A starting point
We have a boy looking out at the street scene. Where is this boy’s room?
Well, this attic space is the one that needs turning into a young boy’s room.
Clothing, games and a ‘secret’ space
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When making things, I nearly always start a little way into the story. In this instance I built the bed before I’d finished the room. And now, on finishing the room structure, I’m starting with clothing before I decorate the walls.
Buff coloured jerkin with tie fastenings
Jerkin draped over end of clothes chest
On clothes pegs at the back hang a cloak, a feathered hat and an old shift
He needs a nightcap making – this one looks a little old granny-ish
But looks a little better draped over the bed-head
First review of all bits together before moving on to making more
The bedroom is over part of the long gallery which has a very different colour scheme and overall style
On with the bits and pieces. He appears to be storing banners and streamers in this corner
Colour and size balance review of the back of the room so far
Toys and games left on the bed
“Hey someone sleeping here!”. Sorry making too much noise whilst arranging things.
The boy seems to have had trouble finding a matching pair of hose!
Sneaking a look through the small dormer window
That dog is still watching me
Time to decorate the walls. This side has a very odd camel and very old boat
On the left there’s an elephant with a howdah.
I’ve added a belt and purse to the hanging items and a fishing rod stuck in a basket of clothing. Also half a camel looking on.
A closer look at that camel
Our boy obviously collects single items. First it was stockings and now he seems to have half hidden a very muddy single boot.
On the clothes chest there’s a bag of coloured clay marbles and a set of quoits.
His hidey-hole is under the bed – one book on principles of navigation, one lamp and the all important apple
A bedroom for a growing lad