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Welsh slate used for miniature farmhouse

November 2nd, 2011

The Dolls House Emporium Creative Competition for 2011 attracted many entries based on real-life buildings and scenes.

Today we focus on Lowri Nelmes, from Cardigan, who was no exception, setting her sights on making her own version of a farmhouse not far from her home.

Lowri Nelmes creative competition entry

“It’s so peaceful and calm down there,” she says,” and I’ve always been fascinated by old buildings which is why I wanted to try and create it how I think it would have looked when it was in use.”

Using the same kit as everyone else, the garden pavilion, she made it her own.

She cut up slate to cover the whole of the interior and exterior walls, the roof, flooring and garden walls. More slate was used for the fireplace and she employed the traditional Welsh building material in constructing a pantry too.

“The interior accessories are mainly essential items with one or two personal touches.

“I’ve added a pig sty made out of slate, a chicken house from sticks and a wishing well. Finishing touches include a hay cart, with trees all around, stones on the path, chickens, pigs and even mice!”


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