Saturday, 6 February 2016

Closing the Curtains to Kate's Cottage

Hello everyone,

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend. The weather has been very kind to us this winter and it hasn't rained at all. I wanted to welcome 10 new followers to our blog. Welcome DC, Melli, Mandie, Rita Brighton, Doreen Bell, Janet Bailey, Jennybee, Small World of Turner, Francy Guiducci and Teruka. A BIG WELCOME to all! It is just great to get to know new people and make new friends!

So at the start of February we will be closing the curtains to Kate's Cottage. I can't believe that this project has come to an end. I do feel sad when it comes to say goodbye but like I always say I always look forward to next project.

Kate's Cottage
Kate's cottage only needed the last touches and detail. So being in the Tudor period I have dirtied the walls both outside and inside. Using powder pigments and a dry paint brush I added some touches to the wall especially near the beam work.

 Outside the wall I have added a climbing plant just to give it a little bit more color and life.

Inside the cottage I have added some curtains. In the period curtains were very rich indeed but being in a bit...let's say primitive they usually made curtains using sack cloth to keep the houses warm of just simple linen if affordable. I have made some curtains using sack cloth. To add a bit more detail to the windows. I have also added some beam work.

Living area curtains

Also finally I got to lit up the house. It looks cosy as ever and  it is how I wished it would be.

Lights in Kate's Cottage

My husband Gilbert also helped me to fix the hinges. There is no way that he will allow me to use any sort of power tool. He is very protective as he thinks that I might get hurt. Thank you my darling for your love and support.

Hubby fixing hinges

And so this completes the project. Here are the completed rooms.

Catherine and her son Luke lived happily and comfortably in this cottage. They look very happy.

Catherine and Luke

This is the end of this project and I am so glad that I have taken the plunge and tried my hand with the Tudor period. It won't be the last project in this era as I have another Tudor House that is still packed and boxed.

I also wanted to thank Ashwood Designs for their guidance. They have also added Kate's cottage to their Photo Gallery and also added my blog to their links. Thank you.

I also wanted to remind you that we still have the free give away running for the miniature ceramic plate. All you have to do is leave a comment on our post and be a follower of our blog. Closing date is 12th February 2016. The winner will be announced shortly afterwards. I also wanted to thank the participants who have taken part so far. I can assure you all that you will be part of the draw.

Free Give Away
So this is all for today. Next time when we will me we will start working on our new project which is the Vintage Dolls House called the Tudor Manor which was built by the Dolls House Emporium Founders back in 1979. This will be decorated in 1930's -40's period. So keep tuned.

Take Care and see you soon.


Rebecca xxx


  1. Hi Rebecca, It looks like Kate and her son will have a warm, dry and Very comfortable home to continue to enjoy. It's Very Cosy inside! :))


    1. Thank you so much Elizabeth. I really appreciate it

  2. Kate's cottage is very cozy and beautiful.

  3. Lovely work! How tiny all those decor things are? Unbelievable!:) I would love to see more of interior pictures. You have loads of patience :)Keep up this work.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. I am so pleased you liked them. xxx

  4. Hi Rebecca! I have always loved this style of cottage and this one looks especially cozy. Wish I could shrink myself and live there. I could help with the housework and cooking to earn my keep. lol!

    1. Thank you so much Lucille. You are not the only one who would like to Shrink. xxx

  5. I love your work! I feel like I've stumbled into heaven! I've been searching for miniatures online and never thought to look on fb. I'm so happy to have found you!

    1. Thank you so much Libby for your kind words. It means a lot to me. xxx

  6. Hello Rebecca, the cottage looks amazing. Really enjoy following your work. You are one talented

    1. Thank you so much Sara, I am thrilled that you liked it