Monthly Archives: April 2013

My dog is amazing

OK so there is a fair bit of sarcasm there… but she is a pretty good dog just the same. She was a throwaway. Someone didn’t want her and threw her out like an old chip bag. She was likely … Continue reading

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No Eggs in Here

We celebrated Easter yesterday. I know we are a month behind but as a small business owner in Japan I don’t want to put anything else on my plate in March! As long as I live here Easter will likely … Continue reading

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Dollhouse III Part 5 (finished the engawa)

Day 5 and I’m still working on the engawa which I will now call the “front room”. I decided to not make little shoji (paper doors) and to leave a sort of “arch” leading from the front room to the … Continue reading

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Dollhouse III Part 4 (flooring)

It was sunny and warm today so I stained the floorboards and beams. I was expecting them to be a little darker but this “kakishibu” is a very light color.    

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Doll house III Part 3 “engawa”

I wasn’t planning to work on this today but A: it’s getting addictive and B: I had an hour to spare and the weather was gorgeous for working outside. DD1 is starting to show an interest in getting more hands … Continue reading

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Dollhouse III Part 2 (the tub)

I so want to move on to other parts of this house but I really should finish the bathroom. When I had my first doll houses, I had to look in a library and borrow books. Then I had to … Continue reading

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Dollhouse III (in the beginning)

When I was a kid, my Dad made me a doll house. I played with it, I remodelled it again and again and again and as my skills improved, I made it even better. Then in high school, I made … Continue reading

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