Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The Willowcrest

Seeing how much I loved the stonework on her previous houses, Robin sent me photos of the Willowcrest she had made for Dean Roberts from Greenleaf. The Willowcrest is one of my favorite Greenleaf kits because of its architectural details, and Robin's meticulous brickwork makes this one so very special!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Yorktown

This is the Yorktown Dollhouse by Robin Carey. You absolutely must hear the story behind the creation of this Yorktown house! Since Robin is a much better story-teller than I am, let me quote her on this:

I have to tell you the story of the Yorktown house. I saw this half started wood shell on eBay, and I didn't even know what the house was supposed to look like, but I felt so compelled to have it. It was listed as pick up only in Ohio! I have never done this before, but I emailed the man and asked him if he would consider shipping it. He said he would, so I bought it for only $10.00, but paid $100.00 to have it shipped. He had told me that he and his grandfather had found it while cleaning out an attic. His grandmother had started it but never finished it.I asked her name, and was told Beulah Caplinger. I wrote it on a piece of paper and posted it on the wall in my work room. When the box arrived, all the parts were there to complete it. Unfortunately she had nailed in some walls the wrong direction, and probably just got discouraged. I had to knock it back down to the foundation and start it all over.

As I was working on it, I kept telling Beulah, that I hoped she was pleased! Silly, but I felt some connection to this woman, and that I was supposed to finish this house. So I refer to it as the Beulah Caplinger Yorktown! I know I have made it for someone, as I never gave a thought to keeping it. So when The person who is supposed to have it is ready, my little voice will tell me to list it on ebay. It always works that way. I always try to listen to the universe and go with the flow. How fun! I will keep you in the loop as I start more houses.