Saturday, August 31, 2013

Needs more grey??

I've been painting the tree bark for the past couple of nights.. I started with brown..

Then I drybrushed on gray..

And then.. I drybrushed on green..
I kinda miss the gray... I might go back and add some more.. It needs high lights:) 

It does look good outside too.. However this is the time of year when everything is drying up and dying- at least in my garden. I'm thinking I need to find a big field with buttercups:)
And NO! It's not done. I still have to age the door, add its hardware.. Get rid of the new white spots around the door- and the blue tape that got stuck.. And then the mossin can begin!! But for now.. I've got to take a break to get ready for the Big Reveal on Labor Day! Wait till you see the pictures Dane has taken!! Amazing!! I can't wait for everyone to see what we've been working on:)

Friday, August 30, 2013

When U can't sleep.. You paint!

I was up till 5 am last night, painting:) sometimes when your in the mood, you just go with it- no matter what time of day, lol!
I'm still aging things, but I got the base coats done for the steps, the stonework, and the roof. It was so bright when I first painted it... So I keep dry brushing on darker colors. (This was the first coat of paint)

 After I recheck again for white spots- u have to look at it from every angle to make sure there's no tiny holes anywhere that didn't get painted.. I think I'm on my fifth coat of black paint now- but soon ill ready to paint the tree!! I'm excited about that part! It's the decorating that scares me.. 

Until Next Time.. 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Update on the treehouse

I got a chance to work on the treehouse recently and thought I'd share an updated pic or two:) Right now I'm painting everything black for the undercoat- it will really come to life when I start in with the browns!!
I'm not happy with the knot.. I think it's too small, I did paint it black.. Might go back and add more.. Still thinking about it..

Until Next Time...

Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Big Secret

So.. Today's the day that You get to find out about the Big secret:) a few months ago Dale from Dale's Dream contacted me to see if I wanted to work with her and Linda from CalicoJewels and put out a new line of miniatures:) And I agreed because I needed something positive to focus on!! We will be posting everything on Labor Day.. And just wanted to give you another tease as to what we've been up to:) Stay tuned!! We are excited about this!! I hope you are too!!!
The new line is based on the Americana theme:) I so love what we've done!!! Can't wait to show you!!

Until Next Time!!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Im feeling beachy:)

I've been trying to get my beach items loaded in the store so I can begin to get the Halloween signs up.. And Labor Day weekend "we" have a surprise coming.. Stay tuned- I will be back with more about that later.. 

But for now.. Lets look at pictures:)

This is a dresser that I have refinished. I also made the baskets- drawers.. They were made from paper and have been coated with layer After layer of paint to give them the look of tin.. I normally use it in all my store pictures, but I am ready for change and have decided to sell it. It's one of my favorite pieces!! 
I've also listed a couple birdhouses..

And I got the Merdog and the Mermouse listed..
I also listed a few nesting dolls. I have a whole hand ful of them that need to be listed as well, so if ur just looking for one, convo me and I will see what I can do for you:)
.. And hopefully if I can get my butt in gear I will get these listed soon too- in the picture they're not finished, but I thought I share a teaser pic with you..

..I need to do a lot of updating, but as usual there's just not enough hours in the day.. 

Until next time..

Monday, August 12, 2013

Putting it all together..

I've been playing with a few things I have around here.. And thought I'd show you what I came up with:)
I made a few more pillows for the bed and brought out a polymer clay puppy I made. The night stands were planters I made a few nights ago. They are real stone:) The picture above the bed is one I pulled out of Cora's house... It's of Jackson's Mill. I made the birdhouse and the Alice in Wonderland book. I even made the dress that Mrs. Bear is wearing! The bookcase I bought off line sometime ago- it's too small for 1/12 scale, but looks great with this scene. The roses I bought from our local dollhouse shop. 

And the chair was a gift from a friend:) That post will soon follow!! I hope my friend doesn't mind that I borrowed her chair for the scene?!
I'm really happy with how everything came together.. Now I just need a room box for it:)

Until next time...

Sunday, August 11, 2013

The Bee Bed

 Sorry I stepped away again.. I've been busily working on a project, that I'm just Not gonna talk about, haha. But today I got all the big stuff finished.. N decided to give my head a break.. And just pull something random out and go from there. Well.. It all started with a bee:)

My best friend had given me several wood pieces.. And when I came across the bag today, it just all made sense. I had the material put away- it was one of those things you see at the fabric store, and just know you need a half a yard For some kind of project, someday:) And my Mom had picked these little beds up at a dollar store. They were too small for 1/12 scale, but work perfectly for Calico Critter scale:)
I still want to make some more pillows, but I think it's cute. And it gave my head a much needed break.
I gonna try and stop by here soon and fill you in on all the bs of life, but not today.. Today I'm just gonna create:)

Until next time:)