Monday, November 26, 2012
One Thing Leads to Another....
This morning, it needed something....It looked so bare.
I was in the midst of Monday housework/laundry and needed a break. The break was spent hunting up all of the 1/4" supplies.
I found the paper easily. It's in a notebook, all in one place. So I selected the pieces that I will probably use and cut them to fit the rooms. I will show you close ups as each room develops.
Also in the notebook is all kinds of patterns for 1/4" furnishings that I have cut out of mini magazines. One other item, is all important.
This template comes from an art store. It is meant for designers and decorators. Each of the little holes is the shape of a piece of furniture in quarter inch scale. It is great just as it is for checking the size of different pieces in quarter scale mini making. I can find the size of a twin, standard or king sized bed immediately, without measuring the real thing.
The other is furniture and interior fittings.
A few years ago, I got crazy when I couldn't find the cards of the little plastic furniture. When I finally found them, I bought a bunch! They are cheap and I won't run out again. Did you know that they can be carved? I have some that I did cabriole legs on. They also can be cut apart and re assembled in different configurations.
Unfortunately, over the years, they made some changes in the design....For some reason, the chairs all have wide backs and narrow fronts now. They have to be altered if you want to make them look real. The china cabinets have solid brown doors, instead of the clear plastic like they used to have. Kind of disappointing.
I think that the next order of business will be to straighten the two boxes....Architectural elements in one box and furnishings in the other.
Here I go again....But first, laundry and floor mopping in the real world. Icky!
See you tomorrow.