Monday, 24 January 2011

A wee bit of progress....

I havent posted for a while, but this doesnt mean I havent made a wee bit of progress on Trimbles.
I am slowly starting to furnish the rooms and was able to spend some time over the holidays making up a few kits and doing a little internet shopping !
First the kitchen. I am awaiting a phoenix kit range which will fit nicely inside my fireplace . I had planned to make a fireplace but came across this Dolls House Emporium one which was reasonably priced and exactly what I had in mind !

I printed the rug onto cottonand fringed the edges. The kitchen chair is a Chrysenbon kit which I painted cream and the lovely basket of blackberries on the chair isby the lovely Mags of Mags-nificent Miniatures.
I need to make curtains but the kitchen is shaping upjust as I imagined it would.
I then made a small start on the parlour. This roomis still quite empty but as it is going to take some time to fill it up I thought I would show it progressing.
First I tried to make a fireplace ! Of course being me I just bashed it up out of bits of balsa and painted, then stencilled it.
it is probably more suited toa bedroom but again being me I glued it into place before realising this ! For now it will stay there as I am sure Iwill be making a few changes as I go along.
The lovely chaise is exactly what I wanted. With some cushions it will be perfect !
The painting and chinoiserie cabinet were internet finds fromthe USA, I love the cabinet manufactured by Hanson and will be filling it with dolls in keeping with the toyshop !
The mirror was an ebay find and the rest of the furniture I made up from kits

As you can see I still have a lot of work to do in the parlour , but you can see the character of the room forming and I am certainly enjoying looking out for special pieces to go into it.
julie x




21 comments:

Catherine said...

It is all looking great! I love the fact that you fringed the edge of your printed rug. That must have taken some time. The rooms are all so cozy! I would love a cozy real house. :-)

The Old Maid said...

Oh your rooms are so elegant, Julie! Can't wait to see more of them! The first photo is so real. Hope to see the progress soon.:D

Chrissey said...

Hi ive only just started reading and following your blog. Your shop is fantastic, lovely to see it all coming together.

Linda said...

i have died and gone to heaven!! i LOVE it :D Linda x

Irene said...

You've certainly been busy. I love the kitchen units, they have a French look about them and the room looks really cosy.

It's nice to follow progress of a room from the very start so it was good to see the pieces you have at the moment and I'll enjoy following your progress with this.

Jain Squires said...

Fabulous photos Julie. It's just looking perfect. You've been a very busy blogger today!!! Jain x

Cheryl said...

Everything looks fantastic Julie. It looks as though you have been more than a little busy with this project. I couldn't pick a favorite it is all so lovely.

Flora said...

I love your new purchase, which blend seamlessly with what was already there ...
Are you able to add even more charm to these environments :-)
Mini hugs, Flora

Tabitha Corsica said...

I was wondering how this project was coming along! So lovely and such attention to detail. Love the mousetrap inthe corner of the kitchen... :-)

Mags Cassidy said...

It's terrific, Julie.
Mags
x

Julia @ bearcabinminiatures said...

Julie, you have been busy, it's all coming along wonderfully. I just want to go and sit in your kitchen, it is one of the nicest I have ever seen. Your rug is lovely too, I have never tried printing on cotton, I think my printer would have a coughing fit and muck it all up!
Julia xxx

Ara said...

every single inch of it is fantastic!!! I love it! hugs, ara

Carol said...

I could look at these pictures for hours and still not see all of the details that you have incorporated into the rooms. REALLY lovely!

Margaret said...

I love your kitchen, will be even better with the range and curtains in place, and the parlour is so stylish, love all the furniture!

Patty said...

Julie, What fun to have an update!!! I really love how the kitchen is coming along!! It looks fab....the parlor looks wonderful too. This is so great to have updates and getting to see the progress!!

malu2 said...

Me gusta muchisimo tus trabajos,ya tienes una seguidora más,te invito a visitarme.Besos.

Norma said...

This room is looking really gorgeous, especially love the pretty 'wooden' chair.

Maxwell said...

Your kitchen is so lovely!

Daisy said...

All I can say is WOW! I love the realism and warm tones!! Simply beautiful!!

shannonc60 said...

Julie, I love this house. I love the kitchen so much I put the wallpaper in my own cottage (I have just blogged about it!). Thanks heaps for the eye candy, I keep tuning into your blog just to see the pictures! It's so lovely.

maria l. said...

Me parece un hambiente espectacular en muchos sentidos, estético y creativo son dos de ellos.
Un saludo