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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Accessorizing the Upper Floors

This week I've been continuing to add accessories and details to the castle.  Unfortunately, my camera can't focus on items as small as most of the accessories I've added, so I can't show you close ups of details.

The Great Hall walls have been adorned with 'tapestries' and the tables covered in runners made from pieces of woven ribbon.  There are a pair of goblets and plates on the high table but you'll need some imagination to see them in this photo.

On the long table are a pair of candle holders, each containing four candles made from pieces of white foam.  These are not the best pieces in the castle and I will be replacing them with something else . . . as soon as I figure out what that is.

In the dressing room adjoining the purple bedroom, wooden beads serve as storage boxes stacked atop the bank of cupboards on the back wall.  A piece of self adhesive faux cow hide makes a cosy rug for underfoot.

Next door in the purple bedroom there have been a few changes.  The steps leading up to the raised area have been moved forward so that the raised area is accessed from the centre of the room rather than against the back wall.  Some black lace creates a railing around the raised area.  The half tester bed has been draped with satin ribbon (for the bedspread) and with a woven cotton ribbon for the hanging 'curtains' and central stripe down the bed.

The furniture in the lower portion of the room has been re-arranged since last time with the shelf unit originally intended for the Hall being re-jigged for use as a wash stand and decorated with a basin and jug made from polymer clay.  To give you and idea of the size of things, the jug is about 5mm high.  A vase of flowers stands on a table by the door while a rocking chair sits in the middle of the rug by the fireplace.

Above the purple bedroom is the Alchemist's Lab.  Shelves on the side and rear walls give the alchemist plenty of storage.  He has a small writing desk for writing up the results of his experiments and a large central work table on which to carry them out.

A bowl of purple fluff is being heated over a small brazier on the worktable.  I couldn't tell you what the alchemist is hoping to achieve by doing this though.   Bunches of drying herbs hang from the overhead beam.  Overall, I really like this room, but think it's a touch too neat at the moment; it needs more mess!

Adjoining the lab is the alchemists bedroom with what I suppose you could call a four poster sitter/day bed, storage chest and another writing desk, this time by the fire.

Coming back around to the other side of the castle is the Library which hasn't changed too much.  A rug covers the flawed floorboards and some books and scrolls have been added to the desk.

Above the Library is the Gallery, which again looks very much the same as last time only with some cushions added to the seats and a length of woven ribbon laid as a floor rug.

The bed in the blue bedroom has been dressed with golden yellow satin ribbon for the bed cover adorned with some patterned red woven ribbon trim.  The curtains are made from a pre-pleated fabric.  A tiny polymer clay hairbrush and comb sit on the dressing table along with some small bead perfume bottles.

Finally, the Solar seats have had maroon and green felt cushions added as well as a plain felt rug laid on the floor.


  1. Hi Alennka
    I am still amazed by the detail you can get into your buildings - especially with them being on such a teeny little scale! Well done.
    All the best

  2. Hi Alennka! This is such an amazingly Big little project! You are adding an awesome number of tiny details... and I can sympathize with how difficult it can be to photograph them! My Tree House project is 1:48 scale....( I am still building it... it has just been on the back of the pile!)
    I know how difficult it is to make any accessories for that scale! Well done!

  3. Me gustan mucho todos los detalles que vas añadiendo,quedan perfectos!!