Thursday, 28 November 2013

York Fair

It has been a couple of years since I was last at this particular fair and I decided to combine it with a bit of Christmas Shopping, which was all well and good until it came to lugging all my purchases round the fair!   Thankfully a very kindly soul (the husband of a fellow miniaturist) let me stash my bag (Bag A) in his car for the duration of the event.   That meant I could whiz round with Bag B and stock up on all the minis I needed!
I managed to get the necessary bits for all three projects and these are some of the finishing touches for the Hall.   There's some wooden trim (for the external staircase), two Thomas Crapper loo roll boxes (I've had my eye on those for ages), a Christmas Storage box kit for the attic room and a magazine for the lady of the house.  
I know I'm supposed to have finished the interior but there's always that little something else that has to be had!

The additional bits were some acetate for windows, some extension sockets (I've not used these before but figured they might come in handy) and a set of keys.   No idea where they're going yet but some pewter-y coloured paint and they should fit right in somewhere.

All in all (although it doesn't look like much there) I had an excellent trip.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

We have a balcony.

Well, it's taken some time but at last I have finally given the balcony on Hambleton Hall some railings.   I've had these "railings" for ages but hadn't plucked up the courage to do anything with them.   I thought initially that they would be tricky to install but it turned out to be pretty straightforward.
It really finishes off the front, I think.
The topiaries are resin with flat backs and were purchased from The Dolls House Emporium although they don't appear to have that particular style available at the moment.
All that is left to do now is deal with the baseboard and grand staircase then work my through the snagging list.

blogger templates | Make Money Online