Saturday, June 7, 2014

French Townhouse


Thanks to delayed jet lag and dare I say... menopause, I find myself with a lot of hours to kill in the middle of the night.  So I am endeavoring to complete my little French Townhouse from Small Time Miniatures. Plus I am anxious to start my La Petit Palais from Petite Properties but have promised myself that I won't until I have finished this little project.

I am actually very close to being finished but am having troubles with the electrics. You can see how dull the bulbs shine compared to my little Georgian house  Unfortunately the problem seems to be with the switch.  I don't have the ability to fix it myself, but I can shop for another one (shopping is in my skill set). Unfortunately the shop is way across the city so I will have to be put on the back burner until I can get there.

Also I didn't realize that I failed to decorate the base I made for the Georgian house.  I have a AAA battery lighting that little house with no switch so I have to take the battery in and out.  Not ideal.

So I have to finish the little Georgian house and the French townhouse before I can move on... oh yeah, I haven't install the fireplace in my Petite Properties Washtub Cottage so I suppose I should do that too.



I have to share with you this beautiful miniature Laduree boutique that I found here
http://vitrinesminiatures.wordpress.com 

I contacted the artist but unfortunately she only sell these little boutiques in France at the Christmas markets.  They are too fragile to be ship, sigh. 

I think that eventually I am going to have to have my own little Laduree's boutique.  I love that place!  It is responsible for my new diet of fresh air and regret as I came back from Paris with a few extra pounds. Hopefully I have enough small projects to keep me busy so I keep my snout out of the trough.  The sound of my thighs rubbing together is now deafening!!

17 comments:

  1. You sis a wonderful job on your French townhouse. The Georgian looks fantastic too. I love the Laudree display

    BTW... Try wiggling the battery for the 1: 144 scale houses. I also had the same problem and that is what fixed it for me. My lights got a lot brighter when the battery was in the right position. Sometimes they won't come on at all unless I do that.

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  2. I hope you sort out the electrics - it is where my patience ends with miniatures. I haven't ever finished the wiring in any of my houses.... They are both beautiful by the way, and thanks for the link for that blog, I will go have a look now!

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  3. Thanks Catherine, I will do that before I throw in the towel completely. So frustrating and the battery is in there so tightly.

    Thanks Shannon, they are so much fun to make, time consuming but very satisfying in the end

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  4. Hello Skulptress! I can't imagine anything more time consuming and annoying to have to contend with than the electrics of a miniature project, regardless the scale.
    But in any case, your French townhouse is spectacular and so is the little Georgian! :D

    elizabeth

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  5. Haahhhaaahhhaaa, I saw this and the tiny Laduree set and thought to myself "I must tell a friend about this, she will go nuts for that little shop" and then relaised this is your flipping blog Skulptress! ;o)

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  6. Your houses are amazing, I have just discovered your blog and love it, I will get around to reading all your entries. Thank you for the pictures and inspiration.
    All the best
    Vivian

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    1. I had a look and your blog is great. Such a big project. I can't wait to see more!!

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  7. Hello Sculptress,
    Your house is really a great project...it is a shame you have to put the lights on hold but I look forward to seeing it when the problem is fixed an they shine bright. I think the boutique would be a wonderful future project.
    Big hug,
    Giac

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    1. Woudn't it? I can't stop thinking about my own little Laduree shop!!

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  8. Love your house. Such a great project. I can understand your dissapointment about buying the shop. It happens to me all the time. Not many people ship to Australia for the same reason.

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    1. Thank you so much.

      Getting shipping to Canada is sometimes a big deal too, I don't understand it really, they just have to take it to the post office and they will do the rest.

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous. I have been drooling over this townhouse kit for a while and am very tempted...

    I could spend hours poring over the details of that pretty little Laduree shop! What a pity that it can't be shipped. But, anything she can do in card stock, you can do in wood and illustration board, right? ;)

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    1. Truthfully I don't know how long I had this townhouse sitting downstairs but one day I just decided to start it and I am glad I did. I will try to finish it in a day or two.
      Keith's stuff is so beautiful.

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  10. Absolutamente encantadora esa preciosa casa,me encanta!!!!!
    La mini tienda de ladurée es increíble!!!!
    Besos.

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  11. That townhouse is absolutely adorable, fell in love with it at first sight :)
    hugs,
    Gee

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  12. Hi!
    I absolutely love you French Townhouse. I am thinking of buying one and wanted to ask you some questions about it. Do you mind if we correspond through email? Hope to speak to you soon. Thanks.
    Abby

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