I really am planning, honestly
The ceilings and roof are all somewhere in my head with the exception of for deciding whether to use or waste the loft space that will be up there, I think I know how the roof might ‘go’.
Engineering is not really my thing
The wood is to hand and I think most of the other materials too, but the roof structure needs many more scrawled drawings and working out of angles, weight and joints. Nearly there – nearly there.
A lot of the planning problems have to do with scale. Everything in this house is supposed to be more or less 1:12, though indoors I have used some vintage 1:16 furniture here and there and shortened a couple of items just for the look of the thing.
If the roof gets built at the full 1:12 with all the angles true to the style of house this is, (40° I think) then it is going to be an enormous ‘thing’. I’m trying to work out a way of reducing the angles just a little so that it will not be quite so high. The problem there is that this roof has a huge hip on the side which will look very odd if it’s made to lean in much more than it should. To make the hip ‘triangle’ look smaller and possibly make the ridge longer may be another way to ‘keep faith’ but maintain the visuals I’d prefer; then the angle of roof to wall will need to be more open/upright/bigger. What to do …
Not so much a semi-detached
Meanwhile I’ve probably got an answer to my questions of how to dress/cover that very large, vertical ‘would be’ party-wall to the next door semi – which is now totally, and drastically detached, but more of that another day, but I think it will be fun to do 🙂
Really got the bit between my teeth over plant making kits, after the couple I tried to do for the front garden space. I think there’s a whole philosophy to be worked on around the challenge that they represent for me.
This time it’s a Ladies Mile Miniatures Clematis kit for the back wall, between the dining room and kitchen.
Once more with the flower heads, but thankfully, these are much bigger.
Found that leaving the pin used for making the hole in the rubber made curling the petals much, much easier.
First round – heads actually threaded on wires!
Mind these wires are thinner than the last kit and the heads are much bigger
Great fun trying to shape the flower centres on the knob of glue with the pollen dust provided
Some of the flower heads need bending for less of a row look and more a casual growth
Also must dab other shades of greens or yellows on those leaves for more variance.
Will stick/wax trellis to the wall eventually.
Not going to use the pansies on the far left but wanted to see what further growths might look like on the very thin ledge at the back of the house.
Well, I think I might be getting a little, well I hesitate to say better, but at least more relaxed building plants from a kit.
For my next …
Hoping to follow this up with a couple of hostas in pots or possibly another planter(?) which, should I manage to get them anything like, should more or less ‘cure’ me for the moment of the attack of kit making. It’ll no doubt come around again one way or another 😉