Sunday, 12 June 2016

Weekend Overtime

Hi folks - Bernard here

You'll be amazed at how much Eric and I (with some help from Chris) have managed to get done on our house this weekend.

First we added the window hinges. We cut a toothpaste tube into strips, covered them with masking tape and painted them black. Chris didn't trust us with the superglue, so she stuck them to the frames,

stuck the frames in place, and taped them to dry.

This is me, hard at work, adding the catches. We put gold paper clips into the trunk, superglued a length of gold wire to the opening frame, and finished off with leaf peel-offs 'rescued' from Chris's stash.

Me, with the supplies.

Once the windows were finished, we starting landscaping the outside, using plastic leaves and flowers inherited from Chris's Aunt Nell. We went on to rebuild the front entrance, ready for the door to be fitted.

That's about it for now, so I'm off for a soak in the bath to ease my joints, while Eric wants to finish off in the garden, making the most of the light evening, and Chris puts Grandma to bed.

Catch up with you soon, lots of love and have a great week, Bernard xx

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Eric's Update

Hi - there's not a lot been happening, this past week, while KP has been on school holiday. Chris has been far too busy to help two homeless gnomes, so Bernard and I have soldiered on alone, as best we could.

Once the window frames were in place, the tree trunk got several coats of paint (this was the first, dark brown one). Chris looked in and said it wasn't quite right - cheek! But she made up for her rudeness by saying she'll lend a hand once the boss is back at work this week.

Without her assistance we went ahead and mixed the egg box pulp and laid a green moss upstairs floor.

It's not as smooth as we'd have liked, but hey - we're only little guys.

We've had a very nutty weekend, with KP and Chris donating their coconut ice cream shells to the cause - Bernard wants a boat but I think we should stick with the basics, and have a bath tub - maybe we'll decide on both.

Chris's friend Dot came up trumps and brought round a few hazelnut shell halves, which will give us a hanging basket and a couple of bowls for the kitchen. It's quite tough, being eco friendly, relying totally on stuff that would otherwise would be recycled. Everything takes a lot longer 

and we can't use things like this beauties, tiny mushrooms that Dot donated. They will probably be allowed for Fern's mushroom house, when we get round to that.

Bernard and I also plastered the downstairs ceiling, and will paint it tomorrow, and start installing the glazed window frames. Chris will trial the toothpaste tube hinges she's been playing with. If they're successful, she's promised me a big trunk to keep my clothes in.

Anyway, today (being Sunday) is a day of well-earned rest for B and me, so I'll get back to chilling, and let you know later in the week how things are going.

Love for now, Eric xx