Despite having to spend time sorting out my real life house I have managed to sneak off down to the bottom of the garden to play with my cake box project.
The second coat of pink has gone on and I have wallpapered the inside with a Streets Ahead design from Bromley Crafts.
I also decided to have a 'faux' slate roof which allowed me to use up a scrap of paper I had in my stash. It always feels nice when I use something from the leftovers, it vindicates my hoarding!
The skirting has also gone in but I left a little gap to allow for the opening of the back wall. This will be hidden by the cake stand.
I have put in two very basic white shelves on the back wall in order to add a few books and extras. The window shelves have been given a lace trim, the door a fake lace blind....
......and the cake stand also has a thin lace edging.
I have found it quite difficult to buy lace for dolls house use but have now discovered a very simple solution. I am sure everyone already knows about this little tip but I will share it anyway because I was so pleased with myself. A normal piece of lace from Hobbycraft, much too wide for minis, but if you cut the lace into small sections you end up with lace strands perfectly sized.
I can't believe it's taken me eight years to work this out!! Anyway you can see how I have used this piece of lace cut to size in my little cake shop.