Clara's Room Tour

Back in December, I visited the Kensington Dollhouse festival. Oh my, everything you can ever think of was in miniature - I felt like I had taken a swig from a bottle that said 'drink me'. Having no firm plans I bought a few things that I thought looked interested, didn't break the bank, and would fit in with the interior style work I was creating.

A few weeks ago I finally had a day to open the kits and had a go at making some of the furniture. I decided to go with 1/48 as it fits into the matchbox-sized worlds I have been playing with. It was very fiddly, but with the help of tacky glue, a toothpick and a fair few swear words I had a couple of fireplaces, beds, a wardrobe and a trio of tables (that is now only a duo as I dropped one and still haven't found it, the last theory is it lives in the Dyson). This was all good, but what do do with them... 

I went to the local shops in search of tins and found an old one (that is still a work in progress) and this new one from a shop called Berts. It needed decorating so I flicked though my Flow paper books and selected a wallpaper, carpet and ceiling. The furniture is held in place with a dot of tacky glue, but I would not trust this to go through the post, would probably be a right jumble by the time it arrived at its destination. The quilt is cut from a vintage quilt and blanket stitched around the edge to prevent it from fraying. As I made it I started to create a little story...

I took a short video of the box. I do apologise that it is shakey, slightly out of focus and the sound needs sorting but done is better than perfect and on the bright side, my little videos can only improve.

So, onto...

Clara’s Room Tour

She has worked as a clerk for a printer in Hove since 1933 and rents her room on Upper North Street from the formidable Mrs Prentagast. It is always kept tidy just in case she pops in to nose around while she is out, which she often does. Thankfully the beach isn’t too far away, and from March to October she spends Saturday afternoon (half day) down there reading novellas borrowed from Brighton Lending Library. One day her own work will be printed, if she could just find enough energy to pick up a pen after work.