Wednesday, February 1, 2012

We have winners!

Wow, there were LOTS of entries! Way to go ladies- and since there were so many, I'll draw 2 names:
Eileen from TX and Darlene from IL.
You both get your pick of 4 titles. Congratulations. I'll send them this week.

As for everyone else who entered this week, I'll send you one of your four choices for entering!

Thanks for checking in and following, it's been kind of hard to balance all of the extra schoolwork and everything else in the last few months but my second class just ended and I'm only in one class at a time for the next six classes. Then I graduate! Who-hoo!

My husband and I have been working on a doll house for my 5 yr old grand-daughter Grace. Her birthday was a few weeks ago and we are way overdue to finish it. I promise to photograph it when it's finished, but not until then. Last week on Friday I set my mind to getting it done. I worked on it all day, until late in the night, then got up at 5am on Saturday to work on it again. I stuck with it all day except the six hours I babysat for my grandsons. When I came home that night, I went back to work until 7:30 am. I really thought I'd get it done. NOT. Close but so far away.

Let me see if I can give you a visual- it's 3'wide by 4'tall. It's all wood, 4 levels. Shabby chick white.
The bottom floor: laundry room and garage
next one up: living room and kitchen
upper floor: open porch, 2 bedrooms
top floor: nursery
OK, so you noticed, no bathroom. We'll build an outhouse later.

1. I have wall paper in each room- it's all part of a single line of Moda fabrics from 3 Sisters (peachy pinks)
2. there's carpet in the bedrooms and living room (chenille)
3. there's carpet in the nursery (peachy pink Minkie)
4. there's wood floors in the laundry room and upper porch
5. there's tan fabric in the kitchen to resemble tile
6. there's gray fabric in the garage to resemble concrete

we made a wood washer/dryer, fabric sofa & love seat, wood tables, wood kitchen cabinets w/ stove and sink, an island, beds, cedar chest, lamps, a wood porch swing, baby bed (rocking), toy box, wood patio furniture w/ tables, quilts,

we still need to finish: ceiling lights, lampshades, ceiling fans, door knobs, cabinet knobs, window boxes, curtains, kitchen shelf, garage tool box, and a second coat of paint on a lot of the furniture.

It has been a labor of love. I have no time to do it but I'm consumed by it so until it's done, that's probably all I'll be doing besides schoolwork. I hope to have it finished by Friday and post pictures.


  1. Congratulations to the winners. The dolls house sounds like a lot of fun.
    Happy days.

  2. Can't wait to see the finished doll house! Sounds beautiful!
    Sandy A

  3. The doll house sounds wonderful. Cannot wait to see the finished results!

  4. Cheryl, I got my pattern in the mail today! Thanks again!!!
    BTW, the dollhouse is ADORABLE. Will you be putting miniature PGP cross-stitch and quilts in the dollhouse :p