Monday, April 21, 2014

A little more trim and a whole lot of travel

It's been a few busy weeks of business travel and last minute studying for my upcoming final for this semester's courses.  All this has put my blogging behind.  I did, however, get to do a little mini shopping on one business trip to North Carolina, which was good.

This past Easter holiday week has also given me a little play time.  I finished all the molding around the book store entrance, finished the vent under the window and painted the interior of the second store and installed the floor.

I think the moldings around the door close in the entrance a little bit, but it is a miniature, so only small people will need to fit through!  I also think I've installed the window box floor in the second store a little too high, this may need to be lowered.  I will sleep on this a little bit and decide.

 I don't know if I ever shared the inspiration picture for this storefront.  It comes from one of the storefronts in the Harry Potter attractions at Universal Studios.  Interestingly enough, I didn't realize this when I started the storefront.

I hadn't seen the top of the building when I built my version.  I am glad I choose this version, which again is interestingly enough, also from Universal Studios, but this I knew, and I had taken a lot of pictures of the brownstones there when we visited several years ago.  It was just several months before the Harry Potter attractions opened when we visited though. We were disappointed at the time, because we could see the top of the attractions from outside, but couldn't get in to see it.
This was my inspiration for the top of the storefront.


With the moldings finished around the exterior windows, I now can dress the bookstores windows on the inside.  That will be my next blog post hopefully!

In the past month of travel I've had lots of time to spend on my Pinterest boards while sitting in airports and spending nights in hotels.  There's over 2100 followers on my boards now and over 35,000 pins, over 20,000 pins are on miniatures!  If Pinterest interests you, drop by and check out the boards at

Happy Easter to all.

Until the next time....


Giac said...

Hello Wanda,
It is really coming along beautifully. your storefront is just great and I love the weathered look. The whole façade is very realistic.
Big hug,
p.s. how was your holiday?

Wanda said...

Thanks for your comments Giac. I'm pleased with the progress. Easter holidays were too fast going, only a short four days, but spent with family which was nice.

Elizabeth S said...

I say WOW! I love the way that you have handled the stone and the windows! It all has so much history attached before you even cross the tiny threshold. I am soooooo Impressed! :))


Margaret said...

The shop front looks amazing, you have done a great job.

PILAR6373 said...

El frontal de la tienda se ve muy realista,me encanta!!!

Wanda said...

Thanks for all your kind comments ladies! I'm enjoying this project.

Eliana said...

Wow! It's amazing!

Fabiola said...

Great work. It looks amazing!