More bedroom …

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Time to make the beds up with suitable bits of fabric.  Each bed came with a mattress which I’ve decided to use so it’s just a case of wrapping them in various bits of cloth one way or another.

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The mattresses for both beds are a bit thin but this is the overall result of holding in place with loose stitching.
It also means that, when you want something different it can all be easily released with no extra marks to the bed frames or mattresses
The sheets are odd scraps of reclaimed cotton, the blanket is from an old coat lining and the tight waffle bedspread is a piece from an elderly, much shrunk tea towel

Meanwhile, when no one is looking

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You turn your back and this happens.
Not very 1950s but I do so like these pipe cleaner bears 🙂

Tent building

This is a clothes horse tent, by which I mean a blanket thrown over an H frame two-piece clothes horse made from a Jane Harrop kit.  It’s a great size and shape but very light and fragile.  I’ve given it a scrap of its own carpet (stuck to its outer legs) in order to hold it open as otherwise, when you put the blanket on it just folds up.

Other bits added

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Stepping even further back to check that the colours/tones are OK with room below

 

 

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Last bedroom rebuild

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Take the paste brush in your left hand

Re-motivation has been a little lacking of late but with a push from behind the decorating is mostly done and it’s time to put everything in place.

On your marks, get set

This room seems to have a pseudo Enid Blyton Famous Five manner and I can’t seem to influence it much.  I imagine the two young boys probably look as if they’ve come straight out of an illustration from one of the books, though I see them as being younger than those characters.  So be it; its personality has definitely moved out of my control.

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Couldn’t quite recall how I’d wanted to place the rugs but here goes.
The flooring flap/cover on the right will be under the chest of drawers but it gives access to the button for the battery LED in the dining room fire below

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There are books and pictures in place along with the electric fire and a clock

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Overall what we have so far is this. (The train may yet go somewhere else in here)
The beds need dressing, the door finishing off and putting in place while the tent and further adornments have to be added to bring a little more life to the room.

Curtain up on small bedroom

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plus a few new bits added

The progress

After resting up the hand I jiggered I’ve just about re-acquired the use of my two opposable thumbs so had a go at ‘hanging’ the curtains and finishing off the small front bedroom

New bits

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Distant view, possibly from across the street, through the two front bedroom windows

Carving at the tip of your pencil

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The work of Salavat Fidai

Staying away from my workbench and at present using someone else’s computer.

I came across this today via a twitter Like made by Notewords of a tweet by John Evans of Distinctive Boxes

I cannot recall seeing work carved on the pointed end of a pencil and this work is absolutely mind boggling!

Don’t miss out on his Sculptures and Miniature Paintings

I hope you enjoy them all as much as did 🙂