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A clatter of roofs

theinfill dolls house blog Hogepotche Hall –Hodgepodge Hall - a Medieval, Tudor, Jacobean dolls house blog - multi-layered roofline

I do like a noisy roof-line

Think I’ve come to a decision re fixed or non-fixed roof areas.  Still sounding vague so as to leave wiggle room for when it doesn’t work of course.

One largish section

This needs to be fairly rigid if possible and is made of a sandwich of 2 mm card between painted card inner and plain outer.  Beams and other supports at edges to be added as well as tiling.

Adding a dormer perhaps

A two piece

On the other side of the building

theinfill dolls house blog Hogepotche Hall –Hodgepodge Hall - a Medieval, Tudor, Jacobean dolls house blog - changes in roof levels

The clatter flowing from the main block

A lot of this and that


But firstly

A note re absence from the workbench

Dear (please insert your name here)


Apologies for this blogger’s non-attendance for the last ten days. It was due to the happy circumstance of receiving visitors over a long weekend and all the prep work undertaken beforehand. As it was the first time in over seven years that she has been able to do this, due to previous ill-health, I do trust you will accept this note of apology and that I find you well.


Yours sincerely ….


So what’s to do?

There’s a lot of building works to do before I can get to the interesting dressing the set stages so what is being produced will have a grave tendency to not make a great deal of sense to anyone living outside of my head.  Indeed some of what’s “in there” may well need to be edited out as overambitious and too fiddly for the style of the whole building, but we’ll see.

Getting back into the swing of things

There are bits and pieces of the fourth wall for the schoolroom lying around drying through its various stages of production and work has begun in earnest on the right hand front attic bay. Much of this also needs time and space to dry before more can be added, so it’s the usual bobbing about from item to item as it declares itself ‘cooked’.


The dormer in the side roof is slightly different to the one in the schoolroom which it mirrors but I fancied a different shaping for the upper window for this bedroom. As you may have spotted, I’ve also seen a little sense and left some room for me to get at the inner face of the dormer without having to become the incredible shrinking woman in order to carry it out, which is what happened with the other side of the house, and was not much fun may I tell you.

Off to see what’s dry now and ready for more mayhem.