Sunday, December 9, 2012

And How many projects are you working on?

I'm working on several...
I think that's how miniatures work- One project gets you hooked.... and then you get all ADD with it.. and through the years you add more houses... You know- cause the 3 you have sitting on your desk aren't enough to keep you busy, lol.
The gypsy wagon is a good example of this. I love this little 'house'. But I do Not like all the painting that is involved.... It's taking several coats- and it is sooooo boring.....
((I did change the colors since the last time I talked about it- the doors and window trim are now blue- And I love it!!))
All the trim will still be gold
 And the inside is going to be a light pink.....
 with blue accents.... I built these little shelves- there's going to be one on each side of the window- and I've got some scrapbook paper in there to make it a little more girlie:) I am so glad I changed it to a girlie wagon- it's just going to be the cutest thing- When I get it painted, lol....
 And then it happened again.
I've always love looking at Brambly Hedge pictures...
My Mom says she used to read them to me when I was little.
So a few weeks ago I ordered my first Big Girl books...
and have totally fallen in love. Now I do like all the ones you see all over the net- But I'm really in love with Sandy Bay:) You can find it in Sea Story.
 I think it's the beach. I'm just drawn to it.
And So...
a new project has been started:)
I took 2 of the puzzle houses from Michael's and have joined them together. This will be the top 2 levels of the house. At a later point I will add the bottom.....
Please excuse the mess- we were trying to figure out space and where what would go.
The bf helped- he assembled the stairs for me- I swear we spent an hour fussing over who the designer was and who the helper was. He was right though- the way I want it won't work- so I'm going to have to think on it...
 I cut out all the holes- took me all night to do this- I must invest in some real tools! We still have to cut out the holes between the 2 houses- After we figure out where and how the stairs are going it, lol. This might take awhile.....
I am so in love with this house. There's going to be so many things I can add... and living here at the beach is really going to help. I bet I can find all kinds of neat stuff to use.  
 And I love the over sized fire places...
I built one last night.
This is just my base. It's going to have seashells on the sides and I want to get the top to look like an old piece of drift wood.
I don't measure when I build... I just kinda use my guide (my gray bear) and build around it going from what I see in the picture. Not really good advice... But it works for me.
 Not sure if I'll use this blue cabinet- It was one of those things I built without a pattern- so it's not 1/12 scale (this whole project is almost 1/2 scale but a little bigger)... but I do love the cabinet.. and have always wanted to use it in something- and this project is going to have the right colors for it:)
 This is what the whole house looks like.
I'm working on the top 2 levels. Later I can go back and add the rest. I CAN NOT wait to do the grass:D I'm thinking another piece of carpet (like I did on Marshmallow Manor) but longer- Much longer. And maybe I can brush it out before I paint it to make it a little more fluffy? Most of the House will be coated in sand.
I'm excited about this project:) I just hope it doesn't take years to finish... I do tend to work slow:)
And before I go..
Thought I'd update you on the Chops:)
He's doing Great now.
There for a while he really had me sad. To the point where I was thinking about having him put down because I couldn't bare to see My Baby like that any longer. He had gotten to the point where he didn't want to even get up- and was using the bathroom on himself. So I rushed him back to the doctor... And the doctor told me he was just being lazy from all the babying he was getting... And that before we knew it he'd be up and running around. Well.... I guess Porkchops heard him, and realized the gig was up- because it was all up hill from there. He spend the better half of his time wallowing in our bed... then he started scooting... and before we knew it, he was up and walking across the bed. And then he was running across the bed.
...and then last night I was in the kitchen cooking and Someone decided it was time to get out of the bed and visit:) His legs will always be crooked, but at least I have my crazy Chop- chops back!
I do want to apologize about being so slow getting the store loaded up.
A week before Thanksgiving I had a wisdom tooth pulled and ended up with a dry socket that just doesn't want to heal. It's just slowing me down.....
I've got most of the signs in there- and I'm hoping to get the birdhouses loaded next week.
 
So
Until Next Time:)

6 comments:

Lisa Marie said...

I love your ideas for the little beachy home! Can't wait to see as your project progresses.

Janice said...

Hi Katie, what great news about your little cat. Cheeky devil getting to used to the good life!!
I am glad I am not the only one with many projects on the go. I am great at the beginning bit; planning, building, shopping but not too good at finishing. I have at least ten projects at various stages of completion.

Lucille said...

Hi Katie! I love your chosen colours for the gypsy caravan. That new house you're building looks very interesting. You are so talented. I always love looking at the things you come up with. I'm so glad that your cat is feeling better. My daughter who knows nothing of cats just acquired two kittens. She put up her Christmas tree but decided to take it down because the female kitten kept climbing it. She was afraid she might fall and hurt herself. Oddly enough, the male kitten did not try to climb. She just got him fixed on Friday. She got the male first and decided to get the female a few months after so that he would not be lonely when she's at work. They bonded with one another instantly. It's so cute to see them together. We think the reason the female likes to climb is because she comes from a household where there are many, many cats and she has seen them climb so she's just imitating them. The male kitten was found on the highway where he had been abandoned. Obviously he has never been with other cats so he does not climb.

my mini life said...

Katie thank you so much for the wonderful gift. I love them, I was so surprised when it arrived. The papa smurf birdhouse is just perfect

thanks again
Alicia

Mona said...

Your wagon is very sweet and the house an exciting project too, looking forward to see more.
Mona

Steinworks said...

oh I've got about 3 or 4 ...maybe a couple more..I just finished one and I've got a couple more left to do :)


Love
Marisa