Got the first floor finished.
These pieces are so tiny and hard to work with…
1. Get a bowl (cup, mug, glass) of water to keep next to you.
2. Dip fingers of both hands in water and shake off excess.
3. Carefully unwrap Raffia from one end to the other.
4. Moisten fingers as needed to keep Raffia slightly damp.
I got one roof piece done. One. This raffia stuff is a pain to unravel. It breaks if you breathe on it too hard.
Tomorrow when there’s no distractions I’ll work on the other six pieces. (Ugh.)
Mrs. Cupcake is running the Coffee Bar now.
And Ash is making sure the carnival is free of Deadites.
Sorry my camera kind sucks, but here it is with all lights connected and working:
Assembled the Golden Christmas Tree.
Applied snow to templates.
Cut out snow:
Applied snow and decorative borders to base; applied streetlight, benches, tree, and balloons: