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Friday, 21 August 2015

1/12th Scale 'Smuggler's Nook'

This is 'Smuggler's Nook', a recently completed 1/12th scale seaside cottage. The little porch on the front gives a bit more space inside for storing wellies and coats and it also creates a small garden area to the front with just enough room for a chair and a few potted plants.

Monday, 17 August 2015

1/12th Scale 'Causeway Cottage'

This is my latest 1/12th scale dolls house just completed. 'Causeway Cottage' has the benefit of a scullery to one side or this could be used as a bathroom, store room or cosy snug.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

1/12th Scale 'Honeypot Cottage'

I have long been an admirer of the wonderful houses made by Rik Pierce. I also realised a long time ago that I would never be able to afford to buy one for myself so I decided to have a go at making my own. Honeypot Cottage is the result. I used a lot of plaster, cardboard, egg boxes (for the bricks) and air drying clay and had a wonderful time building this project.

A 1/12th Scale Seaside Cottage for Jackie

I was asked to build a seaside cottage for a lovely lady called Jackie. She chose from my blog photos and this is what I've just finished building for her. This is a handy design as it allows the ground floor to be used as a shop with additional living accommodation upstairs.

A New Yard with Outside Toilet for Shell Cottage

The lady who bought my Shell Cottage asked if I could build a small yard with an outside toilet to stand alongside the cottage. There's just enough space in the yard for a seat, some potted plants and maybe the odd lobster pot.

1/12th Scale 'Maple Cottage'

I was lucky enough to find some of these lovely 'Gothic' style windows recently. Made by Glenowen who ceased trading some years ago these windows are now like the proverbial hen's teeth but as they are also my favourite windows I could resist using two of my precious stock to create 'Maple Cottage'

1/12th Scale Shabby Chic Shop Box

I do enjoy building these little 1/12th scale shop boxes. I think the best bit of the building is making up the front with all the trim and detailing. The worst bit is definitely the painting!!

1/12th Scale 'Shell Cottage'

I bought this little cottage as a kit from Bob Willans (Tollgate Miniatures) two years ago when I visited the Dutch dolls house fair in Apeldoorn. It came home in my hand luggage which was a bit of a squeeze but it arrived undamaged. It then sat untouched on a shelf. I finally decided to do something with it a few weeks ago and Shell Cottage was the result.

1/12th Scale 'Seaspray Cottage'

This is 'Seaspray Cottage', a 1/12th scale house built to the plans in the popular Venus and Martin Dodge book. I love this style of house - three rooms but it takes up very little floor space!

1/12th Scale Beach Huts/Seaside Shops for Paula

Here are two 1/12th scale beach huts I made recently for Paula for Quayside village. I made the one on the right into a seaside kiosk with an opening hatch at the front for serving ice creams.