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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

From Top to Bottom...

OK.  I decided to start with Tessie's Townhouse.  That was for purposes of self defense.  I figured that, if I did that first, maybe Tessie would move back in... It kind of worked.

The only thing that I really had to do on the roof was clean and straighten.  Nobody has been up there for quite a while...
The bathroom was in a bit of a mess.  I knocked the shower curtain out of the corner when we moved the house.  Everything else was floating around on the floor.

Tessie seems to think it is a good idea to dry one's hair whilst in a bubble bath...So the sixties hair dryer in a hat box was to be sitting on the stool next to the tub... I don't think it is really a good idea, but that's how she wants it... I am not going to argue.  It's easier to lose the cord or rollers before she gets a chance to use it...

Notice!  I did get the third floor lights going.  I still have to wire the other two floors. 

I am not to worried about that.  Tessie mostly stays upstairs.

That's where all of the important stuff is.  Bathtub... And potion room... The still is actually bubbling away as we speak...

Please note... Oscar has a place of honor on the shelf over the work table... No... She hasn't stopped carrying him with her to and fro...

The second floor is still unlit, with the exception of the light in the closet.

I made Tessie hang up all of her clothes.  It looked like a rat's nest in there.

That's the cleanest I have seen it since I stopped working on the house last.
The bedroom is now in sleeping order... Bed for Tessie.  Box bed for Spike and for some reason, there is a sock monkey in the gator bed... Midnight snack, maybe...
The living room was not too bad.  Tessie and Zar settled in there for the duration of the cleaning... Now that I am almost finished.

Where were they when I needed help?

Anyway.  One down.  49,321 to go...  Yes, I am going to go work somewhere else now. 

I have to make a couple of things for tomorrow's dinner at April and Seth's house.

Then back to fixing and cleaning.

See you tomorrow.

6 comments:

Janine said...

Hi, I just found your blog yesterday and I'm really enjoying reading through your posts and admiring your photos. Your miniatures are an inspiration and I'm loving your stories :)

Caseymini said...

Thanks for the kind words Janine! It may take you a while to get through it all. I am coming up on my seventh year, without missing a day!

Lucille said...

Seven years! You're amazing, Casey, to have stuck to it that long. I remember when you first bought this kit and how much I enjoyed watching you build it and also all those beautiful pieces of furniture you made. I certainly have picked up a lot from you! A huge thank you!

Julie said...

I LOVE this house, Casey!
It is just so well thought out for a witch's dwelling- Tessie is lucky to have such a brilliantly creative and skilled mentor!
Have you don't thatching? I can't see it in the headings... maybe I have missed it. I find your writing about procedures etc so very helpful. Thanks :)

Caseymini said...

No Julie. I did a couple on 1/144 houses a long time ago. I have never done a larger house that needs it. Good thatching is hard to do and the materials to do it are hard to come by.

Julie said...

Hmmm thanks Casey.
I'd been thinking of doing it on a 1:24 house I have and then managed to get a lot of thatch at a bargain price.
We shall see... Someone in our mini club here has done a 1:12 and also a 1:24 house. From what you are saying, though, it seems that I will need to organise a time with her for some practical help. So far she has given me vague clues about bundling, stapling, shaping and roof capping. Haha
Thanks, you words of caution have made me tackle it with more care.