Sunday, 17 November 2013
I bought a little room box (more of a diorama really) on ebay a few weeks ago. I loved it - it had so much character - but being a builder and not able to leave things alone I felt it really did need some proper walls and a ceiling. I chopped up some plywood and made new walls, added beams with a floor on top to create an upper room and Mead Cottage is the result. Organic architecture in action! I tried to keep the style the same as the original room box so its looks well lived in. The plaster outside is a bit stained and has some greenery growing and the roof is wobbly and bent. I added lights and a lit fire in the fireplace and it looks so cosy - I could just move in! This was a project which really was fun to do - you get them like that sometimes - and I was almost sad to complete it. It is now on ebay so please go and take a look. Oh and the slate name plate was made by Brenda Howden. If you would like something similar making for your house please get in touch and I will pass on her details.
After my recent trip to Holland (and the wonderful Appeldoorn Dolls House Fair!!) I just had to try my hand at a Dutch style dolls house. This little shop is just a taster really - I have plans for bigger Dutch style houses in the future. I loved the architecture in Amsterdam - such a beautiful city - and I came away with lots of ideas.
Wednesday, 13 November 2013
I bought the shell of a 1/24th scale house on ebay a few weeks ago. I made a new front for it then did some decorating. I haven't papered a tiny house for quite a while and it made a nice change from my usual plastering (although it was a bit fiddly in places!) The Manor House is the result. This is now for sale on ebay if you would like to take a look.