Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Blood stained hobby
One of the laws of science is that the smaller the hobby, the more space it takes up. It follows then, that my hobby of making miniatures and dollhouses would require the largest amount of space.
Trying to contain the hobby, I bought a new set of organizers. [I always feel that's half the work.]
You wouldn't be surprised to find plastic drawers with labels like FOOD, where I keep all my wonderful Fimo dough bread and cakes and tiny racks of lamb, or CARPETS, where there are miniature area and throw rugs, or—the first drawer—BOOKS.
My favorite drawer is the one labeled WEAPONS. Of course I have miniature guns and rifles, but mystery readers and writers have more imagination than that. In the weapons draw you'll also see an iron, a toaster, and a curling iron (for those bathtub crimes!), and assorted tools and blunt objects. Both with mysteries and with miniature crime scenes, it's important to choose the right weapon.
I also keep a container of blood-red paint always handy on my crafts table.
Does anyone else have a dark side to your hobby?
I know I'm not the only one. I love Terri's crime scene fabric, for example (hoping she'll throw a small scrap my way!)