Happy New Year! (a few days in)

by brae  

We're still getting settled, but the workroom is coming along.  I just need to get my supplies organized and a project on the work table.  Then the momentum of minis will just take over.  :]

The Brownstone is my next big project, but I'm feeling the urge to take on something a bit smaller at the moment.  I missed doing the Creatin' Contest this year due to the move, so I still have that as a possibility.

When I went to my family's place for Christmas, I saw this old photo of a house that's no longer standing.  What an awesome porch, no?  :D  Considering this was and still s a mostly agricultural area, it's rather fancy.


Woody's House

I think a Greenleaf Buttercup would be a great starting point.

Or maybe a Greenleaf Orchid, which would give me a little more room to work with.

I would add a traditional bay window to the front, move the door to the left, and then build the oval porch.  It would be the perfect place for my tall Windsor chair.  I picked it up from Patricia M. Wehmeier Miniatures at the Wee "c" Miniatures Show one year.  I gave it a spray of flat black and then hand brushed on a thin coat of satin varnish.  It seems a more stately and substantial piece in its new color.

Something to think about...I should be back in the swing soon.  :]

10 comments

Comment from: Debora [Visitor]
I love it and think either kit would make a great base :D
01/03/15 @ 10:54
Comment from: MiniDork [Visitor]
Happy New Year!! I like the Greenleaf Orchid to bash for this. That porch is really cool. Pretty fancy for farm country, the builder was passionate. What a great house for inspiration. :)
01/03/15 @ 19:20
Comment from: azteclady [Visitor]
Yay for more minis, and double yay for being more settled in in the new space. Here's wishing you only good things for 2015.
01/03/15 @ 20:00
Comment from: Lene Pieters [Visitor]
That is a very pretty house. I cannot wait to see you bring it to life. Welcome back into mini-ing!
01/03/15 @ 21:33
Comment from: Pepper [Visitor]
I always wanted to live in a house with a curved facia. I love the lines of the porch and I'm sure you'll do it justice with which ever kit you chose to adapt. It'll be nice to see your inspirational posts again. Seems like you've been away for years! Oh and my laser is ready any time you need it =0D
01/04/15 @ 07:55
Comment from: Betsy Rogers [Visitor]
Oh what a fascinating house! I hope you do decide to do this! It is always fun to see your projects take shape! I look forward to the return of your mini-ing!
01/04/15 @ 09:24
Comment from: Janice [Visitor]
The little farmhouse has such charm. I am always amazed by the detail put into what would have been considered quite non descript households. There was real pride and love in this builder.
01/04/15 @ 10:05
Comment from: Keli [Visitor]
Yay! Hurry up, I've missed you. :D
01/05/15 @ 01:51
Comment from: Doug [Visitor]
Hi there Brae, Love the old house! That will be fun to recreate. I tend to agree with MiniDork that "The Orchid" lends itself strongly to your kit bash. But I am sure either way, it will be wonderful! I understand the "urge to do something smaller". I feel it every time I look at my 'little' project!
01/05/15 @ 05:03
Comment from: Irene [Visitor]
Happy New Year! It's nice to sneak in a smaller project while considering a larger one and this smaller project looks like it would be a fun one to do. Of course, I find that if I "think of it" chances are it's a done deal so I'm hoping you're like me and are well on the way to choosing your little property for this new project!
01/06/15 @ 04:53


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