Monday, June 3, 2013

Day 1 ~ Chris

This kit is huge! I took this photo last night; Stella can give it a bit of scale for the photo, although she was none too happy posing this time because she was distracted by a coyote in the yard. For Stella, it was irritating to be kept from barking at the window, for me it was a bit daunting to even open the box just knowing the amount of little pieces that were inside. I gathered all of my courage to open it this afternoon, reminding myself that anything is possible if you just take one step at a time.

On the top of the enormous pile of dollhouse building materials were the roofing tiles and the siding, both delicate and in danger of becoming a pile of roofing and siding rubble. Sometimes I grumble at myself for being a hoarder, but this was one of those times when I patted myself on the back for keeping 'stuff'. The perfect solution was two of the clear plastic bags you put veggies in at the groceries store. I slipped the roofing tile sheet and loose bits into two bags and taped them together, then did the same for the siding. Now they will stay together until I need them.

There they are, keeping company with my guitar!

There are seventeen (17!!) sheets of pieces to be labeled, bagged, sanded, and prepped. One step at a time, one step at a time....

I needed these!

                                   These were some of the larger pieces.

I labeled the pieces on sheets 16, 17, 14, and 11 with a thin mechanical pencil. Here is sheet 11 all labeled, punched out and placed in a labeled bag ready to sand and prep.

That feels like a job well done; I'll save the rest for tomorrow.


  1. Very Cool idea for a blog, and some wonderful kits - Look forward to seeing them come to life!

  2. Yikes, this looks really scary! Our box is sitting ominously waiting to be opened...

  3. Hello Powell Girls3! This is a really clever idea to have a community blog! I have the greatest admiration for originality and your blog and postings are certainly that! Thank you ladies for joining my blog and I hope that we can inspire each other in creative pursuits and our mutual love for minis!


    p.s. I see that you have the Arthur doll's house. So do I, and I am in the process of customizing it. I really enjoy seeing how everyone make their kits into what interests them and makes them happy! I shall follow your progress with great interest as you begin working on The Lily, Chris!