Well we are already one week in to the new year! So far I have sold a couple of dolls , bought a couple of dolls and damaged Paul's camera!
It's going to be at least a week before we know if that camera can be fixed for less than the price of a new one.... I jest the man said if it was what he thought ( the port having been moved due to it being yanked on when I tripped ) it would be around £60 ! bad enough but not dire! But it won't be sent off to the repairs until Tuesday, so who knows when It will return !
My old point and shoot camera is around... somewhere... problem being that it was kept in one place but then before Christmas that place, a cupboard that housed the family computer was cleared out and the use changed after we decided that the old family computer could be scrapped as I prefer to use Paul's work one. So now I cannot remember where I put that camera for safe keeping!
Now there is two words.. Safe keeping ! I cannot name the number of times I have put things somewhere for safe keeping only to forget exactly where that safe place is! Like no doubt everyone else there are a few places , a certain drawer, cupboard , room , that you will put things and those you can lay your hands on immediately but then there are the safe keeping that you do when tidying/changing the place of quite a few items and your brain goes.. yes that's a good place for that and that and that and too much info.... put.. it in that grey cell at the back and then your brain forgets what grey cell it stored that info!
Of course it might help if I looked for it! but having caught the cold that is doing the rounds in the UK at the moment I don't have a lot of energy. So I may try using my ipad camera, which will be a laugh as I seem to take half a dozen photos at once!
So apart from dolls coming and going and camera's breaking, Paul's been working on the stained glass panels for the front door.
So discussions on which of the colours to use, how many and where each colour would go. I have been surprised in just how big the glass panel is!
I have to say it is so interesting seeing it all cut , placed and then come together. I fancy having a go at doing some stained glass myself at a later date and since Paul intends to sort his side of the workshop out for the purpose of him making more stain glass, I will hopefully get a chance in the summer.
We have kept the door glass design very geometrical in keeping with the design from the period and as I said to Paul, we can always change it in five years once he's had more practice for a massively complicated design with swirls and rounds etc! just joking !
But we could change it years down the line if we wanted as it is a separate panel that will sit in front of the double glazed unit.
Luckily I had been taking photos of the progress and loading them onto the computer so I had these ready to share. Here you can see the side panel being formed and the true colour of the glass.
well I took a photo or six with the ipad and here is one of the finished side panel, well almost finished it's been left to dry since yesterday and needs to have a final clean and rub down.
The glass is a lot brighter than seen here,( remember the above photo ) needed some sun behind it plus still getting used to send and downsizing photo on the ipad!
On the doll front I bought the most lovely little tea set off Ebay. I was doing my usual browsing when I came across a sweet little set. I purchased it and carried on browsing when I found another slightly bigger set which I thought would suit my larger non Sasha dolls, so I pressed the button on the buy it now and it's been the first one to arrive and I'm so pleased I bought it! I'd begun , as you do, to wonder if it would be too big but when it arrived I was happy to see just how delicate and pretty it is. I truth I probably don't need another doll tea set but then since I love china big and small it's part of that collection, thats my excuse and I'm sticking to it! ;)
Another photo via the ipad, at least this time I knew to downsize it first before sending!
I cannot wait to take some photos using this new little tea set! But what with having at present no proper camera and no space as Paul's again taken over kitchen table to do the stain glass main panel.
I'm going to have to go find space elsewhere.
So with that in mind, I'll finish up and wish you all a lovely coming week ahead.