Saturday, January 31, 2009
Here's a glimpse into our life today. :)
Organized minis and building supplies!
The Glencroft-in-progress next to the Shop.
Oh my, it looks like we have customers!
Jan Pu is entertaining the kitty as a catgirl...
...while Yasuna and Ayuki came all the way from Japan (and still in their school uniforms!) to shop for items of interest! :)
That's it for now! I plan to do some planning for another mini project I'd like to start in the near future. After the Glencroft is done, of course. ;)
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I will have a lot of touch-up to do, but I am glad most of the painting is done. Some of the beams were difficult to shove into the slots, but I made them fit. *ahem* The camera really brings out some discoloration you can't really see with the naked eye, or at least with the lighting in my living room...it actually looks a bit cleaner than in these photos. Oh well. It's like standing in the dressing room of a department store under fluorescent lights. Every flaw is illuminated. Yuck.
Next, I will be tackling the roof!
Anyway, here are those photos...
Sunday, January 25, 2009
I've started the beams. They are taking a lot longer than I thought they would.
Unfortunately, I need to charge my camera battery, but when I do, I'll get some pics.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
As you can tell, I love the Tudor style. Ever since I was a little kid, I loved the half-timbered look and wanted to live in such a house.
My dollhouse obsession has also allowed me to appreciate other forms of architecture. One of my favorites is Carpenter Gothic. Thanks to the Westville by Greenleaf, I am smitten with steeply pitched roofs, gothic windows and gingerbread.
Here is a great link to photographs of real carpenter gothic homes, including the real Westville!
Carpenter Gothic Database
As you can see, I have other homes listed on the right hand side of this blog that I would love to have, but these top the list.
If you have favorites that you've built or dream homes on your wishlist, what are they?
Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Here you can see the turquoise. I decided to hold off painting the outside til I am done with the shell and before I add the trim.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
My color scheme is all about bright, cheery, fun and unusual. The main body color will be Turquoise (Apple Barrel, specifically). The timbering will be white, and the trim will be a dark chocolate brown. I love blue and brown together!
No pictures tonight. I am feeling a little disheartened by the progress and worried I am going to screw it up somehow. The second floor was such a difficulty. One of the tabs got bent while trying to pop it in. Yikes. It is easy to hide though...but still a little disheartening. Oh well...let's hope for a more successful endeavor for the rest of the build.
Monday, January 12, 2009
The Open sign is hung in the window! :) It looks good!
The resident feline poses while remaining cozy on the armchair!
Stickers from fill bowls on the shelves!
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Here are the details from mollycromwell.com:
~ JUNE 6 & 7 ~
STURBRIDGE MINIATURES FESTIVAL
~ Sturbridge, Massachusetts ~
Sturbridge Host Hotel
366 Main Street
Room Block & Directions (508) 347-7393
Saturday Night June 6 Pre-Registered Preview 6-9 pm
~ Post-Preview Dealers Pizza Party ~
General Admission Sunday, June 7, 10-4
Dealer Set up Noon on Saturday, June 6
The Most Popular Show in New England! Customers love this show! Well Located at Junction of Mass Turnpike and I 84 Exit 3B
Flying in? Arrive Logan Airport/Boston, MA or Bradley Airport/Hartford, CT
This show attracts customers and collectors from Canada to California!
Arrive early and enjoy The Host's picturesque setting on Cedar Lake
*Visit Olde Sturbridge Village
I've actually made progresson the mini shop. I have shingles on the small roof, some books on the bookshelf, a Chrysnbon potbelly stove put together and added, as well as a few more things on the shelf (including tiny bottles of PeaceCrafted Products bath salts)! I need to charge the batteries to my camera so I can show you.
I've been having a difficult time with putting together the rocking chair from the same Chrysnbon kit though. *sigh* The cement I've used just doesn't want to hold...I am considering using super glue, which I need to test on a scrap piece of the plastic first. I don't want to melt the thing.