Thursday, 27 January 2011

the hard bit

What a day, I started by taking the little house to bits, I have removed all that I could, then removed the wallpaper which must of been put on with super glue!!! never mind got there in the end, there was no edging around the inside of the windows and it did not look finished so I also made several of them, why did I start this it would of been easier to buy a new one, but I have started so I will finish so she says, have popped on a picture of the striped house,

I am researching wallpapers and colours for the era so that I get it right, I have sent out requests to my family for old photos that i can use some have already replied so looking forward to getting them,

anyway another day tomorrow it will be paint time oh glee

ready for painting

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

new project

I have decided after lots of thinking, looking at my books, looking at my bits, it came to me I will work on the house and so I then sat at looked at it and then it spoke to me, so it is going to be a little house set in the period of the world war 11, it will be the house of a family whose only son has gone to war, he has left behind his elderly parents, he was born late to them, so i hope to reflect in my design their memories and life,

I have a lot of work to do as the house is a wreck, it is slightly smaller than 1/12th so i will have to adapt the furniture, and as it only has 3 rooms i have got to be imaginative as to how i present it,

I will be taking you all along this journey and i hope that you will add comments or suggestions as i progress, i do intend to make as much as i can myself and will be putting the items on as i make them so you can see how they are made

NOW THE JOURNEY BEGINS..............................................

So now you can see the house as it is now
watch for regular updates and tutorial's 

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

its nearly finished

Today I have been putting the finishing touches to my updated haberdashery shop, I still have a few bits more to do, I cannot find lights that I want so will wait till I do before adding them, I also want to make a few hats using those that I found in the 1.00 shop, earlier post, not that happy with my sales lady might have to change her, i will live with her for a while and see,
have added pictures for you to see

the bolts of fabric are made by using scraps of material and wrapping them round a flat piece of cardboard,
the rolls of ribbon, very easy make a small shelf with a top, make a small slit either side, then take a cocktail stick and wind different laces, ribbon till full, leave bits hanging, place in slits, glue and there you have it,
the small boxes are made from either  cared or wood and if needed compartments made and filled with items,
buttons, small beads different colours,
threads, use cottons and wind round cardboard,
hat boxes, books and patterns from printies found on the web,
hope you like the finished effect.

man sits on a broken chair, clothing made from oddments

tools were made from bits of watch parts, tinfoil, wood and earings,
the bird houses from scraps of wood

the heater was made from a tut i found using cotton reel, buttons and wire them sprayed
the paint pots are made from balsa wood shaped, painted and labels found on web

closer look at the tools and heater

I thought also I would show you my little shed, i made this from everything I already had and recycled as much as I could,
i really had to use my imagination on this one, as i was determined that i would not buy a thing, the shed itself is made from cardboard strengthened by wood,
the seed packets are printies,
well that's all for now, just having a think of what i should do next,
see you all soon