Saturday, July 28, 2012

To My Surprise.......................

Dollshouse Hobbyroom Workbench

Being at the cabin, my DHMS was a day late coming to me.
To my surprise and staring at me on pg. 12 in Sept. issue,
was the JH's Kit that I had finished a couple of weeks ago.
My workbench will go in the hobbyroom of my Victorian Dollshouse
 that is yet to be completely finished building. 

I was very impressed with some of the ideas for tools etc. in this kit.

The 1st photo is a close up of the right top. 

The 2nd photo is a close up of the under shelf. 

Finished project.

Micro mini dollshouse with the front and roof removed.

This was a very well planned kit project.
My thanks go to Jane for the pleasures it gave me..


Friday, July 20, 2012

Kit Weather

Rain Showers

This past week has been great indoors weather.
I've been busy making-up some miniature kits
for my 1:48 scale Petite Properties, Bay Tree Manor.

This bedroom furniture is from JH's Kits
as well as the easel and chair below.

The Settle and sq.table and chair are JH's Kits.
The other kitchen funiture and the the madeup bed are made out of card
from the instructions in
PP, Making Dolls House Furniture iin 1:48 scale by Fiona Bradwood.

These projects have been great fun and very good projects to have with me to the cabin.
They don't take up much space in luggage.

Time to be thinking of buying
a new raincoat and splasy rubberboots
if this summer weather keeps up.

bye bye

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Holiday Fun

My Results after the Online courses with DHMS & Jane Harrop.

Flappy Duck #1
Rockinghorse #2
#3 is to be a Peddle Car
#4 is to be  a Puppet Theatre
#5 is to be a Minidollshouse
The first 2 projects have been about finishing techniques
and kit assembling.

My First 1:48 Petite Properties Ltd. House
"Bay Tree Manor" 

I can now image the finished house.
This house was put together in a group with Torhild Fornes.
There will be 6 finished houses in the end.
Torhild was a very good teacher for the different techniques

I tried a new rusting technique with
Ten Seconds Studios Verday Paint on the dorm-roofs.
TSS site & videos
I also ordered a PP "Lean To" Greenhouse Kit.
Petite Properties Ltd. site

"Deleted Post"
See why I had to redo the stove.
I took the wrong measurements 1st time around.
Learning curve READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS before starting.

See my measurement mistake and the redone kitchen sove.
Some difference!
Stove made from Petite Properties
 "Making Dolls House Furniture in 1:48 Scale,
 Author ...Fiona Broadwood.

That's all for now.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Arts & Crafts Roombox


Things are moving forward with
my Arts & Crafts Movement Roombox.
Lets take a peek, but first notice the "Flappy Duck" by the door.
 from Jane Harrop's online class.
It Works too!

Looking down through the skylight of the roombox.
The box will be decorated for the Christmas Season when finished.

A peek in through the front widow lets us see how cozy the room will be.
The fireplace I made from Jane Harrop's instructions
in her book, " Edwardian Era Miniatures in 1:12 Scale".
I changed out the tiles with copper embossing,
used a metal brad as decor, and Island Lava as coal.
   The hatstand is a kit ordered from Jane Harrop.
Victorian cakestand is a kit from
 McQueenie Miniatures.

 A view with the front taken off the Roombox.
Kits by Jane Harrop are as follow......
Swinging bookstand
Edwardian armchair
Library stairs
Nonworking Floorlight
The fireplace and mirror made from instructions in  .....
Jane Harrop's "Edwardian Era" book.
As you can see Kits from JH are my favourite kits.
Woodbox I made from my love for copperworking.
Bookshelves were boughten.
My Pride... the ship "Mary Rose" model is from my
trip to Miniseum, Denmark this Spring.

Distressing the outer walls and pavement are  next on the "To Finish List".
More to come after I finish this projekt,.


Monday, May 28, 2012

Deleted post

Yesterdays post deleted as I got the measurements wrong and I'm redoing the projects.

Monday, May 21, 2012

A Work in Progress

This is a roombox that I'm working on for the Craft Retreat in 2013.
We are 25 or so who will be making these roomboxes.
When one is finished with the theme all the boxes  will be decorated for Christmas.

The fireplace & mirror are made from a pattern in Jane Harrop's book " Edwardian Era". The copper work is constructed by using an embossing folder.
The chair, plantstand, revolving book case, library stairs (can't see), floorlamp, hall hat & umbrella stand are made from Jane Harrop's Kits.
Fireshade stand and Victorian kakestand are also made from kits.
I'll come back to this Roombox occationally as the outside and Christmas decorations are finished.


Saturday, May 19, 2012

Time for an update..............

                                                   SEAGULL  COTTAGE

My first finished doll'shouse was a kit from "Real Good Toys" and titled "Country Lane". What a job it was to get all the corners as right angles. Now it is more or less finished and standing on our tea-wagon in the corner of our living her in Norway.

The seagull on the attic window sill was made on commission by Odin.