We spent the past week camping down near Southampton, so I haven't done any work on the house this week.
I took along my copy of the August 2011 issue of Dollshouse and Miniature Scene magazine. It has instructions for making a 1/24th scale box bed (where the bed is fully enclosed in a wooden shell, like a little room). I am toying with the idea of making this for the boy's bedroom, although I still like the original Miss LP boat-themed boy's bedroom that is only available in 1/48th scale. Perhaps I could scratch-build a 1/24th version of the boat furniture.
We stopped into the Dolls House, a shop in Whitchurch, Hampshire, which stocks a lot of the cheap imports and Dollshouse Emporium stuff. She had one lonely 1/24th wine bottle, which I bought to put in the wine rack of my Fairfield kitchen. I would have bought more if she had them, but that was the only one. Perhaps my occupants are very occasional drinkers.
As part of a belated spring clean, I have today dismantled my construction station in my bedroom and put away almost everything. I think the time is coming when this house will move downstairs to join my other houses and I will get that corner of my bedroom back. I have some paper printables that I want to make up, and I saw a neat idea for bunting that I may try out. But basically I am coming to the end of the plans and kits that I had for this house. I will still be looking out for 1/24th scale accessories at future dollshouse shows and keeping an eye out for the perfect boy's room furniture. I need to do a bit of a tidy up inside the house - and do some dusting! - before it is ready to move.
I'm thinking that it is long past time to go back to my Willowcrest house, which never did get finished as I bogged down on the vast amount of interior accessorising needed for a knitting and quilt shop. My DH came up with a great name for the shop: "The Quilted Sheep", which I rather like. I did a quick Google and of course others have already thought of it, but as my Willowcrest won't actually be a commercial business, I don't think they will mind :) The house has been waiting very patiently for some more attention. The knitting shop is basically done, but the quilting shop is still a mess and needs lots of mini quilts made for it. The workshop area on the top floor also needs some attention and accessorising. Although I have to say that the scale looks so big after working in 1/24th for so long!