Friday, January 16, 2009

Thanks to below freezing temps I can stay in and play.

I got a bit of work done on the dollhouse yesterday. I mentioned I might do the windows, or I might start the shingling. Well, I did both.
The windows, which I thought would be hard, turned out to be easy and quick.
I put the windows together, glued them and put rubber bands on to hold until the glue dried.
After they were dry I painted them. The cream ones are for the inside of the window. The red ones are for outside the house. If you click on the picture of the unpainted windows it will get larger and you will be able to see the rubber bands in place.

Since I had to wait for things to dry I started putting on the shingles. It is very slow cause some have to be cut to fit. Now I know that what I have done so far looks messy, but it supposed to. When it is all done it will get a "wash" to make it look weathered. This is an old house you know.

I plan to work on more shingling today and maybe get the windows in to place permanently.
Hope I have good stuff to share tomorrow.

Any comments you want to make?????

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Snow coming... need to get the roof on....

Well maybe not for real..... BUT the roof is on and the Gable in the front as well. It wasn't so easy because of making sure the pieces stayed in place til the glue dried. My hubby let me borrow some of his strapping and clamps to help with the job and it is now done.

I am not sure what to do next. I could shingle or I could make windows. The latter job is quite fiddley so may do the easier one of putting on the shingles. If you notice I have drawn little lines on the roof to make sure they go on straight. It is a boring job but will begin to make the house take real shape.....

Tune in tomorrow to see which job I chose.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Gluing, nailing and housecleaning

Yesterday I spent a lot of time working on my doll house, gluing up the main body of the house. Then nailing to hold tight and finally using a nail set to push the nails in and acrylic Spackle to fill the holes. All the little bits that must be done so it will look right. As promised, here are a couple of pictures.

Today I am taking a break. It is Monday so that must mean housework, errands and such.
And tonight we will have steak, potatoes and onion rings.

I was talking with a friend this morning discussing the fact that I don't cut back the flower seed heads in the fall but leave them on for the birds to feast on in the winter. I looked out my kitchen window today and there were a couple of finches doing just that.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

House Construction Begins today

I have finally finished all of the painting of main pieces of the doll house and so today I will be putting the basic house together. I will take pictures a couple of times along the way. It is my goal to have it all together by the end of the day.

Then I can start the fun stuff......

So check in tomorrow for pictures