Sunday, November 25, 2012

Oh frabjous day! Callooh Callay ...

...she chortled in her joy!

Hi and welcome to new followers of Hollyhock Cottage. I hope you enjoy the sporadic progress of this little house.

Finally I have some progress to show you! 

The upstairs walls, both sets of stairs and the attic floor are glued in place!  A milestone which has been slow to reach thanks to continual procrastination as it is much more fun playing with the bits done and making new little bits than doing the many boring building bits required. 

Paula you are a wise woman growing your village with ready built houses! 

Doors with latches are in place, wires for lights and fires are in place, stair rail isn't in place...ooops. I knew I would forget something.

I have banned myself from 'trying out furniture to see how it looks' and am also banned from making bits of furniture, accessories and other fun bits until the windows are made, the fronts (walls and roof) on and the roof thatched! At the moment I am thrilled to have completed this much and seeing it actually become a cottage so I will be strong! (wish me luck)

Even the definite slope to the attic flooor isn't worrying me. (Did I actually measure the walls when putting the woods in to hold it a couple of years ago, I wonder?)

Off to grin idiotically at the frontless and roofless cottage and make more plans!



  1. You're right to be pleased with yourself. The cottage looks just great - pat yourself on the back!

  2. Thank you. :D No doubt people are scratching their heads and wondering why I am excited, but it has been an unloved mess for ages, so to me it is wonderful just having it tidy! Miss 21 asked if I was practising on the dolls house before tackling the real house! :O

  3. Hi Christine,
    The cottage looks wonderful! I love the little extension to the side with the front on - the windows are fantastic - and I can't wait to see the rest of the cottage finished. Keep up the good work!!

  4. Oh Christine - you deserve a large pat on the back - it is gorgous:) I still see Miss Marple for some reason.

  5. Glad to see you back. Looking good!

  6. Your cottage looks amazing.
    Bye Faby

  7. It looks lovely what a nice big house how much fun will that be to fill! And yes you are much braver than me I just cheat and have all the hard work done for me lol!! xx

  8. Thank you everyone. :-)

    Julie - I look at all the wonderful houses you create and am embarrassed that I make such heavy weather over one cottage!

    Laura, oddly I had Miss Marple in mind when glueing it together. The attic will be a maid's room and Miss Marple would get girls from the orphanage and train them which got me imagining the family help and her story.

    I'm not sure about braver, Paula. I began before I knew any better! Plus one house is a different matter from an evergrowing village. :-D

    Thanks again all. It is lovely to be back in the swing.

  9. Hello christine,
    That is just wonderful. What a charming and perfectly detailed cottage. i can't wait to see more once the bans are lifted.
    Big hug,

  10. Hollyhock Cottage looks awesome! A little bit more left to finish it and then to another fantastic step - decorating! MIni hugs, Natalia

  11. Me gusta y creo que estará increíblemente hermosa al terminar

  12. It looks lovely! No worries about being a fast or frequent blogger... We will wait patiently!