) )

I'm also glad that Polly Line has some nice bright colour in her house - yellow and pink and purple. I think this house could look very stark in winter otherwise!

Pubdoll said...

Thanks Sans! I love the sound of Polly's Pool Party, fun idea :-)
And your regards have been sent to I-know-WHO :-) More in my mail to you.

Pubdoll said...

Thank you Rebecca, your praise always means a lot to me! And Sønn has promised to help me on the facade of the first floor too :-)

So nice of you to remember my other outside photos, you know I love to do these kind of scenes. But some are easier than others. Because of the flat landscape the camping pictures were a piece of cake, but these scenes were the trickiest ones so far, because some of our neighbours have rather tall roof tops that I had to avoid. If I were to do it again, I would have placed the whole scene with grass and everything on a table to even out the height difference.

And I was also happy that Polly wasn't on the google earth picture, if she had I would have to censor it, and couldn't have shown it on the blog.

I like white walls because they're so versatile, but all in white is too cold and boring for me (that's why I'm not a big fan of shabby chic) and that purple and yellow room is at the moment my own favourite.

Las manos de Sca by Virginia Isabel said...

No se si es real o que, porque la casa es una pasada.
Besujis!!!!

Mini Dork said...

Absolute genius! I love what you do with legos, but this seriously takes the cake. The Lundby extensions have never looked better. Thanks for setting it up and taking all of the amazing outdoor photos. It looks so real, I just want to move in. GORGEOUS!!!

Pubdoll said...

Gracias Virginia Isabel, me alegro de oír que pensó que parecía real. (al menos eso es lo que creo que escribió :-))

Pubdoll said...

Thank you Megan, it was nice to spend a day out in the wonderful weather taking pictures :-) Feels like ages ago now it's been freezing cold outside for almost two months.

Ingerid said...

Å herlighet! Så fint hus har jeg aldri sett før! Jeg prøvde å gå inn på linken der det står 'lundby extension floors', men det gikk ikke. Du er utrolig flink, og jeg blir helt sjokkert xD Takk for at jeg får lov til å lese noe om noe så fint!! (hørtes veldig poetisk ut der, men huset var bare så fint!)

Pubdoll said...

Tusen takk for kjempehyggelig hilsen Ingerid! Jeg sjekket linken nå og da virket den, kans hende Flickr var nede akkurat da du prøvde.

Ingerid : ) said...

Det kan hende, men uansett var det kjempe fint! : ) Sånn har jeg lyst til å lage, også. Hvordan\hvor har du kjøpt plastik glassene du brukte til vinduene? Og hva brukte du til å skjære ut vinduene med? : )

Karin said...

Hello. Jeg elsker bloggen din, og jeg har et spørsmål. Vet du om en ung person som liker miniatyrer? Jeg har lyst til å lese unges meninger og ferdigheter når det gjelder miniatyrer og dukkehus. Selv har jeg holdt på med dette i 30 år, så det hadde vært gøy.

Pubdoll said...

Takk igjen Ingerid :-)
Plasten er bare plastlokk fra litt store Lundbyesker eller lignende, og så bruker jeg en vanlig hobbykniv med blad som kan trekkes inn og ut etter ønske. Se her hvis du lurer på hva jeg mener :-)

http://www.byg1.dk/produkt/billede/?partno=205175&pictureno=0

Det tok meg ca en drøy halvtime å skjære ut et vindu. Jeg har også skjært ut veggen på nytt i tynn papp som jeg legger utenpå, slik at plasten kommer mellom "vegglagene" Da blir den enklest å feste. Når alt er ferdigmalt og limt begynner jeg med listverket rundt vinduene.

Pubdoll said...

Tusen takk Karin! Så artig at du har holdt på i 30 år, jeg har holdt på nesten like lenge, i 27 år. Det hadde vært artig å sett bilder av dine ting også!
Jeg kjenner ikke så mange unge som driver med dette. Den yngste jeg vet om som holder på med moderne ting er Annina på 28 år

http://anninagunter.blogspot.com/

men Ingerid som hadde kommentaren før din, er 13 år og har egen blogg som du kommer til ved å klikke på navnet hennes over kommentaren.

Ingerid said...

Åja, sånn ja! ;) Det var lurt ! :-)

Karin said...

Hei igjen! Annina's blogg var flott, og ikke minst Ingerid's. Det er så artig å se på unge som driver med denne fantastiske hobbyen - de er jo så flinke! =-)Jeg har tenkt på å ha blogg, men er lite teknisk av meg og tror det hadde vært litt vanskelig. Men morsomt, ja, det hadde det jammen meg vært ! =-)