For those of you who have been wondering what I was up to when I was forbidden to write for three and a bit weeks…
This is it.
had this flat-pack dollhouse in my SABLE [Stash Above and Beyond Life Expectancy] for some years [something over eight years FYI]. And I
figured that it would at least keep me distracted for my enforced
Distracted, yes. Calm, no. Happy? HELL no. This is
possibly the most INFURIATING hobby I have ever encountered. Why would
anyone devote their time and effort to it?
The pieces are all
hand-coloured by me with watercolours [I bought three pallettes from the same
dollar shop] so in any given dissassembly/reassembly session, my hands
were likely to come up RAINBOWS by the time I was done.
It took me
three and a half weeks to put together from start to finish. And the bulk of it was done without assistance. Both Mayhem and Chaos helped a
little, but none stayed the distance.
I don’t even know what kind of doll this house scales to. Too small for Barbie. Maybe Polly Pocket? IDK.
The trim on the tall, rectangular windows had to be pegged in place with paperclips whilst I waited for the PVA glue to dry.
And yes I know some of the chimneys are wonky. Some of the parts just didn’t fit. At all. Adds to the charm, I think.
These were the instructions in full. I shit you not
3.5 weeks and a lot of swearing later...