When I first saw this little house for sale in a local shop, it instantly made me think of the houses in my Wattle Lane novels – two and a half stories high, with gingerbread trim and an attic tucked beneath the eaves. The miniature houses are made by a local couple who have a laser cutting and engraving business http://www.micara.co.nz. They make a range of different style houses, and also make them in a larger scale for doll houses.
The little house, just 10 inches tall, sits beside me on my desk while I am writing. When I look at it, I imagine the little scrapbook shop on the bottom floor, and of Angeline sitting in her attic studio at the top of the house, making her paper angels.
Now I just have to decide what colours to paint it. Perhaps mustard with periwinkle trim, like Wattle Lane Keepsakes.