Friday, March 30, 2012

The progress picture of Halfpenny house

This is what i have done so far to my Halfpenny house. as you can see i think i got the negleted look that i wanted for it. Just the roof and chimney to do now. But i think that will be another days work as i am going to get my clay out today and try to make some foods.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

update on Halfpenny house

Well everything dried ok, just a few little cracks to deal with so nothing too bad. All sorted now and
I have painted the outside with a cream coloured paint and distressed it so that it looks really old and neglected.
The trouble with the Petite properties is once you start building them you just cant stop. The only things I have left to do are the roof tiles and the chimney.
I will upload a picture tomorrow for you to see the progress.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Petite properties

Halfpenny House

I have been away from my blog for a while as i have been feeling a bit poorly. I think i must have caught one of those dreaded viruses that have been doing the rounds.However i couldnt't  sit still doing nothing when i felt a bit better so i  made a start on one of my Petite property kits, Halfpenny house. The house kit was a free gift when i subscribed to the dolls house and miniature scene magazine.

Here is the kit out of the bag with my instruction book from the Petite properties corner shop which i am going to use to help me build it.

I have used air dry clay to make tiles on the living room floor and card which has been painted and distressed with acrylic paint to make the floorboards upstairs.

I have added air dry clay to the outside of the building today. I didn't want to have a brick effect finish like the shop as i want to paint the outside to look like rough plaster. So after applying the clay i distressed it with an old hairbrush and a washing up scouring pad. Hopefully it will have the effect that i want but we will have to wait and see.

I hope it will dry ok without too many cracks or shrinking.

I will give you an update tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Over the weekend i sculpted Ratty added his fur and yesterday i finished dressing him. I havent made him shoes yet as i dont have the leather in the colour i need .So that is a job for another day

Here are all the little characters.

I hope you like them. I really enjoyed making them all and seeing all their little facial expressions coming through.
 Helen xx.