Saturday, December 13, 2014

Apartment #9 - Rachel's Apartment - FINISHED

Hello Everyone!!


I have been super busy!
I hope that yawl had a very nice Thanksgiving.

I finally finished this apartment. It has totally changed from
what you previously saw. There are about 84 photo's, so I
sure do hope you like apartment #9 as well as I do.

This is the front door leading into the apartment. The
brown wall has not been wallpapered yet due to it will
not be seen from the other apartment. The front door
has the plastic (um glass) LOL'S, put into the door.
We do not want any unwanted people in the
stairwell peeking inside this single lady's apartment.

Rachel WELCOMES you to take a peek
inside of her apartment.
First, I would like to take you to the outside
of the building so you can peek inside of
the bay window.
(I am between a wall and this dollhouse
wanted you to know that the
Bay Window is not crooked!)
Beside the pink sudsy tub are 3 bath towels folded
up and placed on a small table.
Here is a better peek of the tub.
The bubble bath sure is cool!!!
I hope that this picture is not too blurry on the
left side of the small lace curtain.
Maybe Rachel needs some privacy curtains!
Well, she will tell
you that there is not a building close by that
can see her tub, so she is safe! 
I am hoping that from this window that you can
get an idea of how the inside might look.
I do love the suds in the tub. I hope you will also.
But, just want to say that this foam stuff
(whatever it is called), the color does fade.
On the bed is a bath towel, so Rachel does not have
to bend too far to grab it. 
I had a hard time getting
good pictures because of grey skies and rain.
But I
hope that the picture of the towel will shows up.
Across from the tub is a small kitchen that is situated
between the front door and the bathroom.
Please do
not mind the mess beyond the front door.
That apartment comes next.
This is the Kitchen for apartment #9. I could not
make the other kitchen work so I had to make
another one. This is what I ended up with.

