Saturday, September 29, 2012

Starting grout

For some reason, the grout I mixed up for the library didn't work as well as it did for the firehouse.  I had it all finished but the grout material fell flat.

So it's back to square one.  I then tried to use a thicker type of grouting material but it can only be put on with a toothpick because it is too thick.  And with a toothpick, the library seems to be a very large project.  LOL

I am going to mix up more grout tomorrow.  I hope to take tomorrow to finish it.  I'll let you know. 

I spent a lot of time on the staircase.  And I have it down.  I need only make a template now because there are several buildings with second stories. I will also be making the library balcony circular.  I think I have it figured out.

I am planning to start the third building because it takes a while to let things dry in the other ones.  So I will be having several buildings at once. 

The next one is the magic shop and I'm thinking of a purple and black color scheme.  I will post the "before" picture on tomorrow's blog. 

I am also still sewing Halloween outfits for the dolls.  It's an interesting life.

Looks good but too much work
Until then...



  1. Thank you for visiting my Sweeney Todd blog. I was impressed with your work as I too love quarter inch scale. I also have a web site where I now have two tutorials - one on making natural looking water using tin foil (posted with permission from the original makers) and one on making a QS chair with cabriole legs. If you are on Quarter Connection I posted the URL there and just now added it to my blogspot but if you haven't seen it please check out

    Again, thank you for visiting my blog and especially for posting there.

  2. Pat, that was such a lot of work doing it with a toothpick but it sure does look great!