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Gloriously sunny day

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We’ve set up Nostalgia Close open and on a table in front of a south-facing window, next to a sofa that I do so like to sit upon.  Now that the year has moved on a little and the sun can get over the hill out there, the dolls house floods with light and hovers in shade.  Great place to sit with a cuppa and glance into its mini world as the sun moves round.

Still here and still thinking minis; just no time to be a-doin – yet, but hopefully soon.

Working it out as it goes along

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For this box scene, there’s a fairly firm image in my mind of the finished item, but I’m finding there are a number of variables for the positioning of the bits before anything can really be settled.

The cupboard

Once the post brings the every-day things for the room then it might be interesting to leave a cupboard door or two open.

Next kit up – the sink

This is a Belfast style sink, made of wood with a support frame, taps and draining board.

So far so good 🙂

Next up there’s one of the first main decisions; exactly which way round do the cupboard and sink look at their most inviting?

Make-up and Museum Wax

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Nostalgia Close street scene

Finally gathered together all the bits and had great fun putting it all in place.

Getting from here to there – a feline cunning plan?

What else is out for delivery?

Balancing by beetroot

(Ganley is the name of S’s late father’s wholesale green grocery, by the way.)

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The deckchair has been taken over by one of the small boys. careless about how he leaves his comics.

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And now we have two friends serenading the street lamp.

One of these dogs doesn’t even have a collar and who knows if either have a dog licence.

So, that’s probably it for Nostalgia Close until Christmas when I’ll light it all up once more 🙂

Back to the much needed sorting.  I’m trying to bottom out everything in the Potting Shed and am, surprisingly, getting somewhere at last.  Have kept putting off the wallpaper and fabric hoard, but will have to go there any minute now before they tumble out all over the place.

 

Time to post a letter?

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Just pop out of the gate

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George V or VI letter box (I’m not sure) a round-topped one, which I think is meant to be attached to a pole, not just on a pole, but perhaps it was both.  Finally made use of the ‘brickwork’ step added as extra support to the stub of wall by the gate

The post box sits at the other end of the road to the street light

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In my head I’m working on a little something to fit in along the length of the walling – bits already ordered online –  but it won’t be for the next few days or so – didn’t finish the chores 😦

Once I’d done some research, the making of the box involved a lot of dashing in and out between the domestic jobs I was supposed to be doing, and around the glue and paint drying out at the various stages.  Made with cardboard and edgings in 15 mm wood strip plus painted string for the finer bits.  Worst part was working on what I’ve always taken to be a rain cover over the posting slot.  It is so small I could barely hold it to score and crease it and then, when the area was glued to take it, I couldn’t let go.  Thought I was going to lose it down the posting slot 🙂