Thursday, 31 January 2013
I managed to dodge outside between the snow and the rain to cut out and make this little 1/12th scale property. I was asked if I could paint it pink as it is going to be a cupcake shop. Can't wait to see it filled with lots of delicious goodies!!
Friday, 18 January 2013
I've just listed my new shop 'La Galerie' on ebay. I've added the photo of it standing alongside 'La Parfumerie' so you can see how easy it would be to create a street of small shops on a shelf, or on the top of a bookcase. I like to think of them as French style shops but they could just as easily be seaside businesses, especially with the lovely pastel colours of the windows and doors. The choice is yours!!!
Wednesday, 16 January 2013
The builders have been busy at Primrose Cottage. They have added a useful outbuilding with a pretty paved courtyard and a rather smart arched entry. Sam thought he would have a quick look round the property as soon as he saw it in the estate agent's window. Mrs. Smith is still there, teapot in hand, after brewing tea for the builders for weeks. The outbuilding could be a useful place for Sam to fix his nets and he certainly likes the look of the courtyard - a nice place to sit and soak up the sun in the summertime!
Sam was made by Robin Britton.
Mrs. Smith was made by Susan Emsell
The pots of flowers were made by Marianne Cook.
Sunday, 13 January 2013
This is 'Beacon Cottage', my latest 1/12th scale seaside cottage. Very similar to houses you will see in Cornwall this cottage is just perfect as a holiday let or for a fisherman when he is home from the sea. It has the little garden to the front which is just the right size for some pretty potted plants. Mine were made by Marianne Cook.
Isn't this a lovely shade of pink? I thought it went well with the elegant door and I decided that this little shop would make a wonderful perfume establishment. At just 10 inches wide and 6 inches deep it is the ideal size for anyone short of display space.