playing house

January 29, 2009


There hasn’t been too much crafting in this part of the world because I am playing house, rather, I am cleaning my house.

Despite what may be seen on the house tours, my house is very, very messy. Horrendously messy. I am itching to open up shop again, but before I do so, I want my house to be clean and organized. That means no pile of junk just sitting on random corners. Or no “Monica-like” secret closet in my bedroom. You should see my bedroom closet. So. Bad. Really. I almost want to take a picture and show you, but it really is much too embarrassing… seriously.

every little girl's dream
home sweet home
i wish mine was this clean

This is a cute little vintage house, which is a Christmas present bought by grammie and grumpy from etsy. It is clean and has no secret closet. Well if it did, I wouldn’t know, cause it’s secret, right? The house is actually a pretty good size and is made out of tin (I think, something metal-ish). What is even more lovely is that the girls love it and so do I, (after all, I was the one who heart-ed it) and it has become an integral part of our daily play. Remember our kokeshi’s… they live here. Along, with an ornament turned doll from Anthro. So cute to see my little babes play with this!

Dang, it is so much fun being a little girl…

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I will announce the contest winner on Friday. I can’t wait to see which one I get to create!
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Okay, let’s face it. We are all real and aren’t as neat as our blogs may be, so now is your chance to confess and share your messes!!! I declare this Monday, February 2nd, Messy Monday and if you want to join, just post pictures of your secret messes you keep hidden away on your blog. I will do the same. I am a bit nervous because really my closet is bad! Really bad!!! You will see a whole new side of me. I know my best friend, Lin, is laughing excitedly at this thought because when she comes over she always comments on the side of me people don’t see. She says she knows the real me. Also, in order to share it one another, on my monday post, just leave a comment linking to your mess, so that we can all laugh and be humbled together. I can hardly wait to see our messes! Is anyone else excited about this? If you want to get more people in on it, just chat away about it on your blog too and link to the instructions here! If I knew how to use flickr well, maybe we can get a group together, not sure how to do that though! Okay, well, until monday…
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15 comments on “playing house”

  • Erin says:

    I am so happy to hear your house is messy. I mean, not happy for you, but happy to know I am not alone. My closet is crazy too. I have been toying with the idea of doing some in-anticipation-of-Spring cleaning posts/pictures on my blog. I think it would make other people feel better to see the reality. If you post pictures, I will too! Anyway, love your blog, you are adorable!

  • Lauren says:

    Hi!! I just got two polariod cams from a thrift store and was wondering if you had any ideas on where to get cheap cheap cheap film?
    have an awesome day~

  • rustandroses says:

    Aww, cute! Looks like one of those vintage Marx houses…I could collect dollhouses like a mad-woman; they’re so much fun!!

  • Thalita Dol says:

    Hi Ruby!
    I LOVE the house!

    When I see pretty toys like that, makes me wish for the baby to be a girl…! ^^

    (Messy house? I’ll admit something that will make you feel better, I’m sure… But please, don’t tell anyone: I… I… still have some… er… xmas decoration around…)

  • Mama Llama says:

    When I look through those house tours, I always wish that someone would be brave enough to show the “real” corners of the house: the sink of dirty dishes, the pile of mail waiting to be sorted, the hamper of laundry overflowing. I mean, I love to see all the beautiful rooms and little decorative touches, but I always think to myself “but where do they live?”

  • Kari says:

    That is the sweetest little dollhouse. What a great find!

  • Rubyellen says:

    i am thinking of posting my messes… anyone care to join? maybe we can all do it on monday and call if messy monday? i think it would be fun to see the “realness” of everyone!

    let me know!!!

  • Mama Llama says:

    Ruby – I’ll do it. I’d feel like it was cheating if I did it today, since the cleaning service was just here. By Monday we should be back to our “normal” state.

  • Rubyellen says:

    okay all… done. instructions on Messy Monday are on this post. blog about it to get the word out and let’s see how many will join and share their messes!

  • Erin says:

    I am so IN!! I will post it on my blog.

  • melindakimbo says:

    HAHAHA yes! everyone gets to see your crazy piles! I’M SO EXCITED!
    HAHAHHA! LOVE YOU!

  • sew nancy says:

    hi
    love the vintage tin toy house
    i have a messy closet too but i’m not sure i have the courage to show it.

  • Rubyellen says:

    sew nancy- really, i can guarantee that mine is worse! really!!!

  • Ah yes… there’s some messes around here to show! And I can’t blame it on my children either!!!
    I saw your kokeshi right away and it made me smile!!! They are my favorites!!! We used to have a little people house from when Craig was little. Now I have to see if we still have it. I’m such a kid at heart!

  • libbydibby says:

    Oh what a relief! I’ve been sitting here, thinking I’m the worst ever – I have a stacking problem… it’s humiliating.
    and I do have a Monica Closet… it’s my sewing room/office.

    Hooray to keeping it real. I’ll for sure post photos of a Messy Monday house (especially since I clean on Mondays… it will motivate me)

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