Pardon the quality of the picture above; I think I got something on the lens. But things are beginning to take shape with the new project. I have the house together for the most part and now I am working on getting the inside prepped for paint and finishing. I am getting excited for how it is working out. The kit, I found, has these cool cutouts that look like half timbers which will look great. I laid them out and then took them off and painted them brown. I got balsa wood and cut them to size and will paint them to match the half timber and glue them down to the ceiling to look like exposed beams. I made a chimney shape for the inside and outside and used the egg carton trick to "stone" the chimneys. You can see the outside one in the second picture where I experimented how the half timber frames will look. I like it.
Now I have to source where to get the coconut fibers to do the thatched roof, figure out how I am going to do the floor (I think I want it to look like stone) and work on the inside furniture and accessories. It's going to be an artist's studio so I know some things will be hard to find and others I will have to figure out how to make. I found this really cool tutorial on how to make brushes with thread and toothpicks so I am excited about that. I don't have a whole lot of time, but on the days I have nothing planned I will get working on this. Getting excited.