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Sunday, December 6, 2009
Sorry I have not been on my blog lately. I had a health problem going on and my USB port is litterly broken somehow on my laptop. I could not use the other computer because it had some computer virus on it and I had to wait until my husband could "fix" it. Now, I think it has ANOTHER virus on it! So much for virus protection! I just finished putting the finishing touches on my doctor's office (picture was posted about a month ago on this blog) for the judging that will be coming up in the Small World Daytimers Club. In case you are new to this blog or don't remember, each member in my dollhouse miniature club was given a roombox made of white foamcore to create whatever miniature scene they wanted and they will be judged at the December meeting this coming week. I will be posting updated pictures soon! The Small World Daytimers Club is also having a Christmas gift exchange in which we buy or make a gift with a $10.00 value. I made a Corn Hole game! The bean bags have tiny beads in them. Corn Hole is a big deal here in the Midwest. It is a bean bag toss game in which you toss your bean bag through the hole on a piece of wood. I will add a picture of the Corn Hole game too. I hope you are finding the time during this Christmas season to work on your miniatures. Many of us decorate our dollhouses for Christmas. I have many mini decorations for my dollhouses! Even lights! I usually don't do a lot of outside decorating on my dollhouses because my two youngest cats LOVE to play with my miniatures!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
For those of you who have the October 2009 issue of Miniature Collector, check out the dollhouse which is pictured on the front cover. Recently, my club, The Small World Daytimers were invited to come to the home of Chris Speltz and view the dollhouse she and her daughter decorated. The dollhouse is quite a masterpiece!
I found this cute keyboard and stand while at a local card and gift shop. When I bought it, it had a cord attached on both sides of the keyboard attached with a screw on each side. I think it was being sold as a Christmas tree ornament. They had a few other musical instruments but this was the only one that was 1:12 scale size. I simply took off the string and screws and tried it out with one of my male dolls. Seems to look great! I think I will put in one of my dollhouses!
Saturday, September 19, 2009
I just wanted to share that I bought the American Greenleaf Garfield dollhouse (10 rooms) from Craig's list for an incredible $15!! Actually, it was $17 since the lady didn't have enough change for my $20 bill, but that was fine with me. It is partially built, but still has tons of pieces to glue on. It will be a fun project this winter. I just don't know where I am going to put it! Has anyone built one? Any advice? Since I love the modern look, that will be how it will be decorated. Maybe an old house updated? Maybe a new house made to look that way? I will eventually post pictures here very soon of how it the completed part looks, and will continue to post pictures as I proceed with finishing it. Had to drive about 30-40 miles north or so to get it but it was well worth it!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
For those who like my wreaths, I will be creating new themes. I have not been able to find any Christmas confetti as of yet, but as Christmas gets closer, I should be able to find some. I also will be adding the following themes: Flower Garden, It's A Boy, It's A Girl, Happy Birthday. Down the road I hope to add: Christmas, Easter and Independence Day/Memorial Day.
Monday, August 24, 2009
A couple of the ladies in my Small World Daytimers Club made roomboxes from foamcore sheets. We have been given the challenge of creating any kind of room we want and we will have a contest in a few months for the best roombox. I had wanted to do a doctor's exam room and had been saving up items for several months and figured "why not?" I am NOT done with this scene yet, but I will post more pictures when it is completed. I made the scale from a razor as well as the trash can from a toothbrush cover and the sharp container. On the top of the cabinets is a model of a brain. It is actually an eraser I got from a health fair that I painted and glued to a "base" which was a cap from something. Still to make: examination table and x-ray illuminator and a magazine rack. I also need to put the skeleton in the room.
Route 66 Salt and Pepper Shaker set. I bought this for $5.00 from a garage sale. It is about 1 inch scale size.
This is an unopened Mickey Mouse counted cross stitch with oval frame. The frame is about 2.5 tall and about 2 inches wide. If I can ever figure out how to stitch it, I will hang it in my future toy shop.
I bought this doll at a church rummage sale for 10 cents! She was naked and her hair was a mess. I cut her hair, washed her and put clothes and shoes on her. For some reason, she seems to have one leg slightly longer than the other one. She is about 6 inches tall.
Monday, August 10, 2009
I entered my boutique roombox for the first time ever this year at the Three Blind Mice Show in Dayton, OH. I was overjoyed to find out on Sunday that I had won a first place ribbon for my roombox in the roombox category! If you would like to see some close up pictures of this roombox, just page down below. I posted some not long ago.
The above pictures were taken this past weekend at the Three Blind Mice Show in Dayton, OH. I worked for four hours at my club table on Saturday. Sales were down this year, but as always, it was a lot of fun, and a lot of hard work and very tiring.
Monday, August 3, 2009
My club, The Small World Daytimers Club, will have two tables at this show! I will be manning the table for part of the day on Saturday! If you can, come out and see what my club has made to sell. Saturday August 8, 2009 - Sunday August 9, 2009 from 9:00am - 3:00pm Hara Arena 1001 Shiloh Springs Rd Dayton, Ohio 45412 This is the 30th year here in Dayton, Ohio for the Three Blind Mice Dollhouse and Miniature Show. Lots of extras going on and classes starting on Friday, Aug 7,2009. Please visit our website at www.3blindmiceshow.com for information on classes/workshops, sales, exhibits or call Sally at the Small World Dollhouse Shop 1023 Patterson Rd., Dayton, Ohio 45420 (937) 256-8227 or Linda Frye at (513)861-0704. Show hours Saturday Aug 8 from 9am to 4pm and Sunday Aug 9 from 10am to 3pm. Free demos all weekend. Make it and Take it Projects all day Saturday and Sunday. There is something for everyone men, women, children of all ages. Come and have fun in the miniature world. Ticket Info: $5.00 Adults, $2.00 children 5-15, and under 5 free. http://3blindmiceshow.com/dayton/index.php http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/4170124
Sunday, August 2, 2009
I created this outdoor cookout scene using a ten gallon aquarium I got for free! It was brand new, someone had in their garage left from the previous owner. In the scene is a sand box, wagon, ring toss game, dog, cat, barrel with cold coke, six pack of beer, 12 pack of Coke, Lemon pie, cookies, etc.