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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

"But It's Not My Townhouse!!!"

Tessie is a bit testy this morning. I went in and looked at the bedroom wall. Then I decided that it would be nice to have at least one of the quarter inch wall houses finished.

I had just finished wallpapering and flooring three more of the rooms and part of the attic when she caught me.

She immediately started berating me with, "How could you? This is not my townhouse! I can't even get my big toe in this place."

She calmed down a little when I told her that I was looking for something that would be portable to take to Wednesday Witches. Her townhouse doesn't fit into that category.

She found her "Mini Me" and started carrying on a conversation with her small self. "I guess it is for me in a way. After all you are me."

I tuned out after that. I knew that it was going to get complicated.

Yesterday, when I was digging out the workroom, I did find a couple of things that would go in this house.

Just look at this computer! It was a charm from somewhere and is just right for the quarter inch house. It will have to be painted, but other than that, it is ready to go.

I think that the project of the afternoon is going to be windows. Since this type of house doesn't really have windows, I use Grandtline plastic windows, that are made for model railroad buildings.

I simply go to my supply of magazine photos of gardens and outdoors and lay the window frame over the photo. I draw around the outside of the window. That way I have an edge to stick to the back of the window frame.

I paint the frame, stick the photo to the back and glue the whole thing to the back interior wall of the house. When installed, it gives the house a bit of extra depth.

If you do this, try to remember that upper windows get upper parts of trees and/or sky and lower windows get the garden views.

It is a good idea to get a photo large enough to accommodate all of the windows, so that they all look out on a similar view.

Tessie is making a mad search for quarter inch furniture in the workroom now....She figures, the sooner I get this out of my system, the sooner I will go back to the townhouse.

So much for straightening the workroom....I can hear furniture flying all over the place.

I am going to the mini meeting and not going to worry about the workroom that was semi clean and now is a disaster area once again...

See you tomorrow.


Kathi said...

Ooops! Don't tell Tessie that you sent me some of that 1/4 scale furniture! I don't want a mad witch casting spells over here...
Love the little typewriter. Cute cute cute.

Norma said...

The little computer must be incredibly tiny!! You must have an absolute mountain of treasures tucked away in your stash Casey.

Virginia Isabel said...

de donde yo soy, Zamora, es tipico entrar en casa y que haya una de estas casitas. y yo nunca he tenido una. Me pondre a buscarla.

Drora's minimundo said...

I love this scale and enjoy what you are doing here. The little computer is very cute and so is the desk its on. Thank you for the window tutorial.