Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
*2 Pink Doors
*One white metal head board.
*A round clear disk thing that could possibly be used as a table top.
*The wave piece was the top to my daughter'd first dollhouse...may it RIP :(
*Those tiles chips came from the home improvement store, they're samples for some kind of counter top....I thought they'd make an interesting cutting board....Just have to find something to put over the hole, maybe a bowl or something?
*And then there's the little scrapbooking frames....I figured I could cover those with material or paint, and make some beautiful picture frames or mirrors or.......BTW...This is the top floor of Katie's Corner...It's where I'd live if I was small enough:) Debbie had asked where I was going to put the little pink chair, and I think this is where it may end up. Looks like that space to the left of that cabinet might be a good spot. I'll have to finish everything and get it in the room and take pictures again. First I have to go glue all those little tiny shells into the shadow box....something I have been putting off all day!!!!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
*Scan down and check out the Retablos by the Jimenez Family album....very, very colorful!
*I think the African Bottle cap Key chains are pretty invent full!
*Check out the Touchstone Pendants from New Zealand for some polymer clay inspiration!
*There's hand carved gorillas...and all proceeds go to International Gorilla Conservation Program (IGCP)!!
....and don't forget to check out their photo album before you leave....lots of eye-candy!
~Masks, Jewelry, Pottery, Baskets, Fabrics~
HOPE YOU ENJOY!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
OK...I think I'm over that! I hardly ever venture out, and when I do this is what I get, Shees! Luckily I had the kid with me to remind me Not to act like a Baboon! LOL....
...I'm off to find happy thoughts!!!
Monday, February 23, 2009
How Sweet is that! Thanks Casey! Made my day!!! Of course there's a chain here....I must list 5 addictions, and then pass this award onto 5 Fabulous blogs! Of course I think you All are fabulous....but I can only choose 5!
And the award goes to.........drum roll please...........
1. Chris from http://candidcanine.blogspot.com/ Thanks for filling my head with all kinds of crazy ideas!! ;)
2. Moe from http://moeart.blogspot.com/ Thanks for making me laugh so hard it hurts!! And boy does she have a hand for polymer clay!!!
3. The Mini Food Blog at http://theminifoodblog.blogspot.com/ WOW! What else can I say! There's so many beautiful miniatures displayed on that blog, I'm jealous. I want one of everything! OK, maybe 2!!
4. Debbie's page http://tinytreasuresminilinks.blogspot.com/ (Not that her other 2 blogs don't deserve it too!!!) This blog is the 'bible' to online miniatures! I spent so many hours in there the other night, I started seeing double...And I had barely made it to the D's!!! Crazy, I know!! Thanks Debbie for taking to time to organize all those links for us. And if you get a chance check out her other 2 blogs......http://debbiestinytreasures.blogspot.com/, and http://hericusminiatureshetlandstud.blogspot.com/.....oh and did I mention that she's part of the Mini Food Blog group, too!! Shees....that's one busy lady!
5. And last, but not least.....http://moon.ap.teacup.com/koapin1225a/ NuNu's Blog 2. I wish I could read what is written, but the pictures are to die for. It literally makes my jaw drop open...Go see the tomatoes and you'll see what I mean. So, NuNu, if you're out there....this award is for you 2!!!
Wow! That's hard...only picking 5! There's so many great blogs out there!
OK...and now on to my addictions........Miniatures- duh!, Polymer clay- double duh!!, LOL, Milk, yes I said milk! Can't get enough of it! Candy~ sweet-tarts, gobstoppers, gummy worms....still waiting for my teeth to fall out~ Hey, maybe that's why I drink so much milk, to counter-react all that sugar I eat!! And the last would have to be.....well I guess if you asked the family, they'd say my blog......and all of yours! I'm constantly going, "Hey, come look at this!" or "OMG...this is too cool, You gotta check it out!" I know I can see my boys rolling their eyes into the back of their heads, going 'Oh, No, not another picture!', but they indulge me! So thank-you to the family!!!
And to wrap things up...a picture for you. I went to lunch with a friend today, and happen to pop into Hungates for a minute to see if I could find anything of interest....and there they were. Lots of Calico Critters! I was so happy I actually jumped up and down like a little kid. I used to get these when I was a little girl, back when they were Maple Town People. I just had to buy one, and this little bunny spoke to me. I took her outta the box so you could see her better......She's so cute! Honestly, I really wanted that bottle and that walker for the nursery, and as a bonus, I got another baby bunny!! Yippie!!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
...........and of course you know that you can't ever just make one!!! I tell you, though, after the third strawberry or so, I was ready to be done! I had read Casey's blog a couple weeks back about making cupcakes and kinda went from there. I won't go into detail, she did a much better job explaining the how to's, look for it under her food label. I didn't have any of the molding stuff, so I used some scrap clay for the mold. Once I made the mold, I baked it, then began sticking pieces of clay into the little holes, and desperately tried to pluck them out. Of course I don't have a lick of cornstarch, talc powder, or any other similar substance on hand, so I ended up using a LOT of water instead. Still was tricky to get them out of the holes, but I managed. I suggest investing in some of that molding stuff!!!
