Wednesday, June 13, 2012


I've been slacking on the girl's dollhouse.

I've read 6 books in the last 3 days. Tweaking out on novels.
I LOVE reading. It's my favorite.

All the books I read were great...EXCEPT "50 Shades of Grey"
I read it only because everyone's been talking about it and I wanted to see what all the fuss was about.
It was terrible. Truly bad.
The writing was extremely poor, the story made me feel sick, and at the end I felt AWFUL. Seriously AWFUL. I wish I'd never read it and I don't understand why people enjoyed it. I, apparently, am not into S&M. Or abuse.

And last Wednesday I went to LA Times Rock/Style 2012 at the Hollywood Roosevelt and it was really really fun. There was a fashion show and the Pierces performed. It was free food and alcohol but I had to drive so I didn't drink a lot.... UNTIL THE VALET LOST MY CAR KEYS.

It was a mess. I had to be chauffeured (sp?) home, and then to work the next morning, then picked up from work and I drive a Toyota Prius, which has an electric key so they can't just be duplicated. I thought I was going to have to get my car towed to a dealership and all this nonsense, and the keys cost around $1000 to make. LUCKILY, the freaking valet FOUND my key in someone else's car, so I went and picked it up on Thursday, after work. But the whole fiasco was a headache and I was literally so tired from it all that I felt sick and slept all Saturday.

 I met Jack Nicholson! I have now touched 6 famous people: Jack Nicholson, Fat Joe, Lucy Liu, Matthew Broderick, Alexis Bledel, and Courtney Cox. 

Anyways, in terms of the dollhouse, this is what I have accomplished in the last few days:

The furniture, my mom got me when I first told her I was getting into dollhousing. It's simple children's furniture that I don't actually really want, so I asked her permission to give it to the girls and of course she said yes! So therein lies the perfect nursery furniture. :) The baby bottle was a surprise find at the dollar store. They had packs of 12 (for baby showers) in blue and pink for... you guessed it- $1.

The cupboard is $1 at Michael's. I repainted it. The trunk is also from Michael's and was super cheap. I took off the front latch and decorated with a coat of paint and Hello Kitty stickers. The swing is a Sylvanian Families plastic thingie, and the Hello Kitty is an eraser! The tree is a placecard holder, also under $1 at Michael's.

I made the bunkbeds from an Apple iPhone case! They came out pretty nice. I just need to add mattresses and bedding. I made the pillows but then got lazy. I really like the rug, it has these funky raised bumps on them. If I was a kid... (oh wait, I AM a big kid!) I would think this rug was awesome. Yes, yes, I think it's rad. I put candles on the (so far still unfinished) dresser (which I'm not even sure I'm going to use in this room) but it's obviously a no-no and fire hazard for small children. I just thought they looked cute, but wouldn't want to send the wrong idea to three impressionable girls. So I think they won't go in the finished room haha! I'm trying to mostly re-use and recycle items to make the furniture in this house, since it's a low-budget project. The bedsire table is a gift box. I'm going to add legs to it, because it's too low.

Say hello to the living room. The side table is a gift box that will get some wooden legs. The couches I made a long time ago as my first attemps at constructing furniture. I wasn't 100% satisfied with how they came out, but I'm sure the girls won't care! The rug is a fabric swatch from Joanne's that I've been using pieces of in different scenes and rooms.

I made this cute picture fram on Microsoft Word and scavenged photos of the girls from my co-worker's Facebook. I really like how it turned out!



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