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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
My Secret Christmas House
Lest you think I have given up miniatures -- other than writing about them -- I thought I would show you a few photos of my almost-finished Robin Betterley Secret Christmas House. I realize Christmas was 3 months ago but I didn't have much time to work on this during the winter.
First, a few disclaimers. I am not a kit person. Nor am I skilled at making anything smaller than 1:12 scale. But this project is so adorable that I knew I had to try it--urged on by my friend Kris, who can make anything!
I found the instructions to be absolutely crystal clear and there were plenty of photos, which helped me immensely. So kudos to Robin and Shawn--I suspect this is the reason why their kits are so very popular.
So here is the house closed.
And here it is with the "secret" rooms open.
Here's a close up so you can see the adorable wallpaper that comes with the kit.
And here's the other side--I just love the Library!
I've finished making the table upon which the house is intended to sit....but early on, when I was not keeping every single scrap of wood and paper, I lost two of the front steps. So I can't put the house on the table until (hopefully) they send me replacements.
Now I have to tackle the furniture kits so I can furnish this delightful little house! It will feature prominently in my holiday decorations next year!
In RL I'm a communications executive. I'm also a passionate Francophile, a collector of fine miniatures, an incurable romantic, and an empty-nester with three grown sons. Several years ago I started my own web-based artisan miniatures business: Small Treasures Miniatures.