Tuesday, March 10, 2015

It All Started When...




It all started when a little voice piped up 'But where is the kitchen, Mummy?' ... criticism indeed from a four-year-old, and quite right too, for Daviot House doesn't have a kitchen.  

I didn't really want to do a kitchen when I started planning - it always bothered me that kitchens in dollshouses were never in the right places, unless you had a huge basement to house them in.  I thought the hint of a kitchen through a doorway would be enough, but apparently not.  There NEEDS to be a kitchen!


This is the extension that I hacked from a Dollshouse Emporium tower kit ages ago... its intended purpose was to contain a staircase... but then, why have a staircase when you can use all of that space for a kitchen and a study above?  (Though I know the next enquiry from my hard-to-please critics will be, 'but where are the stairs, Mummy'.....  and that'll open the next can of worms)


And then, much like what happened with the dining closet, things just seemed to fall into place - I plastered the walls and painted them a nice old cream, finally used some of my DAS terracotta clay as floor tiles (though I still need to grout them), and objects just started to want to be put in the room...


A little basket of roses...


a lovely, old rolling pin...


A tiny picture of a sail boat ...

Things do seem to be coming together, slowly, but it is a start.

And thanks to the talented hands of Elizabeth, I also have other things for my kitchen, which I will post about whenever I find my camera charger! 

Jonquil