I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I enjoy seeing him bounce over the side of the tub! Now that he's napping, maybe I can get some work done?!
Honestly, I'm surprised I was able to get anything done at all. One of my outside kitties, JD, came home with a chunk of his ear missing Wednesday night. Either he was involved in a fight, or he got it hooked on something.......and now has a horrible hole! Needless to say, I haven't let him back outside yet, and he's been squawking about it ever since. He's very demanding....gets right up in your face and hollers....as if we couldn't hear him or something. Of course his satellite dish is MIA, or he'd have it hooked around his neck! And possibly a muzzle on his mouth!!
Poor, poor kitty...........all he wants to do is go roll in the dirt. Besides he has has rounds to make....heaven forbid another cat comes in his yard!! And Yes, he's fixed.......he's just a bully!
Thursday, February 19, 2009
*And Debbie.....I would of never thought of cutting out a bib.....duh! Thanks for pointing that out to me!!!
OK.....well I'm off to find something productive to do. If that's possible, LOL....
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
The next 2 pictures are of what will one day be a cake shop. That's scrapbook paper in the back ground...I propped 2 pieces of it up, strictly for a photo. Now that I think about it, I hope I was smart and put it some where safe....I'll need it one day! I made the shelf, and the 3 tables are wooden jewelry boxes I found at Michael's. I've been looking in the HBS catalog and trying to decide what house will work best. I need a small 2 story house for this....Any ideas as to what house will work? The downstairs is going to house all the cakes, and an area for customers to sit and do taste testing. The upstairs will be a kitchen, an old fashioned kitchen, I think.....a black and white checker-board floor with pastel appliances. Poor cakes.......they're packed away for another day. I think with Valentine's just passing, and seeing all the great candies and cakes that everyone is making, that I'm getting the cake 'bug' again.......maybe....or maybe I'm just thinking...........................First I Must Finish Everything Else I've Started!! Hahaha....well, technically, this is something I've started......But I was talking about the 3 houses that are begging to be finished. OK...I'm rambling on now.....off to finish painting the cap from a bottle of mouth wash gold. It's going to be a laundry hamper when I get done!
Until next time....
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Thought I'd show you a few things from Cora's house. I found an old faucet knob under the sink, good place for it, huh.....I thought it made a beautiful base for an end table! The top is a wooden disk that I painted gold.
Next is what used to be a tooth paste cap.....Makes a lovely gold trash can!
And this is where I'm at with the bathroom. I felt it was much too big, and the old layout made no sense. So I spilt the front part of the room into 2 areas. Right now I have a piece of foamboard in there, haven't decided if I want to use that or wood.
The little room to the left of the foamboard is going to be a sitting area. I put the cafe table and chairs in there....I've got a tea set stashed for the perfect place to sit and chat. Maybe I can add a bookshelf in the corner........Time will tell.
Ok...well I'm off to think some more.....LOL, I can hear my Mom saying now, "Try not to hurt yourself, dear!" Hahaha......
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
The color is probally better shown in the first picture.....not too sure the I like the lighter color.....Now that I'm looking at it from a distance I think darker shingles would of looked much better. Maybe I can add a wash to it, give it more of a dark brown look. Whatca think???
Friday, February 13, 2009
Ok, so I'm still in my painting phase of life, but have moved on to something a little more difficult! Ready for another story?? LOL......
When I was a little girl, I lived in Haverfordwest, Wales. During recess, we'd play in the field behind school......And behind the field sat Roch Castle! I loved looking at that castle everyday, rumor had it it was haunted and that there was something walking around up there?! Then, a few years ago, I came across a book called, "Haunted Castles of Britain and Ireland. And Yup....there it was! Roch Castle and it's story. Seems a man was told by a witch that he would be bitten by a snake in a year and die. So Rupe (that was his name) built a castle and moved in to the top, so no snakes could hurt him. Then exactly one year later, it happened! Rupe went outside to get some firewood and after he put it in the fireplace and lit it, a snake jumped out of one of the logs and bit the man! Crazy, huh!! I was shocked to see that the rumors were true. What a horrible way to die!
Well............I thought I'd give the castle a shot.
I'm using a blocking technique to do this. I marked out 1 inch squares onto a clear sheet protector thing, and used painter's tape to hold in down. Then I drew out a 2x3 inch box onto sketch paper, and divided the 'box' into smaller squares. Am I making sense here?? LOL....Hopefully you get it. So, I finished the sketch................and now I have to transfer it to thicker paper so I can begin painting it. It looks like fun?!?! Haha, it's hard painting in miniature, feel like I need a big magnifying glass or something. OK, well I'm off to play catch with the Otis, I gotta make him sleepy before I try to pull the paints out, Or he'll insist on helping!