Garden tasks between the raindrops
Been clipping the box hedge and replacing the long garden divider/fence posts and couldn’t resist skyving off for a wee while.
Right; what to build next.
Something? Nothing? Too much choice?
I’ve re-sorted and tidied – sort of – the space waiting for the next task, and still have lots of disparate things in the furniture line squirreled away, plus a couple of ready-made and flat pack room boxes, including two shop fronts. Lots of building materials too; mostly lightweight stuff but some wood sheets as well.
Ideas aplenty, all of which have their attractions in the brain stimulus department but not all appeal equally.
No problem sticking a pin in the mental list as it were, and just getting on with it, but indecisive ‘cos of space; just where in the name of all that’s wonderful will I put something that has a footprint larger than a couple of hand spans!
Then, of course, there’s the usual question of why would I lumber whomsoever has to clear up after I’m gone with all these flights of fancy that are already lying around clogging up the living space, let alone add to them? Aren’t we supposed to be thinning out possessions as we age?
Found somewhere for the Market Cross building to sqeeze in, by the way.
Next door neighbour to steam punk machine that destroys the printed word… and just out of interest while I’m looking at a mini weaver here’s an article on “The Medieval Clothier”
At moment swithering between nothing at all (but then what would I do?) or the very first thing I intended to make about eight years ago before it sort of grew and became Hogepotche Hall, and that is a long house or, on the other hand, something Victorian.
Been ‘window shopping’ as it were on the Weald and Downland website, looking at the wonderful Anglo Saxon Hall House in the woods and perhaps, living as we do in the old Kingdom of Northumbria, I should lean that way. I find these structures very beautiful and would have to make lots of things to go in to dress it which I find appealing.
Then there’s the possibilities of a two-up-two-down Victorian house with attic and outside loo and maybe a washhouse too. After student hood I shared one in the north east and am rather attached to the shape.
Both structures have long, narrow footprints that might, just might be squeezable inable here or there.
Am leaning a little towards the two-up-two-down though it might have extra length for backyard services. I’ve got one or two things possibly to furnish the two-up-two-down and there’s quite a number of cupboards to make, not to mention fireplaces to construct or buy. Also would be interesting to do.
Back to the stores
Of course there’s still all the bits sitting in there boxes and cubby holes that won’t be used. There’s a small, well medium, selection of medieval to Jacobean items such as tables, corner cupboards, benches and settles lying around doing absolutely nothing to earn their living space and they are lovely things just going to waste.
I had a fancy to do a Regency style scene of the Georgette Heyer variety with a young man and woman along with a saturnine-looking fellow leaning nonchalantly against the fireplace looking on. Originally it was to be a booth at either Ranelagh or Vauxhall but a sitting room or even an old coaching inn where some of the ‘period’ furniture items could actually come into their own at last is a possibility there! Who knows?
Meanwhile, in the garden
May have run amok with the links here, for which I apologies, but am hopeful that some may be of interest, one way and another 🙂
- More info on the Kingdom of Northumbria
- Some of the buildings that caught my eye on the Weald and Downland site: