Well, it’s Sunday night. I meant to go to Glasgow tonight but…
I decided I’d rather not slither thirty miles. This also put a bit of a damper on one of my other ideas, sorting out the gravelled bit of the garden and making it look finished. But that was fairly low down on my list, so I’m not too bothered about it.
Cake is baked. The house was tidy, but then I started trying to clear out the spare room.
Anything still on the floor here is either rubbish or recycling. That does include the laptop. What do you do with a dead laptop? Throwing it in the bin feels wrong, but it has no logic board, no hard drive, and no RAM.
This room actually has quite nice bones. It was built in 1890, so it’s in the right period for steampunk. Unfortunately, upstairs’ sink leaked last week and some of the cornicing above my window looks like it has melted slightly. I suppose that could be made a feature, but to be honest I’d rather they fixed it.
I’ve spent a lot of the past few weeks reading right through the archives of The Steampunk Home. I love a lot of what she’s got up, and I can browse through the links she posts for hours. In fact, she’s my main source of inspiration. My first introduction to steampunk, though, came from browsing the Cake Wrecks blog and following the link to Jen’s other blog, EPBOT. She’s amazing.
A short list of (new) things that I want to do:
- Make this. Isn’t it great?
- I found a shredder under the junk in the spare room. It must have been there when I bought the house, because it isn’t something I would have bought. I wonder if it could be steampunked?
- Do lots of fancy baking, and ice a cake prettily. The one I made today is chocolate and walnut, so tastes good but looks… brown.
- Paint that messy red chair matte black and upholster a red leather seat for it.
What I’m going to do tomorrow:
- Measure and cut what I can for the cabinet for under the window. Work out what else I need to build it.
- Go shopping. Very girly shopping - a jig-saw, a chisel, some wood stain, some varnish and a shower! I think it might be slightly odd to be excited about buying power tools.
- Sort out fabric for curtains.
Let's see how far I get with that lot.