Sophia kindly emailed me for information about my 'petite maison', but for some unknown reason all my replies she could not recieve, so I shall reply in an 'open-letter'.
Sophia was anxious to learn where I purchased my 'petite maison', was it a kit or did I have it built to my design......???
Thank you so very much for the email, so pleased that you are enjoying my blog.
My 'petite maison' is totally designed, built and made by none other than myself!!! I searched for a very long time for a house that I was prepared to use, but could not find any that I was happy with, either too childish, or not the right size, proportions, lay-out etc. that I wanted. So the only thing left for me to do was make my own.
I have drawn the plans, something that took quite some time to do, as I wanted a French style, but the proportions had to be correct, then it took me a long time to source available windows and exterior details.
I designed the shaped roof, made every single roof tile, added every piece of timber to the exterior and designed and made the detail that divides the upper rooms from the roof....all made with stripwood. I made the exterior front steps, plus the chinmeys etc......All in all a lot of thought and time, not to mention the hard work that has gone into what you see so far. I have been working on it for about 5 years and am proud to say that I am getting to the completion of this project.
The interior has also been a lot of work, I make all the individual floor tiles, make the wall panelling etc. all with timber...it just goes on and on. Most of the furniture I have made from kits, painted etc..the pieces that are not kits, I have repainted and recovered. I have purchased things from all over the world for the house, windows from France, exterior details from England....way to hard to remember all!! If you work your way through my blog you will see progress of the house.
So, sorry to say, I did not purchase my house from anywhere.....nothing so easy!!! Just a lot of thought, imagination and lots and lots of time!!!
Thank you for the photos of your doll house, it is very nice and such a large project also. I wish you well with the house you are working on and look forward to seeing your progress!
I make a point where possible to reply to all emails and information request....but this one did prove to be a little more difficult. Do hope you don't mind Sophia that I had to answer your email in this manner.