Monday, February 14, 2011

French Country Dutch Baby House

I have never done a mini in such a small scale. This is French Country Dutch Baby House. It was a kit by Cynthia Howe Miniatures. It has 9 rooms of furniture. It has a kitchen, dining room, bedroom, guest room, parlor, music room, bath, and two hallways. It is very small. It is smaller than quarter scale. I can't find anywhere in the kit the size listed, but trust me - it's really small. All the furniture had to be assembled, painted, and placed in the house. Take a look at the quarters in the pictures. As you can see, the rooms are about the height of a quarter. I would like to tell you that it went together without a hitch - but that would be a lie. I must confess, I broke several frames, two chairs, one table. Some were glueable and thus salvaged; a couple just bit the dust. I've always maintained that when a quarter scale item hit the floor, it was gone. I really think I must have inhaled a piece of one chair. GONE!!!! This was worse than quarter scale in keeping the items from flying off my work surface Yes, I know about double sided tape but that didn't seem to be a total help. After all is said and done, I am really happy with this little Baby House. Now I think I will go back to bigger scale before I go totally blind.
















This was really a challenge and I loved doing it; but going back to slightly bigger items now.



4 comments:

Carol said...

Wonderful! You deserve to be very proud of a great job with this daunting project! Thanks for sharing!

Jackie said...

It's beautiful. Don't worry a sneeze will
expell the chair you inhaled. I have had
that happen more than once. Your
BabyHouse Cabinet looks wonderful and
you will find that you can be hooked on
working in this annoyingly tiny scale in
record time.
JackieW/GA

Corky's said...

THAT IS REALLY COOL! I LOVE IT! I KNOW I WOULD HAVE TROUBLE TRYING TO WORK WITH SUCH SMALL SCALE- WOW

The Pin Factory said...

You have done a wonderful job on this. It is just gorgeous. I love baby houses they are great fun. I also have this kit from Cynthia Howe but so far have only managed to do the exterior.
http://pinfactoryart.blogspot.com/2010/12/some-green-in-amongst-all-snow.html here is a picture of mine. Thank you for sharing its lovely to see what others are doing. Claire