Sunday, 25 September 2022

Back to Work on the Mini House

 Hello.

It has been some time since I showed any progress on my dollshouse and after been inspired by Ann and her lovely dollhouse blog, I have restarted the challenge.

 


The house is in a Georgian style on the outside but the inside is closer to the late Edwardian period - at least, that is the rough idea.

I started with the basement of the house and finished the lower hall, and the sculleries. The butlers area was also almost finished but then things ground to a long halt.



 

So, now I am carrying on.

The front section of the dollhouse comes away in three sections to reveal the inside. While I had started on the fronts, the inside walls of the rooms looked like this. 

  

I have painted this inner wall to match the room and added some skirting. The skirting is paper glued so the front can close properly without catching on the tiled flooring. Hubby made some tiny pelmets, and we fixed them and the sills to the window frame. I also made some simple curtains and glued them in place.


 I just have the other two basement pieces to finish off in the same way now. 😃

I hope you all have a lovely week. Take care x

8 comments:

  1. Your dolls house is magnificent Beverley! I adore miniatures. I would love to see more of the rooms. Do you make anything inside from scratch? I especially like the skirting board as it finishes off the wall so nicely. Have a great week! x

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    1. Thank you Simone. I will be working on the kitchen in the near future so I will keep you posted. I have mostly bought the pieces of furniture and then added some little bits to bring them to life. I used a pattern to dress the maid in the scullery and made the inkwell, letter rack and receipts spike in the butler's rooms. I have also added personal touches such as the name of the house 'Mayfield' which was the same as the one my mother grew up in with her grandparents. I also remember my nan using the mangle and the carpet beater. I have lots of plans and ideas at the moment so lets see where they take me.
      Have a lovely week x

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  2. It's lovely! I do enjoy Ann's blog too, and admire the patience of anyone who makes miniatures.

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    1. Thank you. I only recently found Ann's blog and I think it must have been through you so thank you again.

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  3. Your house is delightful. It must be a lot of fun to decorate. Xx

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    1. Thank you Jules. I can let my imagination run wild working on this miniature house. Hopefully I can get some more done on the rooms in the near
      future x

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  4. Oh wow it's beautiful what fun, I always wanted a dolls house. x

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    1. Hello Linda. Just back from our lovely holiday sailing along the Adriatic coastline. I will be doing some more on the dollshouse soon x

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