Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Progress on Washtub

I am finding that the best way to work on my little Washtub Cottage is to do everything in tiny bite size pieces, so I am plugging away a tiny bit at a time.
 Here is the progress thus far.....

The Cottage is meant to look rustic and since I made a mistake and had the wires for my main floor lightening coming out on the wrong side, the wood flooring is  now extra rustic.  As you can tell, the little cottage is so wee sitting next to my cup of tea and biscuits.

Monday, September 10, 2012

1:48 scale furniture

It has been very difficult over the last few months to accomplish anything miniature wise, or otherwise for that matter.  We have been working non-stop at the auction house and at the minute I am cataloging three auction!
 We recently were given an estate of a model train collector and it was extensive. So much so, that we have decided to do just a train and vintage toy auction.  Alas, no dolls or doll houses just boys toys.  We are also going to start selling firearms in the coming months which meant I had to take firearms course.  Talk about out of my element!  First a course on long guns and rifles and then one on hand guns and semi-autos etc.  I am proud to say I did extremely well, although some of the guns presented quite a challenge size wise.  Off to auctioneering school in the coming weeks. We will see how that goes....
I did manage to work on a little bit of 1:48th scale furniture for my Petite Properties Washtub cottage which I hope to have more time this week to work on.  I would love to get that finished before the snow flies, which judging from the temperatures today doesn't feel so far off.