I'm a Giant

Emily Henderson, host of HGTV's Secrets from a Stylist, threw down a dollhouse challenge and we answered the call. Some of us finished, some of us didn't. Some of us built for kids, some of us will break your fingers if you touch our houses, but two things I think everyone can agree on... building a dollhouse costs more money and takes WAY MORE TIME than anticipated. No one really knows what happened to this challenge as Emily seems to have abandoned it. But 83 people took the challenge seriously and I documented all of their hard work.

Please visit the participants' websites to show some love and see more pictures and details on their challenges. I apologize to anyone I missed, but here are the 83 I could find. To be added (or have any updates made to your listing), please email me photos, your name and website. Send to: modernminifan (at) gmail.com

There is also a flickr group you can upload your photos to here: www.flickr.com/groups/1772598@N24/

Emily's Original Homies

Inspiration Queen Emily: Style by Emily Henderson ~ www.stylebyemilyhenderson.com


Morgan: The Brick House ~ www.the-brick-house.com


Erin: Design for Mankind ~ www.designformankind.com


Orlando: Homme Maker www.hommemaker.com


Corbett: girl domestic ~ www.girl-domestic.com


Jenny: Little Green Notebook ~ littlegreennotebook.blogspot.com


Nicole: Making it Lovely ~ www.makingitlovely.com


Kirsten: Simply Grove ~ www.simplygrove.com



The rest of us that want to be her homies (listed alphabetically)

A Joyful Girl ~ theknowlesexperience.blogspot.com


a living space ~ a-living-space.blogspot.com


Annie's Oblations (pre-challenge) ~ anniesoblations.blogspot.com


ASA Pearson Designs ~ asapearson.blogspot.com


bijougirl ~ amandaconley.blogspot.com


Black and White and Loved All Over ~ www.blackandwhiteandlovedallover.com


Black Bird Has Spoken ~ blackbirdhasspoken.blogspot.com


BluBabesCreate ~ blubabescreate.blogspot.com


Cali Rezo (pre-challenge and ongoing) ~ www.calirezo.com


Call of the Small ~ call-small.blogspot.com


Carmen Jessee www.carmenjessee.com


Change of Scenery ~ changeofsceneries.blogspot.com


chelsea-sparks ~ chelsea-sparks.blogspot.com


Chinoiserie Chic ~ chinoiseriechic.blogspot.com


Christy Crafts ~ christycrafts.blogspot.com


Cloudy Purple Sky ~ asukas.blogspot.com


Cocoon Home ~ www.cocoonhome.com


The Contented Renter ~ thecontentedrenter.blogspot.com (please build it!)


Copy Cat Chic ~ www.copycatchic.com


Cowboy Bunny ~ cowboybunny.blogspot.com


The Creative Salad ~ www.thecreativesalad.com


Design Thoughts ~ www.designthoughtsblog.com


Fade into Bleu ~ fadeintobleu.blogspot.com


Finding Eliza ~ findingeliza.com


Fleurishing ~ www.fleurishingblog.com


Flippin' Dollhouse ~ flippindollhouse.tumblr.com


The Frippery Factory ~ http://fripperyfactory.wordpress.com (come back, I want to see what you do with the box)


Giginstudio ~ www.giginstudio.tripod3d.com


Go Haus Go ~ www.gohausgo.com


Holly Recommends ~ hollyrecommends.wordpress.com


The Honey Hut ~ thehoneyhut.blogspot.com


House of Lovelock ~ houseoflovelock.com


JWK Style ~ jwkstyle.blogspot.com


KathieB's Minis (pre-challenge) ~ kathiebminis.blogspot.com


Keepers ~ facebook.com/pages/Keepers/123865814323216


La Vita Petite ~ lavitapetite.com


LeftCoastMini (pre-challenge) ~ leftcoastmini.blogspot.com


Lemon Cadet ~ lemoncadet.blogspot.com


Little Dash ~ dashislittle.blogspot.com


Little Victorian ~ littlevictorian.blogspot.comt


Loganberry Lane ~ Loganberrylane.blogspot.com


Make mine Mid-Century ~ makeminemid-century.blogspot.com


Marcus and Rach ~ marcusandrachpond.blogspot.com


Michelle Corvino: Gnome Homes ~ picasaweb.google.com/106618329473965977306/IAmAGiantGnomeHomes


Mini*Aesthetics ~ miniaesthetics.blogspot.com


MiniMinimalDesign ~ www.flickr.com/photos/67276108@N08/


Modern Mini Houses (that's me) ~ modernminihouses.blogspot.com



My Mini Mod Pod ~ minimodpod.blogspot.com


My Mod Style ~ mymodstyle.blogspot.com


My Recession Kitchen ~ www.myrecessionkitchen.com


Noted Home ~ notedhome.blogspot.com


OneFortyThree ~ onefortythree.com (additional Instgram photos here: statigr.am/one_forty_three)


