We worked so hard deconstructing things at the shop last week that I missed posting my blog for the first time. We were also busy selling fixtures and showcases. The last two showcases sold last night.
We had to deconstruct the full-size, walk-in toy house too. It was really sad to see it go, but it was impossible to move it out of the room it was in.
Another structure has to be disassembled and sold. It is posted on Facebook Marketplace. It is a one-of-a-kind canopy that could be used as a garden feature or as a backyard picnic shelter. It was designed and built by Jack Carr, and is made of wood and custom made steel fittings/decoration. It is wired for electricity and also has thick-cut cedar shakes.
We have bids in for the roof, flooring and new windows and doors.
We hare hoping to be ready to open in mid-April!
Have a great week and enjoy the warm weather!
Wool fibers have an outer layer of “scales” that shrink or “felt” when heat, moisture and mechanical action (agitation) cause the scales to interlock. When this happens it is nearly impossible to unlock them. That's why washing wool in a washing machine, even on delicate, often causes wool to shrink.
Hand-washing wool clothing
I prefer to hand wash wool whenever possible. I think things get cleaner and fresher this way.
This is how I wash a wool shirt.
The captain's Blog
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