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We are a wholesale dollhouse company only. Our kits are manufactured in a little warehouse in the Colorado Rockies. They are available through only seven stores. You can see the list of stores here - Where Our Kits Can Be Purchased

And you can see the kits we make here - Rocky Mountain Woodcrafts

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Photo Challenge #1 - Self Portrait

#1 - Self Portrait


The prompt for week one of this "52 Week Photo Challenge" was "Self Portrait".  I came to the conclusion that the warehouse was both too cold and too messy to show you in a picture (maybe someday, after I get some of the sawdust swept up) so this is David and I hanging out with the beautiful Lace House. I think it might be my favorite of all of our kits.

So week one is DONE! Fifty one more weeks to go! Wish us luck! Hope all of your dollhouse New Years resolutions are going well too!

- Wendy & David
Rocky Mountain Woodcrafts

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!!! 52 Week Photo Challenge!!!

Hi Everyone!

Wendy at Rocky Mountain Woodcrafts here! Hope your year is off to a great start! We wish you a year full of amazing miniatures, wonderful times, health, wealth and everything fabulous!

A professional photographer friend of mine and I started a 52 Week Photo Challenge group on Facebook (the group is here, if you're on Facebook, like photo challenges, and would like to play along. - 52 Week Photo Challenge) which got me thinking that might be a good prompt to get this blog going again too.

Here's the list we're working from -



All the challenges start on Wednesday and end on the following Wednesday. So the #1 challenge - Self Portrait starts today and ends on Jan 8th.

How a dollhouse company takes a self portrait, I'm not sure. But I have until the 8th to figure it out!

Sound like fun? You should try it too! Miniatures would lend themselves very nicely to this list, I think. And it'll encourage me to keep up this blog again. I don't want this to become just another "Here, buy this!" company blog. This might mix it up a little.

Are you going to try it too? Think it might mix up your blog? Minis or otherwise we would love to hear about it! Let us know in the comments where we can find your blog and follow along! And don't hesitate to join the group on Facebook if you want! The more the merrier!

Welcome 2014! Happy New Year! And my first resolution is to get this blog up and going again! Wish me luck!

- Wendy

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A Tale of Two Barns

David and I are working on a project together, but separately.

We've been testing the new barn kits (they should be available for order in mid May!!)


David and I both have very different styles when it comes to barns, apparently. On the left is David's kind of aged, on the plains, vintage looking barn. On the right is my super cute, bright red barn of happy critter-ness. It reminds me of the kind of barn you'd find at a petting zoo.

As they get finished up, I'll show you more pictures! Hope your projects are just as fun and amazing and you're having as great a time building miniatures as we are! Happy Spring!

- Wendy
Rocky Mountain Woodcrafts
http://www.rockymountainwoodcrafts.com


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Lace House: The Miniature and The Real Thing!

I see this dollhouse nearly every day.  It's one of our two signature pieces, and it gets a lot of attention, no matter where it's displayed. It's a great kit, and a gorgeous dollhouse.

But constantly seeing it in miniature in NO way prepared me for the majesty and awe of the actual, real Lace House.

It is an important piece of Colorado history, and also "an outstanding example of Carpenter Gothic architecture."


But all I know is that it's gorgeous and it absolutely NEEDED to be a dollhouse.


The house was repainted it in 2010 and I think the colors they chose are very pretty. With all that gingerbread, this house was just begging to be a "painted lady."


Our plan is to put the dollhouse version together as a demo for an upcoming trade show, and paint it the colors to match the real one in Blackhawk. I can't wait!


The love that the people involved in the restoration of the Lace House had for this incredible building shows in every detail.


This is the view from the front porch of the Lace House now (it was moved to make room for a casino parking lot. But it's probably happier up on the hill with a view like this anyway).


 This trip we didn't get the opportunity to go inside, but I was able to snap some pictures through the windows.


It was once a museum, and I'm not sure when it stopped being one. You can still see some of the exhibit information on the walls, though all of the interesting pieces of furniture they had in the house are all gone.


I didn't notice the intricate work on the ceiling in this photo until I got it home and saw it on a screen bigger than the one on the back of my camera. Beautiful!!


So this was my first visit to the real, honest to goodness, Lace House in Blackhawk Colorado. I am absolutely inspired to try this for our demo model. Wish me luck and I'll post details here!

If you're inspired to put together your own Lace House kit too, contact one of our seven authorized dealers! For a list of stores, check here and find the one closest to you! And if you do put together a Lace House, please post your progress on our Facebook page! We'd love to see it!

- Wendy
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Kit Details:
8 Rooms - #1006
44-3/4"W x 29-1/2"D x 23-1/2"T
Includes everything shown in the picture at the top of this entry.
Side opening roof panel and hinged side access.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Little Blue Cottage

This is one of my favorite kits that we do here at Rocky Mountain Woodcrafts. It's easy to put together (a great first dollhouse project), it's got spacious rooms, and is just plain adorable.


Country Cottage 1 
Outside front. The kit comes with everything shown except for paint and doorknobs.  This is a kit that lends itself to a lot of color combinations, but I think this blue one is exceptionally adorable.


 Country Cottage 3
Finished inside. The kit does not include finishing items like wallpaper, but it does come with the stairs and railing.


Country Cottage 4
Living room. Lots of room for a couch and TV!


Country Cottage 5
I would make this the kitchen/dining room I think. Plenty of room for counter space and a nifty kitchen set.



Country Cottage 6
Upstairs hallway.


Country Cottage 7
Bedroom.


Country Cottage 8
Bathroom perhaps?


Country Cottage 9
I think the little front stoop is so cute. Just enough space for a box for morning milk deliveries and a place for the paper boy to throw the morning paper. :)


Country Cottage 10
The Country Cottage. Available through your local Miniature Shop (DMMA members only. Find your local shop here! - DMMA Member Stores).

Thanks for looking!

- Wendy
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Kit Details:
The Country Cottage Kit #1001
27-1/4" Wide x 20" Deep x 22" Tall.
Comes complete with everything shown on this model
Except paint, glues and doorknob.Features Laser Cut Trim, Turned Staircase Kit and Nice Sized Rooms.
Made from 3/8" and 1/4" Baltic Birch Plywood