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.
WELL! GIVE ME AN HOUR OF MY LIFE BACK.
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!