We went over to April's to decorate their Christmas tree yesterday afternoon. Tessie and Zar stayed home and worked.
Since this house was five dollars at a thrift store, it was just a shell. No trim or other parts were included.
Tessie and Zar raided my store of Illustration board and went to work right after we left.
Tessie took a scrap of paper and did tracings of the arched windows and door. then they laid that down on the board and traced around it. they did another line outside of that for the outer edge of the frames. Then they cut them out and painted them.
The then glued them in place and clamped them until they were dry.
They found my stash of clips and mini clothespins for that task.
I recorded a conversation between them that went like this.
Tessie: "It's blah! It needs fancy trim."
Zar: "Where are we going to get fancy trim? Casey doesn't have any."
Tessie:"No, but I know where she keeps the jump up and down on punches.".
So, they disappeared out of camera range for a while. When they returned, Zar started poking index cards into the punch and Tessie jumped up and down on the lever that cuts fancy corners.
I used these self same corners when I did Hubert's Haberdashery. That must be where Tessie got the idea.
What you do is cut out five of the design and glue them in a stack. They come out about 1/16" thick when you do that. Let them dry and paint them. Let them dry again and stick them to the building. Fancy fretwork is the result.
They have only just started fancying up the party house. At least the outside is almost finished.
On to the inside......If they don't decide to quit...
April invited both of them to come over and sit in her tree on Christmas day. I don't think that I am going to tell them that until they finish the house. I want to see them finish it. Don't you?
See you tomorrow.