In recent years, I had stopped doing any New Year's resolutions. I felt less guilty because I didn't have something to flake and fail over! However, this year I have picked a resolution for 2010 and I intend to see it through.
As some of my readers may know, I love miniatures, dolls and doll houses and have created my own miniatures since I was a child. Unfortunately, the sturdy doll house my father made me as a child, was stolen from my garage when I was in my 20s and I have not had a proper doll house since then. Don't get me wrong, I make minis: furniture, food, needlework, all sorts of goodies to go into a doll house, but all of that has been sitting in boxes, waiting for a home both literally and figuratively!
Way, way, way back in 2000 (ack, was that really 10 years ago??), on eBay I found an old never assembled doll house kit, which I bought with all sorts of visions and expectations.
Doesn't the photo on the box look wonderful?
Full of enthusiasm, I began to assemble my dream home!
Then added layers and layers of primer, the old wood just soaked it up!
But then, the poor house sat. And sat. And sat; almost 9 years! It moved around the craft room. Stuff was stored inside the shell. Minux thought it made a grand place to sleep and soon there was cat fur everywhere! *Hangs head in shame*
My resolution is to actually work on it this year and FINISH it, so I have a wonderful house to enjoy and a place to put all my mini treasures.
I have now installed the front door, hung wallpaper downstairs, trimmed the inside doors and windows, built the wall to go between the living room and kitchen and cut some of the flooring to fit!