Sunday, March 22, 2015

A Little Project

 My sister-in-law gave me these beautiful 1:1 candle holders for my birthday back in February. I love them! They normally sit in the middle of my dining table now that the snowmen decorations are all put away. For some reason yesterday I thought, "Those wouldn't be too difficult to recreate in miniature." We all know once the thought crosses your mind it's just a matter of time before you have to sit down and try it, lol. A couple of the things I had planned to use just didn't work or I couldn't find. I'm glad of that because these turned out so well with the second choice options. They weren't difficult, just fiddly.
I had everything on hand, even the right paint colors. See, I was meant to make them. ;-)

Wishing you all a wonderful, blessing filled week!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Not much mini time at the moment

...but I'm hoping to find some soon. My crafting time right now is being spent making T shirt quilts for a friend. She was very active in both high school and college and I'm making two quilts. The high school one is now finished. Some of my weekend will be spent cutting squares for the college quilt. M is my daughters' age, married within the past year, and trying to get her "stuff" out of her parents' house. A quilt/comforter takes up a lot less space than a large tote full of Ts and sweatshirts and is useful as well. My girls made their own quilts as beginner sewing projects. Making M's has been kind of fun!

The Westville is patiently waiting for me to get to it. Ideas are still percolating  but I hope to get started soon. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Great news!

The French Country dollhouse is going to be featured in the May issue of American Miniaturist! There will also be a tutorial on how to do the barrel tiles. I've had a few previous feature articles but it's been several years. I'm very excited, especially since I'm so happy with how this house came out.

In the meantime, I've been researching Carpenter Gothic houses. That's the style the Westville kit is intended to be and I love what I've been seeing. Stay tuned for updates on that project.

Have a wonderful weekend, my friends!