Monday, May 9, 2011

May 9th - Day 129 - 236 Days to go!

Today I finally got around to doing some wallpapering.

I finished the parlour walls.

I also finished wallpapering in the library.

Tomorrow I'm hoping to get the bedroom wallpapered. Once that is done, I can focus on the third floor wallpapering, cut the new wall piece for the bathroom to enclose it, and then the roof assembly.

Friday, May 6, 2011

May 6th - Day 126/239 Days to go!

Yesterday was my mini day with my two mini friends. I picked up Rosemary and off to Peachland we went for a day at Barb's house. Barb had a friend....a mini friend....visiting from Winnipeg so we had a nice visit, ate lots of goodies, and even managed to get some minis done.

I decided that I'd work on my "mini mutts" and I did my little Roxy. She's a sweetie, would love to be a lap dog except that she weights about 50 pounds, has the most incredibly boney elbows, and is just not your stereo-type pitbull. She's a lover definately not a fighter. But I truly believe that there are no bad dogs....just bad owners, and it is all about how they are raised more than genetics. Roxy is definately proof of that.

So here is my Roxy.....full scale, doing what she does best....sleeping!

And this is my mini Roxy....still doing what she does best!

I spent part of the day working on the interior of the Beacon Hill's second floor in preparation for wallpapering. I painted white around the ceiling line, around the doors and windows, the exterior edge of the house at the back. It is a lot easier to do before the wallpaper is in than after. It is a somewhat tedious job but it eliminates any dark bald spots showing up later.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011 - Day 122/243 Days to go!

Well, I'm finally back. Our local club had their show over the weekend and I spent the last few weeks getting ready so that I'd have enough inventory for my sales table. But....I wasn't only selling....I was also a happy shopper and came home with some new goodies for the Beacon Hill.

We had a new seller this year and he is very new to doing miniatures with his laser cutter and of course, I felt that I should support his endeavours. In fact, I was his first customer....OMG, I took his mini virginity!

This is a bench seat that he made. I'm not sure if I'm going to use it with the vanity that I bought from him or use it with the piano that I bought for the parlour.

This is the vanity he made. The scroll work is incredible.

I also got a little grand piano for the parlour and have a few ideas on how to do some decorative things with it.

I bought two chairs for the front porch....$4 could I say no!

On a garage sale table, I found a dresser that I'll paint white for the nursery.

Picked up a kit for the sewing room for $6!

I was also given (yes for free) a few metal items that I can refurbish to use as well. They are originally pencil sharpeners but I can hide that fact.

Now that the show is over...I can get back to the Beacon Hill. The countdown continues and I don't want to be frantic come December with the deadline pending.

So....hold on to your hats....the whirlwind of construction will be getting underway again....because....

                                                                        I'M BACK!