|I so hate muddles|
I count my blessings that only one item was damaged in the move and it wasn't such a precious one, other than the time I had put into making it.
|quickly sorted with a little wood glue and a good squeeze|
After doing a rough sort I concentrated on getting one room right. For today I only had time to do the one.... the Hive (my workroom in the basement)
The Ikea corner worktable still had all its little things in place and I was able to give it a quick dust over with a soft paintbrush.
|It is hard to pick a favourite object|
The swivel chair swivels and the scale of the off-cuts of wood is just perfect. I think they came from a Jane Harrop kit along with the wallpaper and flooring. I remember making the cardboard boxes and rolling the paper and finding more wood.
|love the extension lead - Delph probably|
The IKEA computer trolley is a copy of my real one. Unfortunately the processor unit is too big for its space (not in real life). the castors really work and the keyboard tray slides in and out. I remember the very many coats of paint I had to apply to get a proper IKEA finish on these pieces of furniture.
|one of my favourite bits of furniture|
Another IKEA copy - my trolley that my Dalton sits on is just like this and has castors so I can get to the back for wiring or just to move it from A to B easily. Since this basic concept I have added drawers to my real one but this is just fine as a reminder as to where it all began.
The Jane Harrop dolls house has a roof panels than comes off allowing the front to be removed. You could quite easily complete this with 144th paper, paint and furniture.
|Love the working castors|
This is a view of the room with everything back in place. It used to be the housekeepers room in the original house and still has the lockable Georgian linen cupboards at the back of the room - great storage for Elizabeth's mini stuff.
|note the radiator and the plug sockets|
This room just needs a multi-frame picture on the wall containing family photos which is what I have in my room.
I have gone through many transformations of my work space since this mini room began so my current (new) room doesn't look like this but the trolley and the computer table remain and I have memories of working at that corner table in the spare room and then the summer house through one summer a few years ago.
Apropos of nothing in particular I came across this image which amused me as we still have a sort of 'open-all-hours' hardware in the village we have moved to not too dissimilar to this. What a cracking project for somebody.
|This is not ancient history but post-war (my own childhood)|