I think that this may be the best gift that Tessie has ever been given....It has kept her out of my hair for the past twenty four hours!
She is contemplating joining a traveling circus....With some practice.... By the time the practice is finished, she will change her mind.
She has even managed to coerce Zar into helping out. I don't think that he is going to last long....He doesn't like being low man on the totem pole.
And Spike has wisely decided to sit on the sidelines and watch. I'm with him!
Whilst they were doing their thing, I decided that it was time to start doing something mini.
I spotted some of the House of Miniature kits that have been wandering around the house....However, neither Tessie or I really want any Early American furniture in the townhouse.
Tessie, while taking a break, put her foot down and told me she definitely didn't want any silly formal furniture. So I decided to see what I could do with a couple of the kits in question.
The first one was a lowboy dresser. If it were built just as it came from the kit, it would have three drawers on the bottom and one long drawer on top. Very boring.(Tessie's words, not mine.)
I put together the case and the top drawer. I left off the cabriole legs and put on bun feet instead.
Where the three drawers were across the bottom, I decided it should have three baskets instead. I used Penelope canvas and walnut bottoms.
After that was settled, I painted all of the wood parts black.
After it was dry, I slid the baskets into the slots and set it upright.
I put some knotted rope handles on the top drawer. I don't really like those, but I am going to have to think about that for a bit.
This piece will either go at the foot of the bed or maybe, with a cushion across the top, it could go in the front hall, downstairs.
As I said, I will think about it for a bit.....
See you tomorrow.