Friday, April 16, 2010

Award and cool website

Is it just me, or is making up a heading the worst part of blogging??

Anyways, thank you to Jaime at JLilRoomer for the lovely award. I now need to give it to five other blogs. I've done some blog-surfing tonight - gotta love Friday nights, lots of time to spend doing nothing! So I thought I'd pass this on to some of the awesome blogs I found tonight:

ShinyNewThing (sorry I don't know your real name) from A Greenleaf Fairfield for Miss Lydia Pickett

Ingrid from mijn droomwereldje

Sylvia (I think!) from Miniaturas Natasylvia

Margaret from My Petit Parterre

Carol from True2Scale

All these ladies do some seriously gorgeous work. Go over and check them out if you haven't already.

And as for the cool website, if you're looking for something that's not quite mini-ing, or maybe if you have some kids you need to entertain, check out this site. It's awesome! I haven't made anything from there yet, but a few people from work have.

Have a great weekend!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

On to next project

Although I have not finished the French shop. A few stumbling blocks there!

I loved the gingerbread house that Teresa Layman did and more so her mini gingerbread houses that she was teaching at the Philadelphia Miniaturia I think. Very sweet. I decided that the Duracraft Lafayette was crying out to be a gingerbread cottage. So I have commenced down that road!

I hadn't intended for it to be too Christmasy but then I scrounged out some metal minis I'd painted a couple of years ago and so will put them into the cottage. These are dollhouse-size ornaments so a maximum of about an inch high.

I am still waiting on some furniture and will need to order more, but unfortunately I only get paid so much!! Also the wood trim that is supposed to go around the windows is too wide, so I need to trim some of it down. That is a real pain. Never mind, I don't need much of it. Hopefully there may be more progress pics soon!