Saturday, December 26, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
And the second picture shows the paper scraps I will use in the second phase.
And now for the fun of our life.... out three kitties. The first picture is of our "bookend" cats. Spooky on the left and Tuffy on the right. They love to sit "up" where they can see and keep an eye on things.
And next Spooky is keeping a sharp eye on Bentley. He is a boy cat, a flame point siamese, who thinks he is royalty however Spooky doesn't agree.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
The cookies are baked, and food is all bought. So what do we do until Friday morning.... no rushing about, no dashing to and fro. Instead we will listen to carols and enjoy the time. It has taken us quite a few years to get to this point.
Seriously though, I always aimed to have time to relax before Christmas. But never expected it to happen. This year it did. Now we will no doubt go crazy.... or not.... we will enjoy the time to work on our hobbies that were supposed to be put on the back burner....
Bill is in his modeling studio making a model of something or other and I am getting ready to continue to work on my newest project. I love it!!
I start the next phase of the journal from the Remains of the Day class this afternoon. I spent the morning collecting up things I might need.
Maybe tomorrow I will have something to show....
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Here is a picture of the poor lawn chairs out on the patio just off of our deck. They look sad and lonely.
But on to better things. I am pretty sure my cover is done.... unless I think of something else to add to it. I made a tie for it which is connected at the flap. This picture shows it open.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Tomorrow I hope to be able to show you the mostly finished cover. I still have to make the tie for it. AND who knows what changes I will end up making.
I would love to read your comments.
Monday, December 14, 2009
But an altered Art lady named Mary Ann Moss has saved the day. I am so excited about a new project class I am doing with her. My good friend Anne is taking the class too so we have each other to encourage and push on.
I have finished the Artist Class I was taking and the 12 Days of Christmas projects I signed up for.
So now, once the cards get out in the mail I will have time again to Play. Unless my antique shop gets too busy, which I doubt, since Christmas time is NOT my busiest time out there.
This is an early Christmas present from my husband. He is getting his hobby stuff for his gift from me. The class is called Mary Ann Moss' Remains of the Day: A Shabby Journal of Scraps. This class is going to stretch me quite a bit, not in the usual realm of things I do ... But hey, that is good for me. The first lesson is to make the cover. I have finished the inside and today will work on the outside of it. My sewing machine will get some use beyond doing mending.
A few months ago I bought a huge amount of scrap material from a home decorating fabric shop near me. I am pulling that out of my stash today to start selecting the pieces I will use for the outside of the cover. I have already used a few pieces for pillow but that is all.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Reason for the Season, the Nativity
When my brother and sister and I were kids we would put up a nativity scene using Lincoln Logs as the manger and figures that had been collected over the years. Now, I do the it a bit differently. I have been collecting up creche scenes from various sources and they are set up in the Living Room at Christmas.
Here are a few of them that I have already put up in the house.
The first one shows two completely different kinds. The one on the left I got from a German "scrap" store called D.Blumchen. The small white porcelain one was from the Red Rose Tea website. It was made by the Wade Porcelain Company. You may be familiar with the tiny figurines that come in boxes of Red Rose Tea. They are made by the same company.
There are two more nativity scenes in the picture below. The one on the left is from 10 Thousand Villages. It is made from very thin wood. The one on the right is from D.Blumchen.
The next is a Nativity Pop up book. There are six different scenes in the book. I really like pop up books and have a collection of them as well. I am pretty sure I got this from Amazon but have had it for quite a while.
In the final picture the creche on the left is from D. Blumchen and the one on the right is from 10 Thousand Villages. It is a fold up book and doesn't seem to want to open too widely but if you were here you could pick it up and see it better.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
The above 4 ornaments are ones I have received in the exchange from Vicky, Heidi, Fran and Joanie.
The line in the title of this blog is from one of my favorite Christmas Songs. Mistletoe and Holly sung by Frank Sinatra. Here is a link so you can hear the song.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
We got quite a snowstorm a couple of days ago. It is pretty much all gone now. But if you click on the video below you can see some of the pictures I took that day.
One thing though, I haven't figured out to make the program END the picture show. So after you have seen all the pictures once, or twice if you are a real glutton for punishment, then click it off.
I will figure it out the next time.
|Make a Smilebox slideshow|
Monday, December 7, 2009
The mirror was a wonderful new addition to the room. My good friend Sally from GSOLFOT sent it to me for the perfect finishing touch on the room.
For those who must know..... the poinsettia plant next to the couch was created by using a wooden vase with a poinsettia earring part. They were clipons so I would never wear them, SO I might as well use them for something wonderful in my doll house. There is another one somewhere up in my studio but I haven't found it yet. Click on the picture to see it better.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
The Hayden House
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
I found a tapestry to add to one of the walls in my 1/12 doll house. Found it at my local mini shop... The Wee Home Shoppe. The lady that runs the shop, Ann Carol Malcolm, is a great help when you are looking for something special. I got the rugs that are on the floor of this living room from her shop as well.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
As a fairly creative person I hold true to the above statement. I try to keep my messes cleaned up but it is so hard. I start working in a big space and before I know it, I am down to about a 12inch square work space. Now why is that?
Someday I shall be the kind of person that cleans up immediately after making a mess..... Well probably not.
By the way I added the "most" word above to make it six words. The latter 5 words are one of my favorite sayings since it is true of most folks I know.
To get more info on Six Word Saturday and to see what other folks are saying click here.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
I have been working on a number of artlike projects of late but this is the only one that is finished today. Maybe next week I can show more than one item, you never know.
The following project was one of the many we have been given instructions for in the ARTIST CLASSES I am involved with right now. This is the second I have finished.
These snowmen ornaments are made from paperclay as well as book pages, glass glitter and silver tinsel
They were fun to make. I hope the folks I give them to will like them as well.