Wednesday, October 17, 2012

I have just finished the "oeil de boeuf", the round window on the roof. As I didn't have a router, I did it with polystyrene foam. I carved the foam, then covered with glue for wood, I let it dry and then painted it.
 Maybe it's a bit too dark. I have to wait for a day or two and I'll see if I have to do the ageing again....
Some furniture I ordered from Hong kong from UOL has arrived and I am very happy with it. I may adapt it to the room but the quality of the furniture is very good. Every piece is carefully protected for shipping, my order was sent the day after I had ordered it and 5 days later I got it!
The price is reasonable which , for me, was an essential criteria as I can't afford to spend much on furniture.

Have a look at their website and maybe you will discover something you were looking for. I can only recommend them:)

I guess I should put some wall paper to make it look more realistic  or wood panels? What do you think? Any suggestions?
The chimney is not attached to the wall yet to make wall papering or painting easier.
If I don't put papers on the wall I guess I'll have to "distress" the painting....

One more thing: If you like old French shop, I found this great website with hundreds of facades and details of shops dating from 1900's. A gold mine for miniaturists. Have a look:

When you are at the bottom of the page, click on  1- 50 then 51 to 100,  and enjoy!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Here is the original picture that inspired me. I adapted my projected a little bit but tried to keep the atmosphere of that time.

The hats and their lovely stands in the window, the collars in the shop, the shoe boxes, the shirt boxes are created by Lisa. She does wonderful miniatures. Just visit her website and you'll understand why.

The work table was made by Glen at:

I can't but recommend these two great miniaturists. Thanks you both for helping me.

Here are some more pictures. If you have any questions.....

I finally had a little free time to work on the shop and here are some pictures