Now don't get me wrong I love my children and on a good day the old man's not too bad but too much of a good thing........drives a woman to drink!!!
Today, however, I got to have the house to myself: husband in Holland, number one son at work, daughter on a uni field trip and youngest son sleeping off his friend's 18th birthday somewhere....
So I got up with all the joys of an Indian Summer and looked forward to a whole, selfish day with my Emporium.
I was determined to finish off the attic.......
........which I did ,more or less, the floor is down on both levels. I finally got the finish I liked although it is a little dark. The beams have been aged and stained. The windows are in - or not - made a boo boo here. I put in the plastic and the beams and then realised I had forgotten the window frames! So pulled out the beams which had just set, and squeezed in the window frames.
I have lots of vintage Halloween posters that I intend to put up and age for this area. I keep changing my mind as to what I want in here, I think this will be the working area where all the hats, dresses and shoes are made. Perhaps an elf shoe maker in the top attic?
This will be the wall hiding the stairs on ground floor plus some under stairs storage. I have had to remove the door to make it smaller now I have laid the stone floor - so annoying that not one of the doors has enough lip to allow for flooring! So this floor is getting there too.
I have done a few more jobs too but the light was too bad for photographs by the time I finished.
A very satisfying day!
I was also lucky enough to win Julia's lovely sampler in her charity auction. This will go with my Siamese cat birth sampler in my florist. Thank you Julia it's lovely.
Back to reality tomorrow with various chores but I hope to sneak a bit more mini-ing in during the evening.