Saturday, September 22, 2018

Chim chiminey, chim chim cher-ee

Chim chiminey, chim chiminey, chim chim cher-ee
A sweep is as lucky as lucky can be
Chim chiminey, chim chiminey, chim chim cher-oo
Good luck will rub off when I shakes 'ands with you
Or blow me a kiss
And that's lucky too

Now as the ladder of life as been strung
You may think a sweep's on the bottommost rung
Though I spends me time in the ashes and smoke
In this 'ole wide world there's no 'appier bloke

Chim chiminey, chim chiminey, chim chim cher-ee
A sweep is as lucky as lucky can be
Chim chiminey, chim chiminey, chim chim cher-oo
Good luck will rub off when I shakes 'ands with you

Chim chiminey, chim chiminey, chim chim cher-ee
A sweep is as lucky as lucky can be
Chim chiminey, chim chiminey, chim chim cher-oo
Good luck will rub off when I shakes 'ands with you

I choose me bristles with pride
Yes, I do
A broom for the shaft and a brush for the flume

Up where the smoke is all billered and curled
'Tween pavement and stars is the chimney sweep world
When the's 'ardly no day
Nor 'ardly no night
There's things 'alf in shadow
And 'alf way in light
On the roof tops of London
Cool, what a sight

Chim chiminey, chim chiminey, chim chim cher-ee
When you're with a sweep, you're in glad company
No where is there are more 'appier crew
Than them wot sings, chim chim cher-ee, chim cher-oo
Chim chiminey, chim chim
Cher-ee chim cher-oo

I didn't realize this song was so long!  Did you?  I started singing it today whilst working on the manor chimney.  I'm starting to lose my mind.  I have over 20 hours invested in this little chimney!  I was almost at the finish line when I noticed that the top two sides were crooked and the spaces were so large you could fit a small elephant between them!  That will teach me for applying bricks from the front and while the house sat on the floor.

Today, I put the manor on a table and turned it so I was facing the sides.  Needless to say, I got a much better result.  I've applied the paint and will let that dry before applying matte Mod Podge to seal the egg carton bricks and then apply the grout once that's dry.  This method of brick laying is not for the faint of heart!

That being said I still have the foundation to do and Brian thinks I should brick the balcony coming off the bedroom.  That will definitely be for another day!

So here she is in all her glory . . . mostly.  I still have those finishing things to do.






I'd like to send a shout out to Brae at otterine's miniatures for her awesome brick tutorial!  Thanks Brae!

4 comments:

  1. I knew right away that you must have followed Brae's wonderful brick tutorial! You did a fantastic job, and I love the intricate brick design and attention to detail like where the brick meets or wraps around the sides. Great job!

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    1. Thank you Jodi! Brae's brick work is awesome and it's wonderful that she's shared in her tutorials. I still have the foundation and balcony deck to do so here's hoping my skills will improve.

      Hugs,
      Teresa

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  2. Your chimney is Absolutely SENSATIONAL!!!
    You are a A+ student Teresa and I am Excited to be your new Follower as well as avid Admirer!
    "Good luck will rub off when I shakes 'ands with you" :D

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by Elizabeth! I have really been enjoying your blog. Your style is phenomenal! Thanks for following along, I appreciate you being here! Shakin' 'ands with you!

      Hugs,
      Teresa

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