Seasonal Window Displays

From sketches…. ….to window displays! But we do need to take down the autumn window display (that I totally made back in March and forgot to post, shh), and put up the winter one. Next step: fill it with some good books…. That seems a pretty good selection! Now let’s go back inside, it’s too…… Continue reading Seasonal Window Displays

Palace Library Updates

The main floor of the Palace Library now has a small display table! At the moment, one end of the table has a few fantasy novels…. ….and the other end is spotlighting some Doctor Who novels. This display will definitely change in the future, probably to a display that takes up the whole table. In…… Continue reading Palace Library Updates

Fixtures and Furnishings

The Palace Library is definitely in the ‘fixtures, fittings and furnishing’ stage of its construction! Case in point: these lights, which are made from a section of a white paper cupcake wrapper. They don’t actually work (unfortunately), but they do look really good! There is also now a clear doorway to the back/upstairs of the…… Continue reading Fixtures and Furnishings

Project Roundup

But before we get into the projects, it’s Sarah’s birthday today! Six years, and I still haven’t updated the party hats. She wanted to sit and read all day for her birthday, which is fair enough. And back to the projects: The Palace Library is coming along, slowly. This counter nook has my attention; I’ll…… Continue reading Project Roundup

The Last Few Boxes

The last two boxes of books have been unpacked! The first has a few last novels: “Have I read this one?” And the last box has textbooks: Textbooks have a whole section of shelves by the counter, and they’re organised alphabetically. At the moment, they’re all new textbooks, but hopefully the Library will be able…… Continue reading The Last Few Boxes

Happy Easter!

Remember last year, when Sarah painted eggs for her friends? Well, they were so popular, that this year, she’s organised an egg-painting party! T: “Oh, the table looks so good!” P: “It really does,” S: “Thanks!” S: “Ok, here are the eggs, where should I put them so everyone can reach?” P: “Maybe in the…… Continue reading Happy Easter!

Details, Details

Work continues at The Palace Library, with the third-last box of books from the storeroom being opened. “Ooh, this one looks interesting….” Additionally, upstairs there is now a calendar and a small noticeboard in the staffroom! I covered a piece of cardboard with a scrap of dusky pink fabric for the noticeboard, and glued tiny…… Continue reading Details, Details

Sustainable Beanbags

Some of my older readers may recognise this pouf; I must have made it a few years ago now. It wasn’t getting a whole lot of use, so I re-stuffed it with scraps from my (overflowing!) scraps bin…. ….and now it’s a beanbag for The Palace Library’s staff/break room! Sarah assures me it’s very comfy.…… Continue reading Sustainable Beanbags