I know that I am. I have photographic proof. Maybe it's because I started to not like how my little candelabras looked and took them apart.
I used some of the candles on the stillroom/laboratory table.
I'd wanted candles on it anyway and since the second candelabra looked too clunky in comparison to the other lights in the room this was a good use of the candles from it.
I started to make books and used nail polish on the rest of my gesso covered bottles to make them look a little more magical.
I used some scrapbook paper that has a texture to it and wrapped it around some cheap books I'd picked up. I painted the edges with Americana's Buttermilk so they'd look like yellow pages rather than white.
Then I began adding things to the shelves.
The spilled potion bottle on the book and papers is from Amber Miller of HueDesigns on Ebay. She's started posting autions again and her magic potions are really creepy and fun.
The crystals are from Keli, along with a bunch of wool and other cool stuff. The scrolls are from another seller on Ebay. The books are the ones I made. Obviously glue is still drying. But so far so good.
I started adding other things to the worktable. Some of them will change as I decide on the right look.
And I filled up another shelf.
These are what I've glued down, I'll stack some more papers and books on the second shelf to fill it out a bit.
And I added a hook to one of the beams to hang my brazier.
I used some of the wool Keli sent me on the spinning wheel. I did my best to figure out how a working one would have the wool and thread spun onto it.
And since I'd taken the candelabra off the queen's beside table to make a smaller one I had two candles left and decided to make a pile of books for her room. A little more light and something interesting to add to the room.
Another look at the final version of the workroom table.
The lights work, which is always a plus. So do the lights on the desk and shelf.
All this testing of the lights was pretty important since I wanted to get the floor in the house this weekend.
I managed it, with a bit of cursing, leaning over the glue bottle and getting it on my shirt, breaking wires, rewiring and finally getting it all in. It isn't glued down, though the fireplace and some of the furniture is. If I really need to I can remove it. Let's hope it doesn't come to that.
I haven't added all of the furniture to the workroom yet. Just the pieces I have finished.
There's still a lot to do.
I want to make a lantern, similar to this:
To hang on the wall by the front door. Along with a cloak and the clogs.
And I need to figure out a system for drying died wool in the workroom. This is amazing so I want to reproduce it a bit at least.
The big thing is figuring something out that won't bump into the chandelier or make everything look too busy.
I'm thinking that since I'll need to do a few things during the week I could make an attempt to work on the Queen's bedding. And maybe her cloak.
Adding things to the list and crossing others off.
A saltbox (Keli)
Clogs (Keli) & (Anna if she gets time)
Sausages on a string
Build base for house
Get cottage on base
Attach Tower to Main Cottage
Dormer ceiling supports
Add final supports to desk alcove
Make rush mats
Wool cards (make)
Drying rack ?
Hanging died wool
Carded wool in baskets
Finished fabric on shelves
Second spinning wheel w/straw to gold?
Put food in baskets
Add food & utensils to table
Create 'slate' roof
Create front garden
Make lake/river to go alongside house
Make stone wall to go around garden
Iron front gate.