I have a set of stationary bells on a wood plaque. They look good, but I need more. I want them to work. I mean, imagine Downton Abbey without the incessant ringing below stairs….But I’ve been doing much hunting for something that works. And I’ve found nada, niente, nichts.
I’ve got 7 rooms I want to connect….Clearly, I need to create my own. But how…..
When these arrived I felt like I was 12 again! (weeeeeeee!)
What?…..Yes, I play with horses. You can’t have a proper estate without stables…..except I have no stables as yet. But there’s plenty of room in the butler’s pantry for now. Like most great estates, I have lots of material stuff, but no cash.
I really hate spending more time figuring out blog architecture than that of my dollhouse. Content content content…I need content…….
I had a feeling today was going to be good. I’ve been waiting impatiently for a few new acquisitions to arrive so I can carry on with constructing the 1st floor. In particular, a bay window & gothic door for the drawing room.
If things go well (and I don’t spend all day here playing with blogging features) I may even get some electrical wired, or flooring done.
But there’s one thing I’ve learned after building 1 house already: never rush.
One cannot begin a project of this enormity without some assam. And so it begins…. And by the end of the day: voila! The first floor of my 3 storey mansion has been completed.
Forget Dremmel, or hand saws. I used a light-weight cordless saw & had my windows & doorways done tout suite. Luckily the trim will cover my tiny overcuts.
My dog hates me now that I play with minis & not with her.
Today I wondered “Will I ever get a blog started?”….the purpose of it all is to chronicle the building of my new 1/12th scale Victorian mansion (with Gothic Revival elements). This I began last weekend, but its construction is happening faster than a carriage racing through the Yorkshire countryside. And so, I must go & edit this strange & new landscape for your viewing & reading pleasure….