Last year I purchased my first quarter scale kit, a cottage from Petite Properties, called Rosebud Cottage. After much hesitation I had my first go at Paperclay and didn't find it too hard at all. It sat, undecorated, for months until a recent spell of very hot weather kept me indoors for several days, so I tackled the distressing and finishing of the exterior of the cottage. Distressing is also something that didnt come very easy to me, a person who loves neat, pristine lol. The instructions, diagrams and photos for the kit were great and I am very happy with this cute little cottage. Now to make the furniture for the inside, also from a book by Bea.
I've been interested in miniatures for 15 years since seeing a dolls house at a Fair. About the same time I got back into horse riding so that takes up much of my time, as well as working. I'm looking forward to retirement in the next few years both from work and horses, then I can concentrate on minis full-time. I have 2 children and 3 little grandaughters. I have just bought a Baby House Cabinet so I'm about to start my first foray into 144th scale.