Friday, August 27, 2010

Progress On The Dollhouse

As promised, here are some pictures of the dollhouse I am building for my niece.  (Please ignore the mess surrounding it, LOL!)  I started putting the siding on today.  You can see it on the front of the house by the porch.  I am a slow worker so this may take me awhile to get done.  It took me three days to do the shingles!!  If it wasn't for all the pesky housework...and laundry...and cooking....and helping with homework....and .... you get the picture!  I wish I could stay up at night and work on stuff while everyone else is fast asleep, but I am not a night person!!  I just can't keep my eyes open past about 10 p.m.  The sad part is, I'm not much of a morning person either!!  LOL!! 
    I have some touch ups to do on the outside of the house when I am done with the siding.  Then I can do the window boxes.  After that I think I can move on to the inside and get a few things finished in there before I start decorating (my favorite part!).  I'm sure I will think of a hundred more things that need to be done before I get that far though. 

On a completely different subject, I am soooo excited about the upcoming Harry Potter movie!!!  I get chills every time I watch the trailer!  I am a huger HP fan just like a lot of you are I'm sure.   If there is anyone who hasn't heard, part 1 of the movie comes to theatres on November 19.  The best part of it is that day is also my birthday!!  What a great b-day gift for me :o)  This is the big one though, I will be 30 this year! EEEKK!!!   I think I might cry!!

Take care everyone and have a great weekend!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

A World of Generous Bloggers

Today I would like to share with you some of the extremely generous blog giveaways I have found.  I spend more time than I probably should browsing my favorite blogs and finding new ones, but I just can't help myself!!  There are so many wonderfully creative people out there!! 
I have also added these pictures to my sidebar.  You can click on them over there and they will take you to the blog so that you can join in the fun  :o)   I hope I win them all, LOL!! 

Karin's Giveaway

Sonya's Giveaway

Lena's Giveaway

Lucia's Giveaway

Marie's Giveaway

I will add more as I find them.  Giveaways are so much fun!!  I plan on having another of my own when I reach 100 followers  :o)

I hope everyone has a wonderful day!!  I have been working on my niece's dollhouse for the past few weeks (I think obsessed would describe me right now!)  I am hoping to get the shingles finished today.  And maybe the doors.  I promise to post some pictures this week!!

Take care!  :o)

UPDATE:  Another wonderful giveaway!!  You can find a link to Muriel's page in my sidebar.  Please visit her blog, you won't be disappointed!

This is Susanne's giveaway.  You can find a link to her wonderful blog in my sidebar on the right.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Pictures at last!

Phew! It has taken me all day, but I finally got some pictures taken and all my little creations listed in my Etsy shop. :o)

Here is what I have to show you all today:

This first picture is "Ivy" my latest elephant. She is made from a beautiful blue/grey mohair that I just love.
                           UPDATE: Ivy has been adopted :o)  Thank you!!
Next is "Bastian". He is one of the little bunnies that have been paitiently waiting on my desk for quite some time. (see earlier post about bunny parts) His little pink sister is still waiting to be finished, but she has been giving me a hard time so I have set her aside for the time being.
                  UPDATE:  Bastian has been adopted :o)  Thank you!!

As I mentioned yesterday, I have also been working on some minis. Here are two flowers that I have finished. A rusty pail of black roses and pink poppies and a little pot with a fly trap plant of some sort :o) I can just picture these in a witch's room or in a conservatory. I had a lot of fun with these and I can't wait to make more!

Last, but not least I have finished some little dollhouse size aprons. I had fun making some of these look rather dirty, like they have been worn many times.

All of these can be found in my Etsy shop if you would like to take a look.
I better get back to work now. ;o) Thanks so much for stopping in and visiting!!
Take care!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

I'm back!

Wow, am I a bad blogger or what?! I really admire those of you who have the time to blog everyday!!

I seem to be getting back in the groove of creating, yay! I have a elephant and a bunny finished and ready to list, if only I could get my camera to work, sigh! I have also been busy with some mini making :o) I have some mini flowers and a few other goodies to list in my etsy shop, hopefully tomorrow. I am going to fiddle around with my camera tonight and see if I can get it working. (wish me luck, LOL!)

I have been working away on my niece's dollhouse also. All I have left is the roof and the baseboards and moulding on the inside. I am waiting for my supplies I ordered so I can get that done. Then I can decorate!! I promise to post some pictures as soon as I can :o)

I can't wait to show you all the wonderful hats that I comissioned from Kat!! They are absolutely beautiful, and very addicting!!! Most of them went in my witch shadowbox that I am making (I have many projects on the go!!) The others I am saving for another special project :o)

Well, until next time, take care!!
Big Hugs,