Wednesday, 20 October 2010


Ding, dong, the roof is done! The ruddy roof is done!

 I ended up using 2,800 tiles plus the 'grandad' tiles and I have to admit I take my hat off the those artisans among us who make their own tiles and then paint them. I felt like the job was never going to end. I am, however, very pleased with the result and the varying colours are just what I wanted. 
 There was one problem though.....
 I did not have enough ridge tiles. Isn't that always the way. I am about ten short. Grrrrr! Which means I have to buy a whole box but never mind the task is done thank heavens. My next kits have much smaller roofs for which I am truly thankful. All I have to do now is add the lead flashing to tidy up the edges and make it look a bit more professional. These roof tiles are from Minaco, are some kind of stone compound and I stuck them on with quite a tacky PVA glue to stop them from sliding as I laid them. They also cut very easily with a stanley knife. 
This is the last flower box too which looks a bit clumsy around the bay window but by the time I have added all the plants and foliage will look softer and more in place. There is still a long way to go but all the real grunt work has been done and I am now down to the pretty bits.
 The attic work room is quite a large space and will have a hat making table, a sewing machine and dressmaking table so I needed three chairs. I saw these on the site of one of my favourite sellers Ashwood Designs and liked the idea of three different chairs. If you don't know this seller do go and have a look at their work, it is very reasonably priced, ideal for pieces you are going to 'dress' anyway.
 They are very friendly and delivery is prompt.
 I also bought this unfinished fireplace which has a super shape and this cute desk which will hold all of Witch E.T's paperwork.
Here it is with a little owl collection from Julie of The Cottage Kitty. I love the two ink wells with their feather quills and the little owl will find its place in one of the flower boxes I think. He has a really cute face and I can see him peeping shyly out at the ladies going into the Emporium.


  1. The ruddy roof is perfect! Great job, congratulations!!

  2. Congratulations on your roof! It looks great! And I love those chairs... and the owls! I can't wait to see it all decorated!

  3. The roof looks fantastic, but OMG, all that work. My hat's off to you! :)


  4. WOW! that is some awesome work! clap clap~

  5. Your roof looks perfect! This is going to be great. I really like your choice of chairs and the desk with Julie's owls.

    Victoria ♥

  6. Your roof is icredible. Congratulations!

  7. The roof looks brilliant, Janice. What a shame you didn't have enough ridge tiles. Great furniture and Julie's little Owls look right at home on the Desk. xxx

  8. The roof's looking great!
    Thanks for the link to Ashwood Designs, they've got some lovely loot! :)

  9. ¡Impresionante este tejado! Has hecho un buen trabajo. Me encanta.
    El mobiliario estará perfecto en esta casa.
    Besos Clara

  10. Enhorabuena por ese magnifico techo, las sillas son preciosas y el detalle del buho me encanta!!
    besitos ascension

  11. oh I know how you feel! I was glowing when I finally got the roof completed on mine too :o) you've done a fantastic job x

  12. Janice, Your roof is amazing and well worth the effort you took! The results are perfect! I love all of the details that you have added to the stucco around the windows and also the wood embellishments. So great looking!! Wonderful furniture that you have bought and I love the owls too!!!

  13. The roof looks great and I bet you are glad it's now done! I know how you feel though when you ran out of ridge tiles...I ran out of roof tiles whilst doing my witch's house and I had to order another box....I ended up making the lean too as then I had too many! lol

    The furniture is wonderful and soooo many thanks for the link, I have seen a few things I like and want/need! :o))

    I missed out on the owls, but I will acquire some at some point. :o)) I love the owl board just amazing work and minis. :o))))

    Michelle xx

  14. Fabulous! Really worth all that hard work, well done you! I have owls too arnt they amazing, so cute! Kate xx

  15. wow!!! questa è favolosa... che bello averti scoperta ciao


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