Monday, May 12, 2008

Garage Sales, Dolls and Such

Saturday, I spent the morning garage sale shopping and came home with a load of good stuff: converse shoes, pants for the Sadester, alphabet beads, sorting animals, puzzles, books and a gigantor white board with working markers.

The best deal of the day were three wooden doll families. Each family came with a grandma, grandpa, mom, dad, sister and brother. Except that in one of the families the grandpa has apparently gone to heaven because he is no longer with the set.

I made this little dollhouse frame with directions from Cookie Magazine using foam core board and scrapbook paper. I like it because I can take it apart, throw it in the closet and it doesn't take up any space which is really important when you live in a 700 square foot apartment! The kids made their own furniture using wooden blocks and spent most of their playtime putting the family to sleep.

3 comments:

Mountain Mom Alison said...

Good scores at the sales. Love the little wooden families. And smart idea for the collapsable doll house!

Tonya said...

What a great idea for the little dollhouse. I may have to let my older girls make one for Samuel and Ava.

I hear you about living in such a small space. When we were younger and only had 3 children, we lived in a 900 square foot house. You definitely have to be creative with your space.

Marie said...

I love this doll house. With on ly the inside walls, it is so much easier to play. They can see everything. I will be checking this out to make. Thanks.