Friday, December 5, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I hope to be able to post something nice for pink Saturday this week, I have been working on one of my dollshouses, though this one is yellow not pink, I will show you some of it, also I have been making polymer clay plants to fill a mini conservatory, I need lots and it is starting to look very nice indeed.
Most of the plants are made from polymer clay including the hanging baskets, and the baskets themsleves, I make these and use jewellery findings for the chain etc
A couple of the larger plants are made with mulberry paper leaves , but all in all I think It will be quite nice and green and lush when finished, now I just have to make the conservatory to put them all in lol.
The tiles on the floor are from Hirst Arts (R) and will be painted another colour, they are made from plaster of paris, from a mold, and are about 1 inch in size, so in real life these would be about 1 foot square pavers which is about right.I would like to get this finished soon as I have just purchased 2 more dolls houses, very large Dura Craft (R) ones, both mansions lol.
Here is a pic of some others that very clever people have built.
Cheers for now Debra.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
And a nice warm and soft bed to sleep in.
Tucked up between my mummy and my daddy.
I will never know what it is like to sleep outside, or in a laundry.
I will never feel the cold wind on my fur, or have to be wet and damp
and have only a tattered rug to sleep on, or worse.
I pray for all the little doggies that have to live this way.
May they too find a home to be warm and loved.
Yep I am sure one very lucky little doggy.
Please find it in your heart to adopt a little mate and save him or her from a fate worse than death, you will be forever loved in return, every single day of our lives we only want to be near you and to love you.
I am posting this tonight for mum, she is busy getting her new shop ready, won't she be surprised to see what I have done woof woof...:)
And Happy Pink Saturday to ya all.
Hymie (And mum Debra) She is the light of my life, I love her with all my heart.
I say my prayers..each and every night.
I wait for you to come to bed...
I got sick of waiting, so I will keep the bed warm for you.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
I am still deciding if the computer will go up here or not, I can always just bring up the lap top, so I can still blogg away lol.
I have to accomodate a sewing machine and very large fabric stash (see an earlier post) a scrapbook/cardmaking area, a painting and drawing place, and also a bead/jewellery and polymer clay station, including somewhere for my boys toys, (bandsaw, scroll saw, electric drill, jigsaw, sander and many other wood working items) and my dolls houses lol, I really need to plan this out right, or it won't work.
The room is a reasonable size 10 feet by 14 feet, so I do have some room to play with. I know many people have to share the bedrooms, dining rooms, under stairs or just a cupboard etc for their crafting area, so I am very lucky to have a whole room I know.
I have been trawling the internet the past few weeks for ideas, and have come up with some really nice ones. Especially the colour scheme I have picked.
I must email the lady in question and see if it is ok to mention her here. I had no intentions of copying anyone, it just happened.
You see I had already painted the room yellow. and I bought the rust red for the floor (floor is crappy chipboard) then I came across it, this gorgeous room in yellow and would you believe it rust red. OH my instantly I fell in love with the colours, and seeing as I had the rust red, well the rest is history lol.
I am very happy with it, it is big change from pink and white and green, but my shop downstairs will be in all those colours, so I will still have my shabby fix lol.
If anyone has any ideas I would be very grateful for your help and suggestions b4 I start cutting and nailing.
I have been buying lots of storage containers etc ready to stack into my cubes and shelves, so I will have plenty of storage, it is the little nooks I need to create around the room for my different activities, Oh why do I do so much lol, couldnt I just stick to sewing or painting lol.
I am thinking I will build a large table on wheels for the centre of the room, with storage on each end, just the right height to be able to stand and do my work, also I will be able to bolt the bandsaw and scrollsaw to this table. (this must be done for saftey)
So I am thinking shelves and work spaces all around the walls, and the large table in the centre.
I also have a double door built in cupboard in the room, but I was thinking this could be utilised for my stamp collection and many thousands of stamps I have collected, (Yes another hobby) and my stamp reference books etc. I could put a small table and a light in there and when I want to work on my stamp collection I can just open the doors and I am good to go.
So many ideas, so much to do so many craft items to store, so little time lol.
Oh well it could be worse, I could have no where to go play, I am so lucky yes I should be so lucky lucky lol, sorry Kylie just popped into my head being an aussie and all.
Ok Thats it for now, I'm off to start measuring walls and storage containers.
Here are a few pics of the finished room, well so far anyways lol. You did ask for updates, if you have not seen the before pics just scroll back a few entries.
These curtains are not staying. Or the heater, it belongs in the pretty room.
The red chair, is really old, it can stay.
Storage tubs for the cubes, and a large round cardboard box, painted rust.
Black cats for good luck, I don't have any real ones ATM :( I love cats.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Hope you like them.
Anyone for valentines day cakes. The hearts are actually sugar candy from the cake decorating isle, bought in a container of thousands, and are about 2mm in size lol
They are for dollshouses, with little calories in them lol.
Not pink, but they are the size of a dime I spose, or a 10c piece.
