The cabin lights are on and someone is home! Well since Friday I have been unpacking and sorting out...and I will be doing it for a good while yet! :oP This is how it kinda looks at the moment. Nothing on the walls yet apart from my dresser top.
My camera battery went flat and so some of the photo's were taken on my phone (with the flash turned off)..so expect some photo's will have a more romanticised look about them! lol
The jars will be filled...lots to on those shelves yet and on the very top!
The ghastly blue sticky pads have been removed since the photo was taken....erm, the ghastly blue masking tape has to stay a while longer! lol
The 3 sets of boxes I had in my Summerhouse...
Here are 2 of them under my craft table. They will need to re-sorted and tided...the other one I will empty and re-home the contents. I'm thrilled I can make great use of the space under the table..I have immediate supplies to hand. ;o)
My white wire basket isn't sorted properly yet....all in good time!
Lots of boxes to open.....
They are going!
Some of the pretty pieces for my cabin. The lanterns will go outside (I think) under the cabin's eves in the Summertime and the pretty little box units will be either hung on the walls or go on top of my dresser top shelf. Some pieces my Mum bought for me, the rest are from friends. ;o)
Sorting and packing up some mini's and supplies.
A few glass bottles and jars.
Mini's made by super talented Nikki Rowe.
Wonderfully hand decorated cutlery made by Jennifer of Windy Point Miniatures. These are for my Christmas project, I need a few more sets etc. They are extremely to scale and just exquisite, what talent and fantastic eyesight Jennifer has! :o)
My Sid Cooke Georgian room box. It is very old and by original founders of Sid Cooke, it is entirely made of plywood even the windows...not a piece of plastic anywhere!
My Father Christmas home...with Mrs Christmas of course! One of my families and friends favourite projects. They all want me to start on this post-haste..but I have a few to finish first!
I would prefer to have a bed in a cupboard, but unsure if I can do that in this rather unusual shaped room! So, I have this bed just incase, it will be rubbed down and changed a tad!
The kit looks like it's glued together, infact only a little of the lower half is, all the rest in just a dry (tight) built on delivery, so one just takes it apart to decorate!
The cabinet is bought separately. Many of my friends think I should add more themed rooms within it. However, I have rather a lot of projects to keep me busy, so it is very likely to be used as mini storage (decorated on the outside of course!) and be put under a table and the house/project put on a white unit or table.
With some of its wonderfully Gothic detailing, again it is all separate ready for decoration.
Some more detailing, there is a lot of it...too much for me to hold! lol
The Father Christmas home will be twined with the Tudor house, they will live side by side.
It is all handmade in plywood and OOAK, all the windows are slightly bowed. It will become my Elves workshop. ;o)
It has 3 floors, the third being a mezzanine floor (both sides of the house) and it has step ladders up to it, Also, Gothic fireplaces and a normal staircase.
I've been experimenting with my Diagon Alley layout. I haven't decided yet where in the cabin it will be, I have 4 corner shops. I may opt to have some shops side by side and back to back...I'm really not sure yet. I plan to have mini alleyways...maybe in between the shops. ;o)
Along the back wall of the cabin will be two long shelves. We've had a measure I have at least 75 cms or 30 inches of height for the kits on the table and another 75 cms or 30 inches of height for projects on the shelf (or there about's...the ratio's may change). The brackets are super strong and will hold 200 kgs each or 31 and a half stone (I may have a batten put at the back of the shelves..not sure yet)! I don't have anywhere near that kind of weight going on the shelves, but I know whatever goes on there will be safe. I believe the shelf will be 40 cms deep.
I like two shops side by side. Sugar Plum's Sweet Shop (the prettier one you see here on the left) will probably sit next to Mrs Puddifoot's Tea shop as that will probably be pale lemon and that's a corner shop. I won't be having an opening shop by a plug socket though! lol I'm just trying layouts here! lol
It's a little more sorted out...
A little something to keep you warm! :o)
I had real problems with Blogger tonight and it has taken me an age to do this post....so expect typos! lol
I hope you don’t mind my ramblings and madness! :o))