Saturday, January 19, 2013
Hello! I hope everyone had a great Christmas and that your New Year is starting out well. For myself, I did have a wonderful time, altho my minis for the holidays were practically non-existent. Working retail and then coming down with the flu did put a damper on things and even tho I didn't make anything worth mentioning, I did think "mini" and started making my list of what I wanted to do this year. To quote one of my favorite bloggers, "Making the list always makes me feel productive and starts the dreaming going :)! " This quote is from http://cynthiascottagedesign.blogspot.com/ and says it all!
My next dollhouse is "Lisa"s Country Cottage" (shell kit). When I bought this a few years ago, I knew I was going to make a fishing cabin out of it. Many, many years ago, my best friend was an only child. One summer, her parents invited me to vacation with them at a cabin somewhere is Michigan. My friend's father was an avid fisherman and her mom loved to paint with water colors. So I went along to keep my friend company. What a time we had! If we weren't swimming or skiing, we were probably playing in the sand with matchbox cars ( yes, girls play with toy cars!) With this dollhouse, I will try to re-create the attic where we slept, the livingroom and the porch. I am doing this all from memory and want to get as much done as I can before I forget too much.
My real delemma is the kitchen. This dollhouse is just too small to fit in even the basic stove, sink, and refridgerator so I might just do the livingroom.
Any suggestions are you may have are gratefully appreciated!
So far, I have made the flooring for both the main floor and the attic. I used scrapbooking paper and made the score lines to simulate the wood planks. The floors are a little dark but since I intend to paint the walls a light color, I think this will work.
Posted by Diane at 2:51 AM