At long last and after much deliberation I've finished my Cobbler's accommodation. It took some doing, I can tell you, and a fair bit of faffing until I got to grips with this small space.
Firstly, I thought I'd show you the inscription carved into the back wall of the RL building.
It also gives you some idea of what the RL property looks like from the back.
OK, lets visit Mr Bennett. He's out at the moment.
To the left of the picture he has a bucket of water sitting in front of the rack he uses to display the leather.
His work bench sits to the front of the rack and holds all his tools and a glue pot. Set below are the buckles he uses for his gentlemens' shoes.
Located behind that is his little sleeping nook with truckle bed. This area is lit by a non-working cruisie lamp.
To the right of the sleeping area is the shelving that displays his wares. (More ladies shoes will be added as I find them).
Above the display stand hang his shoe forms and to the far right of the picture he has a pair of boot forms awaiting the next customer.
When business isn't so brisk, he fills in the time by making belts.
Set into the wall to the right of his display stand is the area he uses for taking orders and his order book sits there ready for the next customer along with his inkwell and quill.
You can also see his pipe lying there and below is the box he uses for his personal belongings.
I like these little atmospheric shots.
I just have to work out now how to get a handrail on this -