Nob Hill (Quarter Inch Scale Queen Anne Victorian)

While I’ve been offline the last month or so, I completed another quarter-inch scale dollhouse (almost completed, that is). This is the Nob Hill from Suzanne and Andrew’s Miniatures (click photos for larger versions):

This cute little house caught my eye when I saw in on Suzanne and Andrew’s website a while back. They made a limited number of these (I believe) and have since discontinued it (it was available for a very short time only).

I liked the colors and especially the tower! The tower is 3D printed out of resin–I added the paint. The detail is amazing.

I couldn’t really see the interior on the website, but when I started to put the house together, I really liked it too. It’s done in Arts and Crafts style and colors, with the doors, wallpaper, flooring, windows, and transoms with stained glass included.

The house is open on the right and left sides, rather than back or front, so the rooms can have a more realistic placement.

Entrance hall with stairs. The open door leads to the living room. Closed door on left leads to the kitchen.

This will be the kitchen, in the back of the house. The door facing us leads to the dining room. Door on right to entrance hall.

The living room with front picture window. Open door leads to entrance hall.

The Dining Room (or I might make it a second parlor or a music room). I like the wide Arts and Crafts / Art Nouveau room divider.

The living / dining side of the house.

Upstairs, seen through the back, is a large room (bedroom), with a smaller room in front of it (with the windows) and a room on the left, which will be the bathroom.

You can see  by the dangling wires and gaps in the walls that I’m not finished yet. I have to furnish the top front room before I glue on the roof and connect up the wires. I’ve been busy making structures, not furniture, but I’ll have to switch gears before long and furnish these houses!

When I get this furnished and lighted, I’ll do another post.

I’m really enjoying smaller, quicker projects after two years on the Beacon Hill!

I have more kits to put together, then I want to start designing some small houses and room boxes to showcase some furniture and things without homes.

Happy Mini-ing!

New Projects

I haven’t posted much lately, not because I haven’t been doing minis, but because I’ve been writing so much I don’t want to be anywhere near my computer when I’m done. After a day of my laptop, I want to go analog, so I paint, glue, cut, no computer in sight.

But … I’ve built a couple of kits that I enjoyed and am working on another as we speak.

For Halloween, I completed this spice tin (quarter-inch scale). Click photos for larger versions.

A fun little project that introduced me to another way to light minis (because I broke the switch on the battery box in the kit–this is typical of me).

Anyway, the kit came with a lighting kit–LEDs plus battery holder and switch from Evan Designs. This is a cool, easy way to backlight minis, especially great for the smaller scales. When I broke my switch, I easily ordered another one straight from Evan Designs, whose website showed me all the LED lights and switches I could buy! Very inexpensive too.

Christmas Project

I realized I didn’t have enough Christmas minis (I have one vignette and that’s it), so I made this:

This is a microscale “Secret House” kit from Robin Betterley. I have the kit for the interior furniture, but haven’t put it together yet.

I’m working on another Christmas project, a (one-inch scale) Christmas Peddler’s wagon (again from Robin Betterley–my husband got me a gift certificate last year, and I went nuts.)

I’ll post pictures when I’m done. It’s teaching me how to put together a wheeled vehicle, which is very clever.

I also put together another house kit (quarter inch), which I’ll show in the next post.