Saturday, 3 September 2016

A New Dolls House is born....

Hello again and thanks to Wendy and Jenni who left comments - it feels lovely to be back in the fold :)

Well Mimosa Cottage has been unpacked - I'd forgotten how many pieces there are in a dolls house!

I've built it but haven't glued it together yet because I remember from experience all those nooks and crannies that become inaccessible once the glue sets!

I've decided that this will be a cosy little Bed and Breakfast establishment and have renamed it Honeysuckle Cottage (mainly because that was the only house name sign that took my fancy when I last attended a dolls house fair.)  So Honeysuckle Cottage it is.  The basement will house the kitchen, laundry room and have a comfy sofa for the owner to rest on after attending to her guests.  The ground floor will be the breakfast room and guest lounge.  Two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms on first floor and owners bedroom and bathroom in the attic.  There is also a little courtyard to the front of the property for use by the owner.  I think we'll start with the basement and work upwards.

First thing I wanted to do was enlarge the door between the two rooms so out came the hacksaw and in went the french doors.  Really (not) looking forward to painting those!

I also wanted the house to feel as though it 'worked' as a proper house so decided to install features to give the illusion of further spaces - do you know what I mean?  A staircase leading upstairs, the impression of a bigger room glimpsed through an open door, that sort of thing.  I had a load of MDF stairs left over from a previous project so with some lolly-pop sticks, spindles, MDF scraps and some paint here's my first Ta-Dah moment in a long time ....

I'm really please at how this has worked out.  The photograph shows it where it will eventually be fixed in place but I plan to add a false wall to make it look as though it's going further up than the eye can see.

I've acquired a resin cooking range which definitely needs some TLC to make it look more realistic and a fabulous fridge freezer that I am soooo looking forward to filling with all those miniatures I have that haven't seen the light of day in years.

Happy crafting, until next time! xxx