Anyway being home meant a bit of time spent in the village. I had taken a lot of the cakes out of the bakery to fill the new tea shop counters. I decided to make Luigis into bakery come deli so it would still sell pasties and bread etc plus some nice deli items and of course pizza!
I had a small shop unit which I sprayed silver so it would work as a hot counter for the pizzas. I will also add some hot pasties and sausage rolls.
I couldn't resist the cheese and stuffed olives which I won on Ebay for a couple of £'s as they looked perfect for a deli counter.
Maria is hard at work weighing out some nice ham and cheese for a customer (although there's no customer there yet lol)
The pizzas are hot and ready to go!
Luigi is hard at work as always!!
I also decided the village was missing a school! I don't have room for it a whole building just yet so for now I thought I would use the little mezzanine at the top of Rose Cottage.
I wanted to make this one on a budget as there's lots of new arrivals planned for the village and I wanted to save all my pennies for those. It just means being inventive with what I have for the insides for now. It worked well on the Tea shop so spurred on by that I thought I would have a rummage give it a go!
The only thing I had to buy was the child's desk as that was something I didn't have at all. Its was only a few £'s from good old Ebay so I told myself that was ok lol
The teacher is the doll I got from the Dolls House shop a while back just redressed in Bratz clothing. She needs some books and things on her desk!
The desk is very cute and a little different as I didn't want one of the ones with the attached seat as it would have been too big!
The table and chairs is perfect and was given to me by my good friend Carol and is all set ready for snack time with healthy fruit of course!
I found a picture of a playmat on Google images, printed it onto canvas and stuck some felt on the back. That turned out really well so I was very pleased with it. The little car is a Fiat 500 phone charm that had a broken cord....I knew it would come in handy one day lol!!
Lastly here are a few photos of my garden and almost midnight last night! it was so light it felt like daytime! One of the best parts of living up here is the long summer days. This is pretty much as dark as it gets this time of year and by 3am it getting light again!