My new project


I don’t really like to have too many different Works In Progress (WIPs) on the go at the same time. At the moment, I have the hoodie I’m knitting and one piece of embroidery. I’d also like to finish hand quilting the bedspread I started last year. That feels like enough. Oh, and there’s some weaving and some spinning on hibernation.

Hmm.

Anyway, I have a new project and I am ridiculously over-excited about it!

LOOK WHAT I GOT:

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A doll’s house! I’ve been wanting one to do up for several years. They sometimes have doll’s house fairs at the County Showground, a few minutes up the road from me, so yesterday afternoon I went on impulse, hoping that I might find a bargain. And I did! Someone was selling this off very cheaply. It’s an ex-shop display house. No interior work had been done at all and on the outside there was just some badly applied tiling and brickwork papers, which I have removed.

The only other thing I bought was some lovely wood laminate flooring for it. I have laid the attic floor and the first floor. It was a lot of fun, and very satisfying, especially sanding the wood down at the end. However, today my wrist and arm are really quite painful! Ah, well. I think it was worth it:

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I did look round the fair but to be honest, I think most of the fun for me is going to be making all the things to go in it, not buying them. I don’t want this to be an old-fashioned house. It’s going to be (one of) my dream home(s), so it will be fabulous and modern and I can’t wait to get started on some of the ideas I’ve got for it. I’ll be sure to keep you posted!