Wednesday, August 29, 2012


A mini forum I belong to has been running an ongoing post about show me your craft room. So in case you wondered where I go to create and build my minis its in this room. The photo on the left is the closet that holds books, gifts from family, rehabs,  and future projects like the 3 shelf box next to the Christmas room box. The other photo on the right is the main wall of the room that holds kits, fabric, lighting and of course the TV and VHS/DVD player. I'll have to take a better/closeup photo but the witch in the orange dress is a cloth doll my aunt made me a few years back. Have I mentioned all the women folk in my family are crafty? My mother currently takes huge bags of wool and washes, dies and then spins it into the most beautiful shades of yarn! Aside from that I'm waiting for the water to receed from all the rain we had on Sunday/Monday from Issac. Back to mining for me.  Have a great day everyone.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

House Brownie

I know its 2 posts in a row but I have to tell you I'm just too excited I could almost scream but I don't want to scare her away. If you look closely you can see Verda, the house brownie visiting one of my street shops.

This week I noticed someone had been cleaning up the house especially after the cabinet fiasco but I thought it was my husband. Oh how wrong I was but excited when I noticed we have a new member in the house. She is a bit shy but maybe I can coax her out a bit more later on. 

*Also if you are wondering Verda came from a very talented person named Daphnie from In the Court of the Gypsies.

School spirit

School Spirit...Hogwarts style.
Over the weekend I was busy on many little projects. One was moving 2 rooms around in the house and after finding some supplies and making some too like school banners, required reading and Quibbler magazines all in the bedroom the room is finally coming together I think. I like the trundle bed although it needs a new older looking mattress and some aging on the wood.

The whole house is coming along, I have started the looonng task of making filler books for the bookshelf. The fastest way I have found so far is having different sizes and thicknesses of balsa wood and covering them with either scrapbook paper or printed paper to resemble books. Also I have also come to realize some things will just need to be glued in! I woke to a bang/crash the other night when the kitchen cabinet decided to jump straight off the wall out of the house and onto the living room floor. lol Everything survived but now resides on the floor in the kitchen till I can glue the cabinet in.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Kitchen, bathroom and mice

I believe these are all essentials that every witch or wizard, even the ones in training that have not passed their OWLS yet!   Hmm was that a hint about who will be living in the house?.? Maybe!! (Insert evil grin)

So the kitchen is coming along and as you can see I have added upper and lower cabinets on the back wall. If you are asking yourself that they look familiar, they should. Those are the wooden hutches from Michaels craft store. I’ll see if I can find another one so I can post a before picture. I basically separated the upper and lower parts in half then glued those together side by side. I also added a strip of balsa to the bottom of the lower cabinet to raise the height.  I still need to add a frame around the stove and add the ceiling lights, but it’s getting there. Ohh here is a question for you… The lights I got are LED, the kind that takes watch batteries. So I don’t want to permanently glue them to the ceiling. But I was wondering if something like poster putty, mini hold wax or magnets would work? Has anybody done this before and if so what do you recommend?

The bathroom is almost done, I have to add garbage in the trash can and some dirty clothes or towels thrown on the floor.  Most of the items in here are from 2 Chrysnbon bathroom kits that I glued, stained and added dirt to.  Also I could not resist to add yet another top half of a craft hutch. I must admit I have quite a few of those around. I went a little hutch mad a while back when there were rumors they were no longer going to be selling them and I went to the closest stores and bought all they had! Over the weekend I noticed I have mice that moved in and I’m sure as soon as the cat hears about it all heck will break loose.  But for now I’m not telling, they are just too cute.

I would also like to take a moment to thank all the followers I have and please know I do take the time to read your blogs as well.  I find lots of useful information, eye candy and just plain enjoyment from reading your adventures and looking at all the wonderful creations you come up with.
Have a great week everyone!