Wednesday 14 December 2011

Christmas is coming and the project list is getting fat…

One of my Christmas presents wrapped up in children's paper!! I think it was because it was the widest paper in the house! It is my 3 new shop kits.

Well, as my lights weren’t ready at the weekend I caught up on some jobs and oh yes Christmas!  I’ve been wrapping presents and oh so slowly writing my cards….the latter is a job I truly hate doing! Lol  

I have been doing a little work on Hogwarts, I’ve toned down the walls and filled in the gaps in Doleres’ office and painted her walls pink, it still needs another coat. The lights are now ready and are in the post, so I should be able to fit them over the weekend. 

I have lots planned for the New Year project wise, I’ve just been deciding on what to start on whilst I work on Hogwarts. I can’t continue with Sugar Plum’s till the main commission piece is ready and that won’t be for quite a while yet, so the Summer House is standing empty with no ongoing projects. One is always waiting for things to dry…so I don’t like to waste time. :o))

For Christmas I am getting 3 new shops for Diagon Alley and I also bought 2 more. So I’ve been thinking what one to start on next?!

A very kind person spotted this little kit selling on Ebay, I bought for an absolute bargain with a hard backed book on Victorian dolls houses included!  After I’d won it another friend and I had a closer inspection of it and we both wondered whether it was an early Sid Cooke house. It was listed as Victorian, but I think it’s Georgian. 
 The inside is not done at all. I plan to take the front off as I work on it.
The little house arrived today. It’s solid plywood and the logo on the bottom confirms it is indeed a Sid Cooke house. What a fabulous little gem of a kit and what a lucky find!!! It’s not been finished at all and the stairs aren’t glued in either, which what I wanted. I was going to change to windows with Sid Cooke’s Georgian ones (like the other kits I have), but everyone seems to like these ones!

I have lots of plans for it….I was going to do it as a combination of two Harry Potter’s buildings, only when I watched the films did I see that most, if not all the things I liked were in one Harry Potter building! Hmmm…..I am now busy planning on how to do it. You’ll have to wait and see to find out what it will be, and it’s not an obvious one at all...or maybe it will be! I won’t be changing my mind again on what to start on next! :o))

A big warm welcome to my new followers….I hope you don’t mind my ramblings and madness! :o))

Have a truly Merry Christmas and a great New Year!!!!

Michelle xxxx