I am slowly getting back to work on the Hedgewitch Cottage, finding time where I can. My progress has been slow, but at least there is progress! I installed the wood flooring in both rooms, and I am quite pleased with how it looks.
Yet again you see my whop-sided crooked side room that I added on. I think it's really starting to grow on me and I like the look. I braced the floors together underneath for added support.
I'm trying to decide whether to use real stones/rocks for the chimney and fireplace or to use this Plastruct product that I purchased at a miniature show last year. Have any of your ever used this product? It's a patterned plastic sheet that has been formed to look like stone and you paint it with your acrylic paints to make it appear like real stone, then cut it to fit and finish off the edges with spackle or something to look like mortar. Either way I have to make a build up for the chimney before applying anything to it. I thought it would be best to make the chimney and fireplace first before putting the roof on.
This is the fireplace mockup that my dear husband built for me. I'm going to also cover it with whatever product I decide on using. I will leave the mantel as a wooden beam.
So that's my cottage progress for now. I hope that the next time we get together I will have much more to show!
Now for February's giveaway! You don't have to do anything for your name to be in the drawing other than either follow this blog, or be a friend or subscriber to us on Facebook. You can find a button-link to both here on the blogger page. I'm always on the lookout for creepy crawly miniature items to use in my miniature work. The giveaway prize is 2 snakes, 2 bats, 2 spiders. These are just like the snakes I will be eventually using on the outside garden area of the Hedgewitch cottage. I will be adding paint to them for better depth of color and realism.
The drawing will be on February 28 and the winner will be announced here on this blog and on our Facebook page! Good-luck!!! Thank you for stopping by for a while and please visit often!