My Mini Blog

February 15, 2017

 The Villa opens on 2 sides, East and West. I haven't changed the original dimensions of the rooms, so some rooms may not look like dollhouse rooms. They are not, they are the size of the real rooms.

The kitchen:

 Home made Agga cooker, table and sink and all the furniture.

 The preparation "des bouchees a la Reine"  and "du pate de Paques" for Sunday lunch !

The dining room:

 The room next to the kitchen is "la salle a manger", the dining room....

That room is still under construction...

Le Salon

This room which is much bigger than the others represents in my imagination "le salon" of a upper middle class family at the turn of the century. Maybe some ''nouveaux riches" who have just had this Villa built for them

I chose a pale blue for the walls.

Preparing Xmas....

 The study

With this room, I learnt how to make books. I make 300. They don't open. 

 The bedroms are small, with simple "provinciale" furniture,

The bathroom. I guess a house like this had a bathroom with a bathtub and hot water :)

...

December 1, 2016

Hello again,

Today I'd like to share with you a project I built last year called the Villa.

The villa could have been built in a swanky suburb of Paris or in Normandy on a cliff overlooking the sea in the 1900's... Up to you! 

It all started with two prints I found on a flea market in Tours, my hometown, in France. These prints were supposed to show what architects could build for potential customers. The pages came from a  book called 'L'Architecture pour tous".

Today, photos and computers allow us to visualize projects in a second. I guess in 1900,  it took time to draw and print pictures like this.

 Then , it took me a few days to draw an accurate picture of the facades. I usually spend hours with a ruler and a calculator, multiplying or dividing numbers and drawing on graph paper,  sticking pages together. Every measure  needs to be accurate.

What makes the charm of our buildings in 1/12 is the accuracy of the dimensions.

Sometimes, I see a beautiful scene on FB but one ob...

November 23, 2016

Hello, this is my second post on Alison’s blog. Today, let’s visit the hat maker’s room. I built this scene in 2013.

When I finished the tailor’s shop, I had two rooms above to furnish and I started with the attic under the roof. This type of room is not easy to decorate because of the slope of the roof.

I imagined it would have been a perfect place for a hat maker. Many worked from home and took their creations to the shop called “une modiste” in French. My grandmother was a hat maker.

I built a partition at the back which allowed me to place the bed in a nook with curtains.

I guess it was nice to sleep in a nook when the weather got cold although I have never tried. I got a sample of wallpaper from the Internet, I copied and pasted it and when I got an A4 page, I printed it. 80gr Paper is ok. That was the sample I had:

One tip: I like to use spray glue. Why? If the paper is too thin, the paper may get damp with water-based glue and tear.

Cover your work table as spray is difficult to contr...

Please reload

August 12, 2019

March 31, 2019

January 16, 2019

September 24, 2018

June 20, 2018

October 11, 2017

September 19, 2017

February 15, 2017

Please reload

Tel. 07539 880641                                  alison@alisondaviesminiatures.co.uk

© 2016 by Alison Davies Miniatures. 

  • Facebook App Icon