Sunday, 15 April 2018

A bit ahead of myself

I am looking for advice here and maybe folk sharing good ideas of how to 'dispose' of dolls house stuff for anyone else who is in this predicament.

I have come to a pretty firm decision not do another project after Dalton House.  I have a lot of things I still need and want to do on this project - the fourth walls which includes drapery, the electrics, finish dressing all the rooms and generally tweaking what is there. This will last a long time and will continue to feed my passion for the hobby.  I will always follow other people's wonderful creations.

This means I have quite a lot of things to get rid of.  I won't really be tackling this sort out for a while; as you can imagine I have quite a few other calls on my time before the grand purge but here are examples of stuff that needs to go.


box of flooring and rugs

box of odd wooden bits and bobs

some very nice fireplaces, electricals and things

all kinds of trims

large book of wallpapers

quite a few little resin people

some nice kits

This won't be the entire inventory and I may even snaffle a few bits and bobs back from them (unlikely).  How do I get rid of these and more?

The last time I gave up dollhousing I sold most of my stuff via EBay but I did find it something of a nightmare when you have a lot of things to work through and I am not particularly keen on EBay itself.

I also sold through a Blog page I set up and this was a bit better but there is still the hassle of sorting out bundles of stuff for different folks and trying to find packaging for it all and the trips to the post office etc.  Basically I don't think I want the money enough to go to the trouble of it.

I could offer it to anyone who can get here and pick it up but again I would like to shift the lot of it that way in one go and not have to go through everything to sort out the bits they want.

I did come up with the brilliant wheeze of contacting the nearest Dolls house club and see if they would take everything in one go. 

OK lads and lassies - over to you - any bright ideas?

Saturday, 7 April 2018

House and I have arrived safely

Day thirteen and we have arrived in our new home and pretty much finished the unpacking and general sorting out of stuff.  As with all new homes, especially new builds, there is still a lot of 'proper jobs' to do like making a garden, putting down some flooring, sorting new curtains etc etc etc etc ad infintum.

Here are a couple of shots of my new workroom waiting to be sorted out

This was the second stage of sorting out the room after the movers had left

No need to have worried about Dalton House, it arrived safe and sound.  I was a bit fretty as the arrangement was for them to wrap and box it and instead they lightly wrapped it and strapped it to the van wall!!!  I must make 'em tough!

A day later and the room is in some sort of order

I hope you like my wonderful wall which will eventually become a built in utility cupboard.  It seems no modern kitchen (in this country) has a place for all your cleaning stuff  and we have no storage cupboards anywhere for household linens and towels, so my workroom will have to accommodate them.  Meanwhile shelving comprises of inverted cardboard boxes.  I am thinking of selling tickets to view it - if Pisa can for their tower, why not me?

The worktop area is hiding a multitude of 'things to do'.  The drawers are loaded with stuff to sort out.  The red, green boxes and stuff underneath are family photos.  This will be another project for me.... I hope to get some/most of them down on to the computer and compile printed photo albums.  They will be much easier for folk to look at than computer photos or 'shoe boxes' of muddle.  Where the originals go after that I have no idea but I don't want them living there forever.

The stacked brown cardboard boxes are the contents of my little house and somewhere in the not too distant future I hope to be putting all my tinies back in their rooms.  Right now the full size tinies in their rooms are taking priority.

Oh yes, we still have flooring to go down in my workroom and Ken's office and the three bathrooms upstairs.

I think from all this you will have gathered that my optimistic view of cracking on with Dalton House within days of being here was a little over-optimistic.  There is no doubt I will be back but it may be a while yet.