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.


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.