I managed to escape from the evil uneven exchange juice. The dose was too small to keep me wanting to build a stove more than a few minutes. Thank Goodness!!!
Sometimes it is really good to be the overgrown one in the family, as Tessie has dubbed me.
I decided that I should get a door on the tea shop before Tessie started nagging again.
I furthermore decided that It should somewhat match the windows, so I started with illustration board and worked out.
I didn't want a solid door on the shop, so I measured out the molding for the edges of the door and then cut rounded corners on the mat board to fit it.
I glued the molding to the outside of the door then I flipped it over and put a piece of the plastic in the oval and the molding over that.
I had it setting in clamps when Tessie came out of the tea shop. She took one look at it and named this entry for the blog. "You call that a door? It looks terrible. It needs to be all one color and it has no knob or lock. How am I going to keep anybody out with that thing?"
She finally ran out of breath. I grabbed it and quickly painted it. That appeased her a bit.
I dug into my hardware drawer and found a doorknobs with face plates that had keyholes.
I propped the door in place and she decided it was OK after all. Sparkly gold doorknob. Two sparkly keys. What's not to like?
I went away for a while to work on something real sized. When I returned, she had put the crowning touch on the door.
You can poke the photo and read, or I can tell you what it says......"Cupcakes By Appointment Only"
She turned and looked at me. She said, "There! I have the keys. I am locking the doors and if anybody wants to buy a cupcake they will have to hunt me down."
I noticed in the last photo that the glass in the door needs a good washing. I wonder if Windex works in her water pistol.......
See you tomorrow.