Christmas Cheer

The sun has finally emerged in Sarah’s corner of the world, and she and her friends spent the morning putting up Christmas decorations. P: Do you need help with yours? T: I already finished them! But thanks, P. (Let’s agree to ignore that the window display is still a winter one. I think that’s a…… Continue reading Christmas Cheer

Project Roundup

Well, firstly, I decided to re-make the white chairs in Fierro’s, because the ones I originally made were not stable at all. These new ones are waiting for a few more support toothpicks and then they will be painted to match the pieces I salvaged from the old ones. My second pair of Simplicity 8457’s…… Continue reading Project Roundup

Final Touches

The last few books out of that last box are being unpacked today. “Alright, let’s get these over to the display table…” “….Hmm. I think this display needs re-arranging.” There we go! “Oooh, this one looks interesting…” We’re one week out from opening day now, and everything’s so close to ready! I know I keep…… Continue reading Final Touches

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