Joined Jan 27 2010
Well I feel that I have to update this a little now as it's not strictly true , as i'm into my second year of Dolls housing. This has set off a whole new life for me, so this September I have enroled into the local Colledge to study 3D Design, 2 year full time course so don't know how I'm going to get any of my houses done now!!
I'm a relatively newby to DOlls Housing only catching the obsessive bug last year! Now it's total.
I have always been arty and ran my own Soft furnishing busines for some years. Bringing up my son on my own I did'nt have much time for hobbies, so now I'm making up for this. I collect Vinyl Fashion dolls (yes including Barbie) and have 100's. A couple of years ago I combined my skills and produced Retro 50's 60's clothes for them.
Wilst doing this my Sister became enthused about a Dolls House so I bought her one for her Birthday. This gradually caught my attention and my first was bought. I very minor home built MDF. This has been turned into a French Farm house. But I found it hard to find furniture to fit in with the style and so my research started.
My next find was a Teak House that I bought off e.bay, this I'm still not sure of it's History it had been compleatly refurbished, lights, wallpaper and dormers in the roof, oh and plastic windows. I have striped it down to it's original and need to replace the ply ceiling to the roof and need some front panels. any body with ideas I would be grateful. Anyway that has led to a collection of 6 Houses now.
I'm living in the north west of Norfolk, windy Fenland, I was told when I first moved here that norfolk was the dryest county in England , has'nt stopped raining since I moved here!. I grew up in Essex near Colchester and have spent time in Suffolk too. I love the typical English villages found in these counties and the houses have always fasinated me. I would now like to use that intrest in making dolls houses for myself. I would also like to make people to inhabit them so thats also my next learning curve.
I have a very understanding husband now, he does'nt share my hobbies he has plenty of his own. So all the DIY work is down to me. That includes the for real house too. We share that with 2 ginger cats and a retired Greyhound.