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

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

Framed

After finally finding a good frame…. ….the sunflower cross-stitch is done! I think the wooden frame adds to the rustic-ness of the stitching. In The Palace Library, we have one box…. ….and two boxes opened. “Oooh, I haven’t read this one yet!” There might be some borrowing happening before the store opens. Someone’s got to…… Continue reading Framed

Project Roundup

The Quest to Unpack All the Boxes remains a slow one, about matching the rate at which the bookshelves get built. “Oooh, there are some good ones in this box!” “When I next get a moment, we should totally put genre labels on the shelves somewhere.” I also have a few life-size sewing projects that…… Continue reading Project Roundup

Upstairs Furnishings

There are a lot of bookshelves in The Palace Library that need assembling, so as a result, the armchair has been moved to one of the upstairs rooms for now. You can see one of the other rooms across the banisters: that room has a lot of boxes that will fill the shelves downstairs. However,…… Continue reading Upstairs Furnishings

Stocking the Shelves

“Oof!” The Palace Library’s just received another box of stock, and this box is actually interesting! The beginnings of the novel section, or about 34 books, made by me. There are two copies of each book here, because real-life bookstores have multiple copies too. “I wanna sort them into series’, so they’re easier to shelve,”…… Continue reading Stocking the Shelves