My Dollshouse is a work in progress. It was made initially on a Dollshouse Holiday in Stafford England, with Peter Alden of Dollshouse Holidays fame, (sadly now retired) .While my hubby went to the World Cup Rugby, I had a week of bliss building my dollshouse from scratch. At the end of that time I had to dismantle it and flat pack it to send it back to South Africa, where it awaited my arrival.
Learning a new skill - routing.
The carcass goes together.
Starting to look like a dollshouse
The basement is finished.
Screwing on the piano hinge. Not my favourite job.
The roof and parapet are completed in a day. That is Peter standing with me - an excellent teacher. Everytime I see this picture I think that I must just tell you I am not this size, nor was I when the photo was taken. I just had on every piece of clothing I had with me. Cold England and open garage door!!
Ready to be dismantled and flatpacked to go back to South Africa.
Peter Alden, our teacher, poses with his Millenium House.
This was the group that worked alongside of me during that memorable week. 6 new dollshouses were born.
4 years later - some progress! The entrance hall nearly finished but no bannister yet. The bannister has since been made for me by Miracle chicken urns. How did I do it?
PROGRESS! The brickwork is individual bricks cut from card sold by Peter Clark. I then sealed them with a matte sealer. The quoins are finished and the stone work on the ground floor is painted. The railings are finished on the photo on the right. The roof is real slate from Richard Stacey in England. The extension has been added. The conservatory, built with the extension on my second Dolls House Holiday, has the trompe l' oeie painting done by Annie Trew. See below for a close up. Still have to do the glass. The stone arches and the pavement are Paper Clay. Front door is now black. The address is 64 Bath Street.
Showing the side section of the railings. Thanks Richard!
The barrel lock on the gate made by Richard Ferguson.
Oven corner showing the measuring jugs made by Roy Reycraft and bought as a present by my husband.
Showing the whole kitchen width.
Under the kitchen sink showing the cleaning materials
Here are more pictures of the Conservatory. I had to re-do the electrics and so this was a good time to take photos with the front off.
The wood panelled Library - NEARLY finished. Just shelves and books to add. If you want to see a series of progress pictures or want to learn how I did the panelling then click here.
Here is the Library finished at last. Very satisfied with it, especially the all walnut wood panelling. It still needs a few more faux books on the back shelves but they keep getting sold! The desk lamp was a gift from Ray Storey.