The castle had another quiet week this week. The only addition it recieved was a desk for the library. The desk is very simple, just a rectangle of balsa wood supported on four straight legs. It is dressed up by the addition of some pre-bought trim around the underside of the top and between the lower legs. It is currently positioned accross the front of the room to take advantage of the light that comes in through the front windows. It may be turned around to face the door, depending on which arrangement I decide on in the end.
The books you can see piled on the desk are all hand made. The covers are collected from various miniature printable websites. They were printed on transfer paper and then transferred onto fabric. The fabric (in this case some sort of cotton with a close weave) is easier to bend and work with than if the covers were on paper. The spine of an old phone book was carefully cut into sections sized to match the printed book covers. The covers were then glued around the sections of book to create the little books. One table full down, about a hundred more to go to fill all the shelves.
Over the past weeks I've been making a few door hinges at a time. The hinges are made with a metallic leadlighting outliner. Now that I had hinges on all the downstairs doors, I went through and attached the handles to all the doors. I don't know . . . Somehow even hinged and handled, the door seem to be missing something.
And finally just because I haven't shown you a photo of the whole castle all together for a while, here's how it looks now:
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