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Is anyone here into dollhouses? We're redoing one for my daughter. She gets to pick everything out, and she did most of the painting, but I'm hanging the wall paper and installing the carpet and other flooring. I was curious if anyone else had any experience with this. It's actually fun, and very satisfying.
I've homeschooled for the last seven years and have worked full-time as long as I can remember. My youngest son went into public school in August. I'm working a little less this winter because I'm going through a series of surgeries, so I need a lighter workload. That means I suddenly have free time. Not necessarily a lot -- but enough that I feel a little lost. I will eventually volunteer a bit at my son's school, but I can't really commit to anything until my surgeries are finished. So until then, I've turned into a crafting fool. Current projects? I'm crocheting a cocoon shrug (and maybe two if I like the way this one turns out because I can never have enough cozy things in the winter) for me. I'm also crocheting a set of guinea pigs (to match my youngest son's actual guinea pigs) for a Christmas present for him. He is piggy OBSESSED. I am hoping to finish the inside of a dollhouse I started working on last summer (2015 not 2016). I am also coloring like a maniac thanks to not one but TWO incredible deals I got on Lolliz gel pens, which happen to be a special favorite of mine (plus I just got Johanna Basford'sMagical Jungle, so, you know) . And I owe my middle son a knitted scarf, which is about the only thing I can actually knit because I am not terribly knitting adept. Oh, and sewing! Well, this is more a chore I need to do. I have to hem up some jeans for my sons, who all have skinny waists and ridiculously long inseams. Any more suggestions on how to fill my time? Something tells me that if I can find enough new crafts to do, I can still find ways to NOT have to do housework. This is my plan ...
A few days ago, I was looking at decorating supplies, cause I just moved house and am decorating it. I picked up some free wallpaper samples, and I remembered when I was a kid, I made my own dolls house out of a box, bits of junk I found around the house and wallpapered it with bits of wrapping paper. I had an idea to do that again, and create a scale model of the house from the story I have been writing, out of random wallpaper samples, whatever junk and craft supplies I can get my hands on, and some of the empty moving boxes and anything left over from decorating my real house. Im kinda obsessed with floor plans, so I have already created a floor plan of it, like I do with everything I write. I like making stuff, made a whole bunch of nursery rhyme props to use when singing to the two year old a few months back, including the most awesome glove puppet spider ever.