All right ladies and gentlemen, if you have a little girl between the ages of 4 and 12 at home, listen up: she wants a dollhouse for Christmas, so you'd better start building one right now. If you're wondering just exactly how to get that done, I have a suburb resource for you. You can find everything you need, including the very dollhouse basics
, on a site called KitGuy. You will find that KitGuy has dollhouse kits and plans
to suit every need. From Barbie-sized play houses to high-end replica kits, you can spend anywhere from $40 to $5000 to get the miniature abode you need.A website called Zoolabees
is also a good place to get a start on building a doll house. They also have an interesting article that discusses the history of dollhouses
. Did you know that in the 1600's dollhouses were fashionable furnishing pieces in the wealthiest homes of Europe? They were prized possessions not intended for children, fully furnished, and called "baby houses
". Some say that they were intended to provide a sanctuary of play time for the spirits of dear children lost.
If building a dollhouse for Christmas
to please that special sweet someone who graces your life appeals to the artist or craft person in you, there is a cornucopia
of avenues available. I suggest that you get the project started as soon as you can because, as we all know, dolls
wait for no one.
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