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.