I am astounded by the sheer number of choices available for building a dollhouse. Websites with pages and pages of different types of siding, roofing, little embellishing touches. For someone who has always loved miniatures, it's like waving crack in front of an addict.
I could see me spending a great deal of money if left to roam free.
Unfortunately, despite the scope, I cannot find roofing tiles of the type I want. There's some lovely stuff out there but it costs too much. And the stuff I can afford, I don't like.
So it looks like I'm going old-school hand-crafted. As in crafted by my own hands. Which will be hugely time consuming.
On the plus side, I do have a template and I like having something to do with my hands while I watch TV. Making jewelry, cross-stitching. Now I'll just add shingle-making to that list.
Looks like I'm off to find dark bristolboard to make my new roof. I tried black foam (because it's so easy to cut with an art knife and won't fade in the sun) but it's too thick. The tiles don't lie down properly.