Friday, 21 August 2015
This is 'Smuggler's Nook', a recently completed 1/12th scale seaside cottage. The little porch on the front gives a bit more space inside for storing wellies and coats and it also creates a small garden area to the front with just enough room for a chair and a few potted plants.
Monday, 17 August 2015
Wednesday, 5 August 2015
I have long been an admirer of the wonderful houses made by Rik Pierce. I also realised a long time ago that I would never be able to afford to buy one for myself so I decided to have a go at making my own. Honeypot Cottage is the result. I used a lot of plaster, cardboard, egg boxes (for the bricks) and air drying clay and had a wonderful time building this project.
I was asked to build a seaside cottage for a lovely lady called Jackie. She chose from my blog photos and this is what I've just finished building for her. This is a handy design as it allows the ground floor to be used as a shop with additional living accommodation upstairs.
The lady who bought my Shell Cottage asked if I could build a small yard with an outside toilet to stand alongside the cottage. There's just enough space in the yard for a seat, some potted plants and maybe the odd lobster pot.
I was lucky enough to find some of these lovely 'Gothic' style windows recently. Made by Glenowen who ceased trading some years ago these windows are now like the proverbial hen's teeth but as they are also my favourite windows I could resist using two of my precious stock to create 'Maple Cottage'
I bought this little cottage as a kit from Bob Willans (Tollgate Miniatures) two years ago when I visited the Dutch dolls house fair in Apeldoorn. It came home in my hand luggage which was a bit of a squeeze but it arrived undamaged. It then sat untouched on a shelf. I finally decided to do something with it a few weeks ago and Shell Cottage was the result.