Well, that was a long break... my poor blog has been neglected for a while, as I had to take some time off - time off from making, typing, gardening, sewing... I was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome in November and had to rest my hands. However, after a good rest, and some good physio, things are much better, and the even better news is that after such a long pause, I am full of creative energy!
I have been painting a lot recently, as it is good to regain precision, and this latest addition to Daviot House is a lady from the 1830s. She graces the chimney breast in the new Morning Room.
This is a little sneak peak, but I will be updating regularly to show you the new additions to Daviot House, because we have had the builders in and the original four-room house has been extended by five new rooms! It is so big, I'll have to get a new table!
The Tower is the original 14th century Tower House... the rest of Daviot House on the right was built in 1615. In the 19th century , a bay window was built on to the Morning Room on the Ground Floor. Above it is the library, and the third floor is a bedroom.
For the moment, it is still a work in progress, but you get the idea. Ted Sills at Dolls House Concept built the tower for me, and I am really happy with the extra rooms it gives me.
At the back of the house is the kitchen, in the old stable block. I had been thinking about adding a kitchen for a long time, and the original one that I made was too delicate for the long term... It had an open side that made it far too vulnerable, and the final straw was when Edgar the cat decided to take up residence.... so it had to go.
I found this building on Dolls House Emporium. It was designed as barn, but I thought the dimensions were perfect for a kitchen. There is also a decent sized room above, which I haven't decided about yet..