QUOTE(Miss Ross @ Aug 5 2009, 10:45 PM)
It's nice, isn't it Bobzie?
My Grandpa used to make little wooden puzzles, sewing boxes, ornamental things... For my 10th birthday he made me a Victorian dolls house from scratch, complete with working electric lights.
wowww, a dolls house! That's amazing, and electric lights too! I would have loved one of those
maybe one day when (if) I have kids, then he can be a grandpa and make a dolls house for them
Dad isn't really into making 'pretty' things. They're always a little...strange, which make them his, and unique really. It is nice though, it really makes it feel like it's YOURS, because they make it for you, and nobody else. The most special thing he made me was this box which I called my "Jeremy Box". I had a guinea pig called Jeremy when I was 4 or 5 (I chose the name from a book with a mouse in it called that). So when he asked what I wanted on my box, I said the word Jeremy and lots of Js. So he did as I requested, and made a box out of different coloured layered wood in different patterns, and the lid was hinged, with a chain, and a mirror and velvety stuff inside. On the outside he used pyrography to write Jeremy lots.