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Monday, November 26, 2012

One Thing Leads to Another....

I hung the Tudor Wall House in its regular place by the bed, yesterday.

This morning, it needed  something....It looked so bare.

I was in the midst of Monday housework/laundry and needed a break.  The break was spent hunting up all of the 1/4" supplies. 

I found the paper easily.  It's in a notebook, all in one place.  So I selected the pieces that I will probably use and cut them to fit the rooms.  I will show you close ups as each room develops.

Also in the notebook is all kinds of patterns for 1/4" furnishings that I have cut out of mini magazines.  One other item, is all important. 

This template comes from an art store.  It is meant for designers and decorators.  Each of the little holes is the shape of a piece of furniture in quarter inch scale.  It is great just as it is for checking the size of different pieces in quarter scale mini making.  I can find the size of a twin, standard or king sized bed immediately, without measuring the real thing.

I have two, count 'em, two Plano boxes full of quarter scale supplies.  You may not think that's much, but what I have in there is enough to do several houses. 
One box is meant to be all of the outside, architectural things.  Windows, doors and other trim.

The other is furniture and interior fittings.

A few years ago, I got crazy when I couldn't find the cards of the little plastic furniture.  When I finally found them, I bought a bunch!  They are cheap and I won't run out again.  Did you know that they can be carved?  I have some that I did  cabriole legs on.  They also can be cut  apart and re assembled in different configurations.

Unfortunately, over the years, they made some changes in the design....For some reason, the chairs all have wide backs and narrow fronts now.  They have to be altered if you want to make them look real. The china cabinets have solid brown doors, instead of the clear plastic like they used to have.  Kind of disappointing.

I think that the next order of business will be to straighten the two boxes....Architectural elements in one box and furnishings in the other.

Here I go again....But first, laundry and floor mopping in the real world.  Icky!

See you tomorrow.


Phyllisa said...

Hi Casey. I'm glad you are making progress on your 1/4 inch house.
I see has a plastic furniture set for the whole house in this scale for $9.99.

Lucille said...

A huge project! Very colourful. Looking forward to seeing what you do!

mcddiss said...

veo que estas bien preparada para terminar esa casa, bien hecho



Giac said...

Hello Casey,
What a great collection. The house is looking wonderful. i can't wait to see more.
Big hug,
p.s. I don't see Tessie...Be careful, where is she and what is she up to???

Kathi said...

I'm working in 1/4 scale right now. Love your little rug. :D

I forgot I have that template. I know it's around here somewhere...