Once upon a time

Once upon a time I was the proud owner of a Duracraft VH600 Victorian. I’d rescued it from Craigslist and planned to fix it up into a magical house, the type a Hogwarts graduate would be happy to live in. I made a little blog, theolddollhouse.com to keep up with the progress.

Sadly, it was not meant to be. We had a sudden whirlwind move 600 miles back home to a tiny apartment and my great big monster of a house just didn’t have anywhere to live. We just weren’t going to have room for it.

I gave it to a neighbor before we moved who had expressed interest in it. I really hope they are taking care of it.

I’m explaining all this because with the move and the rehomed dollhouse, my blog got deleted. It is my fault for ignoring the domain expiration notice emails. I was so sad about leaving my house behind though and without it, I didn’t need the blog.

Oh, I also had a baby.

So that has kept me from minis too. 🙂

I refer to him on my blog as O for privacy reasons. He was born August 5th, 2013.

Back to minis: recently I found a little house kit on e-bay for only $30. It is “The Heather” by Real Good Toys and Houseworks. From the measurements it looks small enough to fit on a small table in our bedroom but big enough to still be fun to work on. I still have tons of furniture, accessories, and doors and windows and things so I snapped it up. I can’t wait for it to get here.

I don’t think I’m going to give it a theme though. I think I’m going to make it more of a traditional house to be displayed. I’d like to change the theme with the seasons. I’m not really sure yet though, I’ll have to see how things go. Dollhouses tend to develop their own personalities.

If I knew you from before, or even if you’re a new follower, how are you? What have you been up to?

About SarahK

Single mom. Cat lady. Loves red wine, thrift stores, the zombie apocalypse, artsy craftsy projects I never finish, tacos, Sherlock, and old houses.
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4 Responses to Once upon a time

  1. Gill says:

    Hi Sarah,
    Congratulations Sarah, you have two beautiful sons and a dollshouse, what more could a girl want?!!! Nice to meet you here, Gill.x


  2. Hi Sarah, Great to hear from you! I wondered what happened to your blog, and now I know. I'm glad you're back. Thanks for commenting on my blog. It's the give and take, back and forth of blog comments that I love–sharing! 🙂 Congrats on your new bundle of joy and on your smaller dollhouse. I've gone to smaller dollhouses too–ones I can lift myself. 😉 Makes life so much easier. 🙂 xo Jennifer


  3. Sarah K. says:

    Thank you very much! Yes, what more could I ask for? Well, chocolate. Chocolate is always good too. 🙂


  4. Sarah K. says:

    I love the mini blog community because everyone really is SO friendly and they do comment on posts back and forth. Sharing really is a great feeling. I have a personal blog too, just for fun, and the feel of it really is not the same.
    That I can lift it myself is a big requirement in a house now. The poor Duracraft needed 2 strong guys to lift it which was not practical at all.


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