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Monday, December 16, 2013

The Old Laurels

A hoy hoy!! Another post already argh!! I gave myself the weekend off, which really isn't much when house still full of kids and a functioning phone but I donned it in spirit. I dragged this project out, left the dust (soo moody) and got to work. This will be for my mum and dad. So far it is called The Old Laurels. No pun intended really. Yeah I'm giving another house away. I love making them and I have seriously no where to put them. My RL house is teeny too. So off it will go!!! Amazing isn't when you restart a project and you come across something and you go 'what on earth was I thinking?' or better yet 'where was that going to go?' I had no lights for the top floor for starters. I have no idea why!! So in they went. Amazing how you can find places to run wires with the use of a drill. Not much precision required thankfully. But then of course one decided to fail once it was all done. Sob. Out it came and replaced with another. No joy like doing a light test and have them all work. Happy dance. The blue cooker I made some time ago. I don't know where I found the patience to do that. Must have been a fit of madness. The house kit has been seriously bashed. The front porch gone. A roof over the larger bay window will go in. One of the interior downstairs walls gone. Upstairs I have added walls as it is really hard to position furniture up against a sloping roof. So there are now three little rooms. One very teeny with a fireplace. I didn't take any photos of the upstairs set up. Remiss. Note to self for next time!! Stairs added. I adventured with darker timber treatment this time and used a whiter grout for the walls. Thought it would be a clearer canvas for a more vibrant pallette of colours for furnishing etc. Like the bright red floral upstairs bedroom. Love it!!! Couldn't sleep with it in RL. I would be ill I think. That's what makes minis so good yeah?!! Must be off, kidletts need feeding, they will start gnawing on chair legs soon enough. 

Be safe, be well and be Merry Happy Christmas!!!
Carriexx






Be happy mini!!xxx

14 comments:

  1. The little cooker is great! Agree with you on the wallpaper, you'd need to wear your sunglasses permanently if it was in real human size but in mini it's quite exciting. Look forward to seeing more of this lovely little mini home.

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  2. it's so cute and I agree with Norma about the cooker, you will have to show us what it looks like with the lights on! please!!!!!!!

    Hugs
    Marisa :)

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  3. I love miniature houses! I want to live in this one!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Hi Carrie! I love the cooker and it fits just right into the mood and atmosphere of the room! This is such a great project and like you I have often left half done work just sit and sit only to pick up again years later and be glad that I did as most of my original ideas were no longer and option! I know your frustration of non-cooperative lights as well! So finicky! But the house is coming on in a wonderful way and your kitchen is an inspiration to me so -Many Thanks! Perhaps I can get re-inspired and back to my cottage kitchen soon too! :)

    elizabeth

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  5. You should be doing a happy dance. I would too. So cute...mom and dad will cherish it!

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  6. Oh, yummmm! More work by my gifted friend, love looking at your atmospheric pics. Can't wait to see this in person! Your proud Ma will have to hold a house warming party ;))

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  7. How exciting to be onto a new project! I love all your ideas and the cooker is gorgeous. That red wallpaper is dramatic, I agree, I think that is the best thing about minis, you can try so many things you wouldn't do in your RL house.

    ML fi XX

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  8. I find it adorable that you can express your talent into a gift for your parents :-)
    The house is being beautiful despite many setbacks, or perhaps because of them :-)
    merry Christmas to you too :-)
    Flora

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  9. The house is amazing as usual Carrie,your parents are sure to love it. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year at your beach cottage (green with jealousy)!

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  10. I wish you a very Merry Christmas Carrie :)
    Marie

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  11. Merry Christmas everyone and thank you for all your positive words!! I hope you are all well. Bless you all. Carriexx

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  12. I love your blog. I have been looking for a new fireplace. Do you know where I might be able to find one? There are so many options around and I want to choose the right one for my home. Thank you. http://www.giddens-heating-airconditioning.com/fireplaces_stoves.html

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  13. Definitely a housewarming do, Sue. Thinking it will have pride of place on my dresser, art glass will have to find somewhere else to live. REALLY looking forward to seeing it. Will be most privileged to have her work in the house. Hope it gets home in one piece!

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