I finished the final floor on the first floor -- in the Blue and White Room. Now, it's time to add the piece of plywood that's the ceiling of that floor (the floor of the attic)!
I've been reviewing the instructions in Derek Rowbottom's Making Georgian Dolls Houses and have decided to make a few changes to his design. Instead of adding four hinged openings across this main section of the building, I'm going to reduce it to just two. This will let me change Rowbottom's arrangement of windows to more closely resemble actual William and Mary era homes.
This is a line drawing of a country house circa 1700 -- hipped roof, symmetrical windows. I really like it. Below it is a photo of the actual house.
This one shows a similar house in Kent -- I like the small hipped dormers in the hipped roof, so that's what I'm going to do with my dolls' house:)
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.