My father, bless him, made The Dafter a beautiful dolls’ house. He shipped parts of it over from the States when she was quite small, and it made a small dolls’ house. He then shipped other parts later on, and a few years ago he came himself during a beautiful April to assemble it into its final form. Michael and I did some of the wallpapering and finishing, and The Dafter has made many things for it as well. An extended family of dolls lives here:
Here is the other side:
As you see, it’s nap-time for the dolls (as well as Tilly) in this photo. Two of them are under blankets knit by the Dafter in the bedroom on the left, one is sleeping in the bathtub, and one on her bunkbed (top right). The dolls even have dolls’ houses of their own!
Here is the front entryway, with a rug made by the Dafter:
And here’s a closeup of the angel on top of the house:
This dolls’ house is much more than a childhood toy – it will be a part of our house for many years to come!