|Emily Henderson's Famous Dollhouse Challenge|
I know, I know the audacity of me to launch into this series of posts and associate them with the famous and
With the launch of the I'm A Giant Dollhouse Challenge last fall (I didn't stumble on it until mid-October), I was motivated to finally remove my Neville House from its box. It had been sitting in my craft room for months, waiting for me to clear away a space to set it up and give it some design attention. At that point, I had not done anything with my dollhouse miniatures for some time because play-scale dioramas had been getting all of my attention.
|my first adult dollhouse purchase, the Neville House from CB2|
Never-the-less, I got all sorts of ideas, thinking the challenge was just what I needed. But I still wasn't committed to blogging about this hobby of mine...maybe I'd document the updates on Flickr. I was so moved, I hopped online to Miniatures.com and purchased some materials...flagstone flooring paper, tin roofing material, and wood wall paneling.
Perhaps, the Neville House should really be tricked out!? But alas, the more I cruised the other participant's websites to enjoy their updates, the more intimidated I became. People were doing scratch-builds and working with large multi-room homes. My house was just
a shack okay a well designed studio, but one room nonetheless. Then, I check out my regular blogger hangouts only to find over-the-top creativity in the form of unconventional structures. Dazzling! So my inertia won out, partially. I just decided to continue being a stalker. However, I did follow through with creating what I think is a nice design for this beautiful architect's model dollhouse. Allow me to share just how the Neville became the Retro Lake House. More to come...