Wednesday, August 1, 2012
A Cabin of my Own and a Duck
Finally, I have a cottage cabin...well a vintage lincoln log cabin that is.
About a month ago I stumbled upon a vintage set of Lincoln Logs all in the original tin drum.
I thought I hit the jackpot. I have been on the hunt for the original set for years.
Once I finally had time to sit and get it out I realized that it only came with 4 foundation pieces and one was broken in half.
Ugh, this wouldn't allow me to build like I wanted to.
But I made the best of what I had and played until I got it to work.
It is very unstable and I should glue it all in place so I can display it without little fingers taking it all apart ;)
I want to make little cottage curtains for the door and windows. Maybe a little bunting to string across the sides. And I want to put a flameless candle inside to make it glow.
I will move it from my carpet in my studio to the shelving down in the living room.
It will be fun to have it on display. It really reminds me of being in my toy room as a child building away and playing "town" .
We had a huge toy room and would make towns to drive our hot wheels cars around or play with our little people collection. It would stay up for weeks at a time until the next fun thing would come along. Oh, the days of that toy room...so much fun was had.
Speaking of fun, yesterday we discovered a duck having fun in our pool. We just sat and laughed at this bird doing lap after lap in the pool. He would then get out and dry off for just a few seconds and dive right back in and do more laps. I wonder how a duck ended up in our pool? I didn't want to get too close so my pictures are fuzzy from enlarging. Child would yell DUCK!!! And it didn't even phase that ducky, he was having too much fun swimming in a pond of its own.