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Kitchen devil

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Turning the singing hinny

(Singing Hinny recipe link)

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Looking like a cross between a character from Mabel Lucie Attwell and an illustration in illustration in an Enid Blyton tale here’s Thomas a scullion I suppose

His footwear, looking like a pair of pantoufle that no one else wants let him down a bit, but otherwise he looks ready and able to turn the singing hinny/griddle scones

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It’s busy busy in the kitchen

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A boy at the window

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Working on the facade

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I’ve been working this week on the area directly below the corridor off the sitting room.

But what about that office I was building?

I’d love to be adding the rest of the office at this point but to do that I need to build the porch because the other half of the room is in it.  I would’ve done this now but decided to define the space it will be going in better before starting.  And to do that, the rest of the frontage needs to exist.

The boy at the window

First catch your window

I’ve always imagined a fairly continuous line of window going down the front, just offset from centre.  The newly built corridor and the area below it are it, so it’s window time again.  The downstairs window has always had, in my mind’s eye, a figure sitting and reading.

Owning up

I’m not planning to have this window (plus boy) as a removable section, though I’m hoping to make the upstairs corridor window slide out.

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So this is probably the last time we’ll ever see the back of the boy in the window

Fallen in a pot of carmine

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The maid

There is going to be (I think) a maid folding bedding in the corner nearest the window.  This particular doll’s face is heavily painted, so I’m going to do something about it with a pin and a finger nail.  Even if she doesn’t end up working in the bedroom, there’ll be another worker to go somewhere in the rest of the house that has yet to be done.

Unless I need the stiffness of a freshly made skirt to hold up the figure, I like to crease their clothing a little to get it to look as though it has some ‘hang’.  I wet the skirt and wrap it in an elastic band – (those in the UK given to going to supermarkets might recognize the blue band usually found on the broccoli!)  This character is supposed to be sitting and bending forward dealing with the truckle bed so her skirt needs to be well creased and out of the way.

Personnel in place

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Decisions made and figures added

Meanwhile at the back of the room

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Kitchen skivvy and log carrier (from http://www.nickybott.com/) with affectionate hound – they’ve moved from the other fireplace in the Great Hall

Oh, and yes, I have dyed William’s hair reddish brown to go with the furniture, rather than leaving him white blond and also given him a new collar and cuffs too.