Wednesday, December 4

A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes

I've been missing in action for quite a while here. I appreciate everyone who has continued to follow my little blog. I hope to be back to making minis very soon!

I've been dreaming of moving back "home" to Florida and have been looking for a job there. This morning I sent an email to the fabulous Tom Bishop who just happens to live in Lake Worth Florida!


Photo from Tom's Facebook page.

Lake Worth is exactly where I want to be! Maybe I could buy a little dollhouse to live in there?  :D


I wrote to Tom telling him about my love for miniatures and how much I would love to work for him. I don't know if he has the need for any help? If he does, I want to be that person!

Hope you have a beautiful day!



Saturday, October 5

She Said "YES!"

My son is engaged to be married to the most wonderful girl!  I am so happy she said "yes!"

 He proposed in Hawaii. So romantic... Gorgeous ring!

Congratulations Tim and Lily!




Love is a beautiful thing!

Friday, October 4

Happy Hour


Long time no posts!

I am still hobbling around in my boot. Today I will see the ortho doc for more xrays to find out if my foot is healing? I hope so!

I have so many projects I want to finish but it's been difficult to get anything done lately. I can't wait to get back to "normal!" Whatever that is?!  :D

Hope you have a great weekend!
I hope to have something to show you soon...



I am planning a vacation to Florida! It's always happy hour there!


PS. Please feed my fish while I'm away...

Friday, September 6

Framing Fabric

I'm trying to figure out what projects I can do with my fractured foot.

I could recover my dining room chair seats, but I found this fabric and have yet another project in mind. :D


I purchased 1.5 yards of this beautiful fabric from EQuilter fabrics so I can make a large framed canvas. I'm planning to build a frame for it and hang it as an art piece in my living room. I found a tutorial at emptyeasel.com for making your own canvas frame.

Now if I can just hobble over to Home Depot to get the wood I need, I'll be all set. This project might be a whole lot easier in 1:12 scale like this one I found on Etsy. Maybe I will try that first?

I have an appointment today with an orthopedic surgeon about my fractured foot. I hope he will just say to continue wearing my big black boot and that I do NOT need surgery!?

Hope you have a great day!


Monday, September 2

Sea Glass Sailboat - Done!

I finished my little sailboat this morning. That is a real crab claw flag on the top.  :D


I ended up using Weldbond glue to attach the sea glass. It does dry clear. The bottom is a small piece of driftwood that I found on the beach. I like it.

I am planning to build a long shelf out of an old deck board I found along the side of the road.


I just happened to have shelf brackets that are the right size. :D They were white, so I spray painted them with Oil Rubbed Bronze.
I will probably add some rope to the front edge of the shelf?


This is REAL weathered wood! 

I need to put my foot up for a while now so this project will have to wait. Hope you are having a great Labor Day!






Sunday, September 1

Good Day Sunshine

Last week I was working on things and things were not going well... Nothing has changed.

Today I am doing a sit down project. That because, I fractured a bone in my foot yesterday. Yep, clumsy me slipped on the bottom step of my deck and twisted my foot. It hurt. A lot. I tried ice, an ACE wrap and elevated it for a few hours. It didn't get better.

So I made a trip to the Doc In A Box I came home with this. A big black boot and a little dog with a look that says, "You really need to be more careful!"


Right now I am waiting for glue to dry. I'm testing Weldbond glue and clear Tacky Glue. I need something that will hold glass to wood and dry clear. Any suggestions?


My sailboat is about 12" tall. I'm using basswood, a dowel and a piece of real driftwood. I think it will look nice on a shelf.

I found this FREE printable online. Love it!  I think it will look great in a white frame. :D


I tried to print one and realized that my printer is out of yellow ink. Story of my life...

I hope you are having a good day! I'm hoping mine will get better soon!


Sunday, August 25

Too Much!

Yesterday was just too much. It started with me splashing paint all over myself and my kitchen and went downhill from there...

I tried to put my mirror back into the frame but it wouldn't fit. I trimmed the back a bit but now the screws don't line up. I may have to try to drill new holes or use mirror mastic and hope and pray it won't fall!?


After failing at this project, I went outside. I mowed the back yard and then decided to fix the fence out front. I need to cut just one branch that is in the way. I got my pruning saw out. Then I realized the blade was stuck inside the handle. So I took it apart.  Now I can't figure out how to put it back together!



When I took the mirror off my newly painted dining room table I saw that I had somehow gouged the paint. I thought I had been careful not to do that. Now I will have to repaint the table top!


I decided on the fabric for the dining room chairs. I am recovering the original seats. I'm glad I bought two yards of this fabric so I can match the pattern on the chairs.


So far, I have removed the old fabric from one chair. There are about 50 staples holding the fabric in each one! I purchased an upholster's staple/tack remover. It really helps, but it's going to take a LONG time to do four chairs!

It seems like everything I touched yesterday ended up being frustrating! Hopefully, today will be a better day. Perhaps now you can see why I never seem to finish anything?!