Small updates

This weekend I spent my time sewing the booth seats for the corner diner. First I used cardboard (used in picture frames) to create cuboids for the base (6″x4″x1″) with this pattern. Next scored the edges with a utility knife and metal ruler.
Then folded along the edges and taped the flaps together.
For the seat backs I created cuboids (6″x4″x0.5″). The red faux leather was then cut (about 7″x 5″) and wrapped, wrong side up, around a cuboid. Two lines were sewn across the width, about 2″ apart, then the four corners were pinched and sewn in. The material is now ready to be fitted to the cuboid with hot glue after flipping to the right side. Finally the backs were glued to the seats. You may be wondering why no padding was used. Well I made a mock booth and with the proposed height for the tables the padding reduced the space to seat a doll tremendously so felt it best to leave it out. As you can see below the booths still look realistic. Tomorrow I will make the bases (6″x4″x3″) out of cardboard to complete the booths.

(Note the floor below the stools was covered with the same contact paper used in the diner as the original play set had a checker floor which did not match)

Next small task today was placing the labels on the soap dispenser/change machines for the laundromat.


The labels I created on my computer, printed, cut out and glued on. They will be mounted, after I’ve decided what colour to paint the walls in.

Thanks for stopping by!

btw… I’m in the Caribbean where we spell like the British (colour not color) and experience summer all year round. My island is known for its spices, fabulous beaches and warm hearted people. Can you guess where I am?

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