This was an experiment to see if I had the necessary skills and patience to take on such a project. The latter was foremost, depression means a loss of interest and patience. But this has kept me occupied.
Talking of the Dremel hobby tool, I went to our Tesco Extra to see if, by some rare chance, they may have had the Dremel in stock. It is available online, but sadly not instore! Which is darned annoying as I had been saving the vouchers. I can get it at Argos by using my Argos card. It is what CnC call a 'considered' purchase, but I can see it being mighty useful in my new hobby.
The miniature houses fulfil me on many levels, first it means I am constructing something, which I've always enjoyed doing. Then there is the creative side, using my papercrafting and multi media skills. And then there is the joy of being absorbed in something. My depression appeared to have robbed me of my ability to daydream. I was a champion daydreamer. It got me in trouble at school, mum would tell me that she'd find me just staring into space or out of the window, totally in my own world. Building the house has helped me rediscover my daydreaming skills. I only realised the other day that it had come back. Nor do I worry or find myself fretting over the house, I always fear I'll be judged. But that hasn't happened with the house, I've just found myself enjoying the creative process. I've been able to think through projects, like the beds, and the bookcase. Same with the plant pots, I wondered what to fill them with, then I realised I had filler, that would do, if I put the filler in carefully, wiped away any excess it would be fine. I knew I had some tiny flowers buried in the stash.
I will start blogging on Teapot cottage as soon as it arrives, and show my progress. It will be much more involved, because I want it to be. If my daydreaming allows, then it will have a family, and they'll have a story.
I could never have imagined when I was given that first papercraft kit where it would take me. I've had many ups and downs during my crafting. I'm glad that I broke away and indulged in mixed media, which I love. Then I moved on to art, and rediscovered my artistic side once again. There have been a lot of people involved in this journey, and I owe some a huge thank you.
Well that's all for now, enjoy the rest of the bank holiday, and wasn't it fantastic to see Mo Farah win his second gold?