Monday, November 29, 2010

Tulle in my tree

Im using a fake Christmas tree this year...which I really dont like to do,I love real trees..but this year I wanted to put the tree up early so I had to use the fake one. One of the things I dont like about fake trees is that you can see the pole up through the center of it. So I had this idea to wrap it with tulle,like garland, draping the tulle so we cant see the center of the tree. Worked really well, I tea stained the fabric first.

tulle hanging to dry

Started the Pierce yesterday

Found this kit on craigslist for $35...score! Started the base, but I doubt I'll have much time to work on it before mid January. Im thinking I want to do a Faery,very whimsical theme.

Finished with Boy Mouse:)

This is the first male mouse Ive made. Not sure about his name,but Im sure he will be a good mate to Maybelle;)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Lady Mouse

A few more pictures,she looks cute in the cottage scene:)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Quote of the Day

If one is lucky,a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.~Maya Angelou

Lady Mouse

Ive been able to spend a little more time on the mice...still working on the Lady mouse,wondering what her name will be...;) still have one of her arms and her hat and ears to go,then on to Mr. mouse...having fun!  I think she's going to be special :) Instead of using store bought lace around the bottom of her skirt I gathered some vintage fabric for a ruffled look. I usually use ribbon on the bow and apron straps,but I liked the gathered ruffle look there too.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Making mice

Got to spend a little time on some Brambley Hedge mice today,Im making for a swap with a miniaturist friend. So far Im just working out the palette of the clothes,and did some tea staining. Were making a male and female mouse, not sure what their names are yet,that will be up to their owner;)

Tea staining clothes for the male mouse.

Palette for the female mouses clothes.

Female mouse so far :)

Quote of the Day...

Perhaps creating keeps you young. There is no time when you are in the creating space. The more of this world's time that you spend there,the less you age. ~ David Mack

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Random pictures of my Craft Studio

A few weeks ago,this was a fancy Dining Rm. that we never used. I changed the kitchen space around and was able to fit the dining room table there and make a craft studio in this room. Im so happy I did, its a great space, and I love being able to leave my projects out. This big sewing table was a major renovation. We drug it out of someones old shed, very, very shabby and not very chic. The legs were originally a mustard yellow un~color.The top was thrashed. I cleaned and cleaned and cleaned,and painted it cream with mint trim. Its such a great table, has the two leaves on the side,so if I need all of that space, for sewing a quilt maybe,I really have a lot of room. The table was an old industrial sewing table with room for two sewing machines.

Below is a bookcase/hutch, with glass doors that used to hold dishes,now its full of fabric and craft books,and other things that I love.

Below is my smaller sewing table and desk.

Below is a memoryboard I made from an old frame I painted and a foam core insert,covered in fabric. My daughter and my Grandma Ada are the pictures.