|A 1:12 scale Edwardian governess' room|
The framed photographs on the dressing table are of ancestors of mine photographed in 1886. I'm lucky enough to have my family's leather-bound albums from that time and have miniaturised photos from it to use in other rooms of the house also.
I made almost everything in this room. All the furniture is from kitsets made of New Zealand native woods. To fully appreciate the timber, I didn't stain or paint it, only polished it with beeswax.
The wicker chair was my first attempt at this, using waxed linen thread then staining it brown. I found the weaving quite relaxing. The rugs, cushions and bedcovers and all the clothes in the drawers, wardrobe and trunks are hand-stitched.
All in all, this room kept me busy for quite some time!