Sep 14, 2013

Future..future Projects: "The San Franciscan" a gift from a fine lady

Good evening folks.

We have been doing a bit of work around the basement lately, we are organizing the space a bit more, separating the laundry room and workspaces and... we even put the gym equipment in a workout space!

I have decided to get back on the old elliptical horse again, since winter will soon be approaching and the ass just keeps expanding on my workchair..I figured I better make moves..literally!

I did a few mins on my elipical and I even gently pushed a few weights on the bowflex. GENTLY! of today I do believe I have not only severed my spine but fully dislocated my hipjoint.. Maybe not really.. but it certainly feels like it...  ahhhhhhhhhhh getting older!

but I digress..

While downstairs I was reminded of a gift, during one of the fairs last year, a fine lady who owned a dollhouse asked me to take in her project as she could no longer work on it.

She gifted me a San Franciscan from Duracraft.
She has already done a lot of work on the shell
The space in this dollhouse is pretty grand the box states Mansions in Miniature, that it is!
If you have seen this kit you know it is a massive project but it also has a immense potential to become a grand house.
Of course this project is going to be a ...ongoing  But it is a fantastic one!
You know I like fantasy houses, I wonder if anyone has ever done something magical to these?
Have a wonderful and creative weekend ;)


  1. Hello Ms. Jane Smith! Top'a the Mornin to you! ( that is the Irish comin out in me today). Jane! How wonderful to see that you are going to be working on this house. I am excited to see what you will come up with as a theme as you are soooo creative and have such a fine imagination. The way that you are talking, it seems that we can expect a Magical Mystery Tour, or the beginnings of one maybe? Hooray! Hooray Hooray!
    ( May I suggest that you somehow use those little mice, ...... so nice! )


    1. Great eye and mind, m'lady the tower does just speak doesn't it?..I wonder how stone would look on the outside?

      Ohh but I am getting far ahead.. meeses, mices there would be so many places to scurry ;)

  2. As you know, Jane, I really lack your imagination to create a fantasy world....I am rather bound to reality but that makes your blog very attracting to me :-)
    So I'm afraid I can't give you much advice but I am really looking forward to follow your progress on this wonderfull kit house....

    1. I hope you have time hon, the progress will probably make paint drying look like a speedy event! *lol* but it will make slow progress ;)

  3. Hello Jane, potrebbe diventare un palazzo in cui dalle diverse finestre si può osservare cosa c'è al loro interno...o sono troppo curiosa?ah, ah...
    Un caro saluto, Manu

    1. Oh, sì, le finestre devono essere piccoli capolino in un mondo interessante!

  4. oh wow, what a nice gift! I want one too ;)
    I would love to see a magical touch to this, I've been wanting to do a magic-house myself, but I haven't found space for it yet..

  5. What a sweet gift that is!
    Looking forward to seeing what you'll make of it.
    Wishing you a lot of fun with it!

  6. Wow what a fantastic gift. This looks like a gorgeous house. I am sure that whatever you make of it will be magic :)
    Hugs Maria

  7. Beautiful gift! With your touch this house will be a masterpiece.
    Hug, Faby

  8. That's a fantastic gift! I wish you many enjoyable hours of work on it. I am sure it will be a very special house.
    Hugs, Drora

  9. It's a wonderful house, so many options. I am sure that it will be absolutely wonderful to follow.
    Good luck with the work.
    Also good luck with keeping your body in good shape.

  10. Es un regalo fantástico y haras con ella una maravilla de casa. ¡Me encantará verla como avanza! Un abrazo. Maria

  11. Nice gift. What a thoughtful friend.

  12. Hello Jane,
    The kit is lovely. I look forward to seeing it progress. Good luck with the exercise.
    big hug,

  13. Hi Jane, I hope your feeling a bit better. The "joy's" of getting older :) Say's the 32 year old who needs a new knee!
    LUV the new kit! Can't wait to see you work your magic on this beautful house. The first thing that popped into my mind when i saw your new kit was the house from the movie Practical Magic. Well I am off putting some of my magic into cutting glass ;p Hug

  14. Jane, San Franciscan has always been my # 1 favorite house and I even owned a kit before but had to let it go. I will be following the process of building it with a big interest! Good luck! Mini hugs, Natalia

  15. What a lovely gift, Jane. I'm excited to see what you do with it. I've enjoyed watching the dollhouse you created with your daughter--it's wonderful! xo Jennifer