I thought it would be nice to do some posts on my own houses, after all I love to look at other people's houses, so just maybe someone out there would like to look at mine!!
The terrace house is one of the first houses Hywel made me, back in 2001. It is roughly based on my memories of my nan's house. Hywel keeps nagging me to let him redo it, he wants to put real stonework on the exterior, but I like it as it is. It is a marker for how much we have learnt and improved over the years, but also it is a traditional doll's house and I just love it as it is, falling down curtains and all :0)
The wallpaper is a sample from a local DIY shop and I wish I had bought a roll because it is very pretty and suits 12th scale perfectly. It matches well with the laminate tiles and pretty china bathroom suite. When the lights are on and the bathroom door is open, you can see into the hallway.
I must make some pillows and cushions for the bed. The Lloyd loom basket chair was bought from Ebay and I made the blankets, pictures and wicker cross on the wall.
The living room.
Not a great photo and I just noticed that my grey tabby cat, who is chasing a ball of wool is partly hidden behind the magazine basket and 'nan' is sitting on my knitted patchwork cushion! It's a lovely homely room though with 'nan' doing her knitting and 'grandpa' just popping in after being in the garden. The fire glows when plugged in and shines on the 'drying' washing.
The living window complete with falling down curtains! The window ledge pulls out at christmas so that I can fit a christmas tree in the bay, which is probably why the curtains are falling down. Next to the window is one of my first miniature samplers.
The hallway and kitchen.
The kitchen is a false room, because we were limited with space, so we put just an impression of a kitchen in. You can just make out the kitchen cupboard, shelves and mop bucket.