What I did was to take a regular
cabinet that I did not need anymore and I attached
a sink on top. 
The sink was one that did not have
a base and it was stainless steel looking.
I painted the sink and the faucet white as
well as the cabinets
that I made from balsa.
Balsa also boxes in the sink.
No room for a stove, this apartment only has a
microwave that I have had  for years.
The cute plastic pink dishes are
Chrysenbonn. I know that name is spelled
wrong, but I am sure that you have seen these
Only a few groceries will go on these
2 shelves because Rachel really does
not eat here.
Mostly she eats out!
The drawer has been sectioned off.
It holds the
silverware and as of yet I have not added any
potholders in the bigger space.
The kitchen towel hangs from this drawer.
I took a photo from the net, printed it out on
Fringed the ends for kitchen towels.
The drawer is to be always left slightly open.
The bottom cabinet on the left
is the tiny refrigerator.
I have forgotten to put anything inside.
I must look thru my boxes.
Beneath the kitchen towel are 3 more kitchen towels
just in case this one gets dirty.
She has plenty to use.
I still have to place more stuff on the bottom
shelf. I am not sure what
this single lady needs in her kitchen.
But as you can see here, when she needs a little
snack, Rachel makes a few tarts with strawberry
Beside the kitchen is a small wall that holds a
I will show that to you soon.
From the door you can see the bay window.
There is a tiny curtain inside.
And the curtains that I had
up there from earlier pics is still there. 
See the little
table that holds 3 bath towels.
The tub looks great here.
So does the bubble bath!!
I love the pink suds!
Looks a little convincing this far away.
Just another view.
Here is the tub.
Can you guess what makes the suds!!
I had a small piece of pink foamy-feeling egg-crate.
I cut a piece
to go inside for leverage and then another piece to go on top.
It does look a little sudsy doesn't it.
It even sparkles!!
This is what the bath towels look like.
I hope it looks romantic!!!
These bath towels are big and are folded
to look small, except for the one you see here. It lays
on the bed.
The matching hand towels are in the bathroom.
I have removed the kitchen and the side wall so
you can see the bathroom better from the
I also decided to pull out the long wall
for these pics.
The bathroom is roomy.
The water inside the toilet
is blue, but I could not find my picture to show you.
What I did was to place a piece of
blue tape on the bottom
of the toilet so that it closed off the drain hole.
I don't want anything going down the drain!!
Then I placed tacky glue on the inside and mixed
blue paint in, stirred it well and let it dry. 
It does look good.
 Anyway 3 folded hand towels sit on top of the
toilet while one is
laid across the seat.
Because Rachel always sits here
and shaves her legs and underarms.
Here is the sink.
A better view of the sink shows the mess
she has made. There is a bar of soap that has
bubbles around it. Her razor is still sitting on
the sink. And the bubbles will not go down the
drain!!! LOL'S
I looked at the website of (OMG I have been trying
to remember the name of the website and have forgotten).
Please forgive me! Anyway she has a tutorial for
making the bubbles in the bathtub.
I used VERY SMALL plastic
beads that have tiny holes in them for bubbles. The
beads are clear to get the effect that I wanted.
Rachel needs a  new toothbrush to go inside the cup.
Somehow she lost it!
I am sure all of you have seen the JET DRY that
is used as trash cans. It comes 2 in a pack. I decided to use one
as a hamper.  I took a piece of pink linen that had a
ruffle attached to make the lining for the hamper.
The lid was easy to make.
All of this plastic is on the jet dry container.
I glued fabric on both sides of the plastic lid, and then
glued fabric on both sides of the handle
The inside of the hamper is so cute.
Just an up-close photo of the hamper for you.
You know every hamper should have holes for
As you can see, it says JET DRY on the inside of
the lid.
Rachel has already began putting in dirty clothes.
I hope she washes her clothes soon.
Beside the bathroom is a closet. I removed the tub
so you will be able to see it better.
As I have stated before. I love the hooks and eyes.
I made a shelf and at the end bent the hooks
so that they would hold a rod.
The hooks are glued to the shelf.
I do not know who figured out to use these
hooks and eyes, but they work great!
Thank you for sharing that tip!
A little dowel glued to the hooks and painted
white works great.
The top of the shelf is papered
with left over pieces of wallpaper used on the wall.
Here is a better view after it is painted.
Still more clothes are needed to fill the space.
There is even wall space to hang hats but I
have not brought
out all of the stuff from my boxes yet.
The hatbox is empty of a hat. 
The pink curtain hides the toilet.
The clothes fit great on the rod.
I hand sewed the little lace dress.
No glue at all on this dress.
The red dress is really a Barbie dress.
I have had it
for a while knowing that it would work perfectly once
I cut it down.
I bought the Barbie dress at the thrift
store for 50 cents. This was a bargain!
The dress hung past Barbie's knees
What I did was to cut out the back Velcro and sew
it up as best as I could. 
Then I cut off a lot from
 the top of the dress and glued ribbon around the top
to hide the edge.
Then glued on a bow and added straps.
This is the back.
This is a lace coat with matching dress that I
It took me a couple of days to make it.
It is entirely hand sewn!!
This is the front with
a piece of lace fabric tied into a bow.
This is the back of the dress.
There are so
many different pieces of lace on this set.
I used what I had.
This is by far my FAVORITE OUTFIT
that I have made so far!!
I hope you can see the many pieces of lace that
has been sewn together.
Is this a better picture for you.
I used white lace and beige laces.
It has a white plastic hanger.
I am sorry you cannot see the last dress that is
