Still without camera although new charger arrived today so I will have some new photos tomorrow. So I thought I would clarify the extent of my witch project. My initial idea was to build a house/shop for a witch. So I began collecting ideas and items long before I had chosen my house. After about a year I realised that I was never going to fit everything I wanted into a joint venture and bought the Tudor House just for my witch to live in....
This is the project I have shown recently and at the moment I am making potion and food jars for the kitchen and bathroom in this house. There are still lots of finishing jobs to do but the real hard work has been done.
And this is my next main project a Sid Cooke Empire Stores that will be my Witch E.T Grubb's Emporium. Ground floor dress department, 2nd floor hat and accessories department and 3rd floor for lotions and potions. You can just see some of the mannequins for my very discerning witches through the windows.
As you can see so far it has only been part built but I wanted to get an idea of how my hats and mannequins would fit. I have collected hats from Kat the Hat, Debie of Piskies and Poppets and a lovely Dutch lady who sells on Ebay occasionally, and witch brooms and bags and cloaks so it will be nice to get my teeth into this shop soon.
I know that Julie had a number of problems with her Sid Cooke kit but I have to say mine went together beautifully. I actually bought mine on Ebay for an absolute song so was expecting the worse but I think I got lucky and bought an old kit from before the business was taken over. Hardly any sanding needed, no missing parts and everything fitted together exactly.
I would say though that the interior mouldings are extremely disappointing, that there aren't any. Interior doors bog standard Dijon, plastic window frames without interior archtrave and the absolute worst thing - the three exterior doors are only moulded on the outside, very lazy.....
If I had paid the retail price I think I would have felt a little cheated.
So those are my two witchy projects that should last me a year or two especially if I have many more mini days like today. I should have known not to try anything new today as when I sat down to plan out my kitchen furniture at my worktable, somehow I managed to knock off my kitchen range, which smashed into many pieces. Grrrrrr! I was so cross as it was the most expensive item I have ever bought and it took me ages to choose it. I can't even bring myself to look for a new one yet I need time to sulk!