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Got him at a thrift store. He always ends up with his legs crossed.

Got him at a thrift store. He always ends up with his legs crossed. Guess he needs a name.

You would think these kits are easy. Nope. Total pain in the ass.

You would think these kits are easy. Nope. Total pain in the ass.

All those little bitty pieces.

All those little bitty pieces.

And a great big instruction sheet.

And a great big instruction sheet.

Ended up having to make a gluing jig.

Ended up having to make a gluing jig.

Stained it and, of course, broke one of the spindles. Ya do what ya gotta.

Stained it and, of course, broke one of the spindles. Ya do what ya gotta.

I mentioned needing a gauzy fabric to the hubs. He says,

I mentioned needing a gauzy fabric to the hubs. He says, “What about that gauzy stuff at the mill?” This is part one of a second project, and the curtains for the bed.

There's wood under that tape. Boiled and shaped while hot. Been there for a week or more.

There’s wood under that tape. Boiled and shaped while hot. Been there for a week or more.

There's roll after roll of it at the mill. We think they used it for their filter system. I'll give it a shot.

There’s roll after roll of it at the mill. We think they used it for their filter system. I’ll give it a shot.

Pieces for the corona that will hang over the bathtub.

Pieces for the corona that will hang over the bathtub. That gauzy stuff will also hang from this corona.

Yes, that is an empty masking tape roll, some bent coffee sticks, and a laser cut wood disc. All stained. The hole is for the light fixture that will drop down inside it.

Yes, that is an empty masking tape roll, some bent coffee sticks, and a laser cut wood disc. All stained. The hole is for the dimmed light fixture that will drop down inside it.

That took hours and hours and HOURS.

That took hours and hours and HOURS.

I can’t even fairly count making that stuff as dollhouse time. I never made it to the gauze part because I refuse to turn the heater on to dry the stain when it’s almost eighty outside. I’ll get there next time.

Finished tape wire.

Finished tape wire.

While I DID finish the wiring on the top floor, that was all the dollhouse work I did this weekend. I just wasn’t feeling it, for one. For two, I’m at the stage where I need lights, and most of my lights are on back order or got sold out from under me on eBay. So. We wait.

In the meantime….

Ignore all the crap hanging off the edges. I'm drying fake herbs.

Ignore all the crap hanging off the edges. I’m drying fake herbs.

Once upon a time, someone loved this house.

It's a mess. Missing so much.

It’s a mess. Missing so much.

But someone loved it. Loved it enough to hand paint the floors and walls, and make curtains, and hang wallpaper.

Well, I tore all that out today.

Well, I tore all that out today. As much as I could without diving in all hard core.

But here’s a promise to the person who once loved this house. I saved some of the bits and pieces of what I could save. Some things you took the time to put in the house.

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I don’t know what and I don’t know how, but in some way some part of what you did will stay with the house when I make it beautiful again.

Promise.

~

DOLLHOUSE TOTAL WORK HOURS: 204

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