A few months ago I told my miniaturist friend Anne that I wanted to build a barn.
Anne consulted some books, discussed architectural details with her hubby and drew up some plans.
Then we started building. That's Anne (happy in her work!).
Anne is just the most phenomenal and lovely miniaturist.
Anne had some old cedar strips that had been lying in her shed for 20 years, she let me use them for the barn, it gives it a real vintage feel. All the newer wood I painted to match the cedar.
The stairs I bought a long time ago, I just aged them.
The arched window in the back was given to me by a sweet little old lady at our club (I doubt she ever thought it would be used in a barn!).
Here's Anne's husband, Derek - the builiding inspector.
He kept a very close eye on our building methods!
It's 1:12 scale but built just like a real building.
The inspector won't give me a certificate of compliance until it has more bracing, lol!
Anne made the rectangle window and helped me build the door from scratch.
I've been going to Anne's house every now and then for the past few months to work on the barn.
Once we had built the 'bones' of the barn Anne sent it home with me to do the exterior.
It was a bit scary to be working on my own.
But one Friday a couple of weeks ago I just told myself to 'get it done'.
So I spent a day cladding the outside.
Anne and Derek loved the end result - for me that was a great compliment!
I still have to make the roof flashings.
So far I've only made the loft lights (and they work!!)
There's still a few details to be finished but I thought you might like to see it.
Soon I'll show you what's going inside, for me that's the real fun part!