With one hand and all the usual chores out of the question!
A trip to the fracture clinic this morning resulted in a new ''full" cast in a rather chic red! I decided against hot pink, lime green or fluorescent orange.
I even got to see the X-Rays today and the extent of the break. I can understand now why it is still so painful but it is improving every day.
The good thing is I have a lot of free time for playing!!!
I had already prepared the wood for the mantle/fireplace surround so it was a relatively easy job to put it into place.
The top may be a little too deep but I wanted a shelf deep enough for cauldrons.
I will see how it all looks once dressed.
I have also finished the grouting on the paviors for the pavement and steps. You can also see where I have made a boo-boo. The steps are upside down, take note for future kits!! This has left me with a very small lip, too narrow for a step. I am thinking about what to do with it.....
No rush, I will see what it looks like once I have sanded and grimed the pavement.
The quarry tiles have also been grouted and are ready to be dirtied up in line with the shop floor.
As tiling seems to be something I can do at the moment I have installed the roof. I was going to leave this til last as I wanted to have an internal attic shelf lit and stocked with old stock and bits and pieces.
Putting on the roof will make this a bit more fiddly but it does mean I can move on with the roofing.
With so many fire places I obviously need more than one chimney. There will be three altogether and I am going to try and make them a little quirky.
Along the edge of the roof I have glued a slim piece of wood (they are actually stirrers from my favourite coffee shop), these will lift the first row of roof tiles to the proper angle.
I have no idea why this works. or why it is necessary, I must have read it somewhere, all I know is it works.
I will also paint these in case they can be seen along the edges.
So, what to do for the next couple of weeks?
A new project of course!
Here is my next shop, Slug & Jiggers Apothecary, the Sid Cooke Regency Shop Kit all sealed and ready to be transformed.
This accident of mine is proving to be the best way of making me focus on the construction it is too easy for me to become distracted when I discover just the right piece by a fabulous artisan!
Now I need to find the wallpaper I bought at least two Miniaturas ago!!!