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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Luckily two of my girls are old enough now to actually help! I was not surprised by my eldest offering to help me; she likes to help with everything I do, from laundry to miniatures.
It was appropriate that my middle daughter also wanted to help; I was pregnant with her 10 years ago when I took the class and first made the structure. How appropriate then that she help me finish it up! She is not into miniatures, but she is a Harry Potter fan so she was eager to assist. Plus, she is great at deconstruction!
So, slowly but surely, the old plaster floor is getting chipped out!
Saturday, August 9, 2014
I know that I should be working on my Mansion. It sits right here behind me as I type; a figurative elephant in the room. (Okay, it's not really as big as an elephant but to hear my spouse complain about it still sitting in our family room corner you'd think it was larger than a pachyderm). Yet I went and brought a different project up out of the basement . . . .
|My unfinished but still respectable structure|
|This window needed to be installed . . .|
|. . . but it broke before I got to install it. So I have to fix it first.|
|This collection of aquarium pebbles need to be glued down -- it's|
amazing I haven't lost any of them over the years
as they just rattle around down there under the pub.
|I have cauldrons and owls for these two shops, but the shop just out of frame on the right|
is a robe shop. Not too thrilled about filling that shop, and am debating about changing it to a different shop all together.
|Dollhouse Before: minor work needed on right side of house to reattach|
the addition front panel and the second story porch door back in place.
|Dollhouse After: Cleaned, reattached additon front panel, put porch door on hinge,|
reglued porch railing in place and interior stairs were given a coat of paint and reglued in place (not shown).
|Porch door opens and closes again!|
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
So my sister is married! Yay!
Now it is time to focus on work again . . .
Customer brought in her childhood dollhouse that needs some minor repairs: fix porch access door, repair molding above front door and re-glue porch railings back on, and reattach front dollhouse piece which was on hinges but fell off. So two separate hinge issues (smaller porch door and large dollhouse panel). Not gonna be fun as hinges are my nemesis!