Saturday, May 15, 2010

I'm back and at it again...

Wow. Hard to believe it's been a week! Sorry to be away so long! It's been a rough week.

Last Saturday night I started not feeling great, then woke up on Mother's Day with the worst tummy cramps I've ever had. I can't remember anything like that since I had my daughter, but they were in my tummy.. not lower. Anyway, stayed icky through Monday. Tuesday I felt a whole lot better, but was weak as a kitten for a few days and just couldn't deal with the heat of working outside. As most of you who have read my whole blog or know me personally, already know, I live in the tropics, and we are in the middle of our summer. It gets hot and humid. I actually don't mind it, and my studio is outside, but when you aren't 100%, it can be a little oppressive.

In the mean time I have been working on stuff to go inside the dollhouse... plants, kitchenware and other such things. I've listed a couple on Etsy, but sales have really taken a dump. I have no clue what is going on, and it is extremely depressing. Without the sales, it won't be long before I can't go any further on this dollhouse. That breaks my heart. Most of the stuff I have been using is recycled, but things like the glass and mirror have to be cut special for me, and while the guy gives me a huge break, it still isn't free.

Well, yesterday I decided it was time to get back to it. I spent the early part of the day just cleaning dust and junk out of it. We've had a couple of storms this last week, and even though it is safely under a roof, the wind still blows stuff everywhere.

When I last worked on this house, I was working on making doors, so that's where I picked it up. I cut and glued up some frames for the doors that hadn't yet been made, and started installing the ones that had.

As seen in the above two pictures, The doors to the third bedroom and the master bedroom have been put in. I need to add more wall above them today. They still have no handles, but I'll sit down and make some in the next day or so.

I also started putting in the track for the by-pass doors for the second bedroom.

Originally I was thinking I'd like to have mirror doors, but when sales dropped off, I have decided that in the interest of money, I'd just match the wallpaper over plywood. Maybe if I start making some sales again soon, I can mirror the master bath and third bedrooms closet, or if it's soon enough, I can replace these doors. We'll see. I hate cutting corners, but we have to do what we have to do, even if it isn't what we wanted.

Anyway, I'm off to hit it hard today. I'll see how far I can get. Until next time....


  1. I hope sales pick up soon!

    the wallpaper looks so bright and beautiful!

  2. Looks like a very interesting house! It's coming right along