Hobby Builders Supply contacted me recently and offered to send me their Denise's City Cottage Kit to build and blog about. I am so thrilled to be considered for this honor. Hobby Builders Supply is "the go-to place" for just about any miniature you can imagine. They have been selling dollhouse and miniature supplies through their print catalog for over 35 years and online at miniatures.com for more than 20 years.
I'd like to spread the word about the HBS miniatures.com 22nd Annual Creatin' Contest. The Denise's City Cottage is this year's contest kit. Now, I won't be entering the contest (to be fair to those who purchased the kit to enter), but this is an amazing contest with a grand prize of a $1,000 gift certificate. There is a limited quantity of the Denise's City Cottage kits available, so get one before they're all gone. Deadline for contest entry is December 16, 2015, so there is still plenty of time to build your kit and enter.
If you want to be inspired, check out all of the entries from the last 21 years of Creatin' Contests by clicking here. Once you're there, you can see pictures of every entry by clicking each year's contest in the column to the left.
Here is a sneak peak of the contents of the Denise's City Cottage Kit. Straight out of the box...
The windows and door.
Just one page of instructions, so it should be pretty simple to put together.
Now, an important part of the creative process will be to decide exactly what this kit is going to be. The architecture of this kit easily lends itself to a modern design style with it's curved roof, contemporary style windows, and gliding door. This definitely does not look like the traditional family home. It could be a studio apartment in the city or a boat house on the lake. I am inclined to do something different with it though, to color outside the lines... I am drawn to think outside the box... I'm thinking about an old fashioned General Store. Well, that might be a bit of a stretch and a real challenge to create something old fashioned out of a modern style design. Can it be done? What do you think?