There are three fairs that I love to attend in the UK.
York Dolls House and Miniature Fair , Kensington Dollshouse Festival and Miniatura
I rarely have the funds to attend all three so I choose one, sometimes two and save up like mad so that I can spree without guilt. This year I chose Kensington because I didn't want to miss a meet up with Annina and Marion. I had no sooner emptied my piggy bank when Miniatura announced the line up for their Autumn show.
TYA Kitchen are coming and I really want to see them. However, the show is the same weekend as my Husbands Birthday. I've bought tickets, of course, but I will pay dearly for making Hubby walk around the venue four times when I'm sure he would much rather be celebrating his Birthday with a glass of Wiskey and a game of golf.
Over the weekend I tackled the roof of Fenton Lodge. I've never attempted a curved structure before so setting the joists in place was hilarious. The woodsheet was determined to lay flat, I was determined it was going to curve and I pretty much used anything at hand to add some weight while the glue set.
I want to keep the style consistent so the main roof needs to be built up like the one above the extension. I also want to be able to remove it, (to get access to the interior), which means somewhere I need to make a break in the electrics.
This was accomplished with a micro plug that I bought from Jennifer at JS Miniatures It's excellent because now I can unplug the wires and remove the roof without having to cut wires or reheat solder. Yeehar!
Here you can see the battery box is hidden inside the roof. I'll solder everything and tidy the wires once all of the interior lights are installed.
The underside of the main roof has a Mahogany facia board and black eyelets to keep in theme.
I think the downlights will look really pretty when it's dark
That's it for now
Enjoy the rest of your weekend