Sunday, 1 July 2018

A day late

Apologies for being a day late with this week's post.  I spent my blog time yesterday fiddling around making a digital book to record Bentleys (a previous build).  More of this when it comes to fruition but suffice it to say it took much, much longer to do than I imagined.

Meanwhile in dribs and drabs throughout the week I managed to get the Rec room and the Mud room sorted.

These are the terrific boxes I keep my 'dressing stuff in.  They were sold as bead boxes for a couple of dollars in Wal Mart.  I try to collect things for one room in the same box so I don't forget what I have and duplicate things.



That worked really well with the three cats I seem to have acquired.  At least the quality improves as I go along.  All I can say is that I once owned a cat as ugly as the first one here.  He was also extremely stupid and quickly earned the name pudding, so I have something of an attachment to the ugliest one.  I suspect Mrs Perky on the right will get to inhabit the house.



A couple of the mini objects in this house sort of work.  The jukebox lights up and plays a couple of songs and the washing machine in the mud room is a Miele (can't find them any more!!!) and it lights up, the drum spins, it makes washing noises and then makes a spinning noise followed by a beep when the washing is finished.  The door also opens.  Such a nice piece of kit.  I used to have their cooker too in a previous project and that had hobs that lit and made cooking noises.




I am especially fond of this little basket of sea shells as they were all found by me during my time in Naples (Florida)  I had a sort of challenge with myself to find the smallest shell possible each time we went to the beach and I ended up with a zillion very teeny ones.  They are miniatures in their own right.

  


These must be the world's tidiest teenagers - biscuits on a plate and liquorice allsorts in a bowl!!!  What can I say.....I train my children well...... especially the resin ones.  Incidentally every sweetie and every biscuit is a loose separate item.  Such talented people around.  For non-UK chums each of these biscuits is a recognisable product.





My favourite object here is the cute little stapler.  Needs a bit more 'stuff' yet



Pretty much a shell collection going on here.  Indeed there is a box open with two new shells in that haven't found their home yet.  Again it needs games and stuff for the empty shells.  The china piggy bank is in memory of one I had for many, many years called Daisy Grunter.  Spot the mobile phone.



.....   and so the room goes back together......  I need a couple of posters for the back wall.  I am just not sure what to have.  Might go retro and have something to represent what my kids liked .....Star Wars? and....?





A few nice details in the mud room such as the whiteboard weekly planning sheet with pen on the wall, the smoke alarm, the alarm system board for this part of the house.  There is cleaning stuff left out as Simon has been cleaning his skate board.  Apologies for the poor quality photo, it was taken late in the day and in poor light.



I have just added a couple of things in the dining room since you last saw it.  I love the tiny glass horse on the huntboard, bought when I was doing quarter scale.  This photo reminds me that I need to clean up and re-trim the chairs.  They had some very flashy gold braid round them that I unceremoniously ripped off.  I really need to get down to filling the cabinets and dressing the tables - I actually have more than I need to do this.  I keep sort of hanging on in hopes of making another huntboard which is silly as that in itself doesn't prohibit dressing what's there.  Apologies for the BFG in the mirror.



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  1. I love how it all looks. So nice that you're getting back in a rhythm with mini-ing.

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    1. Thanks Sheila. Yes, hopefully, after this week I will be back in properly and 'creating' rather than just putting back. This week it is time to get the top floor three rooms back in place. Then still lots to do, kits to make, pictures to make, drapes, fourth wall all sorts of things to come not to mention still some wiring to get sorted before it can be officially lit. M

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  2. What a great way to keep the parts and pieces organized, safe and inventoried. I love it! I bet it has been so much fun to see the things you have collected for the rooms and to reconnect with the ideas and visions you had for each space. You've got some really neat and special pieces!
    I love how you've trained those little resin folks to keep things tidy, and the rec room has such a loved and lived in feel. It's exciting for me to see each room come to life again, even when you're a day late! Have fun this week!

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    1. Thanks Jodi. it's nice to think others like looking at my mini imaginings. Oh for a resin grandchild!

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  3. It's lovely to see this coming back into being and the liquorice allsorts and biscuits are brilliant - lovely quality items. Hopefully it wont take too long before you're done with the sort out and can get down to some kit and bookmaking.

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    1. Yes, Irene, this still feels like procrastinating but, honestly, it isn't. I need to get it back right and in a state to look at and see what to do next. Right now I think I might finish the last of the lights and wiring before tiddling around adding more stuff. I have a desire to see it lit. M

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  4. Having a separate box of accessories for each room is a very good idea Marilyn and is consistent with your tidy and organized personality and lifestyle. :D
    AND I am particularly impressed with your attention to those little extra details which make an enormous difference to your finished rooms.
    Your organization and dressing up the shelves with the big screen t.v. and the laptop and the various tech accessories, are a must for a contemporary family but the extras like the piggy bank and especially the basket of shells you've collected make this room very personal. I can easily see two very tidy and well trained teenagers ( a reflection of their parents), using this room on a regular basis!
    The mud room is a misnomer as there is not a speck of it to be seen but that is perfectly okay because if I did my washing up in this bright and cheerful room, I would be just as diligent in keeping it up as does your mini mistress of the manor❣️

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    1. Oh Elizabeth I think my OCD is showing!! I just like to think being tidy makes life simpler.... my excuse. As I keep saying I have a longing to be like my arty sister who lives in the most beautiful rumpled house. As for the teenagers I raised very little success during that time and very little rubbed off on them - in a way I am content with that - too many of me in the world might be a step too far. That said as adults they love visiting my calm open spaces home from their happy chaos. Each to their own..... Thanks for stopping by. M

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    2. I'm a REAL LIFE tidy freak too Marilyn and when my children were young, I tried in vain to instil in them, a sense of order and space management, which they vigorously resisted and resented.
      When eventually they both grew up and moved out on their own and in with their friends, they both suddenly BURST into full-blown Tidy Freaks too, with their chief complaints being how messy their fellow flat-mates were...
      ah yes It was a long delayed reward but well-worth the wait 😇

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