Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Snow White's Frontage!




Today I have been mostly sticking my fingers together!!!!!!

We went to the woods, found some suitable twigs as Im far too lazy to make my own vines!! May have a go one day but am too impatient so cut these to size, added some clump foliage and made a central part to go over the door by wiring between the twigs, adding wadding and tape and sticking the foliage to it. Then prettied it up with some flowers. Not sure if all the foliage will have flowers yet or if that will just be left plain. Still lots more 'vines/ climbers to be added to the back and sides also.
Starts to pretty the cottage up abit anyway. There will be a step under the front door that the twigs will be hidden by, will add moss and toadstool under them at their roots.
Need now to paint the inside of the cottage a stony colour and think about the fireplace.
Good excuse to get out the Snow White film and have a sing a long to take some sketches of the kitchen!!

I was lucky in that there were several furniture pieces in with the house, theres a lovely kitchen table and a sink which has lots of cubby holes for wicker baskets of goodies.

Having a break from the house for a few days to get some things done, but will be back with more soon, and also some more on the Sweeeny house, as the flooring and roofing have at last arrived so that can recomense!!!




12 comments:

Judy C said...

love the house. And I like real twigs and vines best. Way to go.

Debbie said...

Clever Idea Kate to use real twigs..Looking forward to seeing the bits for the Sweeney House..x

De said...

The cottage is looking so pretty. Love the vines and the thatching!

Mary said...

It's great how you incorporated natural materials in--makes it that more "woodsy."

And, for a split second there the post title had me imagining what the front side of a Snow White doll might look like! According to Disney she's a rather flat little lady! Yesh, my mind works rather funny sometimes LOL!

Katie said...

It looks Great!!! Thanks for keeping us postd on it! :)

Sassy M said...

Oh, Kate, it's looking wonderful and a great way to "recycle" using real twigs! I was told to freeze them first to do away with any "thing" live on them? :) Marsha

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

Thanks everyone, found some more today that will go well over the window thatch from the other side. I found an article about making twig furniture and it said to drie them in the oven first, hadnt heard of the freezer Marsha, oops hope nothing starts gioing mouldy or anything!!!!
he He mary, nope , snow White has not had a boob job, just the frontage of her house :-) xx

Kim said...

So cute already! I can just imagine Snow White coming upon this cottage! I am glad someone besides me has trouble trying to keep from gluing their fingers together!

Sassy M said...

Hi ya, Kate! I think putting them in the oven does the same thing as the freezer :)

I opt for the freezer as knowing me I'd forget they were in the oven, LOL

Hugs :) Marsha

MiniKat said...

I recall many days of "sticking my fingers together." Year ago I was in a miniature group full of women old enough to be my grandmother or even great-grans...

We did a different project every month and the first time we did something with lots of glue. Oh the language! I was so certain those women did not know those words. But I learned they were quite fluent. ;-)

Tallulah~Belle said...

I've only been gone a week and look at how far you have come !

It looks wonderful ...well done.

Aelwyn said...

This is sooooo cute!

Aelwyn
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