I'm motivated to try something new this year, after reading the latest post by The Shopping Sherpa. I'm going to join 'Finish it off Friday' in an attempt to measure my weekly achievements. I, like many other miniaturists, am prone to procrastination. So, no excuses: every Friday I will complete a miniature project and post about it.
To kick off my new, enthusiastic work regime, here is what I've achieved in the last seven days (less a couple of days partying)
The shed is basically finished but I can't stop adding things. Every shed needs a bag of compost, right?
The bag is printed on regular paper. I've ordered some printable vinyl sticker paper so I can experiment with the print. In reality, these bags are polythene so I hope the vinyl will give it that glossy appearance. I filled the bag with crumpled tin foil and then covered it with tea leaves to simulate compost.
I've uploaded the file here for anyone to use.
The other thing I made was a 12v light for the shed. I didn't want to have plugs and cable attached to the shed so everything has it's own power source. That way I can move it around the house without having to place it next to a socket. The 12v battery holder is hidden above the planks of wood stored on the roof trusses.
The light fitting is brass sheet formed into a 'U' and then soldered with end caps. I've suspended it from the roof trusses with some chain from a broken necklace. The light is a six inch strip of warm white LED's.
That's it for this week. I hope you are all having a wonderful New Year. I have a few days of freedom before work starts again in earnest so I had better get started on my next weekly project.
Have a lovely day