This week's progress on the Storybook Cottage has been very slow and unsatisfying. I came to the realization that to begin on the exterior trim work, I'd need first to get the windows installed. That's been a major undertaking, so I'll just give you a sneak peek at how that's going. I like a lot of windows in a dollhouse, but when I realized I had 18 of them, and 16 needed leading, I had to gird myself for a long haul. The screen printed plastic that came with the kit is cute, but I wanted something more realistic. So 16 windows x 2 sides means 32 panes. Or should I say Pains? I won't even count the number of lead strips I need to cut and attach.
So for something fun instead, I thought I'd share a few of the wonderful and special things I've been collecting for the project. And boy do they inspire and make me excited to get to the decorating part!
Kim's Mini Bakery
The China Closet
So as I slog through all the boring windows, then through the endless roofing, I'll keep looking these incredibly beautiful things, made by astoundingly talented artisans. They inspire me and keep me going!
Hope you've all got something special to keep you going too!