Finished – yes really

Standard

All but …

Cat still in the post, piece of wood missing bottom right, edging to chimney breasts external, and transfer to its new table.

Otherwise

I’ve met my deadline!

Please note:  this 1616 house has been completed in 2016 this 5th day of September.

Did a lighting test today prior to moving onto more sturdy table and here’s some photos to prove it.

theinfill dolls house blog Hogepotche Hall –Hodgepodge Hall - a Medieval, Tudor, Jacobean dolls house blog - lighting test

Frontage closed

theinfill dolls house blog Hogepotche Hall –Hodgepodge Hall - a Medieval, Tudor, Jacobean dolls house blog - lighting test

and open though left porch in place

theinfill dolls house blog Hogepotche Hall –Hodgepodge Hall - a Medieval, Tudor, Jacobean dolls house blog - lighting test

Along right side

theinfill dolls house blog Hogepotche Hall –Hodgepodge Hall - a Medieval, Tudor, Jacobean dolls house blog - lighting test

and along the left

(The photos above, though bleary due to low light, will blow up.)

Got a couple of postings on Hogepotche not been put up here plus any photos once it’s on this much vaunted table.

What’s next?

The continuum i.e the cleaning

This project feels as though it’s lived everywhere, spreading its litter of joy as it goes.  The Potting Shed (workroom) is where everything needs to go back.  But of course that requires sorting down to the individual shelves, boxes and drawers before any new thoughts can be put into action.

I’ve got “plans”.  Holding on to them like fury and will try not to be sidelined by the discoveries made during sorting and cleaning.  Might just make a start on one of these plans whilst cleaning?  Who knows.  Distraction certainly required from all the more recent archiving of computer files that has to be done too – freeing up computer space.

Summing up Hogepotche

A very useful and health-giving experience.

Observations in passing

  • Electrics:

Dreadful.  Three mains leads, four 3v battery switches, one 9v battery and two battery driven fairy light controls.

What more can I say.  It is what it is.

  • Extensions:

Mixed:  could be worse.  Adding and removing does require a side table to put the pieces on and still view them.  Must do something more towards that.

  • Openings:

Quite pleased with them, though how anyone else can know which is which is problematic.  Bit like the shape sorting bricks of childhood, I suppose.  You know, “do you recognise this shape and which way up it should go”, type of thing.

Could go on but I will say that I still get a heck of a kick out of wandering through the house when its lit up, despite the eccentricities of it all.

 

 

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21 responses »

  1. Wonderful! It is finished, must feel good. How long did it take you to make this? And how big is it? It looks huge. I love it.

    • Hi there. It’s 58″ (147.5 cms) long, 25″ (63.5 cms) wide and 43″ (110 cms) from the table surface to the top of its chimneys. I’ve been weaving this for just over five years, – my first attempt with mini building – dreaming it (often in nightmares) but it has been great fun.

    • Most kind and on time too 😉 Distressed to hear of your aggravations at the moment and am sending positive thoughts re everything but particularly your son’s chest infection. Thinking of you all

    • Indeed – the house had to be finished this year as it’s date is 1616 (Shakespeare and Cervantes year of death) and about half way between James I and Charles I as it were. So the only coincidence of this week was my birthday 😉 Hopefully the house is in a county charter town and not London so it didn’t go up in the 1666 conflagration 🙂

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