Monday, 25 May 2009
New floor, magic potions and mess!
I've given up on keeping house and cleaning, washing etc. It seems to be a battle i can't win.
So instead i'm devoting my time to smaller houses and those i can control rather than the chaos i find in the big world.
Last night i put a new floor onto the witches house. It looks awful at the moment i know but i can see it finished in my head and i know all will be ok.
I won't turn it round yet and show you the back because the bedroom has a sloping floor. I need to put in this floor (lol) much to my families laughs this morning when they saw it and thought the slope was intentional... lol. As if!
They also find it amusing the witch will not be able to waer her hat because its a rather short room, but they have no imagination so not too bothered on that.
Anyway, i made the new floor with whiteboard/foam board and covered it all with Mod roc (art roc) like i did for the lower floors. I now need to render the walls surfaces, which i'll do with paperclay smeared here and there. Not in the slightest technical i know but i like this look.
I'll also need to do the stonework on all four corner of the new floor, so looks like i'll be sitting bored to tears applying squares for a few hours. Then of course more squares with the roof tiles (yawning).
This will now be one of those turn it round houses rather than all openings being on one side only. Quite like a lot of fairy houses.
I've also be taken over with potion making and have about 40 different jars on the go all of which are the new and dirty jars. Some are filled with items such as amber, feathers, fairy wings, herbs and spices,gems, berries, preserved frogs and lizards.
I've also just made these colourful jars in multi-colours. I'm not sure if i should turn them into Jelly pots or make them into a magical potion?
My husband has at long last just popped out to buy me a new washing line. This is the most excitement i'll have had all week... lol. Can't wait to see it twirl... oh lol. Mind you, it is only Monday so i live in hope!
Lastly, my room since the major change and new desk, shelves etc has now started to grow again into a major tip. I know its not too bad at the moment but its growing daily.
Oh yes, i also had a catastrophe with some of my recent sales and just as i was checking the contents of each parcel was correct i noticed some of the jars had some sort of chemical reaction. So i've spent quite a lot of time earlier this week working and working on them until they went right and trying various new products. I'm now ready to post them, but sadly it's a bank holiday and no post. So tomorrow i can finally send them a week late. I hate sending parcel late but its taken me this long to get them perfect with all my trials and errors. At least they will turn up perfect and so glad i checked them last week.