Monday, February 27, 2017

Little Lumiere House

    Good day everyone!

Having survived the Furnace of Hell that was our summer I have another house finished! Temperature records were broken in my little town not once but three times. We had a weeks worth of days well over 40'C, that's nuts!! Our highest temp being a heat index of 60'C!!! I stepped outside briefly from my comfortable temp set house to experience such extremes and I instantly desiccated. I had thought such temps were possible only if you were perched on a camel in the desert. Now just two weeks later it is cold with leaves falling of trees already and I'm looking for my long sleeves. After having spent the entire school summer holidays inside with the ac it is nice to throw open the windows and get outside though! The weather is definitely broken. 

I received a bit of interest after my first house which was very nice. If only I could make them faster! It is a very dark, wet day here along the Waterfall Way and so it was hard to get good clear photos. I made this house out of gatorboard which was a bit hard to find here in Australia and also not cheap!!! Ply and cardboard for the roof. I used a Jamestown fireplace on the lower floor. Added bits to it and it worked out better than I thought it would. It does have a red bulb inside it. I used electric lights this time and they can all be replaced if need be. I haven't glued any of the wiring into place. The lamp in the attic space can be lengthened or shortened. I've never had to replace a light before but there is always a first time for everything. I had a lamppost among my lighting stash and had to use it. I added creeping ivy to the outside walls and a vintage french advertising poster. All worn and shabby. I found an image of vintage carpet and loved the rich colours in it. So I used it in the attic space and painted the fire place there a red marble finish. Feels good to finish a project, for a variety of reasons but mostly so I can start another one!!! Off to spend an entire soggy afternoon on Pinterest!!!!

It is a little bit bigger than Vieilles.

Have a great day and be well!!!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Vieilles Pierres.

G'day!! Gee been a while since I posted last. Hasn't this year flown by!! 

Finished up 'Vielles Pierres' (french for old stones) this weekend. Rather chuffed how it turned out. Especially seeing it was supposed to be an English carriage house!! Ha!! Ended up being from somewhere closer to the equator and why not. It's much warmer. I am selling this one through my Etsy shop. I made it small so not as much space is needed to display it. I used battery lights as well so no need for a power point and no power cords to hide and not trip over. It is 57cm high, 27cm wide and 38cm deep. 

Click above to follow a link to my Etsy page.

Be well!! Carriexx

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Time Flies

Has been so much longer than I thought since my last post!! Have definitely been loving the slower country life. I realized just last week that I hadn't put up the last of the Laurel photos and I have almost finished my new project. So here is the last of the Laurel pics and a couple of my more recent project, La Luce. An Italian inspired country style of home. 

The butchers block was store bought but I added some metal braces to the corners (spent tea lights) and a fax drawer front. Towel rail on the side.

 I made the sink out of a nails packet. Sprayed it with a couple of coats of appliance white and bingo!! William Morris wallpaper and fabric for the sink curtain.

The delft blacksplah I printed out on glossy photo paper and used a stylus to make the grout lines.

I made this little stove such a long time ago. One of the first things I ever made.

La Luce, would so love a house like this. I'll post more pictures soon. I have almost finished it.

Be well!!


Friday, February 5, 2016

Laurel Reception Room

 Life has settled back into comfortable routine, 2016 is well underway.  Kids are back at school and it is a little too quiet with out them. These pictures are of the front room of Laurels.

I knew I wanted a busy pink colour fabric for the curtains and also knew my chances of finding such a fabric would be hard. But a wallpaper design that was exactly what I wanted and printed it onto fabric. I did however find a great William Morris fabric which I used on the seat of the settee. I got it here from SydneyStyle. I used men's handkerchief for the white curtains. 

The vase of sunflowers I purchased from Minicler.

Thank you for looking and be well!!


Friday, January 8, 2016

Attic Rooms - Laurels.

A hoi hoi again. This lot of photos is of the three attic rooms. Little girls room, play area in front of the fire and the main bedroom. 

In case you missed it in my last blog post the beautifully knitted items are from Frederica, LindenRoseMiniatures. Such wonderful work. I cant knit in RL size!!! I just stab myself and those unfortunate enough to be sitting next to me. I don't know how she does it. The perfectly folded sheet sets I got from Elizabeth Slinn at StudioEMinis. There is a smaller set on the little girls bed as well as a larger set on the bigger bed. If you haven't found her blog yet, do!! 

Thanks again for stopping by! I will add photos of the ground floor next. Be well!!