Sunday, February 18, 2018

Big news but no mini news this weekend

Maverick's birthday party was a success. He greeted his guests at the door wearing this shirt.

And here is his baby brother or sister coming in September.

While they were here a family friend took one year old portraits.
 And this his mama when she was about 8 1/2 months old. Just a bit of family resemblance, lol.
I hope to start painting the stone exterior on the dollhouse this week. I also have some touch up work to do inside. The kind of things that show up in photos that you don't really notice just looking at the house. But once I see them I have to fix them - just like all of the other miniaturists I know. Updates will be coming soon!

Have a wonderful blessing filled week, my friends!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

A busy day

The school I work in had to cancel today due to fog. It was a blessing to me as I am hosting a birthday party on Saturday for this cutie.
This is my grandson, Maverick. He and his family live three hours away. He celebrated with his Daddy's family last weekend. This weekend's party is with his Mommy's family. I got the house cleaned and cupcakes baked. In between, I found a little mini time.
 The kitchen got a new wall shelf for mugs and glasses and a new rug in front of the sink.

The bedroom got a new picture...
...and so did the living room.
The little details are my favorite. Eventually I will have to start the exterior but I am having fun finishing the interior for now.

Wishing you a blessing filled day!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

I love 40% off coupons!

I paid a visit to Hobby Lobby today and found a kitchen set I really like. With my coupon I was able to buy four bottles of paint and the kitchen set for eleven dollars less than the price of the mini appliances. I modified the stove with new knobs and oven handle to make it look  more realistic and I painted the sink cabinet and knobs. It is definitely a galley kitchen but it works. 

 It's grocery day, apparently.
I added a simple cross to the living room gallery wall. Oh, and the candles were made by wrapping tacky wax around toothpicks. The look and feel like real candles.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

It is starting to look like a home!

 The ceilings have been papered now. The living room ceiling is pieced together but still looks better than the dirty pink with wires everywhere, lol.
 The kitchen ceiling was easier and I added a border to cover some of the rough wood near the ceiling. I am still thinking about the appliances.
Looks like someone is celebrating a birthday today.

This is the whole interior as of this afternoon.
The bathroom is finished.

I still need to add the personal things to the bedroom but it is finished, too.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Lots of time to play

 Today was a pretty quiet day after church so I was able to work on the cottage. The bedroom is finished except for the little details. I am so pleased with how it turned out.
 The living room is mostly finished as well. It needs more things to make it look lived in but it looks cozy and comfortable. Wallpapering around the windows with the curtains still in place was interesting. I had already decided to keep the curtains. It's a good thing I did because those things were not coming off. I made the fireplace completely from scratch with my usual random mix of leftovers but it works. ;-)
 I started a gallery wall over the buffet. I made a pretty little bowl filled with glass balls, too.
I got a lot accomplished today. Real life is happening tomorrow so I am not sure when I will get back to it but you all know how I get once I start a project, lol.

Have a wonderful

Saturday, February 10, 2018

I'm back!

 My birthday was yesterday. A week or so ago , my hubby and I saw this vintage handmade dollhouse while exploring a new antique shop. Today we bought it for part of my birthday gift from him. I acquired some miniatures from a couple of cousins recently and I will be able to furnish much of the house with them. I am also using a couple of pieces made by miniaturist friends, and some homeless pieces I've made in the past. All I need to purchase are the kitchen appliances.
 I gave many of the pieces a contemporary farmhouse makeover. Black chalk paint does a beautiful job covering the bright red finish on inexpensive pieces.
 The hutch was done by my friend Brenda and the table was made by a friend for a dollar store swap. I made the chaior.

 The bed used to live in the boarding house and the other pieces are all from Dollar Tree.

 This is an early layout. I changed out a few pieces after this photo was taken.
All but the coffee table came from my cousin. The table and buffet both got makeovers. This will be a fast project but I am so happy to be working on minis!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

So happy!

I am very happy - my daughter and three grandchildren are visiting this week and next week I am spending at their house. I am getting a good Grammy fix. LOL!

I am also happy and excited to have been listed among the top 100 miniatures blogs. There are so many wonderful blogs done by miniaturists that it is truly an honor to have been chosen.

With a full house this week there's been no time for minis but I hope to get at least one more project in before school starts. Fingers crossed!

Have a wonderful, blessing filled day, my friends!