Re-exploring Key West

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Jolley's Emporium - QS Project

Last month I finished my Tropical Shotgun Project as part of the "One a Month Bunch" to finish those dreaded unfinished projects.   This month it was Jolley's Emporium.   It has been sitting on a shelf for MONTHS!.   Now it's done.

This is a quarter scale shop.  I chose to put a pub on the ground floor.   You will notice one older gentleman stopped by for a drink and the bartender is busy working at the cash register.   The rest of the house is vacant, but I believe it will welcome the family back just any time.

Above the pub is a living/dining area with a view to the street.   I'm sure many great dinners have been served there.  

What a comfortable bedroom.  

Another view of the middle floor.

The pub. 

He thought he'd stop by for a quick drink before going home. 

Looks like a cozy place. 

The bartender just put the money in the cash register.  

This was a great project.   I generally look at these scenes a bit when they are done to figure out what, if anything, they still need.   I think the bar needs a dart board and I will make one of those.   A few more books etc will make it look a bit more homey.  

Monday, March 18, 2013

Little Bitty Pots

This post is rather unusual in that I am posting this on two blogs. Here and on . This blog deals with collecting things and Junk and Jewels deals with things I make or things made by others.      

In February I attended the Molly Cromwell Miniature Show in Orlando along with the Fun Day. I had the opportunity to attend the workshop on miniature pottery. It was taught by Craig Roberts (The Hairy Potter). I had taken regular sized pottery here in Key West. Great fun, but very taxing. Not nearly as difficult as these little pots.

The potter's wheel is about the size of a half dollar and fits in a plastic dish pan. 

These will need to be fired, glazed and then fired again. 

Aren't they cute.   The largest of these is about the size of a nickle.