via The Shopping Sherpa here
Miss Ada is turning three at the end of the month and has her little heart set on a dolls house (yay!). I found a natural timber house at a local Op shop last week, very similar in shape to the vintage Lundby but without any decoration or furniture. It's in perfect condition but is completely bare and will require a complete fit out. Wallpaper, carpet, paint, furniture and a family all need to be found in the next 3 weeks. I find myself in home renovation mode on a miniature scale.
Doll housing (or what ever you call it) is apparently a very serious business with many die hard collectors out there prepared to pay large sums of money for very tiny things. I do not have large sums of money (being of the stay at home, single income variety) and so have no intention of paying $50 for a replica Panton chair, I do however have a sewing machine and a glue gun.
I figure as a starting point I should write a list of all the basics, fridge, bath, beds, tv etc and work out what I can make myself and what I will need to buy. I haven't set myself a theme, it seems a bit contrived to do that for a three year old, but I would like to keep things as handmade and 'folksy' s possible.
I would love to hear any suggestions or ideas, leave us a comment!
Now... where did that box of matches go?