Dec 22, 2008

Almost ready for Christmas

I thought I was having a pretty calm December this year. But then I realized a few days ago that I had only days left and a lot of things to do before Christmas! I was in a panic mode a couple of days ago. But tonight, I feel so much better.

The reason: The biggest Christmas project is finally completed - a doll house for my daughter M is finished. Completed. Done. Ready to go under the tree.

It took a lot longer than I thought to finish. The tricky part was that I was able do work on this only after kids go to bed. But it's done! And I am very happy with the result (thanks to my husband for his help with his tools to make windows and a door). My favorite is the checkerboard floor/yellow wall kitchen. My husband made fun of me that I was making my own dream house. Well, maybe.

A friend of mine often say "You are crazy!" when she sees things I do. And I agree. This was probably beyond what 2-year-old usually plays with. But I wanted to do it for her to play many years to come.

The house itself was a gift from my sister-in-laws for M's birthday. They know me well enough and gave me the house, small cans of paints, and a scrap carpet. With my craft supplies and scrap fabrics, it turned to be a mansion (at least I'd like to claim). So, this is a gift from Mom and Dad. And if M is being nice, not naughty, Santa is going to fill the house with furniture for her.

I can't wait for M to open on Christmas morning! But I have a few more things to do before that, so I'm almost ready for Christmas.


Ginny said...

That is AMAZING! She's gonna love it! I almost want to play house, lol.

Debbie and Bobby said...

Very impressive as usual!

Lis said...

She'll love it! You are very talented. Marry Christmas.

carizolli said...

Oooh, she's going to love it! I adore the tiny chandelier in the big room!

Kumiko said...

Wow! Great job,Chie-chan.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!