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Still adding …


At no: 1

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and at last the bird cage is up in position by the front window

The last photo has the room very well lit.  Actually it’s quite a small and very dark space to work in, mostly because I put the main door in a fixed length of wall across the front which narrows the access opening from 12 inches to about 7 inches and of course cutting off access for light too.  The LED lights are great for period atmosphere and for physically viewing the scene but not much good for photography or when museum waxing into place the black items that live on the black hearth stone.  The pic was taken with a small Canon camera in one hand while holding a desk lamp flat up against the ceiling so that the light bounced off the pale coloured paper up there and flooding the room 🙂

Must finish that back door so that it stops leaning up against the chimney breast and I really can’t put off doing the soft furnishings any longer, sadly.  Not sure why I’m resisting doing sewing but there’s one way to find out.  Tomorrow is curtain day!  I think.

Nibbling in the corners


Been kidnapped by life for a few days, popping my head around the Potting Shed door from time to time to make sure everything was still there as it were.

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Yup, still there

Did manage to play or should I say hide in there occasionally.

In the sitting room

In the kitchen

In the boys’ bedroom

and the bathroom – which is where I’m supposed to be

but really ought to finish the tiling, make the shelves and do the doors and windows.

See you next week all being well 😉


My evasive manoeuvres


putting off the inevitable

There are two sections of the house – no, probably three – that I’ve been avoiding.  The sitting room, as I wanted to know what would be left over from the rest of the house for cramming in there; the shed outside the side door entrance for housing the wiring, and the bathroom.  That sitting room is still going to have to wait as the shed may come first there.

I don’t do New Year’s Resolutions but should really have known better than to keep avoiding the major question of what might be called “the facilities”.  I had fancied a super bathroom suite but, as it cost approximately £100 and I have spent far too much getting this far, a compromise has been made.  I mean, we needed a new, full-sized, real wash-hand basin and that didn’t cost that much!

Bathroom it is then but until I’d fiddled out where to put the porcelain pieces I didn’t want to cut out the windows.  Not many folk want a huge window looking directly onto the bath or toilet affording them too much ventilation in all the wrong places.

At first I fussed around, worrying if the plumbing for the waste would work out if it were real, but soon saw reason in favour of the fact that it is just a dolls house 😉  Still going to cause problems, though, as would like to add external pipework.

I also wanted to take into account my proposed floor covering for the bathroom, but more of that much, much later.

Placing the porcelain

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Two images that aren’t at the same angle of left and right of the room.
Much still to sort out but I reckon this is the preferred layout though I could yet swap the bath and loo over.

There’s been no equipment or area dedicated to heating the water, so assuming it’s immersion heater only, the hot water cylinder (a very small one) could be in the bathroom airing cupboard which sits directly over the pantry.  I’m actually using it to hide the lighting extensions that run out of the side wall down to the as yet unbuilt shed.

Windows and back wall closure next

The back face of the kitchen and bathroom are the only areas of house that need their own reveal.  They are not exposed in full by the removal of the slice of cake.

Downstairs in the kitchen the opening wants to be as wide as possible so the viewer can nose around, but upstairs there is a need for less opening and more wall space to house the equipment.  The first opening wall was made ages ago pre purchase of bathroom goods, so now, knowing the sizes and probable placement of them I had to cobble together a new one.  This new wall is not a very sensible shape but I’ll just see how it goes.

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Erratically shaped back removable reveal wall.
With bath etc more or less placed I could then mess about with where to put the windows.  Knife in hand I hacked away very roughly like I was making a house out of a cardboard box.

Windows as viewing posts

I do enjoy a good view through a dolls house window.  The aim here is to be able to see from the bathroom, down the corridor and into the small front bedroom and, of course from the front through to the bathroom.  Along with that a further view of more of the bathroom from both the back and side faces of the house would be nice.  The same goes for the kitchen windows.

Going to mess about with that back wall and see if it really works.