Sunday, 26 December 2010

Building The Market Cross!!!

Happy Boxing Day everyone! I hope you all had a great Christmas and I hope you got everything you wished for!

Today I've had a very busy day. Actually, it's surprising I've managed to find five minutes to post this!
I've spent almost the whole day searching for masking tape. I needed it for a reason I'll show you in a moment. Last time I saw the tape, I'd used it to tape down the lid to the box for Rachel's gift a few weeks ago as I couldn't find the cellotape! Haha.
Anyways, it wasn't in it's usual place, where I always put it - in the washroom. So off I went on a four hour search looking for masking tape. I went EVERYWHERE! Eventually, my mom piped up and told me it might be in a carrier bag in the garage after she'd cleaned out the washroom the other day. She was right. Hurrah!

So I set to work on the reason I needed it.

Remember a few weeks ago I told you I was getting the Market Cross from the Dolls House Emporium as a Christmas present. Well I set to work on building it. I got half way through dry building, masking taping it all together and then decided to just go ahead and glue it!

My brother is wonderful at building model items of all sizes and kinds, so he helped me. We got everything set out and ready and we set to it.

Here's how what we've managed to do so far.

I glued the base and the arch ways while Thomas set to work on the roof. The room piece you can see next to Thomas is just dry built.

The roof was fiddly. The instructions need updating. It should tell you in the "Equipment Needed" section that you need an extra pair of hands! We managed in the end, with a bit of help from dad!

We made lots of mess with scraps of masking tape. We got little wooden pieces strewn all over. We took up the entire dining room table. And we got lots of wood glue on our mom's precious table. Whoops. Anyways, the results are great!

Tomorrow, Thomas and I are waking up early to get the roof finished, the top room part glued together and then the beams glued on. If all goes to plan I'll be back tomorrow to show you the finished build!!

See you tomorrow!


  1. Is that mum on he lappy at the other end of the table? Maybe she is googling 'how to get pva off polished surfaces' :D

    Looks great so far.

  2. Haha Christine! Yes it is mom, but she wasn't googling. She's told me I'm going to have to sandpaper the whole table until all the glue is gone. Loooong work that'll be :(

    And thank you :) I can't wait to get started on decorating it! :D

  3. looks good so far shelby and bless ur brother you both look like your having so much fun, theres concentration on his face lol.. cant wait to see the project progress

  4. Aw thank you Sophie :) And yeh he was really concentrating! I had no idea what he was doing, I just followed orders lol.
    And it progressed today! I managed to glue the room bit together and I've put some wood flooring down. Sadly, my camera died and I can't find the charger. But tomorrow I've got lots planned so there should be a lot to post about tomorrow if all goes to plan! :D

    Thank you for your comments both of you, I love comments! :)