Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I still can't get over ALL the cool stuff Mercedes from http://libertybiberty.blogspot.com/ sent! We'll start on the left with the 2 little bedside tables....They'll be perfect in Katie's Corner! On top of the tables is one of the birdhouses she made, and a little pink purse. She sent a baker's rack....a mini game boy....Some great material, An aged dragon fly box.....a few beads, 2 little birdhouses on stakes.....
...She sent these great mini prints for Cora's kitchen. Funny thing is I have these exact same prints saved on the computer for the day I get a new printer....mine died a few months back~and it's killing me not to make any printies.....But like I said, without knowing, she sent me the same pictures I wanted to use!! Again....I'm questioning her psychic skills over here!
Then I opened this. I was so excited to see that she made a bulletin board for Cora's kitchen...But, then I looked closer and saw that her daughter, Liberty, drew a pineapple for us, too! You see it over on the left!!! It actually brought tears to my eyes....That something special there! I never expected something so personal!!! Thanks again Liberty!!!!
Now these are the whole reason I got the box to begin with. She had offered to make some for me, and we ended up doing a trade. And I thought I was getting a couple. My jaw dropped when I saw how many she had sent! WOW!!!! And look she even did some for Cora's name!!!! ...sniff! sniff!! How awesome is that! Thanks again!! Mercedes!!! You really out did yourself!!!!!!!
OK...I'll be back tomorrow....I still have blog awards to get to....A blog giveaway to remind you of..........and I still have to go buy some plaster. Turns out that that's not plaster in the bathroom....It's Joint compound. Any one know the difference? Has anyone tried using joint compound for a project like this?? OK, just thought I'd ask....
Monday, March 30, 2009
Ok.....So he wanted stairs....didn't care that they don't lead anywhere...he just needed stairs....Maybe this is a small part of a bigger house on Tatooine, and the stairs lead to another house or something? Does it sound convincing? Lol! Again, I just hot glued several layers of Styrofoam together......
And here's the front door, with new, thicker columns....
Now I just have to wait for the bf to go to work tomorrow, so I can 'borrow' the other jug of plaster that is STILL sitting in the bathroom waiting to be used to finish the bathroom walls. Yeah! Remember how long ago it was that I had a new tub and toilet installed, Well, we still don't have all the walls or a sink! I figure he's not finishing it any time soon, so he won't notice that the plaster will be MIA for a little while. Seeing as I know the bf still has to buy another piece of wall, he can also pick up a new tub of plaster. Cause I'm sure I'm going to use the whole tub to finish this.............
OK.....so Debbie asked me yesterday, what the thickness of the foam core was, and instead of answering with a 'I dunno', I figured a picture would be worth a thousand words....It's somewhere under 1/4 inch, if that helps? LOL~ Can you tell that I'm not good with measurements....hahaha...... (Foam core is on the right, the 1 inch thick Styrofoam is on the left)
I was very productive yesterday!! And if I hadn't run out of Styrofoam and Plaster, I think I woulda worked on this all night. It helped that yesterday was beautiful outside, so I was able to sit on the porch when I plastered. LOL~I sanded inside~Not recommended!!
Alright, so first we have the 2 end pieces of Styrofoam being glued to the ends of the foam core box. Then I glued on the front piece of Styrofoam and flipped it upside down. I placed some heavy books inside to help set the glue. I also taped the outside of it together to hold it all in place.
Yup! I even remembered to cut out the holes before I glued!
Last was the first top piece. Even Otis came to test out it's durability.....
.....and it's still standing! Woo-Who!! It's cat proof!! Well, kinda.....until he sinks his teeth into that inviting Styrofoam....that's gotta be more fun than eating the toilet paper.
Ok, and now one more quick story before I go. I'm normally the last to go to sleep around here, so I'm normally the one to hear and see all the strange things that go on in the middle of the night. Well, last night, as I was laying in the bed, cuddling with Otis and listening to the bf breathe very loudly...I heard something run across our roof. It got Otis' attention....he perked right up and looked at me as if to say 'What in the Heck was that?' ......and then there it was again, running in the opposite direction...this time, it woke the bf up and I told him it must be the squirrels running around up there.....As he rolled back over..He mumbled, "That's a really big squirrel!" And as it ran across the roof again, I started thinking...That is a really Big squirrel! So I put my robe on, and headed outside to see this really Big squirrel. As I walk far enough away from the house to see on top of the roof, I can hear it. It was No squirrel...Just my stupid cat! Jd had gotten himself up there, but was freaking out about getting down. ??? Never mind how he got up there? Why, was he up there???? Who knows?? So, I came back in the house and woke up my oldest son, Drew......The bf would of just told me that the stupid cat got up there somehow and that he'd figure out how to get down eventually.....So I didn't even bother waking him up to help. My poor half asleep kid drug himself outside with me, To lift the ladder up, so I could climb up there to get that Darn Cat! ..........At midnight............. in my pj's..................in a flooded back yard- thanks to the week long rain spell we've had! Fun, huh! Stupid cat!
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Here's the sketch I started with....really simple! The measurements I used are in the right hand corner.
