I need some advice today.
I've always had a thing for miniatures. So fun to see something real, in teeny, tiny form. I was part of the Club Little House swaps that Amy started a couple of years ago. *sigh* So.Much.Fun.
I used to have a very large doll house. It was such a fun hobby. My girls and I went through a time period when they were around eight and ten, where we really had a ball arranging and playing with it. Time passed, the novelty wore off, the doll house got dusty and I sold it. (Good God, what was I thinking?!)
About two years later, I bought a small doll house kit and decided to create a Santa's workshop.
When I first began this labor of love, I invested many, many hours into the little workshop, building and painting, and making the sign above the door and posted the workshop hours...
I even hand painted, a' la (Sp?) Mary Engelbreit, a work table (there is an identical one to the right of it, still awaiting a paint job...)
I made an office for Mr. Claus upstairs, complete with his globe and maps for planning his route...
and even added framed miniature photographs of his three favorite children.
*sigh* Oh, I need some direction here. Why? Because, again, time has passed, and this little treasure is barely more than half completed.
I have managed to hang on to the dear little workshop, moving it twice now, although it sits in a lonely guest room closet, waiting for me patiently, to find the time to finish it up and enjoy it.
I am not even sure where I can showcase this little workshop at holiday time. It takes up quite a sizable amount of space.
We do not even have a miniature shop in Reno anymore, which means I would have to be shopping online (and in Portland!) should I decide to get with it and complete this project.