Friday, 9 January 2015


This evening I was going to be researching items that I can use in my pet shop.  Unfortunately, I got side tracked by everyone's lovely blogs again haha.  Of course I can technically still count it as research and I have definitely been left feeling inspired.

When I go to Miniatura later this year, I am planning on buying items for my 24th scale cottage and more things for the shop that I am not confident making myself and cannot buy at the dolls house shop that is relatively local to me.

That being said, I havent been to Dolls House Mania since the beginning of December and it is such a lovely shop with such friendly people.  I am hoping to go there again soon because I plan to buy the last of the shelves I need from there.

Moving on... back to the research.

I shall be looking at making a list and then start with making what I need.  That should keep me busy and out of trouble for a few days :)

Monday, 5 January 2015

Pet Shop Progress

Today I decided to finally start clearing out the Pet Shop (Yes, I know, still not found a name for it yet), and began to get the shelving and items in place.

Here are the before pictures;

Such a mess eh?  Well, please don't get your hopes up, the ground floor is still not looking good.

I do like some of the shelving but there is still so much left to do on the ground floor, and I am looking forward to the challenge.  

As you can see, there is a blank space in the corner.  I will be purchasing another single shelf for that area and then working on continuing making stock.  Hopefully, this will give the effect I am after.  Since buying this property, I have really struggled to find what I feel will suit it.  I tried a holiday home, a cottage and then a haberdashery.  I would love to make it right and feel I am on the right track with it at last.

The first floor is taking shape...  finally...


One last bit of great news.  I have spoiled myself and my mum today.  I have booked two tickets for Miniatura this March at the NEC.  Just got to wait till closer to the time and then they should arrive in plenty of time for us to go.  A lovely day out for just us two to enjoy.

The plan for Miniatura this year? I shall be looking for 24th scale cottage items and Pet Shop items. I am so excited.  I really needed something to look forward to this year and this was just the thing.