I've been able to get a few things done with my hand out of commission. I mentioned that I have been having fun building up a little library. I have been going through books reading up on technique, and putting post-its on pages with projects I'd like to tackle once I can have the use of both hands back. Today I organized my little library on the bookshelf that is home to my sheet music library.
While I was organizing, I decided to do some repair work on a piece of furniture my aunt had with her Arthur dollhouse. I reattached one of the cabinet doors and replaced 3 knobs on the drawers.
It is a darling piece, but I am going to have to give it more attention than I did. Apparently, she put the hinges on with hot glue and it is a hot mess where they are attached.
Sadly, no one told her not to use hot glue on her dollhouse builds.
This is the landing to the staircase in the Arthur; another hot glue sob story. I have read that a blow dryer will soften the glue enough to remove it. I might work on this repair this evening.
It is a charming house and needs a name. Any ideas?
It needs TLC around the gingerbread. I'm not really certain whether I'll need to build new pieces for the ones that are broken off. It seems like the most logical thing to do. The rest of the roof trim is pretty solidly glued in. Suggestions are very welcome.
The brick foundation is coming off. I am torn about what to do about it. This is the way Erma built it, but I don't really like the brickwork. It is
prefab and looks it. I am tempted to tear it all off and either make a paper clay brick or stone foundation. Both of those projects will have to be for after my right hand is working again.
Meanwhile, I am enjoying getting the things done that I can with one and one half hands. It IS summer; time to play!