I've been working a little on the caravan. The colours will be loosely based on the vibrant 'Roulottes' decorated by Jeanne Bayol, more photos can be found here. I love the beautiful art dolls by Christine Alvarado of Du Buh Du Designs, and she has also used Gypsy Caravans inspired by Jeanne Bayol as a set for her dolls so she is also a source of inspiration to me. I've just put a few things together to give me an idea of how the colours work as a whole. I pulled off the roof (to be reconstructed later as an opening roof), added shutters to the doorway and painted external panels a bright green, painted the interior a mauve colour and started to build a bed using a kitchen cupboard from one of those cheap basic woodcraft furniture kits.
I like the bright clashing greens, mauves, reds and turquoises - somehow I think they will all work together to give the right kind of bohemian atmosphere. This is something very different to my usual fairly muted colours, and when I need a break I will start work again on my vintage white house!
Hello and welcome! I am a married mum with a little boy born in 2009 and little girl born in 2011, and am usually busy with full-time mummy duties. Any spare time available I try to spend on my other passion, working on 1:12 scale dolls house miniatures (with a few 1:16 here and there). I have been interested in miniatures all my life but only over the past few years have returned to this hobby, now working on six dolls houses plus a shop and gypsy caravan....absolutely no room for any more (unless of course my children want one of their own, I'm sure we could squeeze it in somewhere!).