Thursday, 21 June 2018

The Front of the Master Swordsman Pub & Inn

Hello everyone,

Hope you are having a great week. Today is the first day of Summer. Looking forward like always to my warm or more likely hottest 3 months of the year. In a few days the kids will start their long school break and that is something that I totally enjoy.

After coming back from Germany, I didn't have much time to do anything with my project. Posy had a great time there too and you can find out about her Adventure in Bavaria Germany in her blog.

I worked mostly on the front of the building of The Master Swordsman Pub & Inn which makes the building pretty much complete on the outside.


I started off by wall papering the interior of the front. Every wall paper corresponds according to each room.


When the wall paper was set and dry. I added the inside window trimmings and also added the details to the front.



I added the pavement to the front which I have individually tiled using textured cardboard.



I am very happy with the result of the paving and with that the front was hinged in place to the building.

As much as I like the buildings looking clean, I enjoy weathering the outside especially a building that has a very light color. Using earth color pastels I started weathering the roof terrace and then the front.



When I was happy with the weathering of the building, it was time to start working on the curtains for the windows. I like making my own curtains for most of my dolls houses. I start first by designing the pelmet and cutting them out using cardboard.


With the pelmets done, I covered them with matching fabric which was used for the rooms.

Pub's Pelmets


Staircase curtain and the pair of curtains for the guest room.

Parlour Curtains

It took me a while to finish them, but at the end it's always worth it.



With that the front was complete. Here are a few more pictures.




It's looking good so far. Most probably I will still be adding a few touches here and there.

Hope you all like how the front turned out. I can't wait to add the building to the other properties in my Regent Street.

So this is all for today. Keep tuned for the next update on this project.

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs

Rebecca

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Adding more Details to the Pub in The Master Swordsman

Hello everyone,

Hope you all had a great weekend. Posy and I have just arrived from Germany today. I had a conference which was very interesting and enjoyed every moment of the event. Posy will be sharing some of her own adventures on her blog while being there with me. 

Before leaving for Bavaria, I got to work a little bit more on The Master Swordsman Pub & Inn.  I added a few more details to the Pub area. 

The Pub
Being the Master's Swordsman Pub & Inn you would obviously expect weaponry especially swords. My father was busy preparing some miniature hand painted swords for me to decorate the pub area. 


I decided to add the pieces hanging from the walls. I haven't fixed them permanent yet just in case I wanted to change their places and move them around. 




He also got to paint for me a small knight in armor and a pair of Civil English soldiers figurines. 


For the little knight I have made a corner wall shelf made out of wood, just for him and the pair of figurines will be placed on the fireplace mantel.



One piece that I wanted to add was another wall shelf with bottle optics. I'm quite happy how it turned out and I still have to add two more bottles there.  To add a bit more to the bar I have also painted a draft handle. 




I have also painted a few ashtrays, added glasses and bottles on the tables. I can't wait to add the clients to the area. 



There is still so much that I still want to add to the room, such as paintings and small details around. Here are few more pictures of the room so far.








Hope you like what I have done so far. I can't wait to work a bit more on this project during the week.  Keep tuned for the next update on The Master Swordsman Pub & Inn.

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,

Rebecca xxx

Monday, 28 May 2018

Posy The Tiny Bear has Her Own Blog

Hello everyone,

Hope you all had a great weekend. May is almost over and with that my favorite months of the year are approaching and obviously my favorite season; Summer!. It's already getting warmer and I just love it. At least to me, it gives me energy. 

Today I just wanted to tell you that my darling, sweet Posy has her own Blog, Posy The Tiny Bear


The posts are back dated from the day she arrived last October. From time to time there will be new posts with her activities with me in My Miniature World and obviously lots of pictures. 


Everyone seems to find the tiny bear cute and adorable so I think she deserves to stand alone in the spotlight. She is quite excited so make sure to keep tuned to her posts at her blog. 

New blog post on the Master Swordsman Pub & Inn coming soon!

Take Care and See you.

Hugs,

Rebecca xxx

Sunday, 20 May 2018

The Roof Terrace - The Master Swordsman Pub & Inn

Hello everyone,

How are you? Hope you all had a great weekend. During this weekend I have managed to work a bit more on the project The Master Swordsman Pub & Inn. I can say that the outside of the project is at it's final stages and now, after it's done, I can focus more on the inside details of the pub and inn. 

The Roof Terrace
The roof terrace was the last area to be finished. This is the first dolls house that I have with a roof terrace. 

So I started off by passing the electricity of the lower room through the flooring of the terrace.


Then I wall papered the walls of the small room and also did the flooring. 


As the room is not really accessible, I had to add all the details and furniture pieces to the room before placing the front. 





I am pleased with the little room and I'm sure it will look lovely once the wall lights are lit. 

With the room complete, I started paving the floor tiles of the terrace.





Once the flooring was done, I started working on the roof. For some reason I didn't really like the roof. as I wanted to add roof slates. So I changed the roof by adding cardboard and added the roof slates to the cardboard which turned out to be very sturdy. 

The original roof


Once the roof slates were done and ready, I painted them and also weathered the whole roof. 





There is still a few more details that I want to add to the terrace, maybe a couple of garden furniture pieces and a few plants. 

And here's how it looks like so far






And here is a picture of the whole building.


This is all for today. I hope you like it. Can't wait to get the front of the building in place. Keep tuned for the next update on this project. 

Take Care and See You Soon.

Regards,

Rebecca xxx