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Nibbling in the corners

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Been kidnapped by life for a few days, popping my head around the Potting Shed door from time to time to make sure everything was still there as it were.

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Yup, still there

Did manage to play or should I say hide in there occasionally.

In the sitting room

In the kitchen

In the boys’ bedroom

and the bathroom – which is where I’m supposed to be

but really ought to finish the tiling, make the shelves and do the doors and windows.

See you next week all being well 😉

 

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Back in the flow

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A pool of time coming up

Should be able to stay paddling in it long enough to get to some miniaturing done this week but may have invested in some sort of ‘make you feel odd’ bug in the interim, so here’s hoping.

Picking up where left off

As the Canon Ixus I’ve been using has lost some of its abilities I’ve invested in a new camera.  Working on the basis that, however new it is, it will get messy in the Potting Shed and, aiming to spend as little as was reasonable, I went for an up-dated version of what I’ve already had for about the last ten or twelve years.  Of course the new model has gone all auto and working on the over-rides to get my own preferences for minis is going to take me some time, so please forgive the blurriness of my experimentation while I try to get the hang of it.

Aha!  That sitting room

I’d been putting off all the fixing in place until the bits had come through the post, but today there were no excuses left.  May fiddle around a little more but for the time being this is it.

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All together along with a hidden lamp on the right to throw light on face of the figure (can see the very edge of it half-way up the side of the third photo in above group)

On to bathroom and adding the bits it needs.

Quick dash – interim report

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Something like this?

Well, not quite like this first photo.

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Her embarrassment was so great I just had to do that skirt, well, and then the sleeves, belt and earings too. Here, posing, her skirt is ballooned out as she has been sitting for some time.

More like this

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She’s come for a nice chat over a cup of tea

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but if she doesn’t take care she’ll have poured it all over the place

Handbag to be made and everything to be fixed down with the missing milk and knife added too.  Still waiting on the odd bit for the bureau and must do the photos for the bookshelves.  Oh, and find the charcoal for the coal bucket.

Must dash – have a good weekend 😉

Said I wouldn’t

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but I have

There were to be no human figures in this house, just animals and toys.  Then one day at home we had a conversation that wandered down memory lane and ended up for some reason talking about floral wrap-around aprons and head scarves and I just could not resist the temptation.  Somewhere along the line, when I come to do the fences and what passes for a garden, I’ve taken a fancy to having a go at a woman standing at the side fence looking over – possibly chatting, possibly just being nosey.  We’ll see.

In the meantime, having let figures creep into my mind, I’ve plumped for one in the sitting room, sharing afternoon tea with the dog on the sofa.  I’ve used a kit doll (head and upper chest, legs and arms) from World of My Own.  I like the ones with heads on elastic so that you can get a little movement.  I think she’s the same model as in The Gossips in Hogepotche Hall.

Shirtwaister, hat, clutch handbag
and Great Aunt Agatha

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She is still awaiting sleeves and skirt and even a brooch, but, to save the embarrassment, I’ve draped a piece of cloth over her pink satin bloomers. She’s also in need of a hair trim but that will keep until she is fully dressed.

About making this dress:  well, put it this way, I can’t see me having a go again at this style of clothing anytime in the near future.  Not just the usual fiddling around disentangling arms, legs and head from the sewing thread, that’s par for the course, but the collar was such a pain!  I’ve used a close woven shirt material which is fine until you get across the weave when it runs away at the first whiff of a needle.  Anyway, the bodice, hair and hat are on, with the three-quarter sleeves, skirt and belt plus the handbag still to come.  Then she can have her cup of tea in peace.  Poor woman may have to wait a little, sitting there in her underwear and top, as am tied up a little over the rest of the week.

Things beginning to arrive for the sitting room

A battery-powered standard lamp which came with a very, very white shade and bulb and a gold stem.

That cup of tea

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This I’ve had for a wee while. The cup of tea being poured and cake to come. Must get a milk jug and knife sorted out.

Fire-irons and coal bucket

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Fire-irons in the hearth and coal bucket to the side on the right – must put some coal in it. Magic cup of tea all set out and the standard lamp needs pushing back into the corner again along the chair and table too