Thursday, December 3, 2009

Starting Over

Drat! I guess I have learned my lesson the hard way. I was all excited to start building the Sugarplum Cottage and found out after I put the second floor on that it is not 1:12 scale! I am glad I found out now before I got any further. I was trying out the sofa and chair I had gotten and when I put them in there it looked really weird. You can see in this picture how the furniture looks gigantic through the window.

So now I have started the Storybook Cottage. As luck would have it, my neighbor is moving (well not the moving part) and she had an unopened Storybook Cottage kit that she had purchase a while and didn't do. So I looked at the outside and lo and behold it says it right on the box. I feel pretty dumb right about now.

Anyway, I started on that and here's my progress. Obviously I haven't gotten that far, but it's coming along.
So I learned my lesson to look at the description before buying anything. I will hang onto the little one and maybe one day work on it.


  1. Olivia, I turned the Sugarplum into a basket shop. To make it work for 1" scale, all I did was left out the second floor and made a beamed ceiling. I did bash it on one end, but that was an extra and not necessary....You might consider turning it into some kind of small shop or studio. It does work for 1" with very little effort.

  2. Thank you so much for that suggestion! It's exactly what I am going to do. I am going to turn it into a thatched roof cottage artist studio. You have saved the day!