Monday, 10 September 2012

It's a Small World

Hello! Is anyone still there? I do hope so but it has been absolutely ages since my last post so I wouldn't blame you if you're not!

As you may know already, I moved house about 6 weeks ago and it's taken ages to get to any sort of normality. I blame having a toddler! We have still got loads of unpacked boxes around the place and there's a list as long as my arm of things we should be doing (including replacing the net curtains for something a little more 'us'!) but at the weekends we've been heading out to our new local park instead. Much more fun but not really as productive!

We also had a serious lack of technology when we moved in - no tv aerial and no telephone connection, let along Internet connection. This doesn't sound like much a problem when I type it but it meant no Olympics coverage, no blogging and limited tweeting. Eek! We got the telly situation sorted on day one, we weren't going to miss the Olympics for anything, but the Internet took about 3 weeks. I could still get on line when I was at work but this period was also THE busiest we have been for ages so just never quite found the time.

I was thrilled to get the broadband up and running again, but then there was a new problem... I didn't know what I should blog about anymore! The longer I left it, the more the nerves kicked in. I hadn't been making anything due to the move - all WIPs are on the back, back burner, all the birthday presents we've given this summer have been bought rather than made and I've not had enough time to formulate any big ideas (!) - so what to write about?!

I was going to blog about the end of the summer, the start of crisp autumn days, that back to school feeling and conkers on the ground....and then we went and had the most amazing scorching weekend across the country and summer was back again. The conkers will just have to wait!

I have done a couple of things that I am immensely proud of recently so I thought to break the silence I'd show you those instead. I'm an architectural modelmaker by day, and I work with a team of 6 others to build scale models, often highly detailed....and often this means very repetitive work. My part on this job was to build two 28 storey fire escape stair cases at 1:200 scale. You can see one of them on the right at the back of the building of this photo, and the detail below.

In case you are interested in knowing more, this is a project currently onsite in Sydney called 8 Chifley Square. The photographs are courtesy of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.

The second job I had was to make 140 tiny mobile phones, on stands with price tags for a detailed retail model at 1:25 scale. Boring to make but worthwhile as they look so effective on the model!
So that's what I've been up to this summer - now how about you? I'd love to hear what you've been up to over the last 6 weeks and what you've been making. I really need to dig out the sewing machine from one of the boxes! I'll be back soon, until then....thanks for reading!


  1. Congratulations on your move, I hope you all enjoy your new abode!

  2. Thank you! We are getting there!


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