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Track the progress of Sandra’s Corner Shop dolls’ house build!

May 2nd, 2012

It is always fascinating to hear about people’s dolls’ house projects but few can be as inspirational as Sandra Morris’ story which she is turning into a blog called The Little Shop of Dolls.

Thirty years ago it was the DHE Classical doll’s house kit, bought from the then fledgling company, which re-ignited her adult interest in all things miniature.

Who’d have thought that kit would set her on the path to earn her living making teeny tiny things to sell to other collectors?

Sandra, who is now suffering from MS, writes:

To be honest, I wasn’t planning on making another doll’s house, but when I saw the new corner shop from Dolls House Emporium, which is forming the basis of their 2012 Creative Competition, I had a niggly naggly feeling that I should make one last building.

“I feel the need for one final ‘swan song’, and it is fitting that my very last build should be from the Dolls House Emporium.”

To say that Sandra is a fan of the Dolls House Emporium is a bit of an understatement and her blog is littered with enthusiastic comments, even down to the packaging.

“I have to say, I do like good packaging, and DHE scores highly for theirs.  The boxes are sturdy and even have built-in carry handles, which is a great idea as the boxes are fairly large and quite heavy to move around.

“I haven’t actually unpacked them, but managed to feel around inside to locate the printed instructions, which, like the packaging, are excellent.”

Needless to say, the kit hasn’t stayed in its packaging for very long and Sandra is already busily assembling her corner shop which, as the title of her blog reveals, she is aiming to turn into a little shop of dolls.

The ground floor will be the shop itself and the first floor the workroom of the dollmaker, for which she has already made and collected many items.

We wish Sandra every success in her project and we’re sure she will relish every little triumph and setback on her way to creating her swan song.

But let’s leave the last word to her from the moment her Corner House kit arrived:

“I will admit to having a peek inside each box… just in passing you understand.  There is even a bottle of wood glue included… how helpful is that?! But probably the best thing was the unmistakable aroma of new wood, which is to the doll’s house maker what crack cocaine is to the drug addict…”

 

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