Monday, December 24, 2012

Best wishes to all...

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to each and everyone!!

However you may celebrate, I hope you have a wonderful time with your loved ones.
I wanted to take a minute to say how much I have enjoyed this past year meeting new people and reading you blogs. I get a lot of enjoyment reading them and have learned a lot too.

Best wishes,

Twas the Night before....

I think I'm safe to post this since I know the new owner of this writing desk is still wrapping presents. The desk is from a kit which I put together and painted in a layers of green and white. Then sanded off some of those said layers...Its funny how we spend so much time painting our minis and then sanding the paint back off. lol
I also made a little frame which I painted in like colors. The waste basket was also made by me, it was my first try and will stay with me to go into my witches house. Its not bad for a first time I think, but the next one or 20 will turn out much better I bet. Then maybe I will give one of those away. I think I will need one of those lighted magnifiers though,  lord have mercy even with my glasses the white wire and white thread was gettting hard to see.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas Workshop

Back before the only local mini store went out of business I picked up a previoulsy decorated room box for a steal. Now realizing how much I had to do to it I understand why it was a great price. Ha When I got it the floor was covered in pink velvet and multiple layers of wallpaper. The walls had the wallpaper not wallpaper over the pink velvet flooring. That would have just been plain crazy! So of course to make it into my Christmas workshop I had to sand, peel and scrap out all of that to make it what it is today. The flooring is coffee stir sticks which I glued and stained. The walls are covered in scrapbook paper with wood trim. I also added the two windows which I had in a drawer not being used. If you click on the photo you can see the table I stained and painted and the little elf girl all in red. She is one of many my mom and I made. We made quite a few of them, they are porclean which we had fired at a local shop then painted and strung together. Over the past couple of years we have been dressing them and giving them as gifts and she made me this one. I think she fits in the room great. Also might I brag . . The snowglobe was also made by her from glass rods melted with a torch. The fridge is a Hallmark ornament that when opened the inside has a light. Ok now I'm really off to do get some decorating done. Have a great weekend everyone and Happy December 1st!

Etsy purchase and my precious new addition to the mini household!

 The pictures don't do them any justice but please take a gander. As Christmas fast approaches I needed to start getting the mini house in holiday spirits. What a better way then to decorate the foyer with this lovely candle and poinsetta  made by Jane from MiniFanaticus. Did I mention made...Well let me brag on she was also made: the bags with tissue paper, red and white Christmas box which had the silver bell inside, my very first christmas card in mini this year, not shown - - a book that you can open and flip through the printed pages and the little dragon laying all comfy on the chair.  Now my table is starting to look a little festive and with the shopping bags it looks like the residents of the house just got back from a little shopping. YEAH!!!  Thanks soo much Jane.
Now I'm off to decorate a tree or two before Verda goes on strike.