I'm always conscious of the fact that I don't post on this blog as often as I could. I miniature most days, so it's not for the lack of things to post about. I get totally hung up over the content and whether it would interest anyone, instead of viewing the blog as a way of cataloging my ideas and tutorials. I guess a lot of bloggers feel that way. So I've decided to just get on with it. This will be a diary of work. A progress report if you like.
So a couple of weeks ago I received a Birthday gift from my better half --- a kit build corner shop. I've never built a kit before but I didn't expect any great problems with it. The instructions were IKEA-esque. Step-by-step photos from start to finish. Only one problem that niggled the perfectionist in me. Some of the 'tabs' in the wood used to glue adjoining walls and floors were routed badly so I had to square them off with a file to make them fit. Apart from that, I managed to install the lights, cover the floors and get it all pulled together over the weekend. Now the problem that remains --- what business resides inside? This, I think will be the basis of how the overall building will look.
I can live with the idea that the exterior of the building is Victorian, however the modernist in me demands something contemporary inside. I've been juggling with the idea of a shop that sells contemporary furniture (since I will be making everything that goes inside) until my Hubby suggested a photography studio and shop. He likes to challenge me with something that hasn't been done before (studio equipment, soft boxes, camera tripods etc). My all male colleagues at work suggested an adult shop ---- some men just love to live up to stereotype don't they? I'm not prudish in any way but I would dread the conversation with my Mother about why I'm making miniature bondage gear Ha!
I digress...so any suggestions? I'd love to hear your ideas.
The rest of my days have been spent finishing off a long overdue swap with MiniDork and putting together kits from The Miniature Garden Centre. Damn Georgie, you make it look so simple =0) I adore the Japanese Maple kit. My version looks slightly wind swept and bare. I think it needs more branches and leaves to make it look healthy.
'K, I better get to the swap items and make an effort with chores
Enjoy the rest of the week