Pen and Ink...and maybe some paint

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

WOYW this W? A little renovation work...

About 15 years ago my daughter played with this Sesame Street "doll-house". It has some little furniture pieces and some SS figurines of Bert, Ernie, Big Bird, and Snuffleupagus. It was stored in an old shed when she outgrew it and it got pretty filthy over the intervening years.

I've been scrubbing on it and it's fairly clean, but the inner walls, which were made of thin cardboard decorated with illustrations, had to be torn out.

I'm planning to use the old cardboard pieces as templates to cut out some new pieces from cereal boxes, which are about the right thickness. Then I'm going to find pictures from children's books, photocopy them and glue them onto the cardboard. It's challenging to find pictures that really work for this, but that's part of the fun! When I'm finished it will be ready for grand-girls, Audrey and Hazel to play with. :)

So that's what's on my workdesk! (Or, rather, strewn all over the place!) To see more desks around the world go to Julia's Stamping Ground!


  1. Hello dear friend! I love your project! It's brilliant!
    I was looking at your "cottage of content" today and I just have to tell you that YOU ARE A TRUE ARTIST! Start that book, okay?
    Sending love your way!

  2. I am sure your little house re-decorating will be a winner, what is the saying "waste not want not" well you are not wasting it are you.....

    Good to see I wasn't the only one running late too and that makes me feel a heap better.

    Belated Christmas Greetings and Happy New Year

    Eliza #63

  3. How exciting - I'm very much looking forward to seeing the completed project. Happy New Year.
    Sue x (MiniOwner@34

  4. Cute idea. You will have to share the finished product. April #57

  5. This is a ver interesting project to alter, I hope you keep us posted of your progress! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)


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