Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Special delivery

Hi Everyone,

It looks like there is a special delivery waiting on the doorstep of our Dollhouse. It has the name and address of my house on the package ( I guess thats how it got there in the first place) so in the not to distant future I will be revealing it's name and maybe the exterior  which will eventually be changed with a little bit of input and guidance from your good selves.

In the meantime and just incase any of you where wondering what on earth I have been doing in the miniature department. I haven't exactly progressed with my kitchen, I have been making tiny boxes. It's taken me a little while to work out a technique I am happy with but I think I have come up with a result that suites.

I think I will wait a while to explain exactly why I have felt the need to make lots of little boxes but let me just say I have had the urge to make some special deliveries of my own.

My next project is to make my kitchen cabinet that I showed last post but I haven't been able to make a start on that for two reasons. Firstly the sudden need to split and stack fire wood from a 25 meter Gum tree and secondly once I found my wood source I was informed that I can only visit the show room on fridays. So I guess you all know what I'm doing friday? I'll keep you posted......; )

Happy minis every one!

ML Fi x

Friday, February 10, 2012


Thanks to Pepper who steered me in the right direction I have finally found some where local that can supply me with a range of quality wood offcuts. Not only can I get lime wood but several other woods like Mahogany, Oak and cedar ( I all ready have some of cedar as we know ) This means time to put on the thinking cap and I'm thinking Oak flooring in the rest of the house?? Given my house is set in S Carolina I think that could be a wise choice ( and I love it ) given there is Oak a plenty there.

I have found a few pictures off the net just to give you an idea. I do love these rooms but I wont be necessarily modelling my rooms on them. I'd love to hear what you think.

I'm probably getting ahead of my self but I'm just sooooo excited!!!!!

ML Fi xx

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Here's the plan.

I know I haven't posted in a while but I have been busy with some other miniature things I will post about soon. So in the meantime I thought I would show you what I am about to embark on. My kitchen isn't finished and it's been that way for a while because I haven't been able to decide what to do for the kitchen sink. I have sketched up what I think will work in the space and with the belfast sink I have. To the left you can see the light out line of the cabinets that flank the AGA oven and to the right is the door. It bothered me for a while that the door opens on to the sink but I figure I'm going to have to live with it.

The front of the cabinet is open as the other cabinets are as I have a lot of GLT's I want to display when I'm finished. I may replace the little arch with a little curtain but I will wait and see. I have some cheepy little taps but I would like something a bit nicer, so if any of you know where I might find some nice tap wear  I would appreciate it. 


You may be wondering why I am showing you a picture of a Venetian blind? Well as you may have read on previous posts, I am having trouble getting hold of quality wood to work with. Whilst looking for lace handkerchiefs I found this cedar blind and thought, ah ha! 4mm timber and plenty of it......that just might work. SO, I plan to make my kitchen bench and cabinet out of cedar. 4mm is possibly a little thicker than I would have liked for the cabinet casing but I think I will give it a go and see what happens. As I'm writing I'm thinking I really need to have the bench thicker than the casing, hmmmmm......??

Well thats it for now. I think I will do a few short but sweets over the next week.

Happy minis to you all.

ML Fi x