Welcome to my life . . . .

This is a blog about my passion: dollhouses and miniatures. This particular blog was started to follow my miniature dream: to create a Victorian Mansion. But work on my Mansion is slow. Very slow. Sloth slow. Ice Age glacier movement slow. Why? Because I am easily distracted by other personal miniature projects (I have 50+ roomboxes and 15 dollhouses in various stages of incompletion) and because I work for a miniature shop and am often up to my elbows in miniature projects that aren't mine! So, I thought, some artists work in a particular medium (woods, watercolors, clay, oils, etc.), I work in progress . . . .

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Working right along

Finished up the water damaged (rotted porch roof) dollhouse last week! (First Post About This Dollhouse; Second Post)

BEFORE: Needs work

AFTER: Isn't she lovely?

BEFORE: Busted side door and missing rails on porch

AFTER: Side porch door replaced and railings in place

BEFORE: Front catastrophe!

BEFORE: Front porch was more toothpicks than railing

BEFORE: Front door was...drafty

AFTER: Front door and porch railings all replaced

BEFORE: Wallpapers and floorings showing their age

AFTER: Room is crisp and clean!
I forgot to take an overall interior picture. I guess I was so focused on the exterior, I forgot all about the interior before pictures with the exception of that one room above.  But all rooms had old papers removed and new ones installed except for bottom two center rooms which had previously been a dirty stucco that we cleaned and repainted bright white.

AFTER: all interior rooms were repainted or rewallpapered

AFTER: Flooring all replaced

AFTER: So amazing!

Several customer houses are waiting for me at work to finish, but I am only working on them during work hours so that I may still work on my own projects at home. I have been invited back to display my miniatures at the Green Springs Holiday Open House again this year so I feel like I should be working on finishing up some of my smaller projects to display there.  And my Mansion is calling me: I am certain I can get the exterior mostly done before the end of the year!  A blog entry about my Mansion will be posted in a month or so (if I can fit it in between my BFF's visit and our trip to the Philly show! and my sister's baby shower and the arrival of my niece in late Nov/early Dec).  Happy Halloween, my friends!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Mansion growing by leaps and bounds...

Not a lot of "explanation" this time: I'll let the picture speak for itself.  Addition is together and final top floor is dry fitted!  Have some adjustments to make (addition and main house don't match up exactly) but overall I'm thrilled!
Time to start decorating the exterior!!!!