I have no idea what I was thinking… well, I do actually. CHRISTMAS……. it’s coming….. FAST! And I have to fit those kids out with pressies. It’s Toddler Child’s first PROPER christmas….. she knows who Santa is now and knows that wrapping paper has wonderful surprises inside…… So she needs fabulous things to unwrap. As for the other two…. well they’re older….. AKA….. EXPENSIVE! So I have been slowly organising presents for months and stashing them away.
Wasn’t sure what to get Toddler Child. A whole load of stuff that will clutter my home and she might play with once or twice before forgetting it’s even there or something really fabulous that can grow with her….. then it hit me….
A DOLL HOUSE!!!!! ~YAY~
Trouble is… have you seen the price of those things? They’re like super expensive. Now I’m a handy girl. I have tools and a few brain cells. You’re seeing my line of thinking now right….???? YES….. I decided to BUILD ONE….. so tonight, I find myself in the hardware store buying sheets of MDF and bits and bobs I think I will need. Some nice new blades for the jigsaw and I lug em all home.
I have spent the evening looking for plans online. There aren’t many. I did however find this fabulous picture and it doesn’t look too hard to make in terms of the design… i.e the cutting and sticking. It can’t be hard really can it…..
Well, we’re about to find out….. thanks to my wonderful friend’s suggestion….. I will be blogging the progress of this thing. She must have alot of faith cause she’s already sourcing furniture…. OMG! I have a project on my hands here. Wish me luck…. am off to bed with graph paper and rulers cause I have to make sure this thing is 1/12th scale and all. Need to make a pattern before I cut into that wood!!!
Before you ask….. I will tell you….. NO! I have NO experience whatsoever of carpentry OR building tiny things. What I have found out tonight though is that the furniture is 1/12th scale and that it’s fiddly. I can also warn you that if this new venture turn out anything like my cake decorating skills I TRIED to acquire over the last year… Poor kid hasn’t a hope in hell of opening a doll house this Christmas or even next Christmas for that matter!
Night night… I have an early start! Going to the library to find some “Doll House Making for Dummies” books!!! xoxo