Onshore ~ onshore-again.blogspot.com


Opal Weekends ~ opalweekends.blogspot.com


Petite Plat ~ petitplatbysk.blogspot.com


Pinky Creations ~ pinkycreations-pink.blogspot.com


The Project Corner ~ theprojectcorner.blogspot.com


Redesign ~ www.reddezn.com


Silly Eagle Books ~ www.sillyeaglebooks.com


simplycoolstuff ~ simplycoolstuff.blogspot.com


Snow Fern ~ snowfern-clover.blogspot.com


Sophie and Lili ~ sophieandlilihandmade.blogspot.com


Stringfellow Art ~ www.stringfellowart.com


Summer Plays House ~ summerplayshouse.com


Tales of a Tumbleweed ~ http://www.talesofatumbleweed.com/


This is Kara B. ~ thisiskarab.tumblr.com


This Magpie's Nest ~ thismagpiesnest.blogspot.com


This Posh House ~ thisposhhouse.blogspot.com


TinyFixation (Large and in Charge) ~ tinyfixation.blogspot.com


Warm Hot Chocolate ~ warmhotchocolate.com


Whiteowl: found ~ whiteowlfound.blogspot.com


With Two Cats ~ www.withtwocats.com


Wonders Will Never Cease ~ wonderswillnevercease.blogspot.com


wonderland.5 ~ www.flickr.com/photos/wonderland5


wordplayhouse ~ www.wordplayhouse.com



Again, please send those that I have missed and I will be happy to add them. modernminifan (at) gmail.com

25 comments:

  1. THAK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THESE WONDERFUL PHOTOS AND INFO-YOU DO A GRAND JOB FOR US ALL!
    I LOVE YOU FOR IT!
    Neomi

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    1. Aww shucks, thanks Neomi!!! It took a lot longer than I'd planned but it was great fun reading and archiving all of these fabulous projects. I can't wait to see the ones still in progress (mine included). :D

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  2. Wow, nice collection of everyone's dollhouses! That must have taken you forever!
    I had never done anything dollhouse or miniature related before, so this project was quite the challenge, but really fun.

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    1. Thanks, and um yeah this was several weeks in the making. Your house is really cool, that was a great find for the price. A little paint went a long way for you. I want that mini pacman machine ;) I hope this wasn't your last mini adventure!

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  3. This is great! I wish Emily would have done this long ago. But now I see all the minis that I missed, including yours! which is great-btw!

    i am glad i found your blog.

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    1. Thanks so much Dulce! I loved your inspiration pics for each room. Your bathroom is one of may favorites. I'm working on a black and white bathroom too. I love that circle wallpaper you found and I love that shower curtain. Glad you found my blog, it's a fun hobby to share. :D

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  4. This just blew my mind! I can't believe how much time and work went in to this. I bet, when Emily gets around to posting about I'm a Giant, she'll just write "What she said" followed by a link to your page.

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    1. Thanks Meagan!!! This is why I haven't written you back yet... slowly regaining strength in wrists. :P

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  5. I had been looking for this and looking for this...And then you pulled it all together. I can always count on my die-hard modern mini bloggers! A great big hat tip for a tremendous effort. Keep doing what you're doing with this blog. It has really taken off since you moved it. With all of this link love, I can only imagine how much the community might grow because of this challenge.

    Oh, and might I request a tutorial post on how you created those stunning stairs in your own I'm A Giant/Miniatures.com Contest dollhouse?

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    1. Hey StudioSeven!!! Thank you so so much. And thanks for following over the years! :D
      I PROMISE I will post a tutorial on the "glass" stairs. It just might take another month at the rate I'm going, but I will post more details.

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  6. Oh I'm amazed, thank you so much for putting this together. I sent Emily a personal message where I reguested something like this but I never would have figured to publish one on my own, you are ingenious (and hard working). Thank you again.

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    1. You are most welcome. Your Teahouse is really inspiring. I haven't read all of your past posts yet, but I will. Totoro and Moomintroll must be thrilled. Brilliant work!

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  7. I think I'm in, on the flickr page "I'm a Giant" with the hacked I house, Myrealitty.:)

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  8. I want to join everyone in saying thank you for putting this all together! Great job!!!

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    1. Thanks Sandra!! I LOVE the new 70's house you're working on. Congrats on wrapping up the Fascination Station. That house is a beast, I love what you did with it. I too feel your pain about limited space. There is at least one or two dollhouses in every room of our house and the garage is my mini shop, much to the dismay of my husband. I'm envious of folks with indoor craft spaces (dining tables just don't cut it). :D

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  9. Thanks for the mention ;) Progress has TOTALLY slacked lately! but such a fun challenge!

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    1. Hey Design Thoughts!! If I had your house I would have slacked too, that is a ton of work rehabing that old house, but it will so spectacular when you are finished. I hope you find more time to continue working on it, I really can't wait to see what you do with it. The house has incredible bones. Good luck!!!

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  10. WOW! this is so neat that you compiled all of this! I had a few throwbacks with my house, the most major was having a baby last year, but I would love to finish my doll house, especially now since I have someone special to finish it for. Thanks for giving me some inspiration to finish it! I will keep on workin'! :)

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    1. Thanks Summer! I hope you finish, your Lundby was looking fantastic. :D

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    1. Meg, I'm so sorry, I just got this message after the ebay auction ended. Honestly, I don't think the kit was worth the $400 selling price. I'll email you through FB, but I'm deleting your post as I don't want your phone number getting found by spammers/telemarketers. My email is modernminifan (at) gmail.com

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  12. Thanks for Sharing such imported information with us. I hope you will share some more info about im giant challengers. please keep sharing!


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