I hope you are all doing well. First of all, thank you SO MUCH for your incredible feedback on the Chinese tea room, I was blown away by your kind words and want you to know that I appreciate all of you, old friends and new, for taking the time to comment. Honestly, after that I was a little worried about how to follow up on that room. I hope I won't dissapoint!
Once again, I am sorry to have taken so long between posts. I wish I could post once a week, but between real life renovations and more complex miniature ideas, it takes me a little longer to finish a room. However, I did manage to get 2 rooms done the past few weeks.
I finished the Nursery
|Bathroom Fireplace and tub|
|Front of Theater and built in cabinet|
|Back of Theater and structural elements|
|Built in cabinet before painting|
|Finished Theater and built in. I also made the coat rack to the left of the door using cocktail toothpicks|
|Fixing a disaster|
The next step was the room devider. I glued down a piece of MDF to create the step up and then I made the floors for the room.
The final step was cutting arches in 1/8 inch basswood to fit between the centers of the posts. When all was dry I took out the pretty pleater and made some curtains. My idea was that the curtains would be closed at night so the heat of the fireplace would stay on the Night side of the Nursary and keep the children warm.
|View of Night Nursery from the Day Nursery|
|Making the card gardners|
|The finished roombox next to a penny|
|The roombox installed|
|The top part is on the left, you can see the tufting knots|
And now, as usual, here are the empty rooms
In the last post someone asked what kinf of china I would have in the Chinese Tea Room. The pieces on the corbels will be white with blue, green and red painting...I think, but for the table I did something I've never done before...I commissioned an artist to make me a dinner set. My very first commission! I met Julie Dewar at the Montreal miniature Show and fell in love with both her and her work. I sent her a picture of a tea set I saw online and asked her to interpret it and create her own version of it. She painted a Cherry Blossom design on a yellow background. The pattern is so small I could not get a good picture, but you can at least see how amazing it looks int he room
|Imperial cherry Blossom dinner set|
And that, my dear friends, is all for now. Next, I will work on the office and staircase landing on the attic floor. I hope you all have a wonderful week, or weeks, and I look forward to catching up on your blogs. I have learnt so much by following all of you and I thank you for your kindness and your friendship. Keep up your amazing artwork
A big, big hug to all,