Saturday, October 27, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
So far things are going together fairly easy. The house has a tower extension that at this stage is not attached to the house. I have to admit we made one mistake so far. We put the door openings that go into the tower in the wrong place. We had a slight panic but we think it will work with not too much problems.
I am loving having the tower. Two decent sized rooms with a bonus mini room at the top. I thought that room would be a perfect observatory room...I just need the telescope!
I haven't put any windows in the right side of the house. They are in the kit, ready to go but I'm not sure about them. I'm thinking that this end of the house will have a chimney...and the windows would get in the way. Any suggestions? I thought I could have a properly built in stove if I do this. Does anyone have any good tutorials out there for chimneys?
Monday, October 1, 2012
I have been drooling over the many fabulous miniatures available from Etsy and finally decided to take the plunge and buy something. Ok so I got a little carried away. (Originally I thought I'd buy one, maybe two plates in total.) But why buy one when you can buy more! The purchases all came from http://www.etsy.com/shop/alavenderdilly you can also find her blog at http://alavenderdilly.blogspot.com.au/
My first purchase was for my Mum. I'm yet to figure out if I should make a mini room box or diorama for these. My Mum has been collecting real life Royal Albert Old Country Roses since I was little. I'm almost sure that she has nearly every piece available. But at last I have found her something that she doesn't have, 1/12th scale.
I have been collecting blue and white real life scale plates for a few years and love the different scenes on them. So of course I thought my Victorian house would need some also.