I guess I just love fuzzy things.
But how come no one makes it anymore? I had quite a nice selection in my (old) studio, which, like the space itself, has gone the way of the dodo. I was so sad to find out it was gone, and have been searching for more ever since. As I've absolutely no idea how one might go about making flocked wallpaper--at least, not without serious supplies--this is really pretty frustrating.
Know of any (reliable) sources?
And what else do you wish you could find? Also on my own personal wishlist are...
- Furniture pieces (such as Houseworks manufactures in basswood) in hardwood. I'd so like the opportunity to order mahogany cabriole legs, splats, etc. For us inferior woodworkers, who lack the skills to create cabriole legs ourselves, this would truly be delightful.
- Better tiles. I loathe plastic tile sheets; they never come out quite right for me. But my dollhouses would, I'm certain, love a delft tile surround on at least one fireplace.
- Better kits for kitchen furniture--like ice boxes. As I lack the funds to purchase one of Ken Byers' lovely ice boxes (complete with period authentic hardware...drool), I find I'm stuck. Chrysnbon makes a nice ice box kit but, of course, it's plastic. Although I'm planning on experimenting with said plastic to see if I can make it look like anything, well, to be honest, I'm not optimistic.
- Better dollhouse bathrooms--in kit form or otherwise.
- Historically accurate wall-to-wall carpet. You know, with an actual design on it. If you don't believe me, check out pictures of Lincoln's (real) Springfield Home, etc. This stuff was in common usage for quite some time, as the quality of the wood used on the floors themselves was so bad. But it was, of course, patterned--usually with something of an oriental look. Like hotel carpet today.
- Better carpets generally.
- Windows with actual window panes.