So I cheated and ordered some books and made a few more. I started out here:
And by tonight I had this:
And in between book making I worked on my third lantern. This one is more 1:12 size rather than 1:24 with the amount of square inches I had so I could put more detail in it.
Deborah sent me a link to a great site for fabrics so I ordered some really pretty plaids and they arrived in a couple days.
Very Christmas appropriate.
I had painted my furniture black so I'd have a dark base to it. Then I mixed some of my green with black for a really dark green.
Then I started checking how my plaids would look with the chair color.
In the end I went with the last one. I liked the muted colors and how they contrasted with the dark green chair.
I wired up my Christmas lights so they worked and that was a good feeling when they came on.
I was excited to be able to use some of my Christmas cookies on the table.
I'd bought some pillows when Christmas supplies were on sale so I added one to my chair.
I experimented with some of the instant water and tints to make milk to go with my cookies. And added a pitcher and glasses.
I spent an hour or so sewing curtains while watching RED on TV and added them to the windows.
I think it looks pretty good. The glue is still drying so I'll have to go over everything and make sure my glue hasn't left spots.
I'm debating added curtains to the front of the lantern on the door. I'm not sure.
Once everything is dried I'll re-evaluate and see how I like all of it with the lights on.
How are all of you doing?