First of all, many apologies for not having posted any news here for some time. I had so many Halloween decorations (and houses) to build. Then we got into Thanksgiving which, believe it or not, I do here in Italy (my Italian friends have come to expect it - this year I even did a Gordon Ramsay turkey which was fab), then we got into Christmas. Given it takes me a full two days just to put up my tree, well, suffice to say that I lost my concentration on the ryokan house project. Not to say that I haven’t been mini-ing in the meantime.
I’ve made a few purchases during my “vacation”. I found a lovely Coca-cola cooler for the front foyer (which I aged a bit and then stuck a few Japanese Coke adverts on and around it), plus a few purchases such as eggs and baskets and wooden serving trays. All objects that will be used in the service and cooking for my ryokan guests. But more to be added later.
|Open coke cooler with lots of ice and bottles|
|Few adverts attached.|
I finally removed the right front porch which had been annoying me since I had actually installed it. I filled the holes with some wood putty and then redrilled and repositioned in the hopes of diminishing the large listing difference to the left hand porch. Altho it’s not perfect, it’s better than it was. So, it’ll have to do.
|Filled in the holes with some wood putty|
|Re-positioned and drilled.|
|Reduced list - matches somewhat better|
|1/12 hand brush before reuse|
|Cut hand broom, sanded and attached a skewer for a handle|
|Finished broom and hand brush on the coal bucket|
|My mini purchases.|
|Little panda bear on the bed|
Hopefully I am now back into the groove of building and things will begin to progress once again. I have long since passed my 1st year anniversary of the build and considering I’ve neglected the build for a good 3 months, things are not so bad as they may seem. So many ideas have formed in these months, I can assure you. Lots to follow !