Wednesday, December 30, 2009
I have the front roof and am working to paint the roof trim and get the top roof done. I found that the shingles they provided in the kit do not come apart very easily on the scored lines. It could be the age of the kit, but I have had to use sissors to get them apart having cracked a fair amount of them. I can only hope that I have enough. I also found that the shingles do not like to be put on with the white glue as they tend to curl. That means that I have been using the hot glue and working hard to get them positioned quickly before the glue has time to set. Pretty nerve-wracking. I started using the hot glue actually to get the front porch roof onto the building. I first tried with the white glue and it slid around so much I was at risk of having it on in the wrong place, so the hot glue is where it's at.
The final touch for the roof is that after I shingle and stain, I am going to put "copper flashing" on it. I haven't looked for that, but I fiddled around with using some scrapbooking paper cut narrow enough which worked pretty well. Now I just have to find a copper colored foil paper at my regular scrapbooking place. Or maybe wide copper foil from the stained glass supply place. My husband suggested that touch.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
I have it sitting on the side and I will get to it at some point.
Meanwhile in my real life; its Christmas! It kind of snuck up on me and today we awoke to a blanket of white. This is the view from my front door. It's still snowing and there is about 6 inches on the ground. My husband is out plowing and is likely to be out at least until tomorrow when it is supposed to stop. We were to get our Christmas tree today and it would have been great to be able to get that all done up today while the snow fell, but it looks like I won't be able to get it at least until Monday night. Oh well, at least I got the wreath on the door and my Nativity Scene up with my angels and my lighted houses. It feels a little like Christmas now. I also am into my year end two week stay-cation from work. It feels really good to say "see you next year" to everyone when I walked out yesterday. So I will have time to decorate the tree and finish my shopping during the week.Oh, and of course continue to work on the Storybook Cottage!