So I realize I haven’t made any progress on the house for many months. Let me show you why:
His name is Sebastien and he’s three months old now. He takes up most of my waking hours…and a lot of my sleeping ones as well.
But I have not forgotten the house, and tonight I had some time (after the baby was in bed) and decided to set up so I could start working on the house when and if I got the time again.
So I now have a little work table in a corner of the living room:
And the dollhouse components are safely under plexiglass (to protect from the dog and the baby), a plastic drop cloth (to protect from water that sometimes drips from the skylights above) and a sheet (to protect from the sunlight).
Not the ideal place for it, but since I no longer live alone, I can’t really take up the entire dining room anymore…
I had already set up most of the rooms, but I still needed to place the cans back on the pantry shelves in the correct order:
I used museum wax to secure them in place so I will hopefully never again have to insert my fingers into that narrow space to set them up.
Then there were a couple pieces that had broken in the move that needed re-gluing:
And all the extra furniture and knickknacks needed to be stored away in back of the house so I had access to the rooms I need to work on.
As you can see, the lights still work and those two front rooms have a ways to go before they look like rooms. I have the plans for the drawing room parquet in my head. Whenever I next find the time, I will start to work on that.
Until then….be well.
Doug Skelton said:
I was so excited to see your post! Having a young one in the house does pretty much take over your life, and that is a good thing! Still, it is wonderful that you are finding time to keep working on your house. I really do love what you are doing with it, and am happy that you are going to keep working on the house.
Take care of that perfect young man! Look forward to seeing your continued progress too!
I’ve been wondering about you and the baby and the house! Congratulations! Sebastien is beautiful! With me it’s cows and church and grandkids that keep me busy, but also the grandkids motivate me to get back to work on mine. I’ve been saving little dessicators from medication bottles to turn into cans of food. I love what you did with yours. I’ll have to remember to use my museum gel, although in my house the GKs are bound to move stuff around.
Now that Sebastien is hopefully sleeping a bit better at night, enjoy the hours when he isn’t mobile, because once he starts to crawl and walk, it will be even harder to find time to work on it!
It is so nice to read a new post from you again! Sebastien is really cute and I’m happy that everything is going well 😉
I’m impressed that during these last months with the baby and the new house you had also time to prepare a corner for your miniatures and to put everything in place, ready to start again with your beautiful project…
Un affettuoso benvenuto al piccolo Sebastien ed un abbraccio a te! 🙂
Spero tanto che tu e il bellissimo Sebastien avete raggiunto il 2015 in salute e serenità. Spero di vedere presto un tuo nuovo post ed il tuo meraviglioso progetto.
Grazie tanto! E molti auguri a te per l’anno nuovo! Il nuovo post…non so quando sara…ma spero que sara presto.