Ready for a party.....I wish I had something for size reference, but they are about 1 inch across, if that.
Sitting on a dollshouse table, the table is about5 inches across, oh they look so yummy.
All made from polymer clay, and about 5mm in size.
Happy PINK saturday again.....:)
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
The other pic is when I first got my glasses, (About 18 months ago) so I thought I would dye my hair red, yikes, a bit different lol, I have now gond back to blonde lol.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Oh and my rough drawn plans for my cube station, to hold the tubs, to hold my STUFF, well that is the general idea, if it all comes together lol. (Have faith woman, have faith) I intend to make them all different sizes, for various items.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Happy pink Saturday.
I have been really busy sewing and getting my large craft room ready to open my shop, more about that later.
So I am posting more pics of my gorgeous quilt for ya all.
Hope ya understand lol, I will fill ya in on the shop details and plans in another blog.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Log September 22
Its now 3pm in the afternoon
I awoke from a granny power nap, to find it looking more like I had been transported to mars, it was an eerie brown out side all the windows, so with camera in hand I went out to investigate, not knowing If I were going to b e deported to some ailien martian lets see what your made from camp or what, so I took my little dog with me for protection (Of course) and on venturing out side I was greeted by dust, yes dust and more dust.
It seems every few years we are bestowed upon by the country, they seem to think we need some of their precious top soil for some reson or another, but I do however feel sorry for those poor souls who washed their cars yesterday, or the little girl I saw cleaning the windows at the local woolies supermarket pmsl.
Here are a few pics of what greeted me out the front and side of my house .
I assure you I have not doctored these pics in any way, this is the colour it was outside, it has somewhat cleared a little now as I type, but is very very widy, so I am sure the winds will blow it on to the next town along its path, dropping some it of its load as it goes. Yes it is bin night, if the wind dosnt blow the bin down the street for all to see my gargbage lol.
OK I think I will go save the bin from this fate, and go secure everything that is likely to blow around in the yard.
So it has jsut started to rain turning this dust into yep you guessed it (MUD)
Then the power went down for a few hours tonight, so I had to take a pic of me all set up with my laptop still connected to the internet, thanks to still keeping my dial up account, I knew that would come in handy one day lol. And one of my mums old kero lamps, the amount of light they throw out is amazing. And of course the wood fire burning, it was glorious while it lasted, now the power is back on. I am so tempted to turn off the lights again and stay the way I was. Oh the good ole days lol, I could have even gone and done some sewing as well. I use my mums trusty singer treddle machine. I sews better than my two electric ones I own.
Oh well now back to the mundane things of doing the dishes now I can see what I am doing lol, yuck.
Cheers Debra (Australia)
Friday, September 19, 2008
My spray starch in its bottle with pink handle and nozzle, too darn cute..:)
Dolls house I am making with its pink painted siding....:)
A fabric piece I got at the local thrift shop last week, its destined to become a cushion I feel.....:)
And my favorite, a bag of pink rose pot purri, it smells as good as it looks I can tell you, it was reduced down from $8 to $1 I cant figure out why, it is devine, I am going back for some more if they have any left........:)
Well I hope you like my pink things for this week, It is not too hard to find pink around this house lol, everywhere you look there is pink, oh except the kitchen, it is going to be yellow and blue, but that is for another blog entry..:)
Cheers Have a wonderful evening.................:)
Oh my the smell is wafting out to me now at the computer, it really is a strong fragrance isnt it. Its making me feel more like spring has finally arrived.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Here are the squares waiting to be sewn together, and you can see some of the fabrics I have used sitting beside them.
I have been wanting to make one of these quilts for so long, I started one a couple of years ago, but was not happy with the fabrics I had.
I hope to finish it in the next couple of days, If I can stop having visitors that is lol.
Hopefuly my builder freind will be here in the next week also to make a start on my shop, I am converting the large family room in our home into a shabby shop, I have all the furniture etc and most of the stock to fit it out, and we are in a fabulous spot for a shop. I will update you more as it progresses, this is something that has been in the works for about 2 years now, it is so hard to get any one to come and do work, and even harder when it is not a major building project. But I am hopeful it will happen sooner rather than later lol.
And to all of you who sent well whishes for my recent back surgery, A big big thankyou, I am much better thankyou, I think it may have worked a litte, I had a couple of nerves burnt off at the ends so I do not feel as much pain.
I still have the lower back to see to though, and have to still take my pain medication for that, so am unable to get of it yet. If you ever have to take pain medication, please try to only take it as you need it, it creeps up on you and before you know it you are addicted to the stuff.
Anyways the main thing is I feel somewhat better, and am able to do the things I love doing. So with that said it is off back to the sewing room.......
Cheers and have a lovely weekend.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Well that is it for today, I am off to pack my bag, I am going to have a small operation on my back on Friday, I cant rememebr what it is called, but they inject some sort of pain blocker into your spine, and hopefully it will alleiviate my pain. I have two discs that are stuffed in my lower back.