But I just need some practice (practice)

Getting started on pumpkin house. My first step was to cut out a nice floor with my Cricut. I used damask chipboard cut into a 6 inch circle: I chose it because I liked the pattern but I may end up covering it. Here’s how it looks in the pumpkin: The chipboard is necessary becauseContinue reading “But I just need some practice (practice)”

Because I need a break break break break break….

The castle has become a little overwhelming, so for now I am working on a new project that I am calling Pumpkin House. It will be built in this ceramic pumpkin I bought at Michael’s: It had several advantages over the castle. It is season appropriate, it is only one space, and I can workContinue reading “Because I need a break break break break break….”

Bed’s too tiny without you…

Work continues on the castle bed. I have about half of the embroidery done and have started dressing the bed. First thing I needed was the mattress. Medieval beds were made of straw, rags, or down. Straw or rags for common folk and down for the wealthy. This mattress, however, will be filled with polyesterContinue reading “Bed’s too tiny without you…”

This bed is too tiny for passionate love…

So, here I am in my work room, hugging the air conditioning and making a tiny bed for the castle project. Here are the pieces: My Cricut makes very precise cuts which makes assembling furniture incredibly easy. The bed is actually the first piece of furniture I designed myself. I stained the balsawood and paintedContinue reading “This bed is too tiny for passionate love…”

But it’s so tiny living behind the castle walls…

My Cricut is currently in the process of cutting out the pieces I need for the castle four poster bed. It is taking forever. It has been going for a half hour but is only 4% through the cut. It is going to be quite some time I’m afraid. While the cricut does its thing,Continue reading “But it’s so tiny living behind the castle walls…”

Facing life upon the shelf, shelf, shelf…..

I had a crap week and wasn’t really keen on doing anything with the castle except work on the stitching for the bedding. Much of the malaise I was feeling had to do with being crowded with too much crap in my work room. Thus, I spent a lot of time clearing out my workContinue reading “Facing life upon the shelf, shelf, shelf…..”

All and all it’s just another panel in the wall….

I was away for the weekend. I needed some time to decompress. Now that I’m back home, I’ve been doing some work on the castle project. Working with the cricut has taken some practice, but I’m making progress. I made my first design which is going to be paneling in the great hall, and possiblyContinue reading “All and all it’s just another panel in the wall….”

What we need is a piece maker…

My Cricut Maker arrived today! And yes, I have already been playing with it. I have cut out two pieces designed by Spellbound Miniatures. Here’s the maker in action: Between getting home from work and dinner time I made this scribe’s slope which I scaled down from a 1:12 inch scale SVG file: I planContinue reading “What we need is a piece maker…”