Tuesday, 12 January 2016

The Bedroom in Kate's Cottage

Hello everyone,

How are you all? Hope you have had a good start for the New Year. This is our first post of the year and it is already the 12th of the month. Had a small break......just a very tiny break! I enjoyed spending the Christmas break with the kids and hubby. The kids are now back to school and so we are back to the usual. I am so looking forward to this year's projects.

Firstly I wanted to welcome a new follower to my blog. Welcome Sonja Smith. 

Today I will be announcing the winners for our three free give away books. They are Franca Gamberoni, Alexandra Martinez and Lucille Turpin. Please contact me by email or send me a message through Facebook with your postal address so I can send you a book kit. Don't give up everyone we will be having more free give aways very soon.

Today I will be sharing with you the first floor room in Kate's Cottage which is the bed room.

Bed room in Kate's Cottage















This room is quite cute and there is so much that I still want to add and do. I have started off with some nice pieces which were used in the Tudor period.

Firstly I got my medieval bed for Catherine and a small truckle bed for Luke. 


  
Both beds came without the bedding and they are quite perfect to the period. The small truckle bed as you can see has wheels at the end of the bed's legs so it can slide underneath the bigger bed. The little truckle was made on a special order for me to fit underneath. 

I didn't really know how I was going to make the bedding but I knew that the mattresses where filled with hay or with heather. The pillows filled with sheep's wool. The bed sheets were made out of woven linen and well the blankets used to be some sort of patched up fur sewn together unless it came from a big animal or woven wool.

So I have made my beds to look the part using linen and wool.

The finished beds



So far I have only added two more pieces of furniture which are the small chest of drawers  and a small desk with a chair.

On top of the chest of drawers so far I have only added a water jug and basin made out of pewter.

Chest of drawers
On the other side there is  the small desk and chair with an ink well and  quill.

Desk and Chair

I have also made some accessories for the little desk. Two books which one of them is displayed opened, A scroll, letter and a few scripts. I have aged them a bit to make them look a bit realistic.

Desk accessories


I have also got a few medieval toys for little Luke which are the wooden sword and the cup and ball game.

Wooden toy sword and cup and ball game


Little Luke just loves them.



 And this is how the room looks like so far.



There is still so much that I still need to add. I have in mind a few more pieces of furniture, curtains and more accessories. I can't wait to see this project complete.

So this is all for today. Hope you have enjoyed it. Keep tuned for the next update on Kate's Cottage.

Take Care and See You Soon.

Hugs,

Rebecca xxx

6 comments:

  1. marvellous attention to detail, lovely work!

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    1. Thank you so much Mary. I really appreciate it xx

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  2. Thank you so much, Rebecca! I will message you my postal address!

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    1. You are very welcome Lucille. Your book is on it's way xxx

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