Here is 'Primrose Cottage', a 1/12th scale seaside hideaway to take your mind off the horrible damp and cold weather and make you think instead of holidays by the sea. Mrs. Smith (by Susan Emsell) has once again popped in to make sure the cottage is neat and tidy and she has even brewed a pot of tea for any prospective purchasers.
I love bay windows! I added this one to the upper floor of my latest shop and it provides just enough space to display a Christmas tree. The ground floor window is all handmade and it turned out a little bit Edwardian in style. A great little property for a shabby chic emporium!
I thought that The Lodge was lacking a certain something so I added a little outhouse on the side to create space for a toliet. There's also space now for a small paved garden area - just enough room for a chair and some potted plants and the new occupant can sit and watch the world go by!
Here is a new 1/12th scale French style shop or possibly a mews house. The lovely large window on the ground floor lets in plenty of light and would look lovely with a silver Christmas tree on display inside. I've used a new colour on this building - called Mount Fuji for some reason - and it's a pretty pale shade of blue.
I've been busy building 1/24th scale cottages the past couple of weeks. I've always wanted to try pastel colours for my cottage walls but never quite been brave enough - pink is an awkward colour to work with and can turn out looking so sickly or too Barbie. I decided to have a go and paired a pale blue with a pale pink and I was really pleased with how they turned out. They remind of seaside cottages in Aberaeron where we used to go on holiday. I put all my cottages together to make a street (apologies for the poor quality photo - it was such a dark and dismal day when I took it the light was dreadful). This is how I always think of my cottages when I'm building them - as part of a seaside street!