A week into this challenge and I already have a certain amount of extra money sitting idle. Now if I were sane, I would be saving this until the challenge is over and buy myself the most expensive pair of shoes available in the city. Perhaps five pairs. Or even a bag. Or the whole Sandman series.
But no, I went ahead and used it for crafty endeavors.
I mentioned here that my first project for the year would be redecorating the miniature craft room I made a year ago. I lied. My first projects were a couple of overdue sewing commissions. But the next would be the miniature craft room (FINALLY!).
The drawers and table I ordered off eBay arrived weeks ago. I then realized that they are for 1:12 dollhouses while the old miniature sewing machine I have is in a 1/2″ scale. I also bought a lot of vintage dollhouse pieces from the US and they were on a 1″ scale. (Somewhere along clicking eBay listings of miniature furniture and accessories, I took a crash course on dollhouse scales and construction.)
This was the old plan:
But that’s no longer feasible because I will be needing a bigger “house.” So I got myself a real dollhouse, a DuraCraft Sweetheart Cottage. Again, a vintage item off eBay US. Of course, I also bought a 1:12 scale sewing machine because the old one won’t do.
In three or so weeks, I’ll be well on my way to creating a perfect, albeit miniature, library and craft room. Yes, we’ll be having a library now since the dollhouse kit has two floors and 4 rooms.
The boyfriend kept shaking his head at these recent purchases but in reality, this house can last me decades. It will be a perfect addition to this little home that is already bursting with curious things. And let’s be honest, he’ll probably have more fun assembling the house than I would.