I hope this little cottage will cheer an otherwise dark and damp November day by making you think of the seaside, the summer and holidays! This is 'Sea View', a 1/24th scale cottage just listed on ebay. I had a go at making my own windows for the first time in this scale and although some of them have turned out a bit wonky in places I do like the effect. Julie Lawton had made some wonderful name plates for me in 24th scale - how she manages to paint such tiny scenes I just don't know but they are amazing!
This is the cottage I made as a special order for a customer at the beginning of October, now listed on ebay. It was a gloomy day when I took the photos but I hope 'Harbourside' still makes you think of the seaside and sunshine.
Here's my latest 1/24th scale cottage, 'The Lodge'. It was a very cold and wet afternoon yesterday when I wanted to take photos but I managed to dodge the showers and get a few pictures done so I could list the house on ebay last night.
I think Miss Marple may finally have found her ideal property - a small shop with accommodation above. The business possibilities are endless - tea rooms, florist, gift shop - she has so many ideas. I just hope that Sam hasn't seen this is up for sale because I know he would like to open a fishing tackle shop!
Miss Marple was out and about early this morning and happened to spot the details for 'Damson Cottage' in the Estate Agents window. I think she's quite taken with this property - it has two spacious rooms AND a scullery to one side. Could this be the house she has been looking for???? She'd better be quick because it's just been listed on ebay!
This is 'Ty-Draw' a 1/24th scale cottage just listed on ebay. We spent a wonderful weekend in a similar cottage in North Wales a few weeks ago and I thought I would try and make something like it in miniature. I hope I've captured something of the character of the full-size cottage but I've left out the spiders - they were everywhere!!
This is 'Thimble Cottage' a 1/24th scale dolls house just listed on eBay. It was a pleasure to build something in a smaller scale again after several larger houses. I have several ideas for more 24th scale cottages - I just wish I had the time to build them all!!
This is 'Acorn Cottage', a new 1/12th scale dolls house just listed on ebay. As you can see Miss Marple thought she would get there early before Sam in case she wanted to buy the house. After months of looking at properties maybe this could be the one??? If you are thinking this looks a little bit familiar you may have seen a witches house on ebay a few weeks ago which looked very similar. That was an old house I bought a few years ago, gave it the papier mache treatment and then sold it on again to the lady who made such a wonderful job of creating the witchy cottage. I loved the shape of the house so much I decided to make something similar.
It didn't tak Sam long to spot the details for Pebble Cottage in the Estate Agents window this morning. He has been looking for a new home for so long now and I think he's found the perfect place - there's even space to store his boat!!!
This is Pebble Cottage, my latest 1/12th scale dolls house just off the workbench. It has just the two rooms inside, again with false doors, with an additional outbuilding which could be used for a toilet or simply for storage for fishing nets etc. I've just listed it on ebay if you want to take a look.
Here is a photo of the interior of the two cottages. The overall width is 22 inches so each cottage is quite narrow and doesn't really allow room for a staircase. The false doors on the rear walls give a feeling of stairs just out of sight without taking up any valuable space.