This is my first post...I joined the site after stumbling across this thread after a google search of Creatology Puzzle Houses. After a week of reading through 136 pages of posts I have decided you guys are the most awesome and creative group of people I've ever encountered in one place and I can't wait to see more of your work! Thanks to you all I have an overflowing file of links, a new Pinterest board devoted to minis and a head full of new ideas and potential projects. Dammit! I've got two of the puzzle houses on standby, the one with the verandah and the wee victorian. The fantasy one kinda intimidates me so that's a pass. I think. Maybe.
Anyway, I bought the verandah house with the intent of making it into a Christmas themed Santa's workshop. I'm torn with which way I want to go with it though after a foraging trip to Michael's the other day and seeing some of the scrapbooking papers. There was a really lush red velvet paper that I can totally see covering the walls. But there was also a lovely sparkly selection of blues and silvers that made me think snowflakes and icicles.
The Victorian is earmarked for a spookier sort of theme. Not necessarily Halloween, but I envision it darker, maybe steampunky mixed with a Borrower's type occupant. Perhaps an abandoned dollhouse in the attic discovered by some intrepid Borrower explorer who takes up residence. At any rate I'm excited to get started!
But I'm being very firm with myself, no opening those new houses until I finish my castle. I picked up the castle shell from Michael's back in April and have been having a blast making a really bizarre jumble of themes, but keeping in mind it WILL be played with by small children. I posted pics to my Pinterest of my progress if anyone's interested in that. Don't know how to post pics here yet. http://pinterest.com/marion1mb/castle-geekery/
I hope this thread continues for a while... I know I'm a year late, but you have all inspired me to no end