Thursday, March 20, 2014
Not a Lot of Mini Work...
Oh how I wish I would have used egg cartons. I would be done by now. I still have the porch to go on Daisy's cottage. Need I say, I am sick of stones!?
The first one is a working kitchen...
When this one came in, The right side of the floor was approximately three inches higher than the left...Shall we say that it was a bit warped? It was a LOT warped. It took a few days of wetting it down with hot water soaked rags and weighting it. It finally agreed to behave.
When I say working kitchen, I mean just that. There is a tank on the outside of the left wall that can be filled with water and a spigot and bowl on the inside, for real running water...Not only that, they actually used the stove! We found candle wax on the floor of the oven and black rings on the roof of the stove. They would let the little girls "cook" things on the stove....With supervision, I hope!
Most of the items that you see, with the exception of the little boy, came with the kitchen. With the water damage and warping, it was a big job. I had to redraw parts of the floor and the wall tiles and get them as close as possible as the original paper.
This kitchen is the header for the Mini Time Machine website right now. If you want to go look, go here. http://www.theminitimemachine.org/
The foundation contains a drawer that slides out and makes a front garden. The bottom had been repainted and when I started carefully removing the extra layer of paint, I found that the configuration that you see here was under it. The windows and the bushes had been covered up. This is very close to how the original house looked.
Walter, April and Amare went to the park. They should be back soon. Little boys are better than minis. I have to go now.
See you tomorrow.