Many many years ago in the dead place, I found a description of Putz houses. So I made one. It became my personal tradition. I make a new one every year. On the base I write a summary of each year. They only come out at Christmas and when we unpack each one, we read out the description of the year and take a small trip down memory lane.
This year for the first time, I didn’t use a pattern, and I decided to make a glitter castle. In Ireland most towns will have a castle, so my village was over due one. This took an age to make, because I cut out each stone separately and it’s had about 4 coats of paint to get the effect-the year of building miniatures has paid off.
A castle felt appropriate because we’ve all been under siege this year. It’s about 10" tall
The glitter is iridescent, so it’s reading green in these pix, but not so green in real life