When I opened the e mail this morning, there was a letter from Catherine in Australia. She was making a plea for Zar. She says that she doesn't have a crush on him, but I suspect that she has a soft spot for him. She was asking that I help poor Zar out with his cottage. He needs a place to live. A place to call his own....
That got me thinking. When I was working on a backup of the blog entries yesterday, I went back to the very first entry and worked my way forward. Remember the Nine Dollar Dollhouse that I started the blog with? It has been almost finished for three and a half years....And a couple of years before that. Poor Cordelia! She is worse off that Zar.
Well....As of this morning, she no longer has to spend all of her time over at Eskiaga's place. It's time for a housewarming party. No sooner said than done.
The house is officially finished, all but a couple of little things that I will finish today.
I wondered why I was doing all of those Chrysnbon kits. This was why. I used the cabinet and the dry sink in the kitchen area. I already had the rest of the bottom floor finished.
I glued in the spiral staircase and hung a couple of pictures and I was done. Let's get this party started!
By the way....See Zar standing by the staircase? He has been carrying around his "Clockwork Cottage Journal" and being very obvious about showing the title. I think that he was looking over my shoulder when I was reading the mail this morning....Oops!
When I glued the staircase in place, I realized that I had lost some of the railing posts from the upstairs. I never was really satisfied with the landing.
This morning I dug out some Penelope canvas and came up with a different solution. I used the edge of the canvas as a channel for some wire that would hold the shape that I wanted. Then I cut off another piece and did a free form curved upper edge. I haven't decided if I want to paint it white to match the woodwork or leave it natural to match the other canvas in the room. Thus, I still haven't glued it in place permanently. Now, at least nobody will fall through the staircase to the living room. That's one unfinished item.
The only other thing that I still have to fix is the upper right corner in the bedroom wall. Whoever put the house together in the first place left a hole and glued the roof on a bit askew. It needs to be sanded and the molding re glued.
You have already seen the sewing loft several times, so I won't bother with a close up of that.
Anyway, I can now check the Nine Dollar Dollhouse off of the list of things to do.
Come on over! The party is in full swing! Thanks for the push Catherine.
See you tomorrow.