Before i Begin
Please meet this little Fellow,for i believe there be many a fluffy toy like him. He the bright eyed thinker that he is lives in an old Tea Tin,and often likes to watch the life going on in and around the Sitting Room. Bella and Keats, our two dogs wander in and out at their leisurely pace,and often sleep a snooze of forty winks when ever they choose. Keeping the place tidy but looking lived in Mrs B, often busy`s herself dusting and polishing,while little o`l me,sits a sitting typing away at this, that and the other. The clicking of the keyboard i think is like music to his large fluffed up ears. Well most certainly he being what he is,has never voiced complaint against such going`s on as clicking letters forming rapidly tiny black words.
Making Mr Triggles Little Shed
Mr & Mrs Triggles actually lived at Hillcrest Cottage over a long period of troubled times. The first story of their life in modern times i wrote well over a year ago and set it square pegged into the year 1940.
All Made by Paper Picture Framing Card
All the pieces were cut and scribed with a pen
The center line was scoured with a sharp pointed craft knife, part way through the card,and after bending it carefully and easily the roof was all ready for gluing up into its angled shape. Square right angle lines ran across the inside and these marked the sticking points.
There was no great need to scribe out the inner side of the roof,but i penned lightly a few quick lines as an illustration only. The angled shapes reinforced the roof and set in place the apex of this little old shed.
It was then ready for fixing by way of PVA Glue to the bottom half which had been cut out scribed and constructed as a most square sound box.
Below the front with boarded shut window.
All glued up and when it dried it was painting time.
Below the back with its window left wide open.
The glue made a strong box with its lid fixed tight and most certainly right.
There`s Mr Triggles,he was well pleased with the scratchbuild. It being tough and rugged but most importantly very affordable cheap.
The whole thing including inside was painted with S Matt Enamel Paint. This made the paper far tougher than any off the peg bought plastic. It was at this point that my old reliable spoon eased down upon gently helped formed the dips that i wanted in the roof. A sagging roof of old age.
A small base representing concrete was cut to shape and painted.
Later all was dry brushed
It only took about and hour to do all the work on this simple box build.
Here is Hillcrest Cottage sitting contently on its base ,with the little shed fitted snugly into place.
The garden still needs work that`s for sure. However i`ll need a hedge surrounding this tiny garden.Follow along and i`ll show how i will make it
The washing up end was peeled off.
A sponge was cut in two,and using tweezers i plucked away at it. This will show shadows after painting giving a good contrasting look to the hedge. One could used the sponge as it is smooth for a look of a well clipped tidy hedge.
Now i need corners to my hedge and so wire comes into play.
Wire was pushed into one end of the sponge and right through the entire length coming out of the other end. .
The corner of this part of the hedge is easily formed using this method and simple bent angle to each end of the wire will keep it tucked ino place.
Far below there`s Sam the Barge Man, who`s been eyeing up the work.
Painted with emulsion paint it was left to dry. It will be stuck into place after the garden is finished.
It is important to note that the sponge needs no soaking in paint,because it will take days if not weeks to dry out. All that`s required is applying the paint by brush.
There`s Sam , again.
As he goes upon his way i`ll take my leave. Thanks for visiting. There will always be a warm welcome here any time you wish to drop in. BB