Saturday, 12 August 2017

Mas des Roches

This is a bit off-piste this week - First, I thought I might show you my new project - Mas des Roches.

Click here:  Mas des Roches

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I wondered if you might want to see where I 'work'.  A couple of years ago we had a very posh 'lean-to' built on the side of the house (back garden) for my workshop and I relinquished the spare bedroom back to its purpose.  I also lost my small greenhouse, but I did gain a lovely well-insulated, cosy work room.

As it is the place where I am as busy as a bee, it acquired the moniker - The Hive..... sounds so much better than I am off to the hut......


the work bench area for dollhousing

the office side of the hive
The two long tables are pieces of the cheapest work surface from B & Q and five height adjustable legs from Ikea.  There is one leg in each corner and one in the center at the back for added support.  Normally you would also need one at the centre front over this length for proper support.  I didn't want on there as it would be where I was sitting.  I didn't want to put a support batten on the wall in case the room got changed for something else sometime.  In actuality they don't need additional support at centre front because I dropped the height of each side to rest on the chests of drawers I already had.  There is a pair of wooden ones on the office side and a pair of metal Ikea ones on the work shop side.

The trolley at the back of the room with Dalton House is Ikea again.  You buy the wheels as an add on to one of their cube kits.  Drawers are also an added option.  I needed more width and depth so I simply screwed on a piece of MDF and painted it.white.  The trolley is a huge advantage when I want to get around the house - to the back for wiring for example.

I just realised how neat as a pin everything is.  To be honest this is its usual state.  I am probably bordering on OCD when it comes to being tidy.  Obviously there are moments of chaos but they do get cleared away as soon as I am done.


My commute from the kitchen door and through the arch

View from my chair


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Normal service will be resumed next Saturday for sure.

10 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful. I am so jealous! LOVE your garden...English gardens put the rest of us to shame. Love your workplace, "the Hive." I so hope RL is allowing you to get back to the things you love. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Hi Beth, My garden is just a handkerchief size behind a very small ordinary house so is in no way spectacular but I do love gardening. If you are a garden person as well as a mini one I do have a garden blog (of course!) so you could take a peek there too if you want....https://burygardeners.blogspot.co.uk/ Trying really hard to get back to my minis right now and am hoping for a quiet month ahead so I can do that. Marilyn

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  2. This is THE CLEANEST and the most WELL- ORGANIZED miniatures workroom that I have ever seen! You are s0 blessed to have your own private hive and having it out in the garden is ideal! :D

    elizabeth

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    1. I am so tidy I do think I have crossed the border to obsessional! To be fair to me I am not panicked by 'clutter' and actually love the look of it in other people's homes - so comfy and cosy - but I just feel that I work better if organised and tidy - just want to know I can put my hand on the next thing I want. Also raised by a mom who made me 'pick up' when i had finished with things!!!!

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  3. That looks like such a great room with a beautiful view! My workspace is horrifying. And just now off to see the Mas de Roches!

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    1. I am sure that almost every creative person has a 'clutter' around them from which serendipity is born... just enjoy it. Hope Mas des Roches appealed to you. heaven knows when I will start on that. M

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  4. Hello Marilyn,
    My workroom looks like that for about 4 minutes at most. I just can't manage to stay tidy. It is a wonderful space! I love Mas des Roches...what a lovely structure!
    Big hug
    Giac

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    1. Thank you Giac for liking Mas des Roches as right now it feels something like a white elephant...hoping to love it when I begin. M

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  5. What a great space Marilyn and it shows off Dalton very well. I nipped over to look at your Gate House - that would be lovely in 1/12th, don't you think?

    Good luck with your new project Mas des Roches. I'm sure you'll make a lovely job of it even although I know it's not your favourite scale!

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    1. Hi Irene, As you say the Gate House would be just the bee's knees in 'proper' size. It was a lovely little piece. I so want a 1/12th full house instead of front slice.....one day. Thanks for your blessing on Mas des Roches. M

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