Monday, 18 June 2012

Le Forge - My New Project!

Hello everyone,

Hope you are well! In Malta is getting hotter and even doe Summer hasn't started, our lovely beaches are already being filled with people and children to swim in the sea.

Today I will be sharing with you a new project that I have been working on for these couple of months. It is a Dolls House Emporium Kit which was originally called The Gate House. The Gate house is a three story property that comes with a front and back arch leading to the first room. Then there are two other rooms on top of each other with lovely french windows. Unfortunately there where no stair cases which lead from one room to another. I guess that's the fun of this hobby that you can alter your house to your own likes and imagination. 

I had purchased this property as it seems that it will be discontinued and I didn't want to lose my chance of not owning this lovely building. I had a lot of difficulty deciding what to do with it, as the only picture that I saw fit for it was the one picture I desperately wanted to run away from - A miniature blacksmith's forge. The more I looked at this property the more I imagined it. 

The 1st and 2nd floor
 The first progress on this property was the staircases and doors. The first floor is going to be turned into the forge with a back gate leading to a garden. Then I will be adding an outdoor stair case which leads to the second floor where you will find the blacksmith's living quarters. Underneath this staircase there will be enough room for a water closet. 

The door leading to the 2nd floor which  eventually
will have an outdoor  staircase.
Then I had to make an opening in the living room's ceiling  where I have made a ladder to lead to the third floor. The room was too small to make a staircase. The third floor will be turned into the sleeping quarters. 

I had found a french arched door which I have put in for the front arch. This door will lead to the forge. 

The 2nd floor which has the outside door and the ladder leading to the bedroom..

After designing it all, my father helped me by making the back garden gate which is made out of lead wire. It fitted in perfectly and I am really happy with it. I have also stared papering the walls, roof and floors. Have painted most of the doors and windows. 

The back garden Gate which my father has made. 

The Forge painted and decorated from the outside.
I have also designed the sign for this property with the computer. I have decided to call it 'Le Forge' as the property itself has a French style. 

The Designed Sign that I made for the forge..
Now I have started working on the interior of the forge. So far I am managing as all the forge pieces are being handmade by me. They have been quite a headache but now I'm almost at the finishing touches.

Keep tuned as I will be sharing with you more of my progress on this property very soon.

Take Care and see you.

Rebecca xxx


  1. Beautiful building. Great idea for a forge. Your Fathers gate is wonderful and looks perfect for this building. I am looking forward to seeing more.
    Hugs Maria

    1. Thank you so much Maria for your lovely comments. I'm so glad that you liked it.

  2. Wonderful building and I love your father's gate! I'm really pleased to see your progress on this building, you have so many it never fails to amaze me how much you manage to get accomplished! Well done! xx

    1. Thank you so much Erin for your comments. I try hard to balance my time as much as possible. I dedicate a lot of my time to my hubby, kids, shores and work that I try my best to do something for myself every day even if it is something very small. Hope to hear from you soon.

  3. I just enjoying reading all of your posts about The Forge. Fantastic project! Great work! I love that you make most of your own miniatures. :D Well done!

    1. Thank you so much Kathi for your kind words. I am really happy that you have enjoyed the progress on my Forge. I try my best to make most of my minis when possible.