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Saturday, May 26, 2018

See? It All Fits!!!

That's an interesting way of seeing things...

Tessie and Zar Have been holding up progress all day... They just sit there and do nothing... I kicked them out and got the wall and floor coverings installed.  I put the closet spaces back in and they sat back  down and made themselves comfortable...

Then Tessie had the brilliant idea to see if everything fits....

Well, if it is zapped in in one big pile, it fits...

I am not sure how it is going to fit when she has to actually had to hang things up and put things on shelves... I am not going to worry about it.  That's her problem.
I have to start working on her dressing table now.  I found butterflies at Walmart yesterday morning.  Tessie wants some of these for the curtains of the dressing table  We shall see. 

Maybe one medium sized one and a couple of tiny ones will work. 

Anything to make her a happy camper. 

Back to work.

See you tomorrow.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Spray Glue Is My Friend...

 I did the walls and the rug for Tessie's Dressing room this morning.

I hate to say it, but Tessie was right this time.  The chair is a different color than the rug. They don't like each other...

Back to her idea of a new chair.  It doesn't show too much in the photo, but it does in real life. Not the same at all!
OK. Now about how I did the walls and the rug. This is my method when I want to use fabric as wallpaper.

I cut illustration board(not cardstock or poster board. Those are way to light to hold their shape) to the size of each wall and the floor.  I sprayed each piece with spray glue on one side. Then I laid the fabric on the sprayed side and smoothed it down.

Then I turned them over and used white glue to fasten down the edges. 
I have not fastened them to the walls and floor of the box yet. That is the next step.

You can see in this photo that the walls are a little bowed.  That will be fixed when I glue them in.  They will fit just right.

Then the fun begins....
I know that this is not all of the stuff that Tessie plans on cramming in this little box.  She has BIG plans! I have already told her that I am not building any more closet space or shelving.  She is just going to have to do what she can with what she has.

I think that we know who is going to be shoving all of this stuff in that tiny little space.  She told me that this box would have plenty of room for all of her stuff... Sure it will.  Come and join the fun when she starts cramming things in tomorrow.  Personally, I am going to sit and laugh.  Maybe I will bring a fan or a handkerchief to laugh behind, but I will be laughing.  Sorry Tessie! I am going to be building a kidney shaped dressing table to go at the center back.  I don't have time to help you sort it all out!

I  will be the one NOT doing all the work for a change.  Care to join me?

See you tomorrow.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Pile Keeps Growing!

OK. The second closet is doubled in depth.  Now Tessie can hang things in both closets...

I still have to install hanging rods in the second one. I may have to change the one in the first closet.  The hanging thingies for the end of the rods won't match and heaven forbid that I don't make everything match in this room.  Tessie would have conniption fits! I have always heard that term, but I don't think that I have ever seen anybody have a conniption fit.

Maybe I should make them not match on purpose.  Then we could watch whilst Tessie has a conniption fit.  That might be fun.... Or not....

Anyway, so far, I am thinking that it might be a bad idea.  Tessie's regular fits are something to behold... A conniption one would be a bit scary to say the least....

Tessie is keeping the material for the rug, walls and soft furnishings close.  I imagine that she will be hanging over my shoulder shouting orders all day tomorrow.

She wants this project done NOW!

My next question is... Is she going to help organize the space or does she expect me to do it all.  I know that if I do, she will just be in there an hour later rearranging everything.

 This is most of what she wants to include.... Not counting about a dozen pair of shoes that she has never worn and handbags that she doesn't carry.

Maybe I can just get away with locking her in the room with all of the stuff that she wants to store in there.

I say store, because she never wears anything but the aprons and a couple of hats.

We shall see who gets stuck with the final job. I will put it in and then walk away.  Let's see what she does with it after I leave.

I am going back to work now.  See you tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Things Are Multiplying.....

When I left for Wednesday Witches this afternoon, the Terrible Two were sitting around relaxing...

I left, knowing that they would probably be making plans behind my back... I went anyway. I figured that there was nothing I could do about it...

When I got back, I started checking things. Same number of hangers lying around on the floor... but... There were a few new hats, purses and other items scattered around in the basket...
Tessie had added her favorite pointy hat and a few other items... Including a new pair of blue high button shoes.  A couple more aprons. And another hat... Not pointy. That was in the pile on the roof.