Friday, March 27, 2009
~We now have front loaders~ you shoulda seen all of us, Otis included watching the first cycle go Around and Around...... LOL. It's the little things in life! Hahaha
I have been working on a special gift for a friend, so I thought I show you a quick peek...Any guess as to what it's going to be? I can't tell ya yet.....don't worry, as soon as she sees it, She'll know~and she'll guess the right answer.......Maybe she'll keep it a mystery, too? LOL
LMAO.....So, You thought I was done with the pineapples, huh?? Not yet. :) Cora has her's.....and Chris, don't worry~I have a set, set aside with your name on it. This next picture of what I'd like to giveaway...Yes! My first blog giveaway.........
Here's how this is going to work.....If you'd like to receive this Pineapple Polymer Clay Dollhouse dish set......Leave me a comment letting me know you want to enter. On April 3rd....I will put all the names into a hat, and pick a winner. Here's the catch.....If you win, You must do the same......Make a gift and Do a giveaway! Kinda like Paying it forward.....Anyone want to play??
Next, we have a picture of JD's casualties...I didn't realize he'd broken a few the other day........This just goes to show that Sculpy can be very fragile! The teapot is missing the knob on the top, and the 2 pots are missing a handle..
OK *Please excuse my dust bunnies, they keep me company.......So. I forgot to show you this the other day. My oldest picked these up at the dollar store. I want to use the hair dryer trick to see if I can't get the doors off the one on the right...Both will probably get repainted at some point. Good looking out Drew! (Yes! That's the cover to the Big Love Season One DVD on the left!~ I dunno why, but I love this show!!!!!)
*Currently watching My Fair Lady.
And speaking of movies....Mercedes recently asked me What my all time favorite movie is....and well I replied with a long list. I can't just chose one. I watch them every day, Yes.....it's my guilty pleasure. When me and the bf first got together I was bed ridden for a while, so our dates consisted of buying a movie, and cooking a meal at home. And here 5 years later, we have one heck of a collection. I love having them....but they sure are an eye-sore. In my other life, they'd be covered up by long curtains or something.....and, no, I've never counted them....
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
I really like the pots with the little handles, too!! I tried to make a cutting board, but it turned out a little too big; although, it will probably work for Cora's Barbies~ looks a little trippy, doesn't it! (You should be able to click on these pictures to make them bigger) Look, I even attempted to make a salt and pepper shaker!
Thought I'd show you the progress so far....It will be interesting to see how many of these we can fit into Cora's kitchen!!
......and it will be scary to see how many of these little things I have left over. Maybe someone out there would like to do a trade? Cora gets first dibs......and then I'll put a set together and post a blog about it.....
I really like how this lid turned out!
And look...I still have ALL this left? Scary, huh?? BTW...I take the ends of the cane that didn't turn out, and put them in my mini food processor. I use these 'crumbles' as the base for all my dishes!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Here's the beginning of a pineapple cane......
Which turned into this......
....and then you gotta pull and squeeze.......You see the pineapple disappearing....it's ok, we'll find it again in a moment...
See....there it is.......The bottom got squashed, I needed more clay around the bottom of the cane. You believe I probably used 4 blocks of Sculpy just to do that background!
Then I made these with slices from the canes......
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Thanks for The Kreativ Blogger Award Casey and De! You can read Casey's Blog at http://caseymini.blogspot.com/ and De's at http://delightfulminis.blogspot.com/
Thanks again Ladies!!
With this award you have to list 7 things you love and award this award to 7 other people.....
So here goes.........
7 things I love......
1. My family.....Yes, all of them!
2. My cats
3. Bagels and cream cheese....lol.....Can you guess what I'm eating for breakfast??
4. Movies...Disney, Horror...and everything in between! (Currently watching Dirty Dancing!!)
5. Crayons and colored pencils.....I just love coloring!
6. A nice warm cozy bed and a good nights sleep...What? I can wish right!
7. My garden...full of Day Lilies!!
And now for 7 blogs to award the Kreativ Blogger Award to....
1. Chris http://candidcanine.blogspot.com/
2. Tara http://dollhouseatpoohcorner.blogspot.com/
3. Mercedes http://libertybiberty.blogspot.com/
4. Jody http://minileapsandbounds.blogspot.com/
5. Nikki http://nikkinikkinikki72.blogspot.com/
6. Debbie from http://debbiestinytreasures.blogspot.com/
7. Doreen from http://doreensminiatures.blogspot.com/
Thanks again for the award...I hope you all enjoy yours!
Then the other night I decided to make a pillow with some Carebear Cousin material I had. The one on the left was my first try.....stupid me sewed the whole thing inside out!! LOL.....So I had to make another one. I'm thinking it may go to live in Katie's Corner....all things pink go there!!
Yeah I know...that picture was a little lopsided.......I was trying to step over all this crap to get to Katie's Corner (it's on the left under the blue pillow case~My kitty protector....although it doesn't work, I caught Otis standing in the top floor last night!)...I swear........I do clean this area often, I just can't keep it organized! LOL... I have a mental list of where everything is back here....until one of the little people come along to borrow my scissors or tape or something....Then it may be MIA for a minute, LOL.....Those darn kids! Where's their scissors, why do they have to use mine?? LOL....
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Here's a few of the figures I picked up at Disneyland this past summer.....
....and one day, I'll build a Toy Store that is a cross between this....