Wednesday, 13 January 2016

WOYWW #345

Yay!!! for another Wednesday, and a little blog-hop around to nosey on other people's work spaces.
For information and how to join in with "What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday" (WOYWW), just take a visit to Ms Julia at The Stamping Ground, and all will be revealed :)
This week, I shall be number.....31 - every time I write that sentence I think of "Stars In Their Eyes" lol
I usually photograph my desk in the early hours of Wednesday morning - those dead-of-the-night hours when I just can't sleep. Usually not a lot changes - but my trusty white lamp with the magnifier broke (not so trusty!) and I lent my large crafting mat to ..well, er... Matt, actually (my daughter's other-half) - so that's missing too.
I spent most of this week making a fireplace 'topper' for the 'Miss Havisham Room' in my dolls house. It's not good. In fact, it looks awful! I ripped out the ceiling paper too, and have decided to use some of my scrapbook papers - both for the ceiling and the walls (which is on my desk).
I am trying to complete the whole house on a minimum budget - making things where and when I can, with whatever I already have in the craft-room. Hence, the upturned glue bottles in a dolls house bath that needs mending (I trod on it, broke the taps, and swore rather loudly). I keep them upturned so I can eke out every last bit of the glue inside. I need to get my money's worth! On the right is my 'What I Am Using Now" box... just bits and pieces that get in the way as I'm crafting, but that I use often - they stay sort-of tidy in my box. One cold cup of tea and a few bits and pieces scattered over, and this is my desk :)
Did you notice my little pressie? The green sleigh was a gift from my dearest friend Ms Lizzie - isn't it the cutest?!  She's also made me some miniature books for the 'Woman In Black Study' room - but forgot to pack them last time she paid a visit, so I'll show those when I get a chance to photograph them.
Apart from my desk, I have also commandeered the dining table...
I am just using a wood dye to stain lots of bits and pieces of wood I have lying around... from lollipop and cocktail sticks to a wooden fan - I thought I'd get them ready for a few projects I may work on for the dolls house. I shan't share right now - because if it turns out as bad as the fireplace topper, I certainly won't be showing any of it off!
Apologies for a long-winded post... but here's hoping your Wednesday ~ and the rest of the week too ~is a massively happy one!



18 comments:

misteejay said...

That wee sleigh looks so cute.
Sounds like you are having lots of fun with the rooms of your doll house - even if there are the occasional mishaps. Enjoy your week.
Toni xx

butterfliecrafter said...

sounds like a fun project, Vicky#4.

Robyn Oliver said...

To be working in miniature you must have lots of patience and a real eye for details...frustrating at times, but enjoyable to see the results...have fun. Enjoy your week RobynO#36

Barb said...

I have loads of clogged up glue too and poke and prod to get as much as possible out of them. Love the sleigh. What a lovely present from you friend. Good luck with your project and have a lovely week. Barbxx #39

Giac said...

Hello Bubbles,
The sleigh is a lovely present. Don't give up on the fireplace topper...I've seen your work and I know you can do it.
Big hug
Giac

Jane Willis said...

It makes sense to eke out every last drop of glue, I try very hard to do the same. And I have a most-used-stuff box too. What I don't have is a cute little sleigh!
Jane

Karen McAlpine said...

Sounds like a very fun project!!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

A Miss Havisham room?? Ooh, I'm intrigued now! I really want to see what it looks like. You must have SO much patience to be creating something like that. Keep the faith (and glue.....)
Hugs, LLJ 16 xx

Jackie Mackay said...

I too am fascinated by the Miss Haversham room. My friend has a dols house that she hasn't touched for a couple of yeards - I must tell her about you and see if I can get her enthusiasm back x Jackie 26

Sharon said...

Don't give up on the topper! Maybe a break is all that's needed and come back to it with fresh eyes.

Hope you have a good week
Sharon #50

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I used to work in miniature, but this doll's house is going above and beyond. In the states, they used to give away free samples of anaglyptus paper (raised wallpaper) samples. I understand some still do in the UK. Maybe you can find a few samples you can use for your ceiling, since I decorated my real kitchen ceiling using a stamp I made for some. I know what you mean by wanting to keep the cost down.

That's a lovely sleigh. I bet it will come in handy as a decoration this winter, and then again next Christmas. Happy WOYWW from #2.

Julia Dunnit said...

The bath story - sorry, I had to laugh! I think the choice of scrapbook paper is perfect for wall paper, I can't imagine the fireplace, I'm sure it was you being too self critical. Show us as you go on with it all!

Angela Radford said...

That all sounds great fun to do, you must show us some photos of the house. Thanks for the visit to mine, have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 17

Bernice said...

Ohh - a dolls house - I had a wee look at your other blog - great work - looks like fun but a lot of patience is required!! I have had one in a box since 2001 - maybe this year I'll get it built and furnished!!
Bernice #64

Pamela Duncan said...

such a cute project ~ Pam's Pearls #65

okienurse said...

WOW sounds like you have been busy doing and tearing down stuff you have done. I am the same! If it doesn't live up to what I expect it to be I either redo it or trash the whole project. I look forward to seeing what you create with all the wood. Have a great week and thanks for sharing. Vickie #61

Morti said...

I'm not at all late getting here, me. No. Absolutely on time. Today is still Wednesday if I say it is, right? Hehehe

Love the storage lurking at the back of your desk... very snazzy!

Good luck with getting on further with your dollshouse. My Mum made a huge one, so I'm familiar with all the trials and tribulations of the makings for the innards. It's amazing what you can repurpose in the process!

thanks for stopping by my blog this week...

Clair said...

Oh, wow. I am in awe of folks that work in miniature. My dad loves miniature railways and I have seen the time and effort it takes to create so much detail on such a small scale. I hope we'll have chance to see the house at some point?

Thanks so much for stopping by earlier in the week. Just catching up on comments a little later than usual!

Clair @ Obstinate Pursuit
WOYWW #25