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Monday, October 5, 2015

A Week to Find the Fabric...

I didn't tell you that I have been hunting for the couch fabric for a week.  I need to do the cushions for the back of the sofa. 

I couldn't, for the life of me, find the original fabric....

When I found it, I knew why.  See the lighter colored fabric behind and to the left of Tessie?

That's the back of the fabric on top... It doesn't look anything like the front!

Actually, I didn't find it.  I solved the problem by sending Tessie to look for it, with the admonishment of  "Find it or no sofa!" 

She was back with it in less than five minutes. 

I can't seem to talk her out of using the zebra striped fabric in every room  that she relaxes in.  She insists that it makes her calm and happy.  I have no idea why.

I went to work on the tree bookcase this morning and discovered that a couple of the places where I put the glue didn't hold.  Back to step one.

That was an excuse to clean and start working on the Girl's Bathroom.  Tessie insists on calling it that.  She says that it is only fair that if the boys in the family have one, we should too...

My question is... How long has she been using this bathroom?

I am thinking that the bath is going to be  somewhat Steampunk-ian with a bit of Gothic mixed in...

Tessie insisted on keeping her ride in there. and my soap dish is a dragon also...

I confess, I already had a bit of Steampunk.   I have two of the candlestick that you see in the corner.

I also have had the shells with barnacles on it for many years.  That's where I keep my rusty nails... Yup.  I am probably the only person that collects rust on purpose. 

I have no idea who lost one rusty chain link. The faucet handle beneath it is one of my favorites and I can't even remember where I found it.

I also have an old rusty railroad spike, a few rusty horseshoes and a wreath of rusty barbed wire on the back porch... There is also a wind chime that April made for me years ago.  She found the pieces when she and Seth were hiking. Any of the rusty stuff is fair game if I need it in the bathroom!

Don't ask me to explain.  I just like rusty things.  They were well used and then discarded. They have a great patina and color.  That's all I can say... I know.  I'm a little peculiar...

Tessie just interjected, "A LOT PECULIAR!".  Oh well.  So is she! That's why we work well together.

Back to the Steampunkian bath and the tree house. 

See you tomorrow.


Lucille said...

Hi Casey! So you like rusted objects enough to keep them as ornaments? I must say I detest anything that has rust on it. Don't even want it in my dollhouse. To each his or her own, I guess! Rustiness has always depressed me. I have never seen any beauty in it. But I know that a lot of people love rusted objects and many miniature artists even go out of their way to create them. So, you have plenty of company!

Giac said...

Hello Casey,
I can't wait to see your next always have so many ideas...
If zebra makes Tessie calm and relaxed, did you ever think of making a room completely covered in it ;)
Big hug

Caseymini said...

Great idea, Giac! I'll think about it!