Friday, 6 February 2015

Dreaming of bricks

Thank you all for the interest in my little giveaway. As promised, the names of all commentors who wanted to be entered were thrown into the hat...well actually a cereal bowl and one of my work colleagues drew out a name at random.

The winner of the Angie Scarr books is



Well done Melli of Iciri-Piciri blog. Please send me your address in an email, (link to the right of this post) and I'll get your prize sent out to you.

Project update
I think I wildly underestimated the amount of bricks I needed for this project. I bought an initial 400 bricks from Richard Stacey, followed swiftly by another 1000 when I realised just how big the main wall is. I'm not sure if I will render all of the walls with bricks yet. It's time taking and I'm concious of the weight it adds to the overall build.



This was a lucky mistake. I glued three bricks in place as a marker, without considering if the rest of the bricks would fit inbetween. Luckily they did...you live and learn



The edge of the bricks,(window edge) touch. I didn't use any exact science to get them evenly spaced, just eyed them until they looked okay.



I've left a space in the bricks to the right for a mezzanine floor. Not entirely sure if I will put one in but like I said, I change my mind a lot so I can always fill it in later if I need to. This is usually the point where I forget something. I need to think ahead - where the electrics need to be, laying the floor before or after siting a staircase. My mind hurts and I still have a couple of hundred bricks to go. Next time I hope to show you something more interesting than masonary.

Have a fab weekend
Pepper =0)

44 comments:

  1. I love the mix or grey and rust colored bricks! Looking gooood!

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    1. Thank you. I do like that real brick =0)

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  2. Hello Pepper,
    It might be a lot of work...and a lot of bricks...but it already looks amazing. It will be perfect in a loft space. Keep up the great work and I can't wait to see more.
    Big hug,
    Giac

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  3. I just started following your blog and have always loved miniatures is it's really interesting to see how the building process works. It's looking great already and I am excited to see more! :)

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    1. Thank you for following along Farrah, lovely to see you here =0)

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  4. The bricks look great, I love the color. I look forward to seeing your progress.

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    1. Thanks Catherine. I'm doing the grouting today and it really does finish it off =0)

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  5. The bricks look beautiful in their color and in the shape that they are creating! Will be waiting to see more :)
    Congrats to the Lucky Winner!
    Hugs
    Kikka

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  6. Oh, my God, I can't believe that I'm the lucky winner!! I'm so glad! Thank you very much!!! I sent you an e-mail.
    I love your bricks, they look amazing. Colors are very realistic. Hugs, Melli

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    1. Hi Melli, your parcel is on its way =0D

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  7. Congrats to the winner and thanks for the chance. The bricks look very nice and the wall is coming along great!

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  8. Congrats to the winner and thanks for the chance. The bricks look very nice and the wall is coming along great!

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  9. Congrats to Melli, enjoy these fantastic books of Angie Scarr, it's a wonderful prize :D!! Thank you Pepper for the chance.
    Your bricks look great, the wall has a very authentic look and yes, I agree: it is a lot of work, but at the end it will be beautiful ;)! I can't wait to see more of your project!
    Have a nice weekend, good luck with the bricks :0)!!
    Ilona

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    1. Thank you IIona, hope you're having a great weekend too =0)

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  10. Dear Pepper, I sent you another e-mail from an another e-mail address - I think the first one is not working. Hugs, Melli

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  11. Enhorabuena Melli!!
    Esa pared tiene un aspecto excelente. Un gran trabajo.

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  12. The bricks look fabulous Pepper. Congratulations to Melli on winning the giveaway.

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  13. Hi Pepper, Congrats to the winner, and thanks for the chance. I don't envy you that brick project, but it's going to look amazing when it's done! xo Jennifer

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    1. Thank you Jennifer. I'm looking forward to the end too ha-ha =0)

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  14. Hi Pepper,

    being stubborn can be helpful every now and then... finally I managed to win my struggle with Friend Connect and can follow your blog from now on. Congrats to Melli for winning Angie Scarr's book and I am in awe with your brickwork... it looks stunning - and tells me that you're a very patient lady... ;O)

    Greetings from Germany
    Birgit

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    1. Hi Birgit. Thank you for following - I'm happy to find your blog too. =0)

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  15. Muchas felicidades a Melli, es un gran regalo, gracias por la oportunidad.
    Los ladrillos me encanta como quedan y deseando ver el proyecto avanzado.
    Un abrazo
    Maite

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  16. Thanks for holding such a wonderful giveaway! Oh my your brickwork is just wonderful, I am afraid I would go a tad nutty from all those, I am a bit of a clutz ..they would be on the floor in no time ;)

    Great work so far!

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    1. Hi Jane, we must share a similar trait. I'm very clumsy despite the fact I make miniatures. More things fall to the floor than stay in my hand. I will be finding bricks for the next couple of months under cupboards =0)

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  17. Lookin good. I have a Hacienda house made from, mmmm maybe plaster and it is heavy. I love mini mod pods cardboard bricks. They are mind blowing realistic and light. Some people use cardboard egg cartons. Like you backsplash too!!!

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    1. Ha, I thought you may spot the bottles of alcohol in that picture ;0P It's medicinal....promise =0D

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  18. love the bricks,this is going to luck really good x

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  19. Hi Pepper! You have made great progress! I really like what is happening with the brick. It is amazing what a little color and texture do, isn't it? I look forward to seeing the wall in it's completed form!

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    1. Hi Doug. I agree, the brick and texture do make a difference to what would otherwise be a dull wall. Thank you =0)

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  20. Congratulations to the winner!! (Can't believe I missed the giveaway...)
    The bricks looks fantastic, and even better when you have put them together like this on the wall.
    Hannah

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  21. Un trabajo fantástico y felicidades a la ganadora de su sorteo:-)

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  22. Even at such an early stage the colour of the bricks is very evocative!

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  23. ...dreaming of bricks is inevitable.. ;-) but it is coming on nicely. the weight might, as you say, become an issue..

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    1. Thanks Marion. I may have to start body building to lift it =0P

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