|Cut block of wood before painting and varnishing.|
One of my first purchases was a little green Buddha statue that was to decorate one of the rooms. The second floor room in fact is the Buddha room (the first floor room is the Gohonzon room - from a different buddhist practice). I decided not to make a Shinto room although I very much may add a small Shinto shrine or a kamidana and a Toro gate somewhere in the house. Thing is, I would need to find very small versions of the shrine as I do not think I can make one so small. But you never know!
So, I created a pedestal for the Buddha statue. It was so small on it’s little black table that it needed to be noticed in the room. I just cut up a block of wood, painted and varnished it then positioned it in the Tokonoma. I added some little flowers that I had bought at the Milano show. The Buddha looks presentable now.
|The Buddha ready for installation.|
|Raised to a proper height.|
In the meantime, I had ordered some things off the HBS miniatures site to build the side garden. I really hadn’t planned on doing it yet but I was a bit down and wanted to try something different rather than continue with the porch build. I found my previously purchased self-adhesive grass
|Self adhesive grass and glueing a paving stone.|
|Waiting for the glued "growie" flower beds to dry.|
|Positioning the grass onto the dollhouse pavement.|
The fence was made from another Ikea placemat I found in the discount section. Just cut to size and re-enforced across the original stitching. I used a fence foto I found for inspiration.
|Inspirational fencing (and fountain)|
|Working on the Ikea placemat to create the back fence.|
|Detail of the lantern in place.|
|View from above.|