Saturday, April 10, 2010


Firstly, thank you to Claire and Joey for being my first 2 followers!! and secondly, I can't believe that its been so long since my last post, where does the time go?

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!


  1. Hi Liesl
    Keep up with me ... you have taken me over and blown me out of the water!!! I love what you have done so far. I am so jealous of your windows - mine is a typical English style with the windows in the doors at the front so when you open up and peer in there are no windows in the scene - I still haven't worked out how I will acheive that! It was beyond my woodworking skills to start from scratch - something I know will come back to haunt me on a regular basis! The kitchen wallpaper and floor are gorgeous. I love the stairs and entrance too - I love Lea Frisonis hallway as you know - you are the one that made me fall in love with it and have to do one myself!!!
    Claire x

  2. Hi Liesl! You're welcome! I love seeing mini houses being built, just wish I was smaller (yes, a lot, lot, lot, LOT smaller!!) so's I could try them out!! Your French house is coming along very nicely, the slate floor looks very realistic in the bottom two photos... I think the natural light helps a great deal when taking photos, it's what I always do. :-)
    Joey x

  3. Hi Lies,I like your dollhouse soooooo much!
    I hope to see your progress cause I'll love the result.Miniregards from sunny Spain.Sonia.