Saturday felt like an entire weekend and Sunday felt like an afternoon.
The weather was fantastic on Saturday. I puttered around on the computer while I had my morning coffee..I bought a rug for my dollhouse... if I like it I'm going to buy three more. I browsed around Etsy too, but didn't see anything that caught my attention.
Kate worked at a charity run that a Dad of one of her girlfriend's organized...I dropped her off bright and early, then came back home, where Matthew and I spent some 'we've got the house to ourselves' time before we went downtown. Downtown was nice...it was busy, but this time of year it was neighborly locals, not pushy tourists, so I didn't mind. There was a shindig at the indy record store that Matt wanted to go to, so while he did that I went down to the hobby shop to get more crown molding, then popped into an art gallery and the hat store, where I got myself a new summer weight cloche. I caught up with Matthew in the guitar store, helped him load his new bass guitar, bass amp and pile of records in the car, then we had lunch with some of his friends.
We got back home just in time for me to go get Kate and her girlfriend, Tess, from the mall, where Tess' Mom dropped them off after the race. They took me down to Macy's to buy Kate "the cutest ever" prom dress, then we zipped over to Tess' house to pick up her bag, so she could spend the night...we visited with her family for a bit and Tess showed me some of the art she's made. After we got back here I showed Tess my art (her favorite was the mermaid box you made me, Susan), then we went through my stash and I gave her some stuff I don't want anymore that she was excited to get...broken watches, doll parts, etc... By the time we were done with that it was time for Dr. Who, dinner, and a couple of movies we own on DVD that Tess had been wanting to see, during which I fell asleep on the living room floor.
The weather was dreary Sunday...warm, but cloudy and drizzling. I made new floor patterns on thin graph paper, then went to JoAnne's for black cardstock to transfer them to. I sketched out a couple patterns for the faux parquet floor in the foyer and watched a couple hours of Top Gear in the afternoon when I needed a break, and that's pretty much all I did all day. Blah.
As I was working on the floor patterns...holding a flashlight propped between my shoulder and cheek so I could see what I was doing...I really regretted my decision to not light the dollhouse. I didn't anticipate exactly how dark the rooms were going to be once the house was put together...I assumed that with all the rooms open on one side they'd get plenty of light, but they don't really.
It's too late now to run tapewire under wallpaper, but I'm sure I could still run round wire if I kept all the lights on the exterior walls, so I could run the wires through holes out to where I could hide them under the siding. I've got to price everything out again to reassess my decision...though I'm pretty sure I'm going to light it...why go to all this work to make something I won't be able to see?
While I was at JoAnne's I got three different papers as possibilities for the bathroom floor. I was going to make a bunch of individual 1/4"x1/4" tiles out of basswood, but I'm just not up for that much more cutting and sanding...
I like the flowery print one...as a floor it's unexpected but not out of the realm of possibility.
I was planning on doing all the rooms at the same time in stages...all the floors, then all the baseboard, all the crown molding, etc.. Now I think I'm going to do one room at a time instead, just because I'd really love to see one that's finished.