Sunday, 21 November 2010

Display detail

This week I was so desperate to work on a dollshouse, and I'd had to put away my Fairfield construction project as we had a guest in the house, that I actually did some work on the Willowcrest (gasp of amazement).  I'd been chucking things into the quilt shop on the ground floor as I acquired them, where they sat waiting for their final destination.

Some of those things were adorable 'kits' for making teddy bears, which I bought at Miniatura, together with a mini teddy bear to display with them.  From the same stand, I bought some mini x-stitch 'kits'.  So these all went up on the wall in the quilt shop as a new display.

Not much progress I admit - but it's something.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

To quote Monty Python: "I'm not dead yet!"

Despite the temporary abandonment while I build my Fairfield, I have not given up on the Willowcrest.  And today while I was at Miniatura, the biggest dollshouse fair in the UK (I think), I snagged a few more accoutrements for it. Plus we went to the big Dollshouse Emporium shop in Ripley, where I picked up a few others.

The two woven silk rugs, from Dollshouse Emporium, are intended for children's rooms but will make great quilts to display in the Willowcrest quilt shop.  I may cut down the 'applique' quilt into two smaller cot quilts.

The advertising sign board is a kit from Model Village Miniatures, who were also selling the tiny knitted teddy in the corner of the picture.  The knitted teddy, and the cute 1/24th scale fair isle sweater from another stand (being sold off for only £5!!!) will go in the knitting shop on the upper floor.

Friday, 2 July 2010

I'm being unfaithful...

For the patient people who are STILL waiting for me to finish this house, I have to 'fess up that I am being unfaithful.  I'm spending all of my dollshouse time now on a Greenleaf Fairfield kit, which you can read about on my other blog here.

I am still intending to finish the Willowcrest interior (well, as much as these things are ever finished) and I have picked up the odd thing for it at dollshouse shows.  But somehow it is just far more sexy to be building again, I am much better at construction than I am at interior decorating it seems.