This is getting serious! She has also thrown in a few more hats and all of the shoes that she had in the closet in the townhouse. 
This is going too far.  She says that she needs a small refrigerator to store her bug beer, wicked wine and some fruit.

I think that it is about time for her to quit hunting.  She has enough gear for three people and a dog... Not to mention the alligator.

I am going to tell her to hold on until we get the things that she has already collected in the closet.  If there are any holes left on the shelves, she can search some more.  For now we have more than enough.  No annex on this closet! No way! No how! 

See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Missing Pieces...

OK. I got the second closet rack torn apart and enlarged...

I still need to put in the rod and paint a lot of spots where I took out shelves and put in extra pieces. I will do that part tomorrow before I go to Wednesday Witches.
And what are Tessie and Zar doing to keep busy?

They are sitting where they were yesterday at this time.  Discussing what I have to do. GRRR...

Tessie is now demanding a pink ladder to get to the top of the shelves. To quote her, "It must be pink to match the rug and the chair that you are going to build me for the corner...

I am NOT going to build her a new chair.  She is sitting in a pink chair as we speak! And it matches the rug!

Zar, on the other hand has a legitimate complaint. His house is missing some pieces. 

To be specific, there are a LOT of roof pieces that are nowhere to be found.  I may have to resort to designing a new roof!

I remember, at one point I was planning on having a skylight over the top part of the stairs. I can't even find the door that I was going to make that with.

I have a feeling that I am going to have to take time off and finish cleaning the workroom.  The missing pieces have to be in there somewhere.

Here we go again... Thursday. Workroom here I come! See you tomorrow.

Monday, May 21, 2018

I Was Right!

I love it when I get to say "I told you so!"

I told you so!!! Tessie had the boards marked and the bottom shelves torn out of the second closet space this morning!

Here we go!

We went to see "Deadpool 2" this morning. Fun movie. When we got back she expected me to start making the unit deeper... Not happening today.

She has the material gathered up for the rest of the room and wants everything done NOW.

Not going to happen! Walter and I watched a couple of episodes of Supernatural and then an interview with Robert Plant of Led Zeplin. Very interesting person.

So.  No minis for the afternoon. 

Zar is lobbying for more things to be done to his Clockwork Cottage.  So I have orders coming at me from both directions. 

He's not getting anything done either.

Tessie hit me with another surprise request... She wants more feets. Her term.  Not mine. 

She found a pair of high button shoes.  Now she needs feets that will fit inside those.  Her big barefoot feet won't fit. This should be interesting.  I wonder how long the new feet are going to last.  I am betting on less than an hour.  Then she is going to go back to bare-feets.

I can't imagine her actually wearing shoes of any kind, let alone high button shoes.  She hates anything on her feets.

I will bet on less than an hour, but I will go ahead and make feet to her orders.

Wish me luck. Back to work. See you tomorrow.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

My (so called) Day Off...

The Terrible Two kindly told me that I could have Sunday off... If I worked on cleaning the workroom.

Oh! Goodie!!!!

They have been sitting in the unfinished dressing room chatting all day!
 I have been working my fingers to the bone... And what do I get?  Yup. Bony Fingers...

Anyway, I am making some progress.  If they let me have about eight more Sundays off...And I don't do anything but clean in the workroom, I might get it about half done.

I am making progress, but it is two steps forward and a whole bunch of steps back!

I changed the table that was in front of the desk and put the shelves back on it.  Now I have a place for more of the larger beads that went nowhere in the workroom.

At least I am keeping the bead cabinet straight.. Pretty much.  If I don't do any beading until I get the workroom finished, I will be doing OK.  No guarantees on that promise.
I am getting closer to the door... Maybe I will sneak away when nobody is watching and go do something else.

I'm Very Bored!!!

I want to play something else now!

The closet is pretty much staying clean... So far.

Now if I don't start any new projects, it will stay clean for a while...

The Terrible Two are having lots of fun...

Me? Not so much.  I wonder if they might let me off for a couple of weeks to work on this project? I might just make some progress with more time...

Back to work!  See you tomorrow.