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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Cleaning and Pruning....Workroom....

Need I say more? I still haven't finished rooting out the workroom. This morning I went in with good intentions. At least I don't need a shovel and a rake anymore. Just a waste basket and good intentions...

I tend to get sidetracked every time I come across something interesting, unfinished or even not started. I stop to play, to take breaks or get a snack every once in a while.

This morning it was a drawer full of House of Miniatures kits, both unfinished and not started. I grabbed one for a daybed and decided to play with it. I got it in my head that it didn't need to be "authentic" like the box said. I took all of the pieces out, grabbed a foot and started carving.

I got as far as a claw and ball foot on one of the side legs and some fluting started on the knee. Neither got finished. Tessie came in and asked what I was going to do with it....She spoiled it for me. I had no idea what I was going to do with it....It was just for my own amusement.

A severe lecture on wasting time ensued. I don't think that she liked it. She didn't even try to claim it for herself. She just demanded that I get back to work. No fun at all.

I did get as far as dragging out unfinished needlework. Look what I found. There were a couple of pieces of mini bargello and a piece of crewel work from a long time ago. It was going to be a bedspread....I made the mistake of drawing it on the fabric with one of those disappearing ink pens for sewing. Not a good idea when you aren't going to finish the piece in a few days time. It's only been ten years or more...Now my only problem is trying to remember what it looked like before it all faded away....Unfortunately, I never made an original sketch. I just did it on the linen. Live and learn.

I do believe that one of these days I am going to sit down and try to figure that piece out. I keep having visions of a four poster bed with that on top.

Oh well...Not today. Tessie said so. I am supposed to be in there doing more cleaning now....

Don't tell! I think that I will go find something else to play with. I'm in that kind of a mood.

See you tomorrow.

5 comments:

Looking Glass Miniatures said...

Love the claw feet what a great idea!!

Phyllisa said...

Hi Casey. Yes, I relate to how it is moving things around in a workroom when you have been collecting for many years. I rediscovered my three 1/2 scale houses a few days ago.These are
Fisher-Price children's houses which I found at the thrift store.Two of the houses have mouse families in them (with cat pets). Isn't it fun to do these things in mini? The mice are Enesco porcelain.Then I found a mouse mom and child in my christmas ornaments and they went in the third house. The first two houses had furniture, but no pretty floors or walls.So I have been making furniture and planning how to make wallpaper and flooring for 1/2 scale.So far, I have the two beds done for Mom and child.Lucky for me, I don't have a Tessie to add her input because I have other things I SHOULD be doing!But we have to have some fun in life.And that's why we have miniatures.
Phyllisa

otterine said...

Those carved legs are awesome! :D

Miniatures by Natalia said...

Casey, that unfinished bedspread already looks awesome! You need to finish it and Tesie will be happy, I would...

Elga said...

I hope you had lots of fun playing and that crewel piece will look stunning when it is finished, I am sure you will be able to redesign the faded areas.