Well I have spent the last couple of weeks re-gaining my home following the departure of my brood. This has included cleaning out the dump, I mean the garage and sorting out my loft. It has been two weeks of dirty hard work but I have been ruthless!
Now it is time to return to Diagon Alley and I have gone right back to the start of the project, The Leaky Cauldron. I have been collecting items for a number of years now and to be honest have forgotten half of the stuff I have been putting together!!
The downstairs bar is empty of all its customers and ready for company.
The attic is empty but not for long!
Here are all the items that make up the Leaky Cauldron stash. I have spent a lot of time today getting myself familiar with all the pieces again. Some of which have been hidden for quite a long time! This was time well spent as I started to think of how to use them and where I wanted them to go.
The top guest room items where my Hogwarts students will be getting together after a days shopping in Diagon Alley ready to board the Hogwarts Express the following day.
I am sure you can spot Julie Campbell's wonderful characters and a selection of Michael Mortimer's fabulous furniture. I will be putting the links for all the other items as I put the room together.
This portion are all the items for the bar including some of my dolls by Jain Squires. I have lots of bits and pieces to display and make in this part of the The Leaky Cauldron but again I will share all the links as the bar comes together.
My Leaky Cauldron is post- He Who Must Not Be Named so I am hoping to create a colourful and vibrant scene showing the wizard world in happier times.
Having emptied the whole thing I have been concentrating on finishing all those little snagging jobs that always seem to get left at the last and take forever to finish. The main door need hinges and all its glazing, some of the woodwork needs some extra gluing, a few repairs to the exterior paint work from where the carcass has been knocked just one time too many etc etc.
No more procastinating now though, The Leaky Cauldron will be opening for business very soon!!