Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Apartment #6 - Granny's Sewing Aptmt - Table and Bed and Bay Window

Hello Everybody!
Thank you for your sweet comments!!
They are greatly appreciated.
Am sorry about taking so long, but it
takes me a while to get things like
I want them.
Like all of my apartments, the rooms
are in sections. When I have to take
things out of the other apartments
to get to something - well, those
apartments are far easier than this
one. Granny basically sleeps in the
middle section. Also she does her
crafts in this section.
So to fix anything or to add in anything
in this section then I must take out the
bathroom and closet area.
So this is the reason for starting
at her front door.

Granny has been talking to the
movers. They unpacked a couple of
her boxes and placed her photo's on
her bay window just as she asked them
to. They do as Granny asks. The clock
in the window was so loved by her
hubby that she had to bring a piece of
him with her to her new apartment.
I will show you the other pics soon.

This is an old rug that Granny has owned
for ages. Actually I stole this from
another apartment cause it looks better
here. I made this rug back in the 1990s.
I do not remember the book but I wished
I had it as there were some really good
tutorials in it. It was a library book.
I would like to make a better one.

Here is the back. The glue has held up very well
considering its age. It has hardly yellowed. The
backing is cloth.

The movers placed the rug down exactly how
Granny wanted it. She likes her old rug. She
always says that you must blend the new in
with the old. Gives rooms personality.

Here is the window where the well-loved clock
will forever sit, that is as long as she lives here.
Her beloveds photo is the first man beside the
clock. She kissed his photo before she placed him
down beside the other people in her life. See, Granny
never had any children. The photo's are of nieces
and an ancestor.
I printed out a cigar box in memory of her
deceased hubby. And I cut numerous toothpicks
to fit inside. It is full with cigars! So much so, that
I had to put a little ribbon around the box to keep it
closed so I would not loose them! The ribbon can
come off easily as it is not glued to the box. I plan
on making a couple more and put them here
as they were fun to make. Every once in a while,
Granny opens the box up and smells the cigars.
Gee, they smell good!!

The old timey phone is also a piece belonging to
her hubby. It is no longer serviceable, but looks
good in the tiny space.
Beside it, is one of her sewing baskets. I do not
remember who I bought it from but I have had it
for years. And I am sure that it did not cost that
much back then.

Here is a better picture of the sewing box. The lid is
permanently glued to the box as it shows. So

A little better peek at the roses!

I intended to show the tiny roses better with
this picture. This was as clear as I could get it
for a top view.
This is an adorable sewing basket.

A closer look at the cigar box and pics. Although
light did not do well on the photo's.

Granny instructed the movers to place her
table and chairs right here. She has been placing
lunch up there because her friend the Widow
Sarah is coming by so they can do some sewing!
I have had this set for a very long time. I do
not know who sold it to me, but it has taken me
at least 3 years to place it somewhere. I am
glad that it finally found a home here.

Look at how dainty it all looks!! Of course it
is all glued down.

Here is the top! They are eating sandwiches with
a green olive on top. a slice of tomato and some
potato chips. Ooo and a cup of coffee!

This is the best photograph for seeing the centerpiece!
It is a teacup! This is so lovely!! And so tiny!!!
It is so hard to believe that a tiny scene was placed
here. The little stones appear to be made of clay.
Wish I could remember who sold me this!

See the back of the cup!

And the top!! Look at all of those flowers and
foliage. Amazing!

This lady had talent!!

And of course the last side of the teacup that is
sitting on its little matching saucer.

This is Granny's bedcover! Made by just_jas on
ebay. Her blankets are so soft! If you have something
that you want special to be made just message
her. Her name is Lynda!
Lynda is a sweet lady so check her out!
Here is a lovely blanket she has made and she
makes others! Check her out here:

Granny's bed has a pretty green
sheet with a pretty pink top sheet.
It has a matching pink pillow
and a ribbon pillow.
Granny got rid of her old bed
for a newer one with an old
style. She sleeps alone now, so
no need for a full size bed.

A view of the foot. Here you can
see where I sewed on the green
ribbon for a dust ruffle. The same
ribbon used for the window valance.

The head of the bed where I started and stopped
with the dust ruffle.

The top sheet is just pinned down to stay. I try not
to use glue unless I have to.

Here are the pillows on the bed. I did not
want a pillow sham. Granny does not sleep
with them.

Don't you agree that this is a lovely

I was experimenting on how I wanted
the bedspread to go.

Since the bed will go against the wall.
I opted for the blanket to touch the floor
on one side.

This is where Granny's bed is going. At least
that is where she told me to put it!

A view of the items on the bay window looking in
from the outside. I am for sure a peeping tom!

I love to see things thru the window!

Here are the pictures that are going up on Granny's
wall above her bed.
The brown wood frame houses a birth certificate
that I cut out of a magazine back in 1995. When
my grand daughter was born I wrote in her name
and her date of birth and all of the other necessary
information that the certificate asked for. As you
can see the frame is a little bigger than the certificate, but
it does not look bad. This was written in 20 years
ago. I forgot that I had it until I found it in one of
my miniature boxes.
So anyway, I will be putting the pictures on the
wall in this order.
I found 3 frames that did not have pics in them,
so I had to go looking for something to fit them.

I found 2 doll pictures in my miniature dollhouse
magazine and cut them out. They just fit in these
2 frames. I could not find a picture to go into the
last frame so I opted not to use it.

So far, here is what the room is looking like with
some of the bay window showing.

Here is the room showing the pics on
the wall. Granny is really pleased with
the movers. They moved her bed aside
to hang the pictures and then pushed
it back against the wall for her.
This is Granny's first night sleeping
in her new apartment. She is very

I think the pics look great above Granny's
bed! This view came from outside the bay

Here is a better pic of the pictures looking thru
the window!
I hope you have enjoyed looking at the middle
section of Granny's apartment. I am still not thru
here. More to come under the bay window. I am
amazed at how much this apartment is holding!
I hope you have enjoyed this bed area and the
little story that I have put with it.
Thank you for visiting me!