Thursday, 14 April 2011

Giveaway Time.....Nearly

I'm going to have a Giveaway on my other blog modern dolls house once I get to 50 followers. I'm sure many of you are already following thank you.

If your not already following then please pop by or tell your friends so that I can announce the Giveaway.

Thank you

A Hat by Kat

My Witch now has a hat. A very lovely hat by one of the best makers of Hats Kat.

 
Please go have a look at her blog here or join her facebook page to see more of her lovely hats.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Got It Clean

Well this morning I woke up and had another look at this floor and still wasn't very happy with the finish of it so off I went to find Hubby's toothbrush (only joking I always keep a cheep one in my cleaning box) and a dish of warm water and washing up liquid I got mini floor scrubbing.

I'm really pleased with it, it's bought it up a treat.

So of course then I couldn't wait to see what it looked like with some bits popped inside it lol. I found out the free cupboard I got with a part-work magazine a few weeks ago and popped on my potions. I'm going to change the cupboard a bit but I think it works quite well in there.

Now I need to find that perfect cauldron, does anyone know where I can find a slightly over-sized one? and sort some legs out for the marble table. I have noticed the sleeping dragon makes a nice table leg but then that would spoil the story so I can't use that.



Saturday, 2 April 2011

I'm Plastered!

Finished the plastering tonight and also grouted the floor but no matter how much I wipe the tiles they are still coming up dirty looking once they have dried. I'm not sure what to do with them?

Here's a pic of them for you all to see, just need to finish painting the outside, give the walls a light sand and work out what I'm going to do for a fire place then I can start putting my bits in Yay!

Now I'm off to moisturizes my hands as they are so dry after all that.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

It's Here It's Here!

My something special for my door and my St David's dragon has arrived and all I can say Is thank you so much Nicky Cooper! you can follow her dragon blog here
Sorry my camera does not do them justice.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Enjoying Mini Plastering

I started this evening by painting the front door, its still not stuck in yet as I will wait until Ive painted the outside white before I do this. I'm now so excited as Ive just seen a picture of something very special for this and I can't wait for it to arrive for me to show you all.


I've also been having a ball tonight. Ive been plastering the walls and I'm rather pleased with the results.

I still need to do the back wall and ceiling and I also still need to grout between the tiles. But I must say it is very relaxing and enjoyable I think I might use this technique a lot more.


It has also meant I have been able to hide the door brackets, which I'm rather pleased about. Its still a little damp in the picture which is why it looks a bit dark.

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Saturday, 26 March 2011

Made a Start

Finally got a bit of time to myself today to make a start on 'n hen Ddraig Benty. The original plan was to cut all the slate down into square pieces but after cutting a few I realized it was going to take for ever so had another sit down trying to put the jigsaw of slate together in the room and I think I have finally cracked it. I had already decided that I didn't want the cracks between them to be equal as I want it to look old and hodge podge.

So here is the result. I haven't stuck them down yet as I'm now deciding whether to do what I want to do to the walls first.

I also managed to find some time to do the first coat of paint on the windows. I have put the new door up against it to see how that will look as well, that too will be painted black and I have something very special ordered to go on there.


In other news I might me getting Hubby into miniatures as he has shown interest in taking possession of the lease on my other little shop box and turning it into a comic book store

Monday, 21 March 2011

My Miniatura Loot

I have blogged in more detail about all the pieces including these on my other blog but as these bits are for this cottage, so I thought I would add the pictures of all the bits I have bought at Miniatura to go in the cottage here
















Welcome

Welcome to my new blog 'n hen Ddraig Benty.

This blog will follow my witches cottage from and pre loved shop box to a place of magic.

It will be a big change for me as those of you that follow my other blog Modern Dolls House will know I only usually do modern.

I'm really excited to be doing this and ever since returning from the NEC on Saturday I have been buzzing with ideas, that I cant wait to put into action.

However before I do that I need to get down to the business of stripping it back and making some repairs, which I have made a start on. all the wallpaper and carpet needs to come out and the door needs replacing. I'm going to keep the bay window as I think it will give it a nice look. I have also decided to keep the strip of wood along the top which originally would have been for the shop sign as I decided that should I wish to add a second level later on then it will hide the join neatly.

So here are some picture of how 'n hen Ddraig Benty is beginning it journey of transformation.

Trying to get the light off was more difficult than I thought it would bee as the glue was very strong but whilst I was chiseling the door out I turned the chisel onto that as well lol and off it popped but with a little bit of damage to the ceiling. but that wont be seen once I've done what I want to do with it anyway so I'm not worried