Four years ago today I was in Venice – something I find very hard to imagine now, though I did post a slideshow at the time. This week, I have been strictly confined to the house, having finally succumbed to covid. Thankfully, I haven’t been unwell and I hope I’ll be testing negative in a day or two…
It has given me a lot of time for crafting and I keep thinking I’ll have a finish soon but that’s not looking very likely so I thought I’d post an update.
A long time ago I posted the beginnings of a bar I made from cardboard. I have eventually made a back for it using an upside-down wall shelf and the top of a door.
I then remade the top of the door and made a cardboard chimney breast.
Although I’m not a fan of brown, I ended up trying to create a wood effect because there’s no getting away from the fact that English pubs are just mahogany and mahogany and mahogany. It’s all looking a bit drab at the moment but I think it’ll look ok once it’s finished and accessorised…
Really, that’s what I probably should have worked on this week but, coincidently, the weekend before my positive test my son helped me (or more truthfully, I helped him a very little) to put together a double shop kit (which I hope to put in a small parade of shops with the pub) and I have been working on that instead. A problem I find with these miniatures is that you glue or paint something quite quickly but then you have a long wait for it to dry. With the new building, as there was so much to paint, I was able to get more done and, despite appearances, I think I will have some more interesting finished areas to show soon…
I hope you are keeping happy and well :)
Janine @ Rainbow Hare
7 thoughts on “Far to go…”
Archie The Wonder Dog
Well this all looks very exciting! Sorry you’ve got covid, but I’m glad you’re not poorly with it, I hope you’re allowed out soon x
From one not-a-fan-of-brown girl to another your bar looks fabulous; so authentic. Great that your Covid symptoms are mild. Only four years since you were in Venice; oh, how the world has changed. I don’t suppose there are many people enjoying the view from a gondola at the moment. Take care, Janine.
I’m so sorry you’ve been dealing with Covid, but I’m very impressed with your bar – it looks so realistic! I’m not sure I’d have the patience to work with those small things, but you do it well!
Well, I’m sure glad you didn’t get too many Covid symptoms. Love this project.
Hi Janine, I hope that your covid symptoms remain minimal! I am fascinated by your work and the patience that it must require! My big hands have difficulty working with miniatures-and I’m more of a bull in a China shop kind of girl :-) enjoy your play time and take care.
soma @ InkTorrents.com
I am so sorry to hear that you got Covid, but looks like you have put the time at home to good use. The bar looks so realistic. The miniature room looks very much like a real one.
I’ve managed to avoid COVID so far but I’d be quite happy with the ill-but-well-enough-to-craft version! the bar is looking amazing – in the photo it looks real sized!!!