Saturday, 16 April 2011

A house in progress!

Hello everyone!

Welcome to my newest follower- Alennka! :D

Here is the Curiosity Shop as it currently stands! The brickwork on the front is finished- I'm aware there's gaps but they're meant to be there- you'll see why soon enough!

Last night I sat and painted all the window frames then realised most Edwardian windows were white...silly me. It made me think though, does my shop have to be Edwardian? I chose that era because it's one I've never really studied before (hence my mistake) but now I'm thinking maybe I'm going to do my house based on the things I love. It's still going to have strong Victorian influences which will lead into Edwardian because I love the Victorian era. The brown frames are born out of inspiration from my grandparents favourite place in the world.

Let me know what you do with your own houses- do you strictly stick to a certain era? Or simply go where the wind takes you?

Jess x

Tuesday, 12 April 2011


Hey guys, Have you all had a look at the printable websites? They're absolutely brilliant. I have used Jennifer's Printables before for a room box and the quality is very good if you have a decent printer and use heavier paper. Here are some ideas I have for the Curiosity Shop. The wallpapers are generally going to be Victorian prints- except maybe a couple of rooms where the occupants have afforded to redecorate! I want something to reflect the Edwardian era but still have echos of the Victorian times past, as this is accurate. After all- when can any of us afford to do the whole house when something new comes into fashion? hee hee. The following prints are available at:

There's also the delightful Jim's Printables which can be found at: I can't ever work the link button so many apologies!

Some examples include:

And for those of you working on modern projects:

Until next time- enjoy!

Monday, 11 April 2011

I'm still here!

Hello guys!

Just to let you know that I'm still here and I really appreciate you all still sticking around. I'm coming to the end of my university year so all of my effort has been pushed to meeting deadlines.

A new dolls house post will follow soon!