I like the pattern for the Davenport house so much that I made another one. This one is called the Lady Davenport's Halloween House. The surface is made using a different stone stencil technique from the one I used on the Irish Stone Cottage. It consists of sanded paint stenciled … [Read more...] about Another 3D Paper House in the Davenport House Series
From Idea to Design - Making Little Houses Where do you get your creative inspiration for your projects? We do not create in a vacuum because some specific idea is always the spark for our creative designs. I'd like to talk about what inspires me and how I use the inspiration … [Read more...] about Creative Inspiration for Little Houses
The pieces for the Wilkins House are going to fit together! Test Fit All Pieces before you glue This view shows how the front porches will be added to the Wilkins House. The porches are not glued on yet because I have to know that they up with the windows and doorway. No trim … [Read more...] about It’s Going to Work!
Lessons Learned? What are some of the lessons learned with the Spring Mansion, the putz prototype house? Many things such as: How to make a tower to fit around a hipped roof How to draw a steeple pattern accurately with a compass How to make a second story porch or … [Read more...] about Spring Mansion – What I learned from crafting a prototype
Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser - The Wilkins House Cardboard Version I've been working making a little cardboard Putz house based on the Wilkins House, a dramatic example of the Italianate style in my hometown. The goal is to make 2 versions (one Christmas and one Halloween) … [Read more...] about Spring Mansion – Evolution of a Putz House