A Peek Inside

 

As I mentioned earlier, when I first discovered the amazing book. which has lead me into the world of miniatures, I was so immersed in what I was seeing within the pages of the book, I forgot to look at the books title, NOW…. you will see why!

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This is the kitchen, (above).

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This is a child’s bedroom, (above). Although I like this room, I will utilize this space as a sewing room.

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These images above are of two different styles of bathrooms, I think I am going to take a little from each style to create my bathroom. I really like the elevated bathtub!

 

These are just a few images from the book, I can’t spoil it for you, should you decide to purchase the book!

Photographs by Bertrand Runtz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Construction Zone

I have been busy with the construction of the miniature house, as mentioned earlier, the book gives detailed instructions on how to build the “Léa” house.

I have found a couple of things to be most challenging, the measurements are in centimeters and millimeters, here where I live in America we use inches format for measuring, so…. converting all the measurements took some time.  I also found it MOST HELPFUL to purchase a centimeter/millimeter ruler, guess where I purchased it? Hobby Lobby!

If you find yourself needing to purchase a centimeter/millimeter ruler, they are located in the drawing/drafting area of Hobby Lobby.  I also found it helpful to have a quick conversion chart “stashed” in the front of my book, I did a Google search for a conversion chart of centimeters/millimeters to inches..

Remember, I said there were several things I have found to be most challenging, well this is the other…. I CAN’T SEEM TO STOP WORKING ON THE HOUSE!!!

I am having so much FUN, working on the house. I have been switching back and forth from the house to creating miniatures for the Tiny Dwelling Etsy shop.

On another note, I recently participated in a vintage and antique show (non miniature) long story, I  will share with you at another time. I thought since I was going to be participating in this two day show, I decided to take along a few miniatures to see if there might be any other miniature lovers attending the show……..WELL…. I’m so glad I did. Many people comments on the miniature display, however I had two very happy buyers!!! YIPPY YIPPY YIPPY!

I met a gal who was so thrilled she found me, however,  I think we were equally thrilled we had found each other!  Her comments were just the positive reinforcement I needed as a “newby” in the world of miniatures.  We have exchanged emails since our initial meeting and I believe a new friendship just might be forming. Thank you Jolie!

These photographs were of the “first try”, what I quickly realized was the thickness of the wood I purchased was to thin and therefore made for a wobbly structure.  So… back to buy thicker wood and to ask so nicely again of my retired banker turned amazing woodworker neighbor to cut the boards for me again… A HUGE THANK YOU Bill for helping me cut the boards!!! The “second try” proved to be very smart and I began the process of construction.

Notice the reading glasses, miniatures when I am nearing 50 years old is a MUST HAVE!

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Here are a few photographs of the progress of the house…

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Front Exterior Shell & Interior Rooms

The little bundles in each room are the base moldings to be added later.

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Front Exterior with windows, front door, dormers, shingles and chimney.

So far so good…. TO BE CONTINUED!