Sunday, June 26, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
We are having an industry wide shortage on flooring so I don’t have the exact ones you selected. I was wondering if these 2 patterns would be ok
So black and white flooring it is.
I really love the added details of the floor and the ceiling. The only problem is that the vinyl sheets added thickness to the ceiling, so the staircase no longer fits in the pre-cut slot. I could probably fix this by sanding down the slot a bit, but really don't feel like doing this, so I've decided to junk the staircase and replace it either with a cake display stand or a different staircase. We have plenty of time to decide.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
I was going to install the wallpaper and flooring this week, but the wallpaper didn't arrive yet so I moved on to the staircase. The staircase has no less than thirty eight (38) parts (see slideshow). The instructions were not very detailed, but the assembly went much smoother after I googled "staircase stringer."
The staircase has several tabs which are supposed to be inserted into the wall and floors to anchor it to the house. Ours came out a bit crooked, so the tabs didn't fit where they were supposed to. I considered junking the staircase altogether and replacing it with another cake display stand, but the girls wanted to keep the stairs. Bob figured out that we could simply cut off the tabs and rest the staircase against the walls, and few would know the difference. I will glue it in place after I install the flooring.
Friday, June 10, 2011
I am looking for miniature cake molds so we can make our own cakes. However, I also found some amazing creations by Lola Originals. I especially love the fruit cake tin , fruit slices, and marzipan tin. I also found this clown ice cream cone which I will give Devon on her birthday - it looks very similar to the real clown cone that we got her from Baskin-Robbins last year.