I've been doing up a dolls' house to take to Spain, for when our nieces and nephews come to visit.
I painted it, except for two rooms, put in some window boxes and bought some little room sets. This was months ago. Since then I've been busy with other things, and the dolls' house has sat neglected in a corner, with all the bits tucked away inside.
Yesterday I came home to surprise visitors, and this is what 9 year-old Sacha had done. Isn't it bonny? Habibi says she played with it for hours, rearranging things and doing all the voices of the motley collection of dolls. I'm thrilled that she enjoyed it so much. (Sometimes I get these ideas - it's good when they work....)
A Georgian house with the roof off. The blue is left-over emulsion from Habibibaba's bedroom, and reminds me of him (long-gone now - sniff!) and wisteria-covered mews cottages in Chelsea.
....and Interior, with Chimney Pots and Welsh Dresser.
I especially love her chimney pot four-poster, the Welsh dresser full of chessmen, and the teeny doll sitting among the climbers and rose trees in the roof garden. And now I know what happened to the 'Arabian rug' coasters Dad gave me!
(When I get round to it, I'm going to papier mache the matchbox into a bed. And do some covers. And rugs. And curtains. Oh yes, and repaint the bathroom suite. All good fun!)
The house is a flat-pack from The Early Learning Centre, and the bathroom and dining room suites are from Magrudy's.
P.S. It's 1.20 in the ratting a.m. I went to bed. I got up again. Maybe I'll play for a bit..... :D