The local Village Shop

My idea for this little shop came about as soon as I saw this dollshouse kit. Straightaway it reminded me of a shop in a tiny village here in North Yorkshire.

I've spent lots of happy times there when my children were little. It was a great place to spend an afternoon out and the local shop there has two Georgian bow windows just like these miniature ones.

Inside you can buy almost everything from local produce to souvenir gifts! People can sit down, have tea or an ice cream and watch the world go by through those beautiful windows as the stream meanders through the pretty grass lined village street.....

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Front stone work and roof

I've used Richard Stacey real stone to clad the front and grouted inbetween the stones  with mortar mix. It looks very realistic as you can see.

The roof has been covered with pantile strips which I painted with different shades of acrylic paint to get a weathered appearance. The pantile strips are made from mdf and are very effective. It was a little tricky cutting them to shape on this hipped roof but the result is quite good I think.