Thursday, April 30, 2009

Dream!



I was browsing the Green Leaf website today and dreaming! I would love to have the East Side Townhouse as part of my collection. Maybe someday!? 

Monday, April 27, 2009

Brick, Brick and more Brick!





It took me awhile to decide on what to do with the exterior of my Scandinavian Country Store. After researching the architecture of the area I choose to make brick walls out of egg cartons. I discovered this is a very slow process and requires a lot of patience. I don't know if me being a perfectionist was the problem or if I was doing it wrong, but I'm not happy with the final results. I found that making the actual rocks was easy. It was the smoothing of the grout around the bricks that I found difficult and frustrating. After hours and hours of trying to perfect it, and not ruin more than I already did, I decided to be done. I'm not 100% happy with it, but if I want to make the deadline for the Greenleaf Spring Contest I need to move on. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I WON....again!!!


Maybe I should buy a lottery ticket because I won several things over the last few months! This week I won a $30 gift certificate from intotheglue.com just for posting photos of my mini creations! Thank you to the creators of this great forum! 

Monday, April 13, 2009

I WON!!












I want to say "THANK YOU" to De at delightfulminis.blogspot.com for the beautiful bench I won. I didn't even have to do anything! Thanks!! I can't wait to receive it in the mail. 

Friday, April 10, 2009

I've been busy



I got a lot done today! I have been working back and forth between my grandparents kitchen and my country store. 

Spring Fling Contest




Thought I'd try Greenleaf's Spring Contest. I don't know if I will have enough time to finish the project but I am going to try my hardest. I am too much of a perfectionist, so two months isn't a lot of time for me. 
I decided to make a Scandinavian Country Store (with the help from the ladies at work!) Its been fun researching. I learned a lot about the culture. As far as rosemaling.....I don't think I could paint that way on life size objects so making miniatures objects with rosemaling on it is out of the question. I will have to be creative and think of different ways to bring the beautiful artwork into my piece. 
After wallpapering the second floor I was a little upset to find the roof piece isn't long enough! GRRR!! I wonder if all of them were made short of just mine??  I posted a picture of the extra piece I had to cut and put in. The wallpaper won't be perfect as I don't have any more, but it will have to do. 
Off to work on the floors and ceilings. 

Grandma's Kitchen is open.....almost



Grandma's kitchen is coming along. I was a little stumped on how to finish the outside walls, but then someone gave me the great idea of a collage!! I love doing collages and should have thought of that right away. All the pictures are of family and friends at my Grandparents house throughout the years. It brings back so many memories every time I look at it. 
The one cabinet is in place and the one piece of wallpaper is hung. Off to finish the floor! Next I will post pictures of the actual kitchen is comparison to my mini version.