When I am stressed I buy fabric, or bake something. Or buy more dollhouse kits. Honestly, I do enjoy putting them together. And just buying the kit and anticipating putting them together calms me. I do stick to a budget each month and hunt for a bargain. With the exception of one or two models I have a maximum price I'm willing to pay. But I'm also trying to complete a series.
This post is really nothing more than me trying to document a hobby that has possibly grown a bit bigger than it should. The slide show below is what I have in my craft cupboard and what is on order.
If nothing else, this is a preview at future blog posts as Kate and I put them together.
A double sided cozy view
Time for another miniature project. When one has the itch, one must scratch! This was a special double sided miniature scene.
Is this Mary's Sweet Baking House? Scene? Shop? One may never know... And judging by the instructions all in Japanese maybe it's not really meant to make sense as a label to us English speakers. I was a little intimidated to take on a project with instructions by picture only, but I think I did alright!
The kit had a music box to attach underneath, which was wound up behind the tea table, and the music gearbox itself hidden behind a china cupboard. Sadly I forgot to take pictures of the end product, especially because Dad gave me a little lazy susan turntable base to put underneath. Oh well - when I get around to unearthing it from my crafts cupboard I'll update the blog. It looks pretty much like the picture on the box, though it does light up.
I took more pictures, some with the lights on. Enjoy!
A mini project for a big occasion
In browsing for miniature kits I might want to put together, my eye was caught by a model that was under a plastic dome. Fantastic! Protect those mini scenes from dust! In particular was a wedding themed one that was adorable. It had a poofy dress! I didn't really have a reason to get it at the time, but it somehow made its way into my Amazon cart...
Then a few months later our dear friend Heidi announced her engagements and asked Kate to be her maid of honor. A bachelorette tea party was coming, and suddenly I had an excuse to put the kit together and give it away!
Like many of the other miniatures by this manufacturer, this one also had a mini music box in the base that you could wind underneath. It played a generic tune, which was pretty nonetheless.
Twins each with half a brain in reality; the other half displayed here!