Thursday, May 30, 2013

At a standstill....

So let's talk Fling for a second, shall we? As I mentioned, the Spring Fling is my very first dollhouse. I wanted something that was fairly cheap (you know, in case I decided it wasn't for me) as well as something that was fairly small, so that I wouldn't get discouraged with a several year-long project.
So after reading through the forums at Greenleaf, I was hooked on the idea. I promptly ordered it and then began to look for inspiration.

Pinterest is, by far, one of my most favorite sites ever. I could spend hours on there, looking at all sorts of things. It's seriously become my new Google. If an idea pops into my head, I think "let me check Pinterest first."And usually, something is there.

Well, after spending some time surfing the old Internets, I came up with a wonderful design. It seemed like everything I wanted and I couldn't wait to do it. My Fling arrived at my house and I immediately tore into it, ready to make it all happen. And I tried. I tried hard. But my idea just didn't work. So I scrapped it and came up with another idea. And tried that. And it didn't work.

Finally, I realized that my process was all wrong. I was drawing up ideas and plans and then going to the structure and seeing how it worked. I mean, it looked great on paper, but as soon as I started trying to configure the pieces around, it just didn't work.

So I finally decided to reverse the process. Let the structure be the inspiration. And that seemed to go smoother. So I think we've finally settled on an idea. I've mocked it up with cardboard boxes (and now there may or may not be any cereal boxes left in the pantry - sorry Honey!) and I think we've got it.

So hopefully later this week, I can show you a bit of what I'm thinking. It's challenging, but so exciting!


  1. Hey, you can tell what the cereal is by looking at the bag, heck you can tell how much is left even faster :) Sit with the idea for a few days and it'll come together. If I move on to another project and clear it from my head, it usually does the trick!

  2. I second April's advice...only add liquor.

  3. Also...feel free to email pictures and/or questions if you need help or advice.