I've been making slow progress on my French House - I feel that I should at least keep up with Claire! S0 (drum roll) I took all the pieces that had been lurking in the garage for the last year, and voila! put them all together and I now have 3 walls and a bottom. Not much I know, but this is supposed to be a lifelong project (haha!!). Below you can see the beginnings of the hall and kitchen. The kitchen floor is slate - made by smearing what we call polyfilla (that yucky stuff used to fill the holes one tends to bash into the walls when attempting to hang pictures) over a piece of 1mm thich cardboard. When it dried, I painted it using various shades of grey and white, and then cut it into 3cm x 1,5 cm tiles, and glued them down to another piece of 1mm card. Then grouted and aged a little. The photo doesn't show the subtle variations in texture that one can get from using the Polyfilla though.
The hall way is an almost exact replica of the hallway in Lea Frisonis book - I love that hallway so much that I had to try and copy it.
The dresser on the left still needs to be completed - I need to find someway of doing the handles and strap hinges, and it needs a door on the other side.
The above two pictures show 2 different views of the bottom floor - still stacks of work to do!