I posted recently about my dilemma over whether to start a major new project and since then I have given it a great deal of thought.
Weighed up all the pros and cons.....
The advantages and disadvantages....
Thoroughly examined all the supporting and opposing arguments.....
Debated the potential positive and negative consequences.....
And I've come up with a cunning plan.
A plan so cunning you could pin a tail on it and call it a fox.
I am NOT going to succumb to a new shop. Instead I am going to upcycle an existing one.
Or rather part of one.
This is the illuminated display window which I made in order to take to fairs to showcase a selection of my little dolls and toys. It's travelled hundreds of miles over recent years and been packed and unpacked many times, so it's a bit 'in need of'.
I've decided to give it a complete makeover and use it for my winter project, which is to be an Alice in Wonderland themed shop window. I've been collecting and making things for it for some time already and have loads of ideas for decorating the window and display.
As it already sits neatly on a wall shelf above my desk in the workroom, it won't take up any more space, and its size means that it shouldn't take months to complete, unlike the daunting prospect of a whole shop.
So, here's a little competition for my blog readers and Facebook followers.
I need a name for the shop window. I'm thinking something quirky, unusual and Alice in Wonderland-ish.
Post your suggestions either as a comment on this post, or as a comment on the Tower House Dolls Facebook page.
I'll choose the one I like best and if more than one person has suggested it, I'll enlist Small Dog's help to draw the winning name from a hat.
And the prize.....?
As I said, I've been making things for the shop already, including this set of miniature masks, which even have eye holes! They come in a box with illustrated lid. As I've made two of these, one of them will be going in my shop window and the other will be presented to the winner.
You have until the end of this month to submit your suggestion(s).