Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mini Earthquake!

Here's the before photo. Do you recall the general store that NJ made from the Greenleaf / Corona Concepts Adams kit for the Hobby Builders Supply Creatin' Contest a while back? This is what the inside looked like when it was finished. It won an honorable mention. She's doing a major spring cleaning and asked if I'd take custody for a while until we figure out what to do with it. It was her entry, but we both worked on it. Poke the picture to see it larger. Details, details, details!
Here's what we learned yesterday: when a well-waxed general store sits in the back of a truck during the lunch hour on a not very hot day, the wax softens enough to cause chaos. It made the trip from NJ's house to the diner just fine and waited patiently while we had lunch. It went from her truck into the back of our van very nicely. But when we turned out onto the highway, I heard a little noise back there that I knew wasn't good.
This is just part of the damage. There's a custard bowlful of accessories that I picked up from the back of the van that came off the shelves that used to stand against the right side wall.
The plan is to clean off all of the wax and then glue the bits in place. Not sure what to use to clean off the wax. You can see in the photo that there are some really ugly oily wax stains. Lloyd suggests using rubbing alcohol. If you have any suggestions, I'd like to hear them, please!
You may have noticed I haven't posted lately. Real life has intervened once again. What a busy spring! When I do find mini time, I've been working on Greenleaf Dollhouses Spring Fling, and all mention must remain a secret until the contest closes. I'll be back -- the quilt shop is waiting impatiently, and the Pierce is rattling in its box!


  1. Que lastima!!!!
    Cuanto lo siento, pero seguro que lo podras arreglar.
    besitos ascension

  2. Gracias. Espero arreglarlo mejor que antes.

  3. Oh, my goodness! What a shame! I have no idea how to get off the wax! Layers of brown paper to absorb? Good luck. Hope nothing was broken beyond repair?!


  4. Thanks, Jody. I don't think anything is beyond repair. It's all just come apart where it was stuck together with the wax.

  5. that is actually a good idea! it really does look like an earthquake..you should create one with the dolls hiding under the table or something...very creative!

  6. I like it as it is now! Who would build a house that had been through an earthquake? It's great!

  7. Ah what a shame! Hope you managed to get it all back together! I just found your blogs, this mini one and the garden one and had such fun reading thru them today. It's a 90 degree day here and too hot to do anything so this was a refreshing way to spend a bit of time. Thank you so much for all your fun posts! I look forward to reading more! Carolyn