Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Day 4 - Tah dah!!!

So, during my casting session yesterday, I used the odd 10-15 minutes here and there to press on with my little French house to go in La Mignonette.

For lo.... it's finally almost finished!



I can't believe it's taken me nearly 4 years, since buying the kit to getting round to actually putting it together.  It's been a challenge, as any 1/144th project would probably be, but I've really enjoyed it, and am very pleased with the results so far.  It should go beautifully in my shop of dolls.

I still have to install the lighting, which will be even more of a challenge.  I toyed with the idea of putting it in before decorating but decided that would be more problematic than doing it afterwards.  I have some very, very tiny led light chips which will run from a button cell battery which I'll hide under the table.  I'll have to drill three tiny holes through the back to slip the wires through, and I still have to think about what to do for lampshades, which will also have to be similarly tiny.  I'll have a rummage through my box of 'findings' tomorrow to see if anything suitable presents itself.

I also want to furnish it, probably in a rather grand, French style.  So I'm hunting for some 1/144th laser cut kits which I could alter to suit.  

With regard to the rooms, at the moment I'm thinking of having a salon on the ground floor, dining room on the first floor, and bedroom on the second floor, although that might change if I find some wonderfully perfect, must-have furniture or accessories.


Tomorrow I'm minded to give an overview of the first stages of porcelain dollmaking.... the casting process. 🙂

9 comments:

Megan Wallace said...

The little house is stunning! I look forward to seeing what you are doing with porcelain at the moment. I should be doing some pouring, maybe you will inspire me.

rosanna said...

I do love the teeny tiny wee house, wonderful and I cannot wait to see how you'll decorate it.
May be it will take you a bit less than 4 years ;)
Rosanna

Elizabeth S said...

Hi Sandra!

I LOVE your little French house and I think that your plans to add lights will make it even More Adorable than it already is.
Although, any project this tiny I would find daunting to do, I still find interesting to view, especially since you plan to put it in your toy shop along with your tiny dolls.
I am forwarding a link for laser cut 1/4 scale dollhouse furniture kits by Jean Day miniatures, which may or may not, prove helpful to you. :)
http://members.shaw.ca/jdayminis/html/jean_day.htm

Esther Westcott said...

Sandra, this is such an elegant little house. That wallpaper is wonderful! Esther

Kathy Moore said...

A charming and very well made little house!! GOod luck with the lights. Take plenty of photos as you go, because I hereby request a day or two of your posts be dedicated to how you do something soooo tiny!

Helma said...

The 1:144 house is beautiful, I like the wallpapaer.
Look for the lamps:
http://www.nalladris.com/a-28621856/nal-leds/verlichting-buffetkast/

I like also for the bedroom:
http://www.nalladris.com/c-3562323/workshops-1-144/

Helma

Sandra Morris said...

Thanks for the encouraging comments.. and the links to lighting and 1/144th kits!
If I could only do as well with the several other boxes of kits-in-waiting!

Anne Green said...

Sandra, I wonder if paper furniture, etc would be the best option. Or maybe the cast metal pieces.
For a lampshade you might consider a very light weight parchment.
The pieces in the link are too large for 144 scale but might give you some interesting ideas: http://cynthiahoweminiatures.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=70&zenid=080371425b6f2c4b00b730084e7571df
I can't wait to see what you'll find for that gorgeous little house.

Maria Blanca "AyamontinoMaria" said...

Sandra, es una maravilla de casa! Y esta escala ¡es tan dificultosa de trabajar! pero te ha quedado perfecta. Un beso