Friday, December 16, 2011

Mini Mile A Minute Afghan

I love when a full life size pattern actually works in miniature! Case in point...this mile a minute pattern I'm using to make this mini afghan for my little girls roombox. I'm so happy with the way it's turning out!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Tis' the Season, Another WONDERFUL Giveaway!

I've been following Carol's blog, The Polka Dot Closet for quite a while now. She is absolutely wonderful, sharing in all her wonderful techniques to revamp anything old, she has an awesome sense of humor! She's just so fun to follow! And now she's having the greatest giveaway. So go on over and check it out. But take a nice cup of something to sip on while you're there because trust're gonna be there a while. Once you start to read down thru those blog posts you aren't going to be able to stop. Maybe you better take a little snack with you too, just incase you miss a meal and need some nourishment! I'm tellin' ya, you won't want to leave until you've read the last post....or the very first post I guess is what I mean!

Look at this dress form that she did using the sheet music. This isn't the one you're gonna're going to get an undecorated one. But you'll be able to do whatever you want to with it. Now if I win......hummm I think I want one just like this.....Isn't it gorgeous! Now hurry on over and sign up.....quick....quick.....Isn't it nice of me to share this info. Now if I was the only one that knew about this fabulous giveaway then I'd be sure to win it right? But that's no fun! So hurry on over and get yourself signed up! You can thank me if you win! And if I win I'll be sure to let you know!

Another Wonderful Giveaway

Below is the link to Tiny Ter Miniatures where Teresa is having a wonderful giveaway for a gorgeous basket of grapes. Completely handcrafted and totally wonderful! You must go see and join!

 I just love the way her kitty cat is looking at this miniature creation. What a beautiful critter! .

Friday, December 2, 2011

Blog win Am I A Lucky Girl or What!

I can't hardly believe it! Do you see these gorgeous miniatures below? They are we speak...or as I type and you read....on their way across the sea to me! I've won the giveaway from Sandra at She makes the most amazing miniatures......check them out. I am just thrilled that I was the winner. And I almost missed the fact. I don't know how. I try really hard to read all the blogs I follow, every morning while I drink my coffee and start my day. But somehow this entry of my winning the draw flew right past me. Lucky for me Sandra tracked me down and gave me a big shout out thru my email. I'd have been so disappointed if I'd missed out on this! But lucky me again I didn't and they've now been posted to me! Wouldn't it be wonderful to receive them before Christmas as I know for sure these will be the only minis I get for Christmas. I'm so dang excited.....can you tell??????LOL!!! I'm still doing the happy dance!

Thank you so so so much Sandra! These are gorgeous. I am such a shabby girl I can't wait to hold them in my hands!

Another Blog Giveaway

Oh my everyone is being so generous with all these giveaways. Seems like that is all I'm posting here these days. I do promise to be back soon with regular blog posts concerning my miniatures. But in the is another giveaway by Jaime from Little Roomers Blog. These are just absolutely gorgeous and so wonderful of her to have this giveaway. So please rush right over and check it out yourself! I'm so hoping I win these as they'd look wonderful in my kitchen! But I must wish good luck to everyone because I just know I'm not the only one that's going to want to win these! LOL!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Awesome giveaway

You'll want to run right over to and sign up for Rosies giveaway. It's for a beautiful handcrafted holly wreath. A wonderful addition to anyones collection. So hurry on over and sign up!

Isn't this gorgeous!


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Let's build a snowman

Hummm but we can't because we have no snow. When will we see snow again in New York? A few weeks ago we had snow. Now it's almost December and no sign of any. Since I can't make any snowmen outside I had to make some inside. This little guy measures less than 1 1/2 inches tall. Sweet! I just love snowmen!

Thursday, October 27, 2011


You must, must, must head over here for a completely awesome giveaway! It's gorgeous. Don't hesitate. Now get on over there! You won't be sorry. Check out all her other gorgeous to die for miniatures!

Elegant Room Box

Seems like I haven't posted anything new here in forever! I have had a couple of requests lately and I appreciate the help that has been offered! A big shout out goes to all of you that helped me figure out some mini things I've been working on.

Another project I spent some time on the last few days is this roombox. It's quite large length wise but is only about 4 inches deep. Which is really nice if you want to display a lot of minis at close range. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with this yet, whether to keep it or sell it on Ebay. I really don't have a use for it right now and I do have another kit just like this in case I do need it for my own collection.

Which do you like to use? Dollhouses or roomboxes? I only have one dollhouse, the Bellingham farm House. It's all I have room for in this house. So I prefer roomboxes. Which I have several of. Some of which I've shown here on my blog.

So are a few pics of the construction of this newest roombox.

Here I"m getting ready to add the angled wall.

