Sunday, March 28, 2010

Blue Doors and a Fireplace

I have finished painting my blue Door and window for my Greek box. I mix my own color. It turned out pretty good. I think I got the color right. I still have to put a couple coats of a satin varnish on it. I painted the places in the back of the box where they will be placed blue so that it won't show between the frame and such.
I started working on the fireplace for the Christmas box. I will be putting the bricks in the firebox next. I plan on using paperclay for this. I think it is coming along nice. I really like how the floors look after the 2 coats of Satin varnish.
While I have the paperclay out I may try to make a piece of Greek pottery out of it. If it turns out good I will probably use it, if not, then I will probably use polyclay. All in all, my projects are coming along very nicely.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Lobsters Flowers and Dishes

I was given some wonderful flowers and serving bowls for my miniatures by a friend I work with. She made the flowers herself and they are wonderful. I am amazed at the incredible detail that is in them. The bowls she had sitting around and so she brought them to me when she discovered I was playing with some miniatures. She also gave me 2 teasets, One a floral china and one that is like red cabbabe. Both are very nice. They might be a little big for 1/12 scale, but I may stick them in a cabinet somewhere anyway.
I found some cocktail picks with cute little lobsters on the end that were just perfect. I trimmed them off and now have my MIL's favorite dinner. She doesn't have a mini appetite when these are around though. Will have to serve them up soon.

Greece Scene

I have started working on my Greece scene. It will also be in a cheesebox like my Christmas scene. It will be the front of a house in Greece. Basically an old door and window, like on the Islands. Was so pretty there. So I have been crafting a door and window which will be painted blue and the walls will be white stucco plaster. I plan on some Grecian pottery and whatnot and maybe a cat or two. They sure were running around everywhere. So I've included a few pictures of the window and door that I have started.

Cheesebox Rooms

I've been working on my rooms some more. Slowly I know, but I do have more pictures to share. On my Christmas scene I have the flooring done. I used Folkart Oak stain and then Old English Dark on top of that. I really like the color. I Have it glued in now. Glue is drying. Once it is dry, I will probably use a semi-gloss sealer on it. I have started on fireplace. Am making my fireplace out of a picture frame I picked up at Goodwill and paperclay.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Miniatures and Dollhouses

Been playing with a new project or actually an old one. I got a couple of cheese boxes a couple years ago. Big round ones, with the idea of putting a couple of miniature scenes in them. Mainly a Christmas scene, but I didn't know about the second one. Anyway, I got them out of the attic and have started working on them.
The Christmas one will have a fireplace, tree, rocking chair with Santa sitting in it. I am making everything myself and will try and post a few in progress pictures as I go. I have glued in the sub-floor and am working on hardwood floors for it. Have been doing a lot of research and reading. Really enjoying it, always was interested in doll house stuff.

Friday, February 12, 2010


It is snowing
we have about 3 inches outside. I think it has finally quit. It is too dark out to get a picture so will have to wait till morning. I'll make sure to get one then. I always like the beauty of the snow and don't mind the cold. Just as long as the power doesn't go out. We are fine here and just keeping warm. It is supposed to snow again on Sunday night. Will have to wait and see.
Pics to come tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I'm way behind on a gazillion things. But let me point pout quickly that my middle child, my son, Christopher has gotten married!!! May those bells ring. Lisa is a wonderful girl. Chris couldn't of made a better choice.
Jean made it home for the wedding. We were delighted to see her and have her here for two weeks. Am going to miss her while she is back in the Ukraine teaching for the next year.
Enjoy this picture of my son and his new bride.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Knitting Again

A great picture of Jean from Greece. She looks great and is doing well. I can't wait to see her again at Thanksgiving time.
New classes have started for fall quarter. Spanish for allied health workers, and Computer concepts. Hoping all goes well. Looks like my Spanish class class may be cancelled. Not enough students to make the two classes, one in morning and one in afternoon. So one will be cancelled, but which? I will know by Thursday.
I have started knitting a sweater for Jean. The pattern is Winding Road Henley from Sept 2009 issue of Creative Knitting magazine. I am using Oxford Grey Wool-Ease. Jean and I picked out the yarn before she left and we looked at several patterns. She showed me several she liked, but nothing ever really seemed right, but I do love this one.
Jean will be home in 6 1/2 weeks for her brothers wedding and I want to have it done for her to take back with her to the Ukraine. I know she will get good use out of it this winter there.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

I don't know what has happened to my last several posts. They were here and then suddenly this week they are gone. I know I hadn't put in a new one this month but what happened to the others is anybodies guess.
Since the others are gone, I will say that Bill and I had a wonderful trip to Greece. I will post pictures later when I am on other computer.
Knitting wise I am starting a sweater for Jean. Hoping to get it finished before Chris's wedding so she can take it back with her to the Ukraine. We are so glad she is going to be able to make it home for the wedding.
I am also wanting to do a shawl for Lisa, but rather doubt that will happen. Classes are starting again in 2 weeks and between classes and work, I just can't do everything I want to.
Well, will keep at it. Will post again later this week. Hope I can find my other posts.
may be a lost cause.