So here it is.......my new winter project! A shop kit! Not too big, not to0 small, but with loads of potential.
I know that when it is finished it will bear only a passing resemblance to this rather ordinary looking shop, but this is my starting point.
Or will be, three weeks from today.
When I'm allowed to actually open the large box which was delivered last Friday. For although I chose it, it is a Christmas present, and I am forbidden to even touch it. Or push it to gauge the weight. Or poke my fingers though the box. Or anything.
But first things first. I am using the time between now and then to set up one of the spare bedrooms as a workroom.
An actual hobby room *resists the urge to jump around in excitement*
As distinct from my workroom, in which every inch of storage space is crammed with dollmaking stuff - moulds, boxes and boxes of silks, brocades, fabrics in all hues, cascades of rainbow ribbons, yards and yards of trimmings, files full of patterns, bookcases of books on fashion history, costume through the ages, magazines, packaging supplies, dozens of dolls, and in which I spend most of my day, most days, making and dressing dolls.
So a hobby room is not a luxury. It is a necessity!