To make the rocky bank I cut up some foam board, three pieces, going down in size. Then I applied some filler, it was left to dry on top of the cooker. Well I had a stew in the oven, so thought I may as well make use of the heat to speed things up. That is now ready to be painted, and have grass added tomorrow.
I added more shrubbery to the rear of Teacup cottage, the variation in colour is working nicely. I can build it up a bit higher if I want.
I did noticed that some of the tiles had come unstuck, so I had to carefully make a bigger gap, then slosh in some glue with a thin brush.
I keep forgetting to buy some straws to make drain pipes. Then again I forgot to get the brillo pads, and marmalade, and they were on the list. Yes I do consult the list, if I didn't then I'd end up with stuff I didn't need. Harvey of course always gets his food and treats.
I've also now blended in the base to the grassy area. I drew round the base, scraped off some of the grass, then secured the tree with No Nails. Then I dabbed on some glue and sprinkled some of the coarse grass round it until it was covered.
The next project is lined up, the Shepherds Hut, and I've found a shepherd and some sheep to go with it! All this is possible cos my promise to myself seems to be sticking for a change. Nope, can't say what yet, I've had a couple of wobbles, but mini ones.
Today was the first stew, only because I found some stewing steak in the freezer. But for the first one it was damn tasty. It was nearly a curry, cos that was what I could smell in Tesco's, I remembered that mum used to put curry powder in the stew when we were kids. Funny what you remember, or what sparks a memory. It can be anything, sometimes I come in to the flat and expect to hear her say hello, or ask if I need help with the shopping. No, she couldn't lift anything, but she would bring her trolley through so I could use it. And I miss that.
Well by tomorrow I should have begun transforming the base for Thimble cottage, getting that rockery thing in place, and the tree.