I was lucky enough to have a three day weekend over the fourth of July. I am truly appreciative of this after years and years of working retail and not having holidays off. My hubby and I spent time out in the garden weeding- seems like we had more weeds than veggies or flowers after all the recent rain. At night I was able to do a little crafting and I decided that I would drag out the last of the dollhouses that I have and start them- just work on whichever project inspired me at the moment. Ira from http://merryjingle.blogspot.com is actually the person that inspired me to do this. Her blog is wonderful- and she has more than one dollhouse in the works right now too. I just keep thinking about the candy house, so I figure if I get a chance to work on it a little bit I'll be able to think about something other than the candy house once in awhile. Anyhow- I didn't get too far. The candy house is my biggest "kit bash" attempt so far, and I'm trying to think things through as I go so I don't have a big problem further down the line. It is "The Orchid" kit from Greenleaf on the top with an added bottom floor so I would have just a little more room to decorate :) The other dollhouse is one of those little kits from Michael's arts and crafts store. I think it's closer to half scale. I ripped off the porch that came with it and I"m going to turn this house into a little cabin for Lester the Bear. I'm going to add new porch posts that will look like logs with a stone base. I also added new windows and filled in the large holes left by the "kit" windows and added a new door. Here's how far I got over the weekend. I'm pretty happy I was able to squeeze some mini time in and still got the garden weeding done.
♥ Hi, my name is Kim. I live in northern Minnesota with my wonderful hubby and my pomeranian Miko. I love dollhouse miniatures, art journaling, sewing, jewelry making, gardening----I really love to make things and I jump around from project to project a lot! ♥ firstname.lastname@example.org