Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Don't wash your car with the windows open...

Yepp that's what I said. I thought I would take a moment and share a real life story before getting to minis.  I had to take my car to the dealership this weekend for a safety recall and a oil change. Sure  you might think that's normal enough and they even offered to give my little car a complimentary car wash. Woohoo a free cleaning, pretty cool I thought. Until I got my car back and the passenger side of the interior was dripping wet. I did mention interior right..everything from the sun visor, door, seat and floor board. And that's how the conversation of "May I speak with your manager" started. ha

Alright now back to my mini projects. I did get the top floor (3rd floor) frame work up and glued in place this weekend so now I can put the plexiglass on to keep dust out. This also brings me another step closer to having to start on the roof. I know the roof will not take too long to glue in place its just getting started that takes me some time. Its really weird. I love building but the roof always gets me in a slump. lol

I also got the chair kits finished, if you poke the photo you can get a better look. I think I am going to put one in the kitchen and attempt to drape/toss/throw/wad up a apron on it. I have been seeing how some mini folks glue tinfoil on the back of fabric to get it to lay in the positions they want and well i do have tinfoil and fabric. I'm thinking this weekend I'll give it a shot and win or lose I'll let ya know how it goes.  Also I just noticed I have some new followers, let me say a BIG hello to you folks and how happy I am that you decided to follow along on my adventures. I hope you like what you see and if you have any questions, like how I did something just shoot me a email or post a comment.

Thanks again,

Friday, January 18, 2013

Chairs anyone

I found this fabric at Joanns Thursday and I really like it. I know, I know its a little on the sweet and cute side but hey its 2013 right? I can make cute if I wanna. So this weekend me and the cute fabric have a date. Besides I can always darken it with a little tea if its too light.  So beware evil glue I'm comin for ya! haha Have a great weekend everyone.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Making Christmas, making Christmas

Well no not really I already put all the decorations away and the house is back to normal. Er well as normal as the mini addict can be.  I just had that song stuck in my head for the last 6 hours. I wanted to show you a couple of things I just finished. I decided I didn’t like the half round table in the entry/hall of my witch’s house so since I have a (cough) few kits setting around I made a buffet table and another writing table. These kits go together fairly well as long as you follow the directions and use the right glue.  Now some of you may or may not know glue and I are not always the best of friends. Case in point with the buffet table, I could not find the bottle of wood glue. I think it ran away but that’s my theory. So I tried tacky glue and was going well until after I painted the first coat of paint and then starting sanding. One of the legs fell off and then another.  Then after I’m sure the wood glue had decided I had been tortured enough the bottle suddenly showed up and I could glue the legs back on.  The writing desk I swear went better and the wood glue stayed on the craft table long enough for me to finish it. I used black and brown paint then sanded between each layer. I’m curious though… What do you think, do you prefer these two that look more like natural stained wood or the other one I made in the last post that was white and green?  I like both but I think it depends on the setting/room they would go in. Ok I’m off to go lock down the glue bottles.