The postman has brought me another wonderful parcel from Joy :0)
So may I introduce Alice Peeswick .... Neville's mum and wife to Angus... yep, Hazel Hill village now has it's first family in residence.
When I first began making miniatures, many, many moons ago, I never imagined that I would have any 'residents' in any of my houses!! But... one day whilst browsing through Ebay, I came across a fabulous purple dressed gypsy. She was wonderful, but I was adamant that I would not have dolls in my houses and I let the auction end without bidding :(
But I did save the seller to my favourites and I kept an eye on her listings, until I fell in love with another of her dolls...'The Flower Seller' and this time I bought her :) And the seller was? Well, most of my blog readers will know her and follow her wonderful blogs too, the lady is of course our lovely Julie of Bellabelle Dolls Now, some four years later, my houses have many residents and Alice is the latest edition :)
Alice will feature in my tales from Hazel Hill here on my blog and hopefully in the future in the brilliant AIM Magazine where we are currently running the Making of our latest building 'Tumbleton Tower' which of course is home to yet another of Julie's wonderfully sculpted dolls, Agatha.
When I am not working on the Tower, I am working on an Apothecary, a pet shop, a toyshop and now I think the Peeswick's could do with a home of their own... wow... I can see busy winter days ahead!! LOL
So, to speed things up a bit, I am going to cheat slightly on the Peeswick's residence and use a house that I bought as a bargain find on Ebay back in the summer. It was going to be a hat shop but alas, that will have to go on the back burner for a little while now!
So here's the house, ready to be adapted and aged.. etc..etc
The roof and the main walls are fine, but I think I will add a layer of real brick work where you can see the brick paper at present.
Inside, I can imagine a large kitchen cum sitting room on the lower floor....
Whilst upstairs, I am going to add interior walls so that there can be two bedrooms and possibly a small bathroom....
and here is the whole 'family'...
Angus, Alice and Neville Peeswick
Alice will be the pet shop owner and looks quite at home already with her little frog sitting happily in her hand :)
If you would like to see all the characters of Hazel Hill, I am currently working on a new blog as a showcase and link base for all my 12th scale dolls and favourite purchases. It can be found at:
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