Dear Readers, I knew I was in trouble for leaving that question unanswered at the end of my last post when a co-worker came by my desk at work the next morning and said "But, did she say Yes?" I must apologize for making you wait so long for the answer, but it has been a VERY busy and tiring week at work and no time left over for minis! Besides, Arthur really didn't give much warning that he was going to ask THE question... so I just was NOT prepared! It was LATE at night by the time I had posted the Blog.... which I hadn't really PLANNED on making a Valentine's Day Blog...... and without time to plan it all out I just didn't get ALL the photos taken and posted in the right order.... I'm SURE you know how it goes! And, of course, a little DRAMA from time to time makes life more FUN!
So, DID she say YES?
YES! Yes She Did!In true Heroine fashion, she leapt up and into Arthur's arms and said "Yes! Oh, my, YES I will marry you, Arthur!" And the roses fell to the floor, forgotten in the moment as they embraced and let their love for each other shine in their eyes........
And we will let the camera pan away to give them their moments of privacy at this special time.
So now will there be a Wedding in the doll world? Well, I guess there will HAVE to be one! But Really, I was not planning on doing a wedding any time soon! I must confess that Arthur took ME completely by surprise! I thought they would be content to be one of those happily independent not married couples for quite some time! Maybe they will choose to have a long engagement (so I will have time to PREPARE for a wedding!) Weddings are an ENORMOUS amount of work...... but they are also a great deal of FUN...... so maybe I am starting to look forward to it already!
But really, I AM a little shocked at how COMPLETELY these little people, um... I mean DOLLS... are taking over my life! A year ago I hadn't even MET most of them.... and now they are all wanting HOUSES and making plans to get MARRIED..... without even asking if it's convenient for me! I AM in trouble! And to give you an idea of just HOW MUCH trouble I am in I thought I would show you a picture of my Dining Room (in my 1:1 scale house) the way it looked shortly after I moved into this house a couple of years ago. I was not yet done painting the walls..... and it was actually a Dining Room! For a short while at least! I swear to you, EVERY single house I have lived in, the Dining Room has ended up being my STUDIO or Workroom! It MUST be the Table's fault! Such a wonderful large surface just Waiting for PROJECTS!
So, before long, really only two months after I moved in, the "Folly" took over the Dining Room Table. There was plenty of room to spread out..... and lovely light streaming in the windows...
And, of course, when I started working on The Lovely Old Dollhouse the following Summer, there was no question but that it had to move into the Dining Room.... and it, too, took over the Table. And by now I had to move a few of my storage cabinets up from the cellar where they were too far away for practical use...... all the craft supplies needed to be close at hand!
For a while the Lovely Old Dollhouse reigned supreme on the Dining Room Table!
And then I began to build the Castle Dollhouse! I simply gave no thought to WHERE it was going to live, let alone where it was going to sit while it was being built! There were a few days that it sat ON the table, but it is too big to stay there. As soon as I had built it's Base, it ended up along one wall in front of the windows that face the street. I rarely open those blinds so I don't mind that the Castle blocks the windows. But having it along the wall has made it impossible to WORK on the wiring and windows that are accessed from the BACK side! Below is a view of the Dining Room (or is it now the Studio?) being used for Christmas Dinner this past Christmas. I had to temporarily move most of the larger supplies back to the basement.... and even had to stack the "Folly" on the roof of the Castle in order to clear the Table for Dining!
a little like a bird on top of an elephant!But I still couldn't get the WIRING done that I needed to run behind the Castle! So I have come up with the ANSWER to my dilemma..... at least Temporarily......... I have moved things around in my Dining Room! The Castle Dollhouse now sits in the MIDDLE of the room with access to all sides. And the Table is along the wall in front of the windows. You can sort of see the arrangement in the picture below.
Here is a closer view of the Table workspace........ Temporarily QUITE clean because I had to put so much away in order to MOVE everything around!
And here is another view of the Workroom from the other doorway. These doorways are very wide and the rooms feel quite open to each other.... a good thing in such a small house!
And the Castle in the middle ..... from the other side of the room. You can see the sections of the castle are separated so I can work on the wiring in between the walls.....
So, perhaps you can see why I am feeling a little as though the Dolls are taking over my life? Only a LITTLE? You ask!
And THAT'S The Answer!