Saturday 26 January 2013

Searching for Shingles

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.

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