Monday, March 4, 2013

Tree bottom and cut-outs

Another blustery day.  March is definitely coming in like a lion.  Let's hope it goes out like a lamb.  And the air was cold.  I only know because I was at the gym this morning.  

I have a job for tomorrow as a librarian in the middle school.  Yay!  And just found out I'm in for 6th grade language arts on Friday.  So I'm getting back into the swing of things.  Tomorrow I will let people know I'm back so I can be called. 

This morning, I had a burst of energy.  Don't know where it came from.  I must admit that I felt better today than I have for a long time. 

So I did the bottom of the tree for the village.  It came out so wonderful.  I have a bag of stuff I bought at Michael's for 50% off.  It has several different color moss, stuff that looks like things that live on the forest floor and other stuff.  I was pleased.  I merely spread lots of white glue on the already-shaped cardboard egg carton pieces.  Then separated the stuff and placed it randomly around the trunk.  I did not attach this to the trunk.  If I ever take the village apart, I might want to use it somewhere else.

I started cutting out little furniture for the houses.  First was the start of a sink.  I don't like this particular mat board.  It started to separate when I scored and bent it.  I had to glue the corners.  This will probably make it sturdier.  When I make the other ones, I will use cardstock, not this mat board.  I don't know if I bought the wrong stuff but it is supposed to be the kind used for photo matting.  The middle sticking up part will be pushed down and the sink goes in that spot.

Then I cut out pieces out for the sofa.  It wasn't easy with that mat board. The long piece in the middle is the seat.  The top piece is the back of the couch. The other piece is the front.  I will make the sofa as it is but use cardstock for the future sofas.  I mean, how heavy can faeries be?

I did decide that I don't like making fairy furniture.  It is very painstaking and it takes forever for the glue to dry. 

I did some sewing, too.  The Easter dress should be finished by Wednesday. 

So that was my day.  Talk to you tomorrow night.

Until then...


1 comment:

  1. Very effective this moss and the tree house is very pretty!