Saturday, 22 February 2014

My Sylvanian Families Restoration Projects

Here are a couple of my one of a kind (ooak) Sylvanian Families building projects upcycled to live another day as I cannot bear to throw anything broken or tatty away!

My first one was the vintage oakwood bakery:

 How the bakery looked before...


 And after :) I used a high quality thick card in red gingham to cover the canopy and surfaces and added Basil the baker and lots of delicious goodies.

And anyone will know with the smaller vintage buildings like the florist and cottage hospital they are prone to the signs snapping so I made the vintage florist into a Patisserie!

Friday, 25 January 2013

New arrival - Neptune Sea Otter Family!

Look what just arrived! The Sea Otter Family!

Father Caspian Neptune spends as much time as he can with his family swimming in the sea even during those cold, windswept winter days. After a refreshing swim he enjoys a long walk along the beach looking for ‘treasure’ - strange bits and pieces the sea has washed up on the golden sands. Caspian has quite a large ‘treasure’ trove displayed around the family home.
Mother Narrisa Neptune likes everything neat and tidy in her family home and her husband and daughter’s ‘treasure’ collection makes for a lot of extra dusting and cleaning! Narrisa has decided this is a small price to pay for all the family time together on the beach.
Sister Shelly Neptune is a beachcomber like her father. Her love is sea shells of all shapes and sizes. The shell colours are so bright and shiny when they are wet but so dull by the time she has carried them home. So with the help of her father, they varnish the shells to bring out the bright colours, before adding them to her vast shell collection.
Baby Sandy Neptune loves building and knocking down sandcastles and like the rest of her family is also a beach collector, she collects sand! In her clothes, in her hair, between her toes, everywhere!

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Sylvanian Families Buildings

Meadowcroft Cottage - also released by Flair as Cheddar Cottage for Angelina Ballerina figures.


Rose Cottage


Vintage Nursery Treehouse


Applewood Department Store and Pippins Cafe

 Vintage Old Mill Windmill with original box

Sylvanian Toy Shop

Watermill Bakery


 Vintage Lock Keepers Cottage

The Post Office

Forest Friends/Families - updated 13/3/13

Forest Friends were released around the same period as Sylvanian Families and to my knowledge there are 30 families in the range. Below are the families that I have acquired.

Grey Mouse Family

Horse Family

Cat Family

Elephant Children

Bear Family

Boar Family

Rabbit Family

Dog Family

Tiger Family

Forever Friends Family
Although not part of the Forest Friends or Sylvanian Families range, the Forever Friends bears are made to the same scale and are a lovely addition to my collection :)