I'm pretty sure I heard my dollhouse saying that to me today. I kept hearing it over and over coming from behind me.....the only thing there is the dollhouse. It's plain porch and dusty roof staring at me. Just begging to be cleaned and spruced up. So I gave in. I turned it around so I could see inside, and I am pretty sure I heard it sigh with relief.
This dollhouse (Vermont Farmhouse Jr) was purchased in 2006 as my very first miniature purchase. Probably should have started slow with a Roombox or two first.....but I like to dive in without any clue as to what I am doing. I remember the day I bought it so clearly. It was in January of 2006, and I bought it with some money that my aunt gave me at Christmas time (she's always shoving money into someone's hands). That day, while I was out buying my Dollhouse, I got a call from my then husband telling me that my mother had a heart attack. She survived it, and another many years later.....but I always remember that I got my first dollhouse the day I got that call.
I built it rather quickly, and had the exterior painted and shingled, and I really like the way it looked.
Over the years I have decorated it, and redecorated it (as I became more experienced). Then I decided to electrify it (I took a workshop to learn how to do that). Then I never touched it again.
It's full of furniture, but it's not DONE.
This coming January will be 8 years since I purchased this house. I have everything I need to finish it, I just need to get on with it already.......so I made a list. Room by room, what needs to be done. I have the next three days off. No work, No children (they will be with their other parents), just me and my husband (who will be preoccupied with Football), so I plan to use these 3 days to finish this dollhouse. I know, I know.......I've said this before. But No, really I am going to do it.
I'm just going to go through it room by room, right from my list. I'm realistic! I know it's going to take more than 3 days to finish, but once I get on a roll, there's no stopping me. As I finish rooms, I will blog about it.
I'm so totally excited. I want this house to be the house I purchased and finished in my 30s (I don't turn 40 until next November).......Wish me luck.