This past week was very busy (and cold here) last night we had ice/snow storms and we're iced in today. I managed to get a lot of things done that were on my plate, orders finished and mailed out, other projects have progressed and I'm starting on new ones this week. It feels great to be back on track and motivates me even more to get it all completed.
One of those projects was for my dear friend Vicky. If you don't already know her, please find her blog here. I feel so lucky to have so many talented friends all over the world and she is definitely one of those people. We decided last year that we'd do a swap and I'm happy to say hers is finally finished. A tiny roombox cottage just for her and a few other little things I made for her too along the way.
I enjoy making rooms for customers, don't get me wrong and every order is fun for me even though it's work but making rooms for friends of mine is my favorite part of this job. I love to create rooms that you all have dreamed up or envisioned using to take photos of your miniatures or as a backdrop for your own work. I feel so lucky to get to do this as my job. I also love having the ability to swap/trade work with other miniature makers and get their gorgeous work in return to cherish in my own collection.
On top of normal work this weekend I also got to work a little more on my own little cottage. I managed to get the wainscoting all in place and the floor boards down in both the main room and the loft.
I'm moving on to the chair rail and baseboard now and hope to have that glued in place tomorrow. It's coming along nicely in those areas and I've been able to work at a fairly steady pace. I also started on the front porch but I'm not sure which direction to take that right now so I'm putting it out of my mind.
I'm still trying to figure out how to do the roof supports "beams" and make them look pretty but also to serve the purpose of holding up the roof. The ones supplied with the kit are hideous and very thick so I need to redesign them. I have a feeling the roof won't go along quite as easily but wish me luck anyway
Hope you're having a wonderful start to the new week. Sending you love wherever you are... xoxoxo