Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Putz Plan Progress

Please join me on my new blog - where this project is included with more already added. Thank you. I hope to see you there.

I moved this post about designing the Wilkins House as a Christmas Putz house here. I hope you will stop by and see it.


Here are a couple of other views of the real Wilkins House. This one is from the Greenville Journal.

Wilkins House Greenville Journal
Wilkins House - angled view. This view shows the Conservatory very well. You can see all the gorgeous detail on the house, the balusters, 8 columns in the front, molding, quoins, and ornate chimneys. It also shows the apartment built on the back for the owner to live in. 

Putz prototypes for the Wilkins House Cardboard house
These are the second and third prototypes I've made for this house. The first one I threw away because it was too big.


  1. Hi Lucy! This is a very challenging and exciting project. What a gorgeous and inspiring house to work from. I love your plan for making a Christmas version in addition to your usual Halloween style. I also wanted to thank you for posting about this project. I have been in an artistic slump and reading about your project has started to get the wheels turning for me. I so appreciate how you share your thoughts, trial and error and plans, as well as your progress and finished projects. Happy New Year!

    1. Laney,
      I'm glad that this post inspired you. I don't think creativity is a straight path, the jigs and jags along the way often make it more interesting which is why I post more of the process than a lot of blogs do.

      I hate to hear of you in an artistic slump. It's kind of tough time of year - illnesses, COLD weather and less light do make it challenging. I'm glad I could help in any way.

  2. OOPS! Somehow I missed this post. I am pleased to see you are making some progress on the Wilkins House prototype. It's so interesting to see and read about your thought process. I'm thrilled to be along for the ride; thank you for sharing! I also learned a new word today to wow my architect husband with and to use in Scrabble-quoins. Thank you! Hugs!

    1. Quoins is a really good word and a cool design element I think. Yes, it's perfect for scrabble. I hope you get an opportunity to use it.