"Well, Sandra... it's all very well and good all this DIY and house stuff, but when are you actually going to do some REAL work?!?!?!"
Gets right to the nub of the matter.
And my response would be ...
"WTF? I only have one pair of hands and can only be in one place at any given time.
Bunting don't make themselves you know!
However, in my defence, although I haven't been able to spend an entire day in the workroom since the whole shower room/bedrooms
I've been working on my swansong workshop pack. Yes, you heard it here first folks. I'm using the next 11 months to completely re-organise and gradually wind down Tower House Dolls. Thereafter it will cease to exist.
I will continue my creative life in some other form but next year THD will be 30 years old.
And next year I will be 60 years old.
And yes, there is a pleasing synchronicity to having lived half my life doing something I love so much. But I feel it is time to move on.
So, over the coming year there will be a variety of swansong projects, all leading towards a grand finale, around the time of my birthday.
Anyways, this last ever workshop pack will be a doozer. It will be ready for release this autumn and will be limited to just TEN packs. I posted in February last year about my plans and my Rule of Ten for kits and I've stuck to it since.
So, just ten it shall be.
I can't reveal the whole thing, as it is still a work in progress, but here is a sneaky, sneak preview.....
L'atelier de la Poupée Vignette
Some time ago now, I commissioned this 1/12th vignette kit from Nick Day of Treacle Lane
(he also supplied kits for my Parisian Kiosk workshop at CMW last October, and the
wonderful Travelling Toy Theatre Cart kits which I've used for Little Red Riding Hood)
It's been a l-o-n-g while in the planning, as I want it to be very special, but over time I've been
gradually working on all the many, many elements which will will be included with it.
The laser cut wooden vignette can be decorated as you wish (lots of options will be available)
and will be filled to overflowing with all manner of miniature delights to create a miniature
dollmaker's workroom, including all furnishings and accessories... and dolls. Lots of different
I'm really quite excited about it, and will reveal more information as it develops so watch this