This roombox has an angled wall on the left hand side, with a window that you can place a scene behind. Kinda cool!

A nice little window scene. A victorian garden.

And this is the mess I was left with when I finished!

And here is the box completed. I even added the crown moulding on the ceiling. Oh my what a hassle that was cutting all those angles. But I managed to do it adventually. Took a few cuts before I got them right! HA!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Bag From Straw Hat Material

Does any one that may be out there reading my blog have or know of a tutorial to make a basket/purse using the miniature hat straw? I want to make one to go in my basket roombox. I've been experimenting but it's not going really well and I don't want to waste a lot of material or time trying to figure it out myself. I don't have a lot of either. Time or materials I mean! HA! I'll see if I can add a pic that will give you an idea of what I'm trying to do. I know I've seen a tutorial someplace but darn I can't find it now that I need it! Of Course! Isn't that the way it goes?

Thanks for any help anyone can throw my way!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

Oh My Where Has the Time Gone?

I can't really believe that the time has just flown by so fast. The summer is basically over, fall is here and soon the snow will be flying! Maybe with the cold weather I will be able to get on here and blog a bit more. I've been reading as much as I can find time for but haven't been posting in my own blog or commenting as I should.

I need some help.....I have been trying and trying to leave comments on blogs but blogger is not letting me. I read someplace that you need to download Google Chrome but my computer won't let me download that either. I'm so sad not to be able to leave comments on everyone's blogs. If there is anyone still reading on mine could you please help me?

Thank you!!!!


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I've been gone a long time

And I sincerely apologize. I promise to get back into the swing of things. I'll be back to show you some of the minis I've been making! Did you see the article in the American Miniaturist Mag about the ladies boutique!!! There were pictures in there of my Ladies Boutique, Fab Shabby Rose Boutique. Along with some pictures of the roomboxes of some of the ladies in our miniature group. Read the article and tell me what you think!

Stay tuned! I'll have some pics of some cool minis really soon! And I need to get on with a give-away in celebration of reaching 100 followers. I'm over 100 now! So check back in for some much needed fun!

Have a great day!


Monday, March 14, 2011


I've been a bad bad blogger with no posts in a very long time. But real life has kept me extremely busy so there has been no time to record anything here. Thanks to a very nice customer that has become a dear friend I have this new project that is taking a bit of my time in the evenings now. These pictures represent a few hours of work but there is so many hours left! It's so relaxing to work on this new piece. I think it's going to be beautiful. I have the prefect place to display it once it's finished. In my dining room near my dollhouse. I think it would look nice hanging in my granddaughters room too so we'll see once I really do get it finished where it might end up. I think that's quite a long time from now!

Don't forget to poke the picture twice to make it larger so you can see the picture of the dollhouse better. This kit is absolutely amazing. It's made by Pako. The quality is wonderful. The threads come all seperated for you and hanging on a neat little hanger. I'm so excited to have this to work on. I've admired it for a long time but it just wasn't something that I could splurge on for myself. I was reduced to tears when a wonderful friend said she had purchased it for me as a gift and it was on it's way to me from the UK. What a sweet thing for her to do. Thank you C!


Thursday, February 3, 2011

6 More Weeks of This?

I guess it could be worse....we could be at the beginning of the winter rather than having it winding down.

Pictures above are my backyard. Well we have a lot of backyard, 6 1/2 acres of it. So this is a small portion of my backyard. It's very wintery. You can see the barn is buried in snow. I don't think we can slide the door open at this point. The snow is amost thigh high down there. Guess I'll stay up here and look at it out the window!

Lots of mini work going on but none ready for pictures yet! Soon tho!

Have a wonderful warm day today....whereever you may be!


Monday, January 24, 2011

Baby It's Cold Outside!!!

Incredibly cold to be presise. OMG! Just a bit north of us it was -33 this morning. Guess we were lucky! Not so lucky tho when the power went off. It was off for 1 1/2 hours. No heat. It had only got down to 63 degrees here in the house when the power came back on so it was OK. But I was a bit nervous, not knowing for sure when it would be coming back on. And not being able to open the garage door meant not being able to get out to go someplace warmer. But I could have gotten a neighbor to lift it open for me. It's 16' wide and way to heavy for me to lift. But the power came back on and all was well!

I've been missing from the blogging world for a quite some time. Between the Holidays, the sicknesses going around and a million other life stuff I just haven't had the time to post. But I have been reading!

I have been doing some miniatures lately so will try to get some pictures of what I've been working on. As soon as I manage to finish them!

I also just noticed that I've jumped over the 100 follower mark. 100 followers, who would have thought?But this means I should have a give-away! Hummmm let me think on this and I'll be getting back on that!