Monday, January 23, 2012

It's finished!

I just listed this in my zibbet shop (see link in the sidebar.) Since I showed this to you previously I've added a used canning funnel and a bag of sugar to the counter. The canner is partially filled with "boiling water." I love how this turned out!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Almost time for that giveaway!

Just 10 more followers and then we'll have a sign up for the giveaway. It will be a custom made doll for the winner.

Have a great week, everyone!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Still waiting for paint to dry...

...but I thought I'd share anyway. You can see that the jars of cherries are still cloudy. Everything else looks pretty good. The cabinet is the bottom of a Michael's hutch with legs and new handles added.

I'm really happy with the boiling water canner. It's been well used and has a few rust spots (just like my real one!)
I carved the wooden spoon and made the wire whisk. The bowl is a bead cap and the jar lids are the top of paper fasteners.

It feels good to mini again. :-)

I'm still here

After what seems like a long dry spell, I'm finally finding some time to make minis again. My current project will be listed in my zibbet shop soon - as soon as the paint dries. The glass paint is taking a long time as it is inside some tiny jars. I've done a "canning cherry pie filling" prep counter. I'm still thinking about how to make a water bath canner to go with the scene. Pictures will come when everything has finally dried.

Also, once I hit 350 followers there will be another give-away. I'm still thinking about what the prize will be but I'm leaning towards one of my dolls. Would you prefer an already made doll of my choice or the opportunity to choose characteristics like sex, clothing style, etc. if you were to win the prize? The wait would be a bit longer if the winner chooses but the doll would be personalized to fit a specific scene. Just comment here to let me know your opinion. That won't enter you in the give-away yet. I'm just gathering information at this point. :-)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

An experiment

My friend recently started weaving rugs. She made me this beautiful denim rug for Christmas. It looks great in my guest bathroom. The rug in front of the shower was a worn out green plush. I wanted to replace it with something that would look good with the denim rug. So...
I made this rag rug. I crocheted "braids" and sewed them together. It's a little wonky but I'm pleased with it. It's very comfortable to stand on.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Happy New Year!

It's been a bit crazy here with kids home from college, holiday get togethers, and our internet at maximum usage level. That's why I've been gone. We did have a lovely Christmas and a fun New Year's Eve with family.

Life is returning slowly to "normal", whatever that is, lol. The Christmas decorations are packed away for another year and my snowman collection is out for the winter. I packed away my little Christmas village but while putting away the decorations I found a box of my girls' old Polly Pocket houses. I used them one year for a little village but they were all in unrealistic pastel colors. My daughters gave me permission to paint them and here's the result. They are my current centerpiece for the winter.