Where does the time go? I get so into doing the work on the dollhouse and reading everybody else's blogs, then don't do anything to mine!
I have to say though, it is so uplifting to the spirit when you get comments on your blog! I can see that this could get addictive:) It's also made me realise that I should be leaving comments on other people's as well. I have got so used to lurking in the background, thoroughly enjoying reading them, but not leaving a comment to show my appreciation. Can I make a new year's resolution ahead of time? Why not??
Anyway, moving on to my progress on the house. When I got it, there was slate tiling already attached, but I must admit, the more I looked at it, the more I didn't like the finish that had been achieved. Tiles were put underneath other ones and they weren't even. I like realism, but it just looked a bit messy to me. The other problem (in my eyes) was that no lead flashing had been added round the dormer windows or the top. My son advised me that lead flashing is put underneath and on top of tiles to keep the rainwater out! Well, my little people can't get wet can they? Having said that, my house isn't going to have people featuring in it, there will be just the impression that they have gone out! Anyway, I found a picture of how the dollhouse looked, unfortunately not brilliant as I snapped it on my iPhone but I think you can see what I mean:
This is with all the lead flashing added, I got it from Minimum World I used the large scallop along the top of the roof and the small one round the dormer window. The lead on the dormer roof was the original used again.
I'll move on to the chimneys tomorrow, thanks for reading :)