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Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Retreat progress

I will start today by giving a big welcome to my new followers. It's lovely to have you around. Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my offerings.

I have made quite a bit of progress on the retreat in the past week and now I'm onto the really fun bit - making the building look cosy and lived in. It's all fun of course, but I do enjoy the search for all those little bits and pieces of accessories and soft furnishing that make a miniature home come to life. So, here's the latest guided tour ...

The carpet is in place in the living room and since taking this photograph I've added flowers and a couple of notebooks to the table and a lamp beside the armchair. I'll show photos of that in the next report.

The back door has a lock and handle, and there's a new set of shelves above the sink. Can you just see the cat's food bowl down beside the dresser too?

I added a washstand upstairs and, of course, made some suitcases in pink and cream leather as additional storage - and a pair of fluffy slippers in pink. I'm not sure those particular toiletries will stay. I have some which are much prettier to add instead I think.

There's a new chest of drawers (minus handles) beside the bed and a wicker chest together with a shabby little bird cage. That sharp angle on the roof is a little tricky to fill but I'm getting there. Do you like the sun hat hanging on the end of the bed? That may eventually go outside on the deck but just for now it's safer hanging there.


  1. a mi si me parece acogedor...

  2. Fantastic progress!
    Bye Faby

  3. I love what you did so far. Looks lived in and cosy.
    Furnishing and decorating a dollhouse is like a never ending job but it's worth it for all the thrill and fun we get with finding all the little items and adding things we make ourselves. Keep enjoying your work.
    Hugs, Drora

  4. Your house is beautiful so cozy and welcoming.I love your kitchen.
    Hugs Maria

  5. Very pretty rooms and I love all the little decorating items you have added.

  6. The carpet is beautiful and the furniture is looking really good. I love what you are doing with the retreat. Sandie.