Jigsaw pieces aplenty

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Well, my little chickadees, the deed is done (in a manner of speaking) and a ceiling/floor is being prepared.

OK moving on

Wonderful, wonderful character dolls

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Tatiana’s amazing new doll along with his cat – superb, well worth a visit …

(click below link to visit all her wonderful little people)

New doll – Housekeeper

Hello everybody!
I made a new doll. This is an old, slightly fabulous housekeeper. A lot of keys hanging from his belt. He is assisted by the same old cat. Klyuchnik wanders around the house and watching poryadkom.Svoim ancient lamp it illuminates every corner of the house. And now he came out for some fresh air. I hope you do not get scared if you find him. He can only look at you intently. That’s all. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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via New doll – Housekeeper — My little little dream

Reassess, re-plan and go with the flow

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Investigating possibilities

Still fiddling around with the coving but my hands are all of a do-dah this week (been eating too much carbohydrate – it always fills my joints with gleck) so not so good at holding wood or knives at the moment.  Used it as an excuse to try to figure out a work-around using some other material than the ¼ round wooden coving I bought in for the occasion.
So far I’ve looked at:

  • the inner workings ie the foam bit of dense foamboard – which might work quite well but there’s a lot of dusty sanding necessary
  • placing various other easier to work mouldings either singly or in combo
  • and not having a coving of any type at all.
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Top: foamboard inner
Middle: skirting board
Bottom: chamfered moulding usually used around ‘modern’ doors and skirts.

After those I’ve gone back to the troubles with the wooden coving and am giving it another go but a very little bit at a time 😉

Meanwhile I took receipt of a very pretty Art Deco button today which I have in mind to use as a mirror either in a bedroom or at the foot of the stairs.

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When I bought it I thought I might add a bit of modelling mirror card in the centre but I reckon it will be  fine as is

What fun and games

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Curved stuff
or
making a mess and sticking with it

 

Why?  I mean, “why?”

Lots of ‘why­s’ really:

  • There’s the basic one of why insist on a pelmet for an asymmetrical bay window just because I think it makes a room look cozier?
  • Why, as there’s definitely a need for some sort of skirting board to stop the walls fraying at the bottom edge, didn’t I buy some foam or just use foamboard strips?

I shall never know.  But this is what I’ve got and it looks like I’m sticking with it…

The curtains and pelmet?  Well… hopefully they may end up looking like a side issue to the rest of the room.

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This sort of asymmetrical bay often has curtains hanging from a bare pole (as has been fashionable now) or,  in more up-market accommodation, have the hanging paraphernalia sunk into the ceiling so that the drapes seem to flow into the room; but, for my idea of a standard, domestic 30s – 50s house it did look rather ‘non-homely’.

That, for the present, covers the excuse for the havoc of the pelmet I think.

And for the skirt?

At least the skirting will be hiding behind as much furniture as can be crammed into the bay, so that’s one comfort.

Yes there’s coving to go up too and another bay above – what to do, what to do?

I should just put my head in a bucket until any phase of this sort of thinking passes, but I never learn.

Back with you when the curve debacle has passed.