So I spent a whole week taking care of him because I'm just that awesome of a boss. When Wendy got back from the trip, she said she had something very exciting to show me at Norm's, so I dropped CJ off at Madera's place. She promised not to let any of the other pixies know where he was, so they don't come over and kill him with kindness. Everyone is kind of in love with CJ.
I'll tell you the truth, the "something exciting" wasn't what I thought it would be. I was expecting like a new piece of furniture or something.
But it was even MORE exciting than that. It's a building! A little two room building!
Yeah, yeah, yeah. So right at this point, it doesn't look like anything exciting but that's what MAKES it so exciting! This is the structure for the Dollhouse Miniatures Merchants Association "Make It Yours" contest!
It's two rooms of total potential! You can make it into anything you want! Need a shop? It can be a shop. Crazy fairy house? Do it! Housing for your favorite Puki/Pukifee? ABSOLUTELY!
Norm's Dollhouse is going to put the shells together and then they'll be for sale for $39.99. You can find all the stuff to make them into whatever you want at the store, AND get this, Norm's is going to do "open Saturday" help days for the Make It Yours project, so you can bring your little building in and get help with whatever you're working on! Everyone is welcome! Pixie and otherwise!
I'll be there, even though I don't think I can be in the contest since I work there, and I'd be happy to show any pixies how to wall paper, shingle, whatever! I'm dragging CJ in too, since he knows how to do all this stuff too, and he's a great teacher.
He'll be all healed up by the time the contest starts too, which is October 1st. The contest runs for 1 whole year. So you've got from October 1st 2012 to October 1st 2013 to build your perfect building. Take pictures of it, send it to the D.M.M.A. folks for judging and you could win amazing prizes!
We'll be running a Norm's only contest too, so that's TWICE the chances to win wonderful prizes!
All the details about the contest are in an ad in the back of the September/October issue of Dollhouse Miniature magazine. But I kind of photographed the ad and posted it here too.
Just in case the picture doesn't come out, though, here are the details:
"Make it Yours" Contest begins October 1, 2012 through October 1, 2013
Assemble and customize a plywood kit made exclusively for DMMA by Alessio Miniatures and Majestic Mansions. Cost of the kit is $39.99, available only at participating DMMA member shops starting October 1, 2012. If you don't have a shop nearby, order online or by phone from our members listed at www.ministores.org.
You can do absolutely anything you want with the kit, using your imagination to "Make It Yours". It can be a cottage, fairy house, western jail, a restaurant or buy two and build row houses.
One your "Make it Yours" project is complete, photograph it inside and out and complete the contest instructions included in each kit.
* Grand Prize: Fairplay Dollhouse Kit by Rocky Mountain Woodcrafts
* First Place, General Division: $150 DMMA gift certificate to any DMMA member store.
* Second Place, General Division: $100 DMMA gift certificate to any DMMA member store.
* Third Place, General Division: $50 DMMA gift certificate to any DMMA member store.
* First Place, Junior Division: $125 DMMA gift certificate to any DMMA member store.
* Second Place, Junior Division: $75 DMMA gift certificate to any DMMA member store.
ALL entrants are eligible for a random drawing of prizes of miniature merchandise and gift certificates to member stores. Junior Division is age 14 and under.
Cool, huh? I hope some of you local pixie types will think about doing this. I'll bug you about it some more as it gets closer to the start, but I was too excited not to tell you right away! And you non local pixie types, check out your local DMMA store and talk to them about picking up a kit! I think this is going to be so fun! I can't wait to see who wins (even if it won't be me). :)