It's that time of year again.....for the past five years, Greenleaf Dollhouses has had an annual "Spring Fling"contest with a specially designed kit as a base.
This morning, they introduced this year's kit, or should I say kits? This one is the best one yet.
First of all, it is laser cut.(no splinters or sanding) And as I said, "kits". This introduces a lot of possibilities.
As the web page explains, you can start with just the basic building or you can do it with several additions. There are wings for both sides, in two styles. There are outside stairs and railings. There are dormers and cupolas. They seem to have added everything to the "tricked out" version.
For those who are curious, here is the inside view. The dimensions are quite manageable You can make it as small or as large as you like.
I will send you to the website http://shop.greenleafdollhouses.com/Spring-Fling-2011.html and you can sit and dream for an hour or two about what could be done with this building. I have several ideas floating around my brain already. Of course, I start imagining every year as soon as the kits are released. Sometimes I buy one. So far, I have never entered the contest.....The six year old can never stick with the one project long enough to get it done before the deadline. The Russian cottage is one from a couple of years ago.
This year I want to at least order a couple of the kits. I have been wanting to try a laser cut kit. This is a great way to see if I like them.
In answer to your next question. No, I don't work for Greenleaf and am not being compensated for this. I just think that the kit is a good deal for anybody, even if they aren't entering the contest. Did I mention that the first prize is a $500.00 shopping spree at Greenleaf? And there are other prizes.
Tessie saw what I was looking at and got really excited about it...."Oh! You can add and add and add things to it. Can we get a bunch?"
As usual she can't stop with just one.
I do think that the tricked out one is a bit much, but they just wanted to show everything at once.
I went through and looked at everything and then went back to finishing the wicker pieces that I want to send out tomorrow.
I have been looking in on Tessie every once in a while.....She now has a list a mile and a half long. I think that she again has delusions of grandeur.....
For once, I can see how that would happen. The possibilities are endless.
Go look and dream.
See you tomorrow.