Hi all! Don't worry, we're ok :) Real life just happened to get in the way again. But we do have some news!
For Christmas, I ordered us a bunch of the Japanese new Town Series stuff :D We love them so much! The grand department store is very pretty! The quality of the fur, I swear they've upgraded it! So soft and different to the older fur. Can't stop touching it haha!
We finished the grass, which is all sitting in nicely! We ordered a train table to use at the front of the display so we can show our new town stuff off :) It was going to be for the baby stuff but, they just went and released new stuff in March in Japan, so of course it kinda got the new spot xD We wanted to be able to move it and rearrange it now and then, where as the older stuff doesn't get updated or additions anymore. So we've popped some of those in the shelves instead.
It's almost time to renew our membership with the fanclubs too! August coming up quick, and christmas will be here again before we know it! I wonder if they've changed the sign up bonus figure? I'll have to go looksie :D
Some new additions came aswell over the time, and we will be so excited to show you the pictures :D They're very grand ;D That's all I'll say for now hehe :)
Grass time! We had used felt before but it felt a lil flat. Wanted more texture :) Thought about model type squares at first but then looked at our units and we would have to order a LOT and that would get very expensive. So instead we ordered fake turf/grass of eBay in Australia and it's about 17mm (1.7cm) thick. It has a rubber back and it's weaved in type thing. It came in a big roll so I can easily cut it with kitchen scissors.
Next lot of photos to show you how I cut it :) I first tried it the way it came, and used a spare shelf to cut around. That worked but it was easier if I just flipped the roll over lol.
Above is the best way to cut it. I tried (before checking lol) just randomly cutting but ran into the sewed area and it's hard to get through. But cut between them like above and it works so much easier :)
This shows the height :)
It sure makes a mess though xD And this is just what's on the shelf after working a few bits lol. Vacuum gets it up easy :)
Our display has basically been given a room of its own! It's in the spare bedroom, and with no bed in there we popped a small couch in for sitting! The collection is now spread out over 2 1/2 walls! Pics coming soon!
Wow it's been so long! Due to real life, as we all know, got in the way. A bit of sickness for us both so we held off on life stuff for a while. It's been about 3yrs since we were actively collecting. But back, healthier and straight back into it all!
We've moved the display - again - but this time it's helping us get the best place for a more permanent placement.
Stuff is currently in the mail already! So expect many more updates and pictures! We've got an Instagram account now so we'll post there aswell! Still trying to decide on which blog platform to use, weeblys or blogspot. So we'll have to see :)
Also please excuse the odd layout on some pages, we had to change the theme, and haven't been able to add headers properly. Will do as soon as I can! ❤