On our local virtual yard sale Facebook page, a friend tagged me in a response to a listing of a Rosedale Dollhouse kit that someone was giving away free, so I would be aware that it was there. Alas, I got there too late; someone had already gotten it. I did not know her, but I sent her a private message via Facebook letting her know that it might be a challenging kit for a newbie and if she wanted any help or pointers to just call; I'd gladly help her out.
That was last month. Yesterday, she sent me a message saying that she
didn't think she would ever get around to building it and wanted to give
it to me. Needless to say, I went right over to pick it up, and made a
new friend in the bargain. What a great day!
The box looked like it had been stored where there was some moisture, so
I gave it a quick look-over when I got it home and everything seems to
be there and in good condition.
It looks like a great one to build for the next scholarship fundraiser. It has a lot of character, but isn't nearly as complex as the Lily. For now, it is tucked away for a future build while I concentrate on my Lily. The wallpaper is ordered and on the way. Unfortunately, I don't have a good source for dollhouse paper here, so I had to order it. It would be nice to actually see it first, but most of it is from Itsy Bitsy Minis, so I am confident that it will be good quality. It is hard to tell about colors though. They don't always show true in photos.
Speaking of which, I got a photo of the little rug in natural light today. The colors are much more true to life than the picture I took last night using the flash.
It is really a silvery gray background, not tawny browns. The pattern is from Miniature Iron-on Transfer Patterns which I bought used after seeing that the transfers could be used multiple times. It has been a great investment of $.99! The transfers work perfectly and there are some very sweet projects in it. The oval rug pattern is from the same book.
Have a great week!