Remember Beach Cottage? This is an extension designed to sit alongside the cottage giving the occupant a small oustide space for plants, chickens, hanging out washing and also the all important outside toilet!
Debbie asked me to make a little shop for her and this is the result. In 1/12th scale and similar in style and size to the shops I made for Paula this will sit happily on a shelf. There is something very satisfying in making these smaller properties - a bit like building in 1/24th scale where the end product is easy to pick up and tuck under your arm!
This is a slightly different version of my popular 1/12th scale 'Harbourside' cottage. Just completed for my friend Carol this house has an opening stable door on the ground floor and then inside I have added an extra mezzanine floor (as Paula did in her Barnacle Cottage) to create additional bedroom space. I think Carol wants to use the ground floor for a shop so she asked for a larger window beside the door. Sam likes the look of this property, especially with it having the yard to one side - sorry Sam.....it's already spoken for!!!
Paula emailed to say that she had created a tiny space in Quayside and the people of the town were in desperate need of a fish and chip shop - this little shop front is the result. Just big enough for a nice display in the window and a lovely sign across the front. Just goes to prove there is always that little bit of space left for a new dolls house!!!
Sam finally decided not to buy Sea Thistle - he wants to wait for a property with a mooring for his boat alongside - so this lovely little cottage is now available for sale on ebay.co.uk under my seller name juliefben. Please take a look!
Sam thinks he may at last have found the cottage he has been looking for! A new property on the market, Sea Thistle Cottage has all the things he would like in a new home - a handy stable door, opening windows, an inglenook fireplace, interesting detailing in the brickwork over the windows and door, a window with a view out the back of the cottage....What more could he want? Better put an offer in quick then before Miss Marple gets wind of this little gem!
This is 'Fisherman's Rest', my latest 1/12th scale cottage, built as a special order for a friend who is going to give this to her mother-in-law as a birthday present. The outside space is going to house a chicken coop and a potting bench (must get started on the chicken coop - a new venture for me!) Apologies for the slightly gloomy photos. I dashed out between showers to take them and the garden was a bit dark and damp.
After building The Priory in 1/24th scale I was asked to make one in 1/12th scale and here it is. It is just the same as it's little brother ..just bigger! It's nice to have a change from my seaside cottages which are all nice and bright and clean in appearance. I find it hard to do 'grungy' when it comes to paintwork but it's good fun and a great way to try out new techniques I haven't used before.