I find it really helpful to photograph things in process -- for some reason I can be more dispassionate looking at a photo rather than at the scene itself. (The macro setting is amazing, isn't it -- I keep finding all sorts of infelicities when I examine things close up :)) Looking at this first wall, I think I want framing over the mantle, too. Looks a little bare. Should I "marble" the fireplace or leave it be, I wonder?
The colour, Stuart Gold, looks paler than I thought it would -- it's certainly a little too pale for the period. But I think it's pretty, so here's another place where historical accuracy will take a back seat to "but I like it!" :)
I've got a McQueenie's fireplace screen kit, so I'm busy designing a Chinese-themed blue/white/gold petit point pattern for it!
And I still need to go down to the workshop and cut those walls!
This blog chronicles the adventures of a group of Canadians building a 1:12 scale medieval or Tudor dolls' house or dolls' castle. We're also working on a William and Mary era dollhouse circa 1700, featuring Jacobean, Carolean and Queen Anne furniture. Dollhouse aficionados, those who enjoy making or sharing doll house miniatures, and people who enjoy sharing crafts with children may enjoy the adventures of this group.
I built the background image of this site using some of the fabulous work from Vintage Retro Grunge. The "Green Man" reproduction medieval tile on the bottom right is by Kate Tiler. The other two, the griffon and the happy little creature (possibly a lion with a bagel?), are both by Pataki Tiles.