Yes its nearly here again!!! i'm so disorganised this year however i'm sure it'll be alright on the night as they say :D
My thoughts are turning to 2011 and the things i'd like to achieve....such a long list but if i get a few things crossed off i'll be happy :)
1. the usual losing of weight...prolly not going to happen
2. giving up smoking....another non event i suspect...7 a day for my sanity isnt too bad? is it?
3. saving money...ok ok theres no way that will happen either :P
Now to the more achievable list :)
4. open an ETSY shop...make 2 of what i make now for my own use miniatures and sell one :)
5. consolidate the dollhouses.... :( sad but neccessary i have so many in a tiny space its getting abit oppressive
6. work on quality not quantity of the houses themselves and the stuff i have in them
7. redecorate my real life house
8. work on edging my last darling left at home out into the big wide world in order to....
9. have a huge nicely decorated craft room
and last but not least...
10. Be happy and healthy :D
Ok i feel better now...i've written it down and now can forget all about it :P
Anyone else thinking of 2011 yet?
EDIT: ...i have JUST found out that theres a miniature shop 50 minutes drive from me selling...Dollshouse Emporium kits!!!! This is NOT a good start to my culling of houses!!!! They have my dream house...The Fairbanks...in stock!! arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Not content with a Witches house i'm going wild and doing a whole witchy corner!!! its addictive!!! There will be the house, a witchy/wizardy shop and a potting sheddy thingy lol ....Heres the start of it :D
Dont forget to enter my giveaway..only a few days left :D
I'm playing with Christmas decorations today...ooooooo looooook shiney things :D
Made a Steampunk wreath for Sprocketts Steampunk Emporium's door....which i really MUST paint!! this attention span of a gnat is so annoying sometimes hahahaha
Anyhoo heres where i'm up to with the Beacon Hill shops too...3 nearly done...3 to go :D
The xmas shop door wreath is by Patty...a little surprise popped in with the ornament swap :) love it!!! http://patty-petit-orphelin.blogspot.com/
wow that crept up fast!!! 103 followers to date...thank you all so much :) xx
In appreciation i've put together a small giveaway...my lovely followers just leave a comment on this post to be in the draw...i'll do a special drawing on my partners birthday December 3rd...he will love to draw the winner :P wont you Colin :)
Thank you all again...its so nice to be in blogland :D
woohoooooooooooooo i received my ornament swap from Patty!!!!! http://patty-petit-orphelin.blogspot.com/ wowsers its fabulous!! i'm so lucky!!!! thank you Patty i'm over the moon with it...definately staying out on show all year round in my shabby chic dining room :D xxx
Thank you to Marsha for organising the swaps...its been such fun roll on 1st december and we get to see all the swaps on the virtual tree http://sassyminidolls.blogspot.com/ :D
I thought i'd update where i'm at on all the things i'm doing at once...this leads to not much progress on anything even though i'm busy all the time doing something...if that makes sense lol
Beacon Hill Extravaganza.....3 of the 6 shop fronts are coming along..need to make a decision in the door colours and the bottom of the windows
Witches house...... well this is done apart from the constant adding of witchy type things :)
Shabby Chic house..... still adding bits and pieces but its fun making things...oooooo and the renaisance mice moved in while their half scale house is being built :)
Half scale scratch build....hmmmm this house is frustrating!! i cant seem to get going with it....the inside is giving me trouble i just cant decide on anything...its back on the shelf :P maybe i just dont like 1/24th :)
anyhoo this is where i'm at on my many projects :D
About 2 years ago a friend of mine sent me the parts to a scratch built cottage she'd cut out but lost interest in ....i finished it....it sat in the craft room not talking to me....i was planning gardens for the Beacon Hills and decided it would be a great idea to use parts of the cottage to add interest...i rip it all to bits...hated it in the said gardens (the space is now where i'm doing the shops lol ) ....was starting to do a witchy shop...hated that too!!! i decide i need a witch's house instead... and so.....went to bed at midnight...couldnt sleep...got up and spent the next 3 hours sticking the cottage together again with a 2'' extension in the middle....this is normal behaviour right?
Today i have been fixing her up, painting and starting to landscape...my witch is 'nice' so she needs a few flowers maybe a small herb garden....
I needed a change so i'm tinkering with the 6 shops which will be under the Beacon Hill's 3 on each side.
1st one is "Sprocketts" a Steampunk Emporium....i had made some Steampunk things a while back and have been making more to stock the shop....not sure about the wallpaper yet so its not stuck down :P...just ideas for now :)
Thank you Sharon from Plumrose Lane for the pic tips...much better :D
This is where i'm up to with the shabby house...bit of a different direction...going total shabby chic :) i need to make my mind up and stick to it!! but...what the house wants the house gets :D
lots more accessories to make but the layout is sorta decided...maybe :)
still cant organise the pics on here i gotta research how to do it :)
What fun this house is!!! I've been making some things and rehabbing furniture i have to hand...this is the start of the lounge decor...i'll probably age a few bits but thought i'd share what i've done so far :D
Well actually its one of my old houses i'm rehabbing...but its still a new project right? :D
Anyways i had the urge to make some little bits n bods in readyness
I made the lamp and shade and the picture is of my mam and me when i was little :) the big frame will have a mirror in it...when i can locate the 'bargain have to have' mirrors i bought a while back :P