I’ve been woefully neglectful of my puzzle house these past few weeks (those shingles took a lot out of me!), but I do have a couple of smaller half scale projects to show off.

I scratch built these ladderback chairs using 2-inch Houseworks spindles and strip wood. I got the idea for the woven seats from Dollhouse Style by Kath Dalmeny. I’m happy with how they turned out and am planning to write a tutorial in the near future showing how to make them yourself, so stay tuned for that.

Last night I finished up a miniature carpet that I have been stitching for the past few months. The pattern is freely available from Dancing Violet Needlework Designs. They recommend stitching it on 18-count fabric but I wanted it a bit smaller so I used 35-count. (Okay, that makes it 50% smaller.) The finished size is approximately 3 inches by 4.25 inches, which would be 6 feet by 8.5 feet in a half scale house. I still need to add fringe to the edges, which I think I’ll do by attaching frayed ribbon or fabric to the bottom.

I’m not sure where I’ll use it yet, but I think it looks pretty good in the dining room of the Fairfield.