I finished the little crewel project last night -- it was so much fun, I just couldn't stop! (I stitched it while watching Truffaut's 1966 film of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 :)) Doing this kit has really given me a great deal of confidence -- thanks again, Cookie! I'm going to make it into a fire screen for the bedroom, I think. More later ....
And I started slating the back part of the kitchen roof, using Richard Stacey's Versi-slates. As noted in the instructions, the PVA glue I'm using makes them warp a bit at first, but they settle down. Below, the bottom three rows were ones I glued on last night before bed. The top three I glued on just before taking the photo -- you can see that the bottom three are flatter than the top.
They're very regular, so I made the bottom edges a little uneven to make it look more realistic.
David and I worked out a cardboard model of the hipped roof (to make sure our angles were right) and we're going to cut out the roof parts today! Woo hoo!
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.