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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Internal Walls Are in...well almost all.

 Hello Everybody...
Well we have had another busy weekend with lots of work completed in the Victorian Dollhouse. This week we focused on the internal walls. Many of them had already been pre cut. (You may remember in a previous post that I mentioned that the main parts of the house are from a Ross's Treasure House kit.
The first picture shows the main walls in the original house. There is a 3 small rooms upstairs, with a landing. Downstairs has 3 small rooms also.

This picture shows the basement extension. The smallest room (in the middle) isn't a room at all but will have the basement staircase installed. (You can see this staircase to nowhere at the bottom of the post!)
The tower basement now has two smallish rooms as well. I'm thinking of making the front one the laundry complete with a Copper.  (My Grandmar's house had a copper...that had multiple uses...from washing to cooking)
 This picture shows the doors that I chose to use for the basement. I decided to use plainer doors down stairs. (I actually prefer these to the ones upstairs!)
The tape has been a must have when putting the walls in. The tape has been helping to hold pieces in place. I was amazed to see how much movement can occur. You think you have it sorted, you walk away and then suddenly your wall has moved.
The house with basement stairs to nowhere. Some of the walls I won't put in until I have wall papered. I'm glad I didn't just go glueing in things as quick as possible. There is no way that I could have decorated the bathroom or any of the other tiny rooms without leaving the walls exposed.
My last picture today is of a seasonal visitor to my backyard. This is a male King Parrot. We have up to ten of these birds visit everyday. They have trained us well. They land either on our gutter or on a small table that we have on our deck and squark. Their favourite treat is sunflowers, though we often give them a wild bird mix. One even tried to land on my car parked in the garage this week in search of food. I'm sure I'm not the only one feeding them treats in my street...they probably go from house to house. The female birds arn't nearly as pretty as the males being mostly green.

Have a great week everybody.
IndyPoppy

34 comments:

  1. Your house is coming along nicely! Where do you live that parrots fly freely? They are so beautiful, I would feed them also...just to get them to come to my house! lol

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    1. Ok now I see...you are in Australia...someplace I have to go one day.

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    2. Australia has a a fabulous assortment of wild birds. These birds come and go season to season. They love warm weather and tend to hang around during spring and summer.

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  2. Gotta love that blue tape! Your house is really beginning to take shape.

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    1. The blue tape is great...its painters tape but it is super for mini-ing.

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  3. Your house is coming on great. Looking forward to seeing more. Wonderful picture of the beautiful bird.
    Hugs Maria

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  4. I like the progress in your house.
    Hug, Faby

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  5. ahh... scary story, walls moving on their own... maybe it is a haunted house? LOL
    Just kidding, you've done a lot of work already, fun seeing it take its shape!
    hugs,
    Gee

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    1. The house does seem to have a mind of its own. Some bits have been extremely frustrating...

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  6. ahh... scary story, walls moving on their own... maybe it is a haunted house? LOL
    Just kidding, you've done a lot of work already, fun seeing it take its shape!
    hugs,
    Gee

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  7. Hi Indy, I also thought the same as Gee did, moving walls etc what a spooky house, brrr ;)! Your house is coming on great, I can't wait to see more of the house.
    I love the picture of the bright colorful King Parrot, what an exotic beauty! Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs, Ilona

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    1. Spooky...yes...if only it would build itself!

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  8. Estas en una fase muy interesante de la construcción de una casa. ¡Se pueden hacer tantas cosas...! Disfrútalo.
    Por cierto, tienes unos invitados fantásticos y coloridos.

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    1. Thanks it has been an interesting project so far.

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  9. Hello Indy Poppy,
    The house is coming along beautifully. I love the divisions of each floor. That parrot is wonderful...great picture.
    Keep up the great work.
    Big hug,
    Giac

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    1. Thanks Giac. I love the divisions also...but... when I was a little disappointed when I first put them in as it made the rooms look very tiny. I am going to have to have a long think about what each room will be.

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  10. your house is coming along well, Im learning alot about how to construct one thank you very much for sharing your wisedom

    Hugs
    Marisa :)

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    1. Thanks Marisa....I'm no expert but I am very appreciative of all the blogs I follow. They provide so many great ideas and advice. Like your blog!

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  11. Hi Indy_Poppy! I am so happy to see that you have progressed to the point of getting the spaces sorted out! It helps then to be able visualize the rooms as rooms. You get a good idea of how the traffic patterns operate too. One step at a time right!? Did you buy your house kit from the Ross's Treasure House in Vancouver, Canada?

    elizabeth

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    1. Hi Elizabeth, Great question. I didn't buy it directly from Ross's Treasure house but my boyfriend heard from a friend of a friend (etc etc) that someone had a kit they no longer needed. They had purchased it from Ross's when they lived in Canada. When they moved to Australia they brought it with them. It's a great kit, very solid.

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  12. Hi Indy!

    The house is coming along wonderfully. It looks like a big house with lots of rooms for decorating. Looking forward to seeing more! Keep up the great work!

    All best,
    Brad

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    1. It is rather large...OOPS... I kinda got carried away when I added the basement. But I intend this house to be part of my house in the future...it might need its own room if it gets any bigger!

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  13. Your house is going to be SO impressive! I remember when I first glued up my house --I was extremely careful-- but one wall ended up slightly out of wack. (I didn't notice it until the glue had long dried). How I debated about leaving it but I eventually HAD to knock it down and reset it. It must be lovely to have such exotic birds about. All I have are CROWS and they are MEAN, and NOISY! A friend of mine threw his Starbucks at one because it was fishing goldfish from his pond and it REMEMBERED and swooped him the whole summer! Crows: MEAN-TEMPERED and GRUDGE-HOLDING!

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    1. Hi John, we also had a couple of "that doesn't look right" moments with the house so far.
      We have crows as well, but the bird that drives me nuts is a Magpie. It looks a lot like a small crow with white patches. It loves to swoop you in Spring. Kids in Australia are known to wear bicycle helmets or ice cream containers on their head to avoid injuries.

      I agree with you, you can't trust crows, especially when you see them in groups...they are up to something!!!!

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  14. Es una casa realmente espectacular.

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment Maribel.

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  15. Hello there,

    I know it has been a long time between visits, so sorry.

    This is such beautiful work! I know how detailed it can be.. You are doing such a wonderful joy.. Looking forward to seeing the completion.. I can just picture it, it is going to be beautiful.
    fondly,
    Penny

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  16. Привет!
    Впечатляющий проект! С интересом буду наблюдать за строительством дома!
    Татьяна

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  17. Привет!
    Впечатляющий проект! С интересом буду наблюдать за строительством дома!
    Татьяна

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  18. Привет!
    Впечатляющий проект! С интересом буду наблюдать за строительством дома!
    Татьяна

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  19. Your house is coming along nicely. I enjoy watching your progress. That parrot is gorgeous! xo Jennifer

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