.......and I am ready to start "The Leaky Cauldron". Ahh, but first my work room had to be sorted. I spent a very happy day yesterday sorting through all my boxes and tidying the drawers.
Everything is now clearly labelled and easy to bring to hand. Nothing will ever get mis-laid again!!
I have even labelled all my dried grasses, mosses and gravels. This means I will be able to grab exactly the right jar exactly when I need it........I can hear you all sniggering from here! I can't help it, I love the idea of being organised and I can't work in a mess like I know all the really creative people do.
So, I am all set.
My glue collection is awaiting the call and.......
my little bitty bits and pieces are crying out to escape from their boxes.
My new project has already been part built and is Sid Cooke's Bow Street Corner shop. The exterior will be 'Tudoresque' and the interior warm and inviting I hope.
I have been collecting pieces for the pub for quite a long time and have been lucky enough to collect a few lovely items. Two of Jain's great characters are there having fun.
I am going to make a false door to give the idea of a larger premises with stairs leading to the upstairs bedroom. The walls will be covered with pictures and painting a la Harry Potter plus a couple of pieces that I have had made specially.
Upstairs a Hogwarts pupil has booked in in order to buy all her new term's items before getting the Hogwarts Express. It has all been a little bit exhausting and she has fallen asleep while studying. As usual Julie has created a wonderful character and I knew she was just right for "The Leaky Cauldron's"
This room will also have a false door and a trap door in the ceiling leading to a dingy attic which can be accessed by lifting off the roof.
I haven't listed all the very talented people whose work can be seen as I will show everything in better detail as the project progresses.
Today I have primed the carcass, papered the ceilings, wall papered the interior walls with some gorgeous paper I bought at Miniatura and begun laying the interior floors. Will show photos tomorrow as it was too dark this evening.
I have had a lovely mini day and am feeling all is right with the world! Amazing what quality me time can do.