Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sadly, I haven't had much time to working on my minis lately - work has been keeping me far too busy. However, I have managed to squeeze in a couple of hours to work on one or 2 of the rooms in the French House.

The front door is almost finished, and I need to decide what I'm going to do for a bannister. I've decided to keep the walls white, with a plaster finish. Originally I wanted to do panneling, but it is almost impossible to get the correct moulding here, and to import it would be too expensive.


The kitchen so far. I made the table, but still need to paint the bottom half white. The window alcove will be tiled in green and white tiles (Only if they look good!!) The walls have yet to be glued in place - I ran out of moulding so have not been able to finish the back wall yet!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


I'm such a lucky girl! Last week the postman delivered the most amazing parcel, all the way from the UK. My good friend Claire sent me these beautiful Jane Harrop kits - perfect for my French House.

I have always wanted the little lavender trug - I imagined it propping open my kitchen door on a warm Summers day, with the sunshine streaming in - the epitomie of a typical French Country Chateau!

This little barrel horse is also one of my favourites. Once finished, it is going to grace the entrance hall. I'm not sure yet how I'm going to finish it off, but it will have a much loved and used apperance!

As if these two fabulous kits were not enough, Claire sent me this beautiful pendant - to continue the French Theme! Isn't it amazing? I love it to bits, and have worn it almost everyday since it arrived. It always gets loads of compliments. There is a picture on the back as well, of the Eiffel Tower.

Please go and have a look at Claires blog if you get the chance. She works in teeny scales, and the amount of patience that she must have always amazes me.

Thank you Claire!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

I decided to take advantage of the beautiful spring weather, and show some photo's of the shabby house out in the garden.

I'm almost finished with the interior, so will need to start on the roof soon.

I still haven't decided on what other bits of furniture I want, and I really need to get a pretty chandelier.
Then, some pretty bakery books (cupcakes, obviosuly!) somethings to display at the back.......
Mmmm, it's actually quite a list....