Sunday, February 24, 2013

Looking out my kitchen window after a snowfall. I just think it's beautiful to see the snow on the trees.

And here is a picture from last week of Mr and Mrs Cardinal in these same trees. If I have to stand and this window and wash dishes in the sink at least I have something beautiful to look at!
I must add that I absolutely love the camera my family bought me for Christmas too. It makes taking pictures like this possible. It has an awesome zoom lens!

Please take a moment and go over to this blog to sign up for this gorgeous giveaway. Absolutely stunning work! Don't you agree?

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Is this not the most gorgeous thing you've ever seen? Look at these teeny tiny jars of fruits, veggies and more. I just love love love them.
And you must run right over to and sign up for a chance to win 3 of these jars! I have my fingers crossed that I am going to be a winner! I would just love love love to have some of these in my collection. She also sells on Etsy so you can always go there and buy all that you desire! She does such beautiful work.
I need to figure out how to add a link on the side of my blog list for give-aways. Could someone give me some pointers as to how I can do that? I'm very challenged computer wise and I've tried to do this in the past to no avail. If you could give me some easy instructions I would so greatly appreciate it!

I had to take a break from the dollhouse for a few days to make hair bows for my grandaughters. You know, there is just not enough hours in the day to create all the crafts I want to do. Jeez! I have more bows to make but these two were a good start. And a headband using handmade Korker ribbon
And I finished up the comforters I started for the 2 grandgirls about 5 years ago. My daughter bought the fabric. I just needed to sew it all together. The middle shabby is all one piece. From JoAnns fabric. I sewed the striped border on. We love this fabric.
 So they're both done. And then I got back to the dollhouse and I finished up the porch floor finally.

About 6 layers of Polycrylic sealer later......
I have to cut the ends off on the right hand side of the porch and finish glueing in a couple more sticks in the far right corner/back of the porch. But that shouldn't take more than a few minutes and then I can start constructing the porch.

I'm looking for a couple of doors and some louvered shutters if anyone has any that they would care to part with. I would pay you a reasonable amount of course or perhaps you would be interested in a trade of some sort. I'd really like to find a door with a window in it and some nice door trim for the bottom floor. I think I might have a door that is all windows to use for the top balcony. I've been replacing all the windows etc from what came with the kit because they aren't very good quality. But my funds are very limited these days so I have to work mainly with what I have on hand.

I have a large bow window to go on the front of the house. You can see that sitting up on top on the roof. A safe place for it don't ya think? LOL!

I am determined to get this dollhouse done!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I absolutely love this house and it was a dream come true for me to be able to purchase it in the first place. So I am trying really hard to be focused and to get it done!

I'm leaving you with a picture from out my kitchen window. A Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal. Aren't they beautiful? Did you know that the bright colored birds are usually the male and the muted colored ones are the female? For safety reasons.


Cheerio! May you all be having a wonderful weekend wherever you may be.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Thank you so much everyone for your comments and advise! I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to do that! I've decided to go along with all of you and place the porch sticks horizontal and stagger them! Yesterday morning I gathered my supplies and layed it all out. Cut the rounded ends off the sticks and sanded and stained them.
I ended up not using that golden oak stain because it was too light. I just happened to have a spray can of a hickory color so I used that. I found the spray can of satin at a lawn sale one summer a few years ago. I didn't know stain came in a spray can. So easy to use! Just lay your wood out, shake the can and spray away. No mess!

I think the color looks a little bit reddish but I think once it dries better and I add the polyurethane it will be even better! I can't wait to get to that point! I can't wait til the railing is up and the plants are hanging and the wicker furniture is placed! I'm so excited!

But first I have to work on getting these glued down. They're just laying there right now so I could get a pic to show you how it's coming along!

Thanks for being here for me and helping me along!