Life in miniature #1: When,What,Why?

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Blog entry by Hacksaw posted 03-16-2014 12:52 AM 1158 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Ok I know what you’re thinking. How is it that a fully grown, happily married, father of four, full time cabinet and furniture maker begins making furniture for dolls? Really it’s simple I have a five year old daughter… but that’s simplifying it too much and doesn’t explain why I didn’t just build one piece and leave it at that. This adventure began in September of 2013 when my daughter turned five, she got a knock off American Girl™ doll. SHe was happy, i was happy that she was happy and that was that…or so I thought. With Christmas approaching my wife suggested getting some clothing for the doll many people make outfits for them and sell them (we found them on that social networking site with the big “F”) but what to get? After much deliberation it was decided that since it’s our tradition to get the kids new PJ’s for Christmas jammies were the answer and wouldn’t it be cool if the daughter and the doll could have matching jammies! Contact was made and the jammies were on the way. Shortly after that I thought if the doll had jammies she needed a bed of her own. A few measurements, some scrap maple and a couple sacrificed dinner breaks later I had a bed that matched my daughters…she was going to love it! Only problem was we needed bedding.An email later the seamstress that made the jammies was on board for making the bedding and she suggested I offered them up for sale on the local “stuff for sale” page on the big “F”. A couple pictures posted and in 24 hours I had to make six beds! With that response I created my own page and the journey began. That’s the when the what and the why all that is left for this story is the where (not actually relevant but if you really want to know it’s Alden,MN) and the how…that begins next time with a look at the first bed I made,what i’ve since changed and why.Thanks for joining me on my “life in miniature” adventure.

-- Nothing's just gets expensive

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#1 posted 03-17-2014 12:41 AM

Hacksaw, That sounds quite familiar. Congrats on the sales. I have at this point decided to just make stuff for my daughter and maybe an occasional friend of hers. I look forward to seeing more though about your journey though.
My wife made a 1 child size night gown and 2 matching for each of my daughter’s dolls and she loved them. I am sure it was a great surprise for your daughter to get a that gift as well.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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