Thursday, December 22, 2011

Far from perfect.

Hello again,

I have just posted a couple of images to show a glimpse of my kitchen in progress. I have been fiddling with my Blog template for far too long. I just can't seem to get it the way I want it, the banner is not as planned and some how I cant seem to move my profile and gadgets to the side again. So thus the title far from perfect, it also happens to tie in with the images I have posted. It's so much easier to notice faults in an image, I wont tell you what they are and I will hope you don't notice them straight away.

A little about our house ; I will on occasion laps into "my" house but while I remember that it is in fact my Daughters house I will use the term "our ". I have spent some time working out which era it is set in and have come to the conclusion it should be early 20th century particularly because Mia was determined to to have a bathroom and an AGA oven. I have a leaning towards a particular decade but will let it evolve as we collect items.

This brings me to the entrance where I have hung some paintings. These are temporary as I had intended to paint an oil painting and make the original oak fame and linen stretcher. As I haven't done this in miniature before I needed a bit more time to fiddle. As I had explained to Si, I had procrastinated long enough over my blog and thought it best to do a couple of quick water colours in ready made frames.( I repainted the one on the left ) I will also make a mirror to go above the little writing desk but that of course will take some time too. I have some lovely Indian Rosewood given to me by my framer, that is in itself and interesting story but I will leave that for another post.

I made all the flagstones from balsa wood and painted them in various tones to imitate the natural colours . I don't think they show up as well in the photo as in real life. I made all the wall paneling from balsa wood also and I was quite pleased with how it turned out. It was my first time using a mini mitre saw (thanks John ) and I now feel more confident in tackling other things.

The stars in general are a disappointment for many reasons I could not list, I should  have painted the balustrade white and may still do. They warped after I took them out so they didn't go back in easily and I didn't realise till much later, any mini person travelling up those stairs would need to be very stooped over. They were the configuration supplied with the kit so I just went with it.

Now to the riding boots!! My original plan was for them to be wellingtons but after reading Johns post many months ago I realised my house was far more likely to be Johns neighbour than Andy and Simons,   so rather than fight it I happily went with it. I love the riding boots by the way, they are real leather and I bought them from Kerry at "The Doll House" in Camberwell Melbourne.

In another post I will talk about where I think it is set and what I have named is I think, a place for someone to get away to, some where to relaxed. Some how the banner of my blog does not work with the location but I will get there eventually.

Well thats enough babbling for now.......

Fi x


  1. Welcome to Blogland, Fi! You have made a Great start! I was a "Newie" just a year and a half ago...... I still don't know much about designing my blog to suit myself..... but I blog along anyway!
    Your house looks Lovely! I will enjoy following your progress! I'm sure you're going to LOVE all the helpful people you will meet here!
    Happy Holidays!

  2. Thanks Daydreamer,

    I'm so glad you came to visit. Yes I feel like such a noob but i'm sure i'll get the hang of it.

    Thanks for dropping by!

    Fi x