And there off …

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Looking to see where the building blocks take me, slowly getting there.

Where?
For the moment it’s days of many knives

More accurately blades.  It’s amazing how quickly a scalpel blade loses its umph.  Been doing a lot of card and foam board cutting and once the knife ceases to glide along it needs replacing for this work.  I keep hold of them, down-grading them until they’re more of a danger than any real use, but I’m whipping through the stock of new ones at a rate of knots at the moment.

Going round the block (well the wall)

theinfill dolls house blog Hogepotche Hall –Hodgepodge Hall - a Medieval, Tudor, Jacobean dolls house blog - reshaping an Deco house -working on the facade

Attached the two pieces of frontage together and added a porch. All prior to chopping off a bit of this long wall so it can be attached to the base separately

theinfill dolls house blog Hogepotche Hall –Hodgepodge Hall - a Medieval, Tudor, Jacobean dolls house blog - reshaping an Deco house -working on the facade and storm porch

Porch has one square side (party-wall with sitting room) and one curved which stands in the hallway.
Do you remember those rectangular bits of card window template that were discarded? Well here they are doing the job of porch floor tiling
Tried to get an echo of the Deco curve of the bay flowing the other way in the porch on the right-hand side

 

theinfill dolls house blog Hogepotche Hall –Hodgepodge Hall - a Medieval, Tudor, Jacobean dolls house blog - reshaping an Deco house -working on the facade and storm porch

Have marked out the inner walls on the floor and also started with the cutting away so that the sitting room and porch can float off separately to create a reveal for the rest of the house

Here’s hoping

Everything takes time

Learning so much about manual control whilst working this job out, but don’t start imagining that I’m successfully gaining any.  Attempting is certainly good for my crafting soul and it’s becoming interesting trying to impress new skills on a cack-handed approach and an aging brain.

As you may have noticed (haha) it takes me lots of time to shake out and firm up a plan, a theme a wheeze.  Then one day, a wisp of a proper schematic drifts past my nose and I try to follow its scent, run it to ground and pin it to the notice-board of memory, before it floats away once more off into the ether of idea-land.  I buy things I probably don’t need with money I haven’t really got on the off-chance that they might come in handy, but mostly to ‘nurture’ that wisp, hoping that it will blossom and grow into a recognisably tangible ‘something’.

Still waving my butterfly net around trying to catch hold of some of the skills needed, the memory to recall where I put things and the energy to work out how to pull myself out of the hole I’ve dug 🙂

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