Saturday, November 26, 2011

Preparing for the silly season..

I have subscribed to the DollsHouse & Miniature Scene mag.. this issue had some cutouts so I've been making some of them today :) I'm still working on some, just thought I'd put a quick post up!
Fun :))

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

New Followers and those I am close to :)

I don't say a lot about people who join me in my 'little' journey! Thank you to my followers, it really helps build my confidence when I'm so new at this hobby! Please feel free to contribute and offer advice - it would mean a lot to me :)

Hoping to have a new post soon - don't forget to check out the fun mystery box challenge my beautiful sis-in-law Kez and I have happening!! Kez is so talented and has an imagination to die for!  Love her to bits and it's a great way for us to do something together when we're so many miles apart! (Miss you Kez xxx)

I also have another very dear friend Andrea who is new to mini things, doing an awesome job with mini food!! Andrea has been a friend of mine for gosh.. about 14years now, and like Kerry, is a zillion miles away from me! If only we lived closer... *sigh*

Anyway just felt like rambling.. should I add a photo? Hmm.. ok here's one.. some things I bought from a discount store, that will look nothing like this once completed.. (though not sure what I'll do with them yet!)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Part 2 - progress pics from the MB challenge!

Click on Reveal Day to see what I came up with :)

This is the beginning of the bird bath
 Some progress with the butterfly and the bottom of the christmas decoration - and the hairdryer started
Bathroom window..
The bird bath in progress - egg cartoning lol
Hairdryer progress 
The poison bottles were originally going to be something else.. and the barrel being painted
 There's the bird bath up the back.. still a long way to go.. a window to the right, and some candles in the making LOL
 Bird bath before final treatment and watering
 Had lots of trouble with the bbq grill - ended up using a broken pool leaf scoop which kept breaking because it was so brittle! the legs and bench bits are made from paddle pop sticks (large) and some little bits I found in my storage cabinet, those pen things to stain and glossed roughly.

Reveal Day #2

This is going to be long... but 2 of us will get a kick out of it..
Almost 3mths ago, it was Kez's turn to make a mystery box - it was SOO challenging!! Here, again, is what she sent:
Ok where to start.. the black and white fluffy balls, blue material, blue lace and corks! - Bathroom stools..
to the right of that.. gold embellishments (right word?) - serviette holder (a pic with serviettes included later)
Cocktail Umbrella... and some lace.. oh and have to tell you - the 'material' used for this is the cover of a panty liner LOL
Those 2 little cocktail forks? Poison bottles - not very professional and had a smudge 'doh' moment today sealing them :(
Pipecleaner (slack moment.. but saw some online somewhere) - slippers!
Ok that funny orange stand thing.. and the 'egg'.. and the clear plastic (some of the last 2..) oh and some of the cotton.. (don't worry that IS going to better use but this is it for the MB!)
Oh.. which included the witches hat...
Bag of beads and so on.. and the tees! Christmas decoration - and salt and pepper shakers or condiment bottles.. whichever you choose (see serviettes in the stand now too)
The grey pipes, and half the egg.., the barrel, and that darn black flower thing!! (still drying.. thus the snippets of glue in there!)
To show the water.. LOL I loved using that stuff! Need to find a bird - and my first attempts at fimo food..
the outside of the bbq..
The other plastic sheet - a bathroom window :)
And the other part of the bead bag: A doorbell - literally LOL
Some of the flowers & grasses in my pics are from my garden :) Perfect size for a dh!
Oh!! Almost forgot - the butterfly - I used nailpolishes to pretty it up for my girls bedroom..
The black & white material: Kitchen chair upholstery
And just because I was happy with it - I made my first lemon cane - and was pleased with the way it turned out (oh you might have noticed a burger in a bun earlier.. another of my first attempts LOL)
That Mystery box was SOOO challenging!!! My new one isn't quite ready to ship yet.. give me a week. 
Thanks SO much Kez.. another great learning experience, AWESOME fun!!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Teaser for Kez LOL

I can't show anything I've been making, but have been hard at it !!! All I CAN show.. is what I have used from the mb so far .. hehehe

Oh WHY is it sideways yet again!! It's not 'here' on the pc!! Doh!! 
A was used alone, B alone, C with part of G.. D alone (which Kez has seen), E both of them together, F with a part of G.. H alone.. I alone.. J with part of G, and K all of those pieces together ..
Oh how I wish I could show more!! :P
I have plans for most of the unmarked things, but am stuck on the b&w fluffy balls! Doh!
Btw Kez.. MB date is beginning of December
LOVING this challenge!