Hello my dear friends,
Once again another month has gone by and we are getting closer to summer and the warm weather. Mother nature can't make up her mind and she is taking her time to bring the warm weather. One day it seems to be really nice and the next day well let's say it's a bit of a mixture between gloomy and cold. Thanks to this type of mix up I ended up with a terrible cold in the past week. The doctor told me that it was to be expected as my immune system is down to the bottom due to my new health problems. Well even though my new life style regarding health isn't really what I wished for at least I still get to make my miniatures. I use my little free time to concentrate more on my projects than staring at a screen on my computer or doing something which isn't that important as my hobby. Sometimes you can get carried away and totally get lost on the computer. So I drew a line.
I almost forgot I wanted to welcome 3 new followers on my blog Alexandra M, Kaleidoscopic Romance and Wanda. WELCOME.
The 5 Give Aways Winners
I also wanted to let you know that the 5 winners for the Love Quote book kit are Cheryl Cunlife, Dawn Hamilton, Sue McKenzie, Fabiola Benocci and Ellie Stevens. Those who haven't contact me please send me an email or message me on Face Book with your details so I can send it to you.
My Miniature World Forum
As you might have noticed on the Home Page of my blog now My Miniature World has it's own Forum. This will be useful for those who don't have a facebook page and want to share their miniature creations and dolls house projects. All you have to do is click on this link My Miniature World Forum and register to take part.
Here we are once again with No 35 Leah's, I am very happy to say that the little house of Miss Leah is finally finished on the outside. It fitted in so well with the boutique and I am just thrilled.
|Miss Leah's Boutique and No 35 Leah's.|
After all the brick work was done, I needed to add the last few brick trimmings around the edges and I built the dormer window which also need the brick finishing.
|Adding the dormer and brick work|
When that was all done it was time to start shading the brick work to match Miss Leah's Boutique. I have used a mouse grey acrylic paint and shaded every brick. Then I added some brown shading to various bricks to give it that weathered look and at least the brick work wouldn't look boring.
|Shading the Walls|
|The side walls|
When the walls where complete with all the shading it was time to start working on the roof tiles of the property. I had to tile the small roofs of the bay window, the dormer and the slanting roof. After tiling the roof which took me almost half a day, I painted them in grey and dirtied them with a little brown.
|Tiling the roof|
On the top of the roof I have also completed the chimney which needed some details with bricking and shading to give it a more realistic look. I added the batons on the flat part of the roof and painted it with grey and gave it a weathered look by dry brushing with browns.
|The Chimney and batons|
The last thing to add was the brick work on the pavement. These where made by me with cardboard from a cereal box and painted it with different shadings like grey, dark brown, light brown and a little green. Then I cut the cardboard into small rectangles. It does give a very nice touch to the outside. I have also added a front door step.
And so here is the completed house from the outside and the two properties together really look great. You wouldn't even believe that this was actually a barn kit. Miss Leah is really really happy with it and she is so looking forward to start working on the inside.
Here are the pictures.
So this is all for today. Next time we meet we will start working on the inside of the little building and Miss Leah's will be joining us with one of her Diary entries. So make sure to keep tuned.
Wishing you all a very nice weekend.
Take Care and See you soon.