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Hi, I thought I would pose this question to the smartest mini people I know. :)

My Grandma mind has been whirling since the birth of Baby Lony last year. I have an Orchid that I am going to be making into a bakery for her. Her mom is really into fantasy stuff and a series of books by Piers Anthony called Xanth. Being the weirdo that I am, I decided that the owner of the bakery was going to be a troll named Natalia, Nettie for short.

I am writing some stories that I am going to give to Baby Lony as she grows that are all about the adventures of Nettie. Since she is so young and I want her to be able to actually play with the dollhouse when she is older I have been on the fence about whether or not I should electrify this particular house.

Lony is getting a little sister this year. I am adding another dollhouse to my list. I have not decided if it will be a craft store, quilt shop, dress shop....I dunno yet. This one will be owned by an Ogre and she is going to be the trolls best friend. That way I can incorporate the two into the stories and the girls can play together.

Since I am sure there will be many dollhouses later down the road when they are older that I can make all fancy smanchy............

Long story long......:rofl: Do I electrify or don't I?

Thanks so much for the input. I truly value your opinions.

Ohhh and yeah, Nettie's bakery is going to be famous for........you guessed it..

Netties troll house cookies. :banana:

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I'm not sure little children really care if their dollhouses are electrified or not; I know that THIS big kid certainly doesn't care one way or the other. And unless you make the doors and windows so they swivel aside so little hands can poke through them, I wouldn't bother with those, either.

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I'm with Holly. I have NOT electrified my houses (electricity scares me) but I do use the battery operated lights which I find very nice for the little bit of light I want for photos. They also give a lovely "lived in" look. I know my own "little ones" (15 and 12 now) got very frustrated when things stopped working which can be an issue if they are rough on their toys.

I love the story idea! Very cute :)

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Lony,

I love your idea. As I read, I kept thinking 'battery operated lights'. Something I'm itching to try. It was good to read Sarah's recommendation. Which fits perfectly with a thought I had. Taking photos of the house for the story.

And Holly is right about no doors and windows. Although you can build it to accept them later, if the girls get older and want them.

Ok, so here's my big question. Wouldn't it be nice to have somewhere we can all post our 'little stories' and the stories about them? I want tobread about Nettie! I have a 2" tall ooak monkey named 'Naughty Nettie'. Perhaps they are related?

Please post your progress Lony!!!

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Thanks for the suggestions! All wonderful as usual. I think I will save the lights for another house.

Morgan, here is a few paragraphs of the story. Lony is not even a year old yet so I have a bit of time. LOL Now I have to put a monkey in the story too! :D

Once upon a time, in a land far away lived the heroin of our story.

Her name was Natalia but everyone always called her Nettie. She was a troll. Before you wrinkle up your face and put this story down, she was not a live under the bridge and scare Billy goats kind of troll. Nettie was a kind and beautiful troll who loved nothing more than to make yummy goodies to share with her friends.

Nettie lived in Troll Mountain. Her cave always smelled of cinnamon, vanilla and homemade bread. It was a lovely, homey cave. I know you are asking yourself how a cave can be lovely and homey. Nettie, unlike the other trolls, kept her cave clean. Her bed was always made and there was never any moss growing on the walls.

Every morning Nettie would put on her purple cloak that her nana made for her and she would walk through the woods looking for berries and plants to make her treats. Her faithful dog Fred would accompany her on her morning walks. Now normally trolls do not keep dogs as pets. The other trolls that lived in the mountain kept snakes and skunks for pets. Not Nettie, she found Fred Dog lost in the woods and she knew she had to take him home. From the very first day Nettie and Fred were the best of friends.

As they strolled through the forest Nettie would stop to pick some berries and Fred would sniff all the wonderful smells. Nettie never worried about the goblins or ogres that lived in the forest as long as Fred was by her side.

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I love it! Please self publish and sell it :) My 4 year old is going to want to hear this. Very very cute and fun. A great way to do something a little different. Perhaps as with humans it isn't good to be bad, with trolls it's bad to be good. So Nettie is a rebel who thinks for herself.

YES! You get it! Hurray. :)

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I fell in love with the story! It's the kind of thing I love in kids stories. Like fractured fairy tales. Have you always written? Is it something you do? I have always written but writing stories for my dollhouses is a more recent favorite.

I was always writing in high school (a bazillion years ago) but my adventures kept me too busy to actually put anything down. Recently we moved to a very small town where I only know a handful of people. I am fortunate enough to not have to work, but my husband is gone two weeks at a time. Now I have nothing but time to let the creativity flow. Luckily my husband understands my need to create and he is never shocked to come home and find three or four different projects lying around.

I am going to continue working on the story and for you wonderful people I will put a copy out. Hummm, perhapsI should attempt to get it published. Now that would be a hoot!

Thank you so much for your kind words. They mean a lot to me.

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