This weekend we started work on the castle's kitchen wing. When finished it will have a hallway, the kitchen and a storage room on the main floor and three small bedrooms above. I've been working with Brian Long's book The authentic Tudor and Stuart dolls' house, which has very detailed plans for various types of kitchen fireplaces and ovens. The kitchen will have a large fireplace with cob irons, three baking ovens and a bank of hot plates, all taken from Long's book.
I have a little more cutting to do, then we'll assemble the first stages tomorrow, I hope!
This blog chronicles the adventures of a group of Canadians building a 1:12 scale medieval or Tudor dolls' house or dolls' castle. We're also working on a William and Mary era dollhouse circa 1700, featuring Jacobean, Carolean and Queen Anne furniture. Dollhouse aficionados, those who enjoy making or sharing doll house miniatures, and people who enjoy sharing crafts with children may enjoy the adventures of this group.
I built the background image of this site using some of the fabulous work from Vintage Retro Grunge. The "Green Man" reproduction medieval tile on the bottom right is by Kate Tiler. The other two, the griffon and the happy little creature (possibly a lion with a bagel?), are both by Pataki Tiles.