I have been tinkering.
In fact the loft room has been looking kind of finished for some time. As you would know, there are always little details that can be added, played with and changed, but overall it now looks and feels how I had imagined.
It is a basic room. Karl Johan who lives here is not home much. He is a bright lad and came to town to study, so is lodging in the attic room of T. Tjørngren - the thing is, Karl Johan would much rather be out bird watching than spend time studying and it looks like he was down in marsh again this morning before class because is old pants have been hung to dry in front of the stove.
At the back of room, under the rafters is the sleeping quarters. Karl Johan is quite untidy, and making the bed is not a priority, but I do wish he would stop just slinging his nightshirt onto the bed when getting dressed in the morning.
Modeled on traditional Danish beds, the little bed is the first piece of furniture I made from scratch for this house.
The little chest at the end of the bed is a really special piece. It was made as a special gift for Karl Johan from his 'uncle' Sam (Samantha Burns of Blueprint Minis) to house his collection of eggs and feathers.
At one side of the small room is the 'kitchen' quarters. The table is a super cheap from the dollar shop, aged and roughed up. The accessories still need a bit of work but amongst the stuff is a little golden cup and blue frying pan from my childhood.
The stove is a Chrysnbon kit that I had great fun aging and wiring up. It was my first attempt at this kind of work and I was so thankful to find Brea's great tutorials on Otterine.
The latest and last addition to the loft room is outside the window.
As I mentioned, Karl Johan is an eager bird watcher so of course he will do anything to attract them to his humble abode.
I have come the conclusion that as much as I love trying my hand at almost anything, I might leave any kind of food making to all of those amazingly talented miniature food artists out there. I felt terrible 'butchering' a beautiful apple made Maria of SolsCreationsAU and tasty looking slice of bread by Bella of belladOllas (both on Etsy) but I think it looks inviting enough so that, hopefully, a bird or two will find its way to the feeder.
I hope you are all keeping well and safe, and thank you for stopping by.