ARG! Why did I ever say I wanted to submit a dollhouse to the state fair?! So much pressure!!! A couple days ago I got this email:
A little background: I have a thing for dollhouses. I think it goes along the lines of the rugged American capitalist Calvinist entrepreneurial image I have of myself. Yeah I played a lot of board games and Super Mario back in the day, but the games I REALLY liked were the ones where you made a lot of money and then decked out your life. I’m a firm believer of working hard, making money, and making something of yourself (this is why I think everyone keeps telling me I’m a closet conservative). So the idea of a dollhouse is like decking out a house just the way you want it, and pretending that you, too, can be the American Dream.
So the dollhouses I have made in the past have been from basic kits, and I’ve furnished and decorated them myself. Now the range of dollhouse kits is EXTREMELY vast. I used very basic kits that could be assembled in a day….but there are kits out there that are so far out of my amateur range that it makes my head hurt. Like I said, I’m self-made! I don’t like directions! I like to wing it on my own! So those crazy kits aren’t my style.
I do know that I want something modern – not a lot of gingerbread trim and foofy Victorian pieces. Here are some of the pics that I’m using as inspiration:
So ultimately I purchased a very easy kit online (and hopefully it doesn’t take long to get here). I thought the price was an extremely reasonable $29.00 (most kits start at around $100). I’ll let you know when it gets here.