hanging on the rod.
Somehow I missed putting
that photo in here.
It is a pink eyelet dress that I made
and is behind the pink curtain.
Hopefully you can see some of it.
The pink eyelet dress matches the pink hat
with matching purse that sits on the floor.
This was the best photo that I could get of these
Last year I bought these boots from Petit Nadia.
She is listed on eBay.
She makes some lovely things.
I could not resist buying them. They are lace.
I still have more work to do
with this closet.
Rachel needs more shoes!
The pink hat and pink purse - I made.
The heart shape thing was in a small box.
Cannot remember where I got it from.
I think that it had
something to do with Valentine's Day.
Am not sure what it was used for.
But it works perfectly as a little stool.
The tiny red stool is perfect o hold
the pink hat and purse.
Later I will use it as a
sitting stool for Rachel
once I decide where to put her hat and purse.
I deformed the hook into this shape with pliers.
It took off a lot of the paint.
I used the eyes and hand sewed each one - 4 of
them to the top of the curtain.
I did not even hem the top or the sides.
It would have been
bulky and I did not want any bulk in this area.
This fabric is pink linen and it matches
the hamper fabric.
I like the little ruffle at the bottom.
It was a little baby dress.
See the eyes better.
The eyes are placed on the hooks with TACKY WAX.
So that the curtain will stay on them. The hooks then
have tacky wax to hold them to the ceiling.
I made the curtain not very wide because I still
wanted to still see some of the toilet.
Lastly, I used tacky wax and placed a little
chandelier near the tub.
It does not work though, just for decoration only.
This is what the entire apartment looks like.
The door to this apartment building went up last.
Here is Rachel's bed. No living area in here for her.
The bed is a little big for the area but it works great
for this space.
The little chase will later become a catch-all for
Rachel's dresses. I want the apartment to look like
she has too many clothes and she has to put them
I did keep the fireplace. It moved from the other wall
to this side.
I tried many times to get a good photo of the
fireplace with these items on it, but I could not
get even one. So I moved the fireplace and placed
these items on it to take the photo and then I put
the fireplace back in her room.
The little item on the left is from Swarovski.
For a while it was displayed in Beatrice's Penthouse.
I bought
this little carousel  about 17 years ago.
The little gold piece that holds the horses spins around.
It was so cute - that I could not resist it.
The little item
in the center is a little mirror on a stand.
Right now it is reflecting the flowers in the vase.
This umbrella stand is by Reutter Porcelain.
It is gorgeous and suits this apartment
It holds one red and one blue umbrella.
A better view of the chase from the side.
You can see the base of the fireplace that holds the
umbrella stand.
Here is a better view of the bed in the room.
There is only one long pillow on the bed.
White linens.
The green canopy and the bedspread were cut from
a pretty (crocheted) blouse.
A good view to the closet.
I forgot where the little heart came from. I have
had it for ages.
There is a bouquet of flowers/roses on it.
Suits the room great!
Sorry about the blurry from the canopy top.
I still need to put a few more things inside the
Perhaps a picture or 2 above the fireplace.
And maybe some more lights.
The canopy bed is one of my favorites.
White wire is delicate and very easy to break.
I am surprised that
I have not broke it.
I have stored it for years.
Having said that I am sure now I will break it somewhere.
Fingers crossed.
I do not remember where the little pillow came from.
It is embroidered and I have had it for about 18 years.
This is what the canopy bed looks like at the head
of it.
Here is the canopy top.
I wanted you to see the fabric.
 It was so holy that it was easy to cut a
piece and drape over the top.
This was a crochet ladies blouse.
The green looks good with this
Definitely it looks better in this
apartment instead of on me!
The little skirt and blouse that is laying
on the bed is one that I made.
It is also completely hand sewn.
The dresser is white wire.
I have lined
all of the drawers with pink Moiré
miniature wallpaper.
The 2cd drawer holds a pink bra and panty.
Nothing in the top drawer yet.
A gold purse hangs from the first drawer knob.
The vanity holds a variety of items.
The pink bottles with gold lids are Barbie bottles.
I glued little images to them that I cut out from
The beige gloves were also purchased
from Petit Nadia.
These gloves are so lovely and delicate.
They were made for slender hands.
Every once in a while she needs a Kleenex.
A little gold jewelry box sits on one of the little
A large purple perfume bottle with a gold lid
sits under the shelf.
A little porcelain tray holds her cold creams.
Okay, here is Rachel.
She is looking out of her bedroom window.
 I dressed this doll by myself.
I made her nightgown and her robe.
I bought this doll naked from  Sweetiedoll984
Here is the link.
Something caught Rachel's eye.
She will look your way in a moment.
Sweetie doll wigged her for me.
Isn't she pretty!!
My daughter Pep painted her fingernails red
painted pearls around her wrists.
She mixed in a little blue.
I hand sewed the lace together
for a nightgown.
It is tight on her.
No need for straps as the lace is a little stretchy. 
This nightgown will come off easily when
I want to put something else on her.
It is not glued on.
Pep also painted her shoes gold.
Later if I plan on
dressing her in something different
her shoes will remain gold.
I guess you recognize her light pink robe.
It was simple to make.
It is much larger than the doll.
and I cut strings so they would go around her arms
and stay on when wrapped around.
I gathered the back together to fit.
Here is the bottom of the robe.
The robe is made
from white cheesecloth that I dyed pink with
It is not hemmed.
Thank you for visiting me.