Sunday, 10 February 2013

If at first you don't succeed....

I was told this week by a close relative, in a jokey manner, that I "need to get a life". It was just after he'd signed for a parcel in my name and, being keen to know what was inside (a fact, in itself, which suggests he should take his own advice), he watched while I opened it.

It appears that he doesn't share my enthusiasm for the Mini House Project, or for the fascinating world of miniatures opening up in front of me.

But he is obsessed with cricket. I rest my case.

Copyright: Minimum World / Streets Ahead
The same model as the new arrival
The parcel in question contained a tiny dolls house from Minimum World,  made by Streets Ahead. It is a replacement for the wonderful handmade miniature dolls house that I inadvertently turned into Frankenstein's Monster last Sunday. And which is now safely back in its box, awaiting a full structural report to survey the damage done, on the advice of the talented and very kind members of the Dolls House Emporium forum, which I recently joined. 

But meanwhile, I was still itching to make a mini house for the Mini House. Hence the arrival of Mini House II - The Sequel, at No.1 Heatherside Corner.  

This time I played it safe and bought a cheap factory produced model. But one with potential. One that, if anything went wrong (again), could be popped on the sitting room fire as kindling, without a trace of guilt.... 

And this is the result. 

Tonight Mr PJ will have to don a woolly hat and another pair of socks, as the fire will stay unlit for now....

Not an exact copy but a miniature nod to the Mini House

"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no point in being a damn fool about it." W.C. Fields.


  1. Fantastic work on both scale houses!


  2. Thanks Patty! I have to admit I am really enjoying doing it. Even though most people I know think I have lost the plot!

  3. You haven't 'lost the plot' its the others that 'haven't found it' yet that are strange.
    sylv x

  4. You may well be right, Sylv! Afterall, we should all have a hobby! Thank you! X

  5. Thank you Diane. You have been very kind with your comments. They have been a real boost. X