The Dolls House Emporium Market Cross kit comprises a market area with office above. Once the main structure (without roofing) was wrestled into place I’ve concentrated on working on the office. I’ve mainly done this because I wanted to judge the head room around the edges for objects, shelving and furniture and, of course, it’s a fun thing to do while I brood over the roofing.
Deciding on what to put in
I like to imagine who spends time in a room I’m working on, what they do there and how much of it is personal and how much, in this case, is to do with the purpose of the office space and the type of market being held below in the open area. This market is cloth, wool and leather goods – a bit of a mix but it will give some scope for dressing the trestles set up below.
This particular fellow is some sort of community official who collects any monies due from market traders, possibly deals with unruly behaviour at the market, and he generally holds a prestigious position in his community. I think he takes his job very seriously and is knowledgeable about the wares sold in this market and the laws governing their sale. I’ve decided on leaving hints of his presence rather than having a figure in the space. I may go for the odd figure in the market itself but am not clear on that yet.
Now, the Market Cross kit should have a removable roof but I’ve gone off-plan and chosen to try to make a mostly fixed roof with a central pillar I think, with one of the eight walls being removable, taking a little piece of roof with it. It will give a restricted view but I do enjoy hidden corners that have to be peered into. (The pillar will restrict the view further which is why I’m not entirely convinced about it.)
Below I’ve been using as storage space for bits I don’t want to lose sight of, such as the eighth wall, and I need to cobble out the outer edge there. All the walls above need their timbering adding. I’d like a bit more irregularity in the wall timbering layout than that shown in the instructions and would prefer wood strip rather than the thicker MDF pieces provided as part of the kit.
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WordPress and the new text editor
For this entry the Classic interface has been used but I’ve been trying to cram in some of the Gutenberg Editor little quirks and benefits and have now found that I can still get at the Classic interface via the new. Should have tried the three vertical dots widget up on top right sooner to see the possibilities!
However I have had a go at making my peace with the new interface for the Gallery thumbnail problem and can accessing the layout I prefer for it via an embedded version of the Classic interface, which is available as one of the Formatting Blocks. I am unsure about the ‘stability’ of the Gallery position doing it this way as when I’ve tried the method it has at least twice shifted the image gallery so that it overlaps a previous image or group. Need to look at that again.
Still not found how to change the colour of Headings without resorting to code but, as long as my headings are a single line only, have found that a size of about 20 or 24 typed in the Paragraph Block settings, (where you can also change the colour of text and text background), I can get the paragraph block to do the job instead. But that possibly messes up the whole point for the use of the H code? Hey ho.