Sunday, 27 March 2011
Wednesday, 2 March 2011
A friend kindly offered to try her hand at quilting 12th scale! The pic on the left was her first attempt and quite beautiful but a little small and thick however it has made a spendid rug for the bedroom. The quilt on the right was the second attempt and fitted the little single bed that husband made well.
The above is the third rug and just delightful! Mrs Ott just adores it and so do I, the colours are wonderful and the clever effect of going from light to dark is beautiful, this one drapes over the bed and, a bit like the story of the three bears with the porridge, is just right - thank you so much Jo if you ever look in on this blog!
I reckon you could have a career in dolls house quilting!
And finally the stairs have been painted with a stone effect paint, three coats, not that we are counting - they are hard to see in the pic so......
here is a close up of the little wheelbarrow, still not painted but now filled with tomatoes, carrots, oranges, potatoes and bread......well the vendor decided to diversify in order to fill his cart.
Mrs Ott has a little, slightly wonky, basket also made from Fimo!
The other little 'stall' is to be a flower stall whenever I find the time to make the flowers.....!
Saturday, 19 February 2011
.This is a pic of my maternal grandmother in the hall - sadly I only ever knew about her from this photograph as she died when I was very young. My grandfather always had this picture on his desk
Our housekeeper arrived and is moving into her little bedroom come parlour - she is luck enough to be having a friend make her a patchwork quilt. So she is looking forward to that - she is an older lady made by Heidi Ott and arrived naked! We have quickly managed to get her some clothes as clearly that would never do........................they are a little big!
She has greying hair and some subtle wrinkles so looks quite authentic..........and a bit like me.....!
The other rooms I have decorated still need coving etc to be fitted - apparently my other half (note not better!} tells me you are supposed to do one room at a time................but I got carried away with the wallpapering once I had got the hang of it.
Friday, 4 February 2011
Second attempt at bread and some tomatoes
I then moved on to try carrots which a little girl on You Tube assured me were very easy! Mine are a little flat but I am hoping to make various vegetables for a little wheel barrow I am going to have as part of the street scene.
This is the wheelbarrow in it's infancy - it is going to be painted in bright colours and filled with vegetables for sale. Of course the vegetables will be organic......!
The stairs are now completed and have had an undercoat of paint - they will be sprayed with a stone effect paint.
As you can see I have still to paint the basement - I hate painting unless it is in the form of a spray!
Thursday, 27 January 2011
Currently now lusting after one of Jiayi's beautiful handpainted silk sofa sets.........!
Bought this Jiayi unit second hand - my usual Ebay!
Suitably inspired I set about a coffee table that cost £1 and painted it cream - then tried a small flower transfer - I was very impressed!
It doesn't quite live up to the wonderful workmanship of Jaiyi but sometimes innovation is called for!
This is the parlour waiting to be decorated and I found a good selection of papers in a craft book for scrapbooking - the above burgundy paper is one and I do believe it is 12th scale!
There has been a lot of work, not by me!
I have joked about it's likeness in build time to the Forth Rd Bridge - it took a very long time.....!
Wednesday, 19 January 2011
The sink was made from scraps of MDF - husband lectures in a building college and is now picking up remnants from the floor for the doll's house!
The edges were rounded and the whole thing painted Chalky White - legs were papered using left over brick paper that did the fire surround.
Ironing board was fiddly to glue together - we didn't achieve it opening and closing but it looks fine - the cover is a piece from an old shirt!
Friday, 14 January 2011
This is the new laundry which is just painted with emulsion and quite basic as it would have been at the time.