I titled this post with a “week 1′ at the end because I am officially going to start doing weekly updates that actually mean something,…and are consistent, and you know, all that jazz. So, with that said, I present to you, my first Weekly Undersized Urbanite update!!
Yup. Pretty much it! LOL. Remember in my last update? I had been using the Sims 3 to try to figure out some design ideas. I wasn’t really liking it, although from all of the comments and feedback everyone seemed to be intrigued! I stashed away a lot of nice styrofoam from our new bed, (yes, this is relevant) because there were some decent sized flat pieces I thought would be nice to use as the structure for my original square-like-concrete-modern-urban-whatever-you-want-to-call-it house. Also known as,… this one;
But, I really don’t think that house is for me, it doesn’t really fit my vision. When I first heard the name of the contest, I immediately started thinking something like the Brady Bunch house…
That picture isn’t the best example… but you might have an idea of what my idea was, lol. While I was searching one of my favourite eBay seller’s listings, taffy671 (where I purchased my last 1/4″ scale kit by Ani) — I found the PERFECT little house ever…
It’s super, super tiny, but it has exactly that angled roof I was looking for. I love the set back door and side patio. Here are some other views;
I’m thinking, from left to right. Kitchen, Living room, bedroom, bathroom. OR (because I don’t want the patio coming from the bathroom)…Bedroom, Living room, Kitchen and Laundry? Office? I’m really not sure…..Also, do you see the little skylight?? LOVE!
Except, one thing, did I mention this house is TINY??!
3 1/2″ Deep, 13″ Long and 4-3/16″ at the top peak of roof! Thats uber small! Totally fits the “undersized’ portion of the dollhouse contest name. 🙂 Also, those peices of styrofoam won’t go unused. I measured them and it turns out I will have enough to create myself a great base for landscaping!
Now I just have to sit patiently and wait for it’s arrival. In the mean time, I will be taking inspiration from the contest leader, Christina, and creating a “mood board” for the contest. I had to use a tutorial from one of her friends, Jennifer, who has a wonderful blog, as I have no idea how to make such a wonderful seamless picture of my ideas. I have a feeling though, once I get the hang of it I’m going to like it! 😀
Well, now you know I’m not just lost amongst boxes, avoiding this said contest I have entered myself into (willingly!). I do have something up my sleeve! Sort of!. LOL. At least it fits my “vision”, if you even want to call it that!!
I well be back next Friday with more on the contest, and I’m sure I’ll pop in before then! Hope you are having a relaxing Friday evening and enjoy your weekend with Family!