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About DoF@theinfill

Learning and playing with craft related new physical tasks, mostly with highly variable results. Great fun and lots of room for invention and learning.

Watching paint dry

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well, wallpaper glue at any rate

Popping in and out of the Potting Shed between various activities, turning from minis to cookery-s – one of these times I’m going to find myself brushing glue on a fish pie – but here’s a few photos of the mini part of the bobbing around.

What’s cooking?

There are fireplaces on their way too, but still, like me, in a fragile state, so will have to wait till next time.

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Gorgeous characters, wonderful faces

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Beautiful figures with magnificent faces and stupendous costumes.

Certainly put a smile on my face first thing this morning …

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Здравствуйте дорогие друзья! Спасибо за ваши комментарии к предыдущему сообщению. Сегодня расскажу душещипательную историю. Вы помните эту сладкую парочку? Так вот ! Недавно девочку купили, теперь она живет в Швеции. А мальчик остался один.Hello dear friends! Thanks for your comments on the previous post.Today I will tell you a heart-rending story. Do you remember this sweet couple?…

via Грусть и радость. Joy & sadness — My little little dream

And the last kit – right along on in here, please

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The strange pull of domesticity?

Mostly at the moment I’m bouncing between my full-sized autumn clean (much the same as spring …) and sorting out the fit of the cake slice and front two bedrooms etc (mini).  It’s coming along nicely and I hope to have those two rooms more or less ready for the furniture to come back by next week.

In between, in the down time from sorting and cleaning and while other things are drying, I took out the last kit I have to hand.

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Jane Harrop Clothes Horse a little pre-handled by me, sorry

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A very rough layout of where the clothes horse will be used. Hopefully with a bit of judicious stitching/gluing, some of the clothes horse and the chair also under the blanket will eventually be visible 😉

In other news

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Seriously, I never finished off and set up the furniture and other gubbins in the sitting room, which has become a sad storage place and general disaster area with small, sad dogs begging for help.
Looks like the first room worked on is going to be the last room to finish.

The long blank wall(s)

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After the first posting done today, a reblog of some magnificent work from “A Beautiful World“, I hesitate to post any of my scrabblings around, but here goes with today’s update before I totally chicken out.

Long, closing walls
in the main piece of cake

For the ground floor sitting room, the closing wall for the hallway has a large framed photo as well as the sitting room doorway to break up the flatness of the wallpaper.  For the upper landing, the wall is longer and I fancied something different to break up the span.

A piece of ‘floating’ furniture perhaps?

Before that wall can go up I need to know what weight it might have to carry other than the ceiling.  Having decided against yet another picture my next fancy was for a three-leafed dressing screen actually attached to the wall so that it floated when the slice of cake wasn’t there.  I got it all built along with its own bit of flooring to brace it but couldn’t shake off the worry that when the slice of cake comes back it may well miss knocking the screen off on entry but that the strong money was on it definitely making contact on the way out again.

Not attached to the wall then.

Think I’ve settled the screen, which I’d still like to use and the wall dressing too by a slightly different means.

Think I’m going to put a dwarf wall behind the screen, overlapping and matching the long wall to give the screen extra stability.  The nice dark plush fabric representing a robe will be visible around the mini wall and will face the viewer when viewing the slice of cake (the whole room block) separately.

Overall, though not a lot fo dressing to the blank wall it may well do 😉