Thursday, 22 September 2011

Country Kitchen

This is a picture from my long neglected Georgian Dolls House. It's a good example of some of my really amateurish crafting skills from when I was just starting out a couple of years ago.

I made the chimney breast and shelves from balsa wood, I tiled and grouted the floor....a lot of blood, sweat and tears went into this project. Can you see the concrete caste staining the terracotta tiles? That's where I didn't clean up properly after grouting. Of course, you don't really see it until it darkens as it dries, and by then it's too late. Ah well, you learn by your mistakes I guess. One day I'll get around to buying some terracotta paint and going over it.

I can't take credit for the beautiful table covered in food. That was a piece I bought at the Birmingham NEC Doll's House fair, it's one of my favourite miniature items I own.

I'd like to add a few more bits to this room one day, but for now I'm too fired up about my sweet shop. Until I can afford the flat pack shop kit I'm practicing with various types of other food - bananas, jam tarts, oranges. I'm still not getting the orange cane right, the "spokes" that form the segments just won't meet in the middle neatly. If anyone can suggest what I might be doing wrong I'd be very happy.


  1. you're doing well with your food Jen - I spent last weekend making bits to go in my Halloween shop

  2. Your Halloween stuff looks brilliant Pat! In fact your entire website looks really good. I'm following it so looking forward to seeing more updates to the Halloween project! How about chocolate frogs and every flavour beans in keeping with the Harry Potter theme?