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Dimming and masking another LED light

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Crawling back in from the gardening that’s been so needed this last week or so, I finally got around to dimming the tilley style lamp in the second attic/loft space.

This space

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Slotted in place – an odd shaped room box as the second half of the box room

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Though a rather bilious yellow, painting the lamp casing has reduced the glare. I have been dabbing the paint on the bulbs in other over-bright lights but haven’t managed to get in to where the bulb is yet in this lamp.
Have also added a little more red to this side of the space with a non-working lamp and used it to mask some of the LED tilley.

Need to get back to what is left of the garden.  It’s all burnt out and am trying to rescue various plants in the hope that when we eventually get back to some rain, they’ll still be usable one way or another.  Have had them in buckets and bowls of water and now am trying to build up the moisture holding capacity of the soil so they can go back in asap.

(Was just hunting out a link to a definition of asap when came across these, I don’t know if you’ve seen them before?  Who knew there was such a variety of possibilities these days?.)

 

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Box room or room box

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Lots of bits done but a little hard to describe.

In the belief that it would make more sense if I work from the end result here is one of the more complete bits I’ve been working on.

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The first attic space, the one with the wardrobe and wireless, has a bit chopped off because of the slice of house.
This remaining section I’ve sort of dedicated to memorabilia, such as ration books, helmets and the no longer needed cot.

The riddle goes as follows

Now, one could say that this is what used to be described as a box room but, because I’ve still got an itch to be able to get at some of the hard-wired electrics, I’ve also made it as a slot in room box.  I chose this way of doing it rather than creating a removable section in the roof slope to get access.

The slot-in spot

Once I’ve checked again and doubled checked once more, I’m heading towards sticking down the roof slope over it, hoping to get it to match the half of front slope already in place.

Between times, if my never won’t let me glue down that piece of roof yet, I’ve the other attic space, through the doorway, to decorate and dress.  Plenty to nibble on.

The last of the winter season

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Although I think we’re due a little more winter here this coming weekend 🙂

Very little mini-ing here

Got one of my wonderful inflammations going at the moment so typing this out is about my lot.  Instead I decided to share a lovely piece from one of the blogs I follow, My Little Little Dream (just in case it hasn’t come your way recently).

It’s of a cosy winter sitting room box scene.

The maker had a passing thought which is familiar to many of us I reckon:

“I realized that I needed a floor lamp. I tried to persuade myself not to do it, but it loomed before my eyes and didn’t let me breathe… I resigned myself .. I started thinking what would it be done from?”

and so she made it …

Lovely isn’t it?

 

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A dear friend

I’ve mentioned a few times that a friend set me on the path of doll’s house miniatures and construction, and I thought, with her permission, I’d like to introduce her to you.

Her name is Isla and I’ve known her for about 5 years now, I think.

She has always been superb at craft work across a broad field:  basket work, embroidery, card making, patchwork, knitting – you get the idea.  She was, at one time, a professional florist and won many competitions with her arrangements.  She tries to keep me straight with how to prepare flowers, but I think I will need much more teaching before I get the hang of it.

For family reasons she needed to take up a craft that involved less travelling about, and 10 years ago or so Isla decided to build a doll’s house.

She selected a Georgian kit and wired the whole thing through, decorated throughout and made carpets, soft furnishings and some of the furniture.  More recently she has been working on smaller projects involving room boxes and displays.

Her work is a mixture of “Isla designed and made” and bought in items, which she always blends beautifully.

I hope you enjoy her work as much as I do.  I owe my friend a great debt of gratitude for introducing me to the miniature obsession.

Here are a few examples of her work – click on the pictures and ‘enjoy’

Georgian exterior and interior

Hand stitched stair carpet

Child's bedroom carpet

Crocheted kitchen rug

Rug in Cook's bedroom

Beautiful patchwork quilt

Siting room sofa and rug

and matching armchair

Bedroom based on magazine article - made in the last 12 months

Foot of bed and rug - Isla decided to design her own bedspread

and bolster cushions etc

and of course, the palm

Hat shop & haberdashery - last 6 months

Current work - a room box to be furnished with Isla designed sofa

and a wee ottoman to match

The inspiration of friends