Sunday, 7 June 2009

One side done, 3 to go!

Well its going well, pleased to say!
John bought a fantastic glue, Evostick instant, which loves the thatch, glues it perfectly straight onto the wood of the house.
Firstly cut out the shape of the roof onto graph paper, then attached this to a square of thatch and cut out the shape. Glued it onto the wood and then after drying gave it a haircut to go around the trickier shapes.

As you can see it works quite well, need to finish off the eaves, have done above the kitchen window, then will fill in any bits and give a further haircut.

Once all the sides are done, and the dormer window which is going to be a tricky bit, I will lay a further layer on the top join and make a pattern in thin sticks .

Heres's a pic of the back of the house done and showing the window, with Lola giving instructions to me!!!!

Abit high from the glue so off for a lie down :-)


The Ice Queen said...

Looking good!

Mary said...

Lola is sooo precious, cute cheeked smile!

LOL, thatch hair-cutting sounds fun.

Katie said...

LOL....I had to go back and find where you got the thatching stuff from, And old matteress, huh! It looks amazing!!! Makes me want one of my own some day!

Debie Lyons said...

Kate you have done a great job with that roof :O. Your daughter is so pretty and very cute.
Debie xxx

Sassy M said...

Lola is so cute!!!! Your fairy house is looking good!!! :)

julie campbell said...

It looks brilliant Kate, although sounds like it was quite a learning curve LOL really nice effect though and I agree with Debie, your daughter is gorgeous !
julie xxx

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

Thanks all, Lola likes to 'model' the minis!!! Miss her when she is at school , she always sees things I dont and offers very good advice for a 7 year old!! She is quite taken with this house so i imagine it will end up in her room!! xx

Kim said...

Your mattress thatch is working wonderfully! It looks amazing so far- and your helper is adorable!

Ara said...

Your daughter is such a cutie!! And the thatch looks great! Glad the mattress worked out for you! -ara

Tallulah~Belle said... looks great. good idea you had there huh :-)

Lola is she loves Mommy and Daddy making dollhouses....I was the same with my Grandad.

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

Hi Kim, Ara and Jayne, Im delighted to find such a cheap method of thatching and really pleased its actually looking like the real thing, saved lots of money !! Lola has her eyes on it for herself. She has come up with great ideas too, a waterfall, wishing well, just have to work out how to do it all!! xx