Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Welcome Natalie....  She has a great website folks, give her a visit.  Thanks Natalie for becoming a follower.

Friday, December 24, 2010


Wednesday, December 22, 2010


My Mini Club Christmas Party was Monday night and I couldnt go. I have had this horrible cold for a week and a half and it isnt going away anytime soon from the looks of it. This cough is just going to linger on til eternity it seems.  Anyhow, I didnt go cause it was an hours drive and I just wasnt up to it. I now have my gift I made and I will come up with something to do with it, lol...  Maybe I will put it in the tea room but the tea room is pretty full. Maybe I will make a room box out of it. Here is a pic of the gift that wasnt, lol....
Dont forget to click to make bigger!
The picture is from my printer shop and it is 3 pics made into one to form the backdrop. Unfortunately the flash is showing up in the picture. The cake and roses I made out of polymer clay and the chairs are champaign cages taken apart and glued together. The champaign glasses are from jewelry findings with glue gun bubbles for the champaign. Candles are painted gold and put into beads for the holders. 
Til next time. LJ (its getting close....)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Say Merry Christmas to a Soldier


If you go to this web site,   you can pick out a
thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier
that is currently serving in Iraq. You can't pick out who gets it, but it
will go to a member of the armed services.

How AMAZING it would be if we could get everyone we know to send one!!!

It is FREE and it only takes a second.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if the soldiers received a bunch of these?

Whether you are for or against the war, our soldiers over there need to
know we are behind them.

This takes just 10 seconds and it's a wonderful way to say thank you.

Please take the time and please take the time to pass it on for others to
do.  We can never say enough thank you's.

Thanks for taking to time to support our military!

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Hey guys, A very warm wonderful welcome to you . Thank you for joining my blog. It is so nice to have neat mini blogs to go to.  Please if you are stopping by today check these wonderful blogs out. Thanks, Lady Jane

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Oh Christmas Tree

The 1/4 scale house needs a tree.  It has a small table top tree.  The table comes from part of the stool that Snowball is laying on. I broke the piece apart cause it was way out of scale for a stool.  At least I think thats what is was.  What do you think?  It is hard to tell with 1/4 scale sometimes what it is!!!

I tried to get Snowball off but she is adhered way too good. I wanted to put her on a rug I want to make, but here is where she stays.

And of course "The Big Tree"!!! I tried to find holeless beads, but only can find them on the net, not in stores anymore. Maybe next year I will replace these.

I am still off to do Christmas Cookies, lol....
Just had to do this first!!!
Mini Blessings, LJ

Thursday, December 9, 2010

My Other Favorite House

I just buzzed on over from Cozy Abode to show you my other favorite mini house I have made.  I am so proud of this house!!! It went together lickety split...This house is a 1926 replica of a Sears and Roebuck house. The kit comes from Debbie Young from  She makes the best kits ever!!! This was my first attempt at 1/4 scale and I couldn't believe how well the pieces went together. I figured it would come out looking like the "house that Jack built" because of the configuration of the roof.  I will be getting another kit soon but haven't decided which one I want to do next. Check out her website above. They are fantastic.  When hubby and I lived in another state we would go by a house just like this one. We were always hoping it would go up for sale, but much to our dismay, it never did.  So now I have one and I just love it. I have a hard time to decorate the inside though. I think in one inch scale and for some reason my brain has a problem thinking in 1/4 inch, it just can't seem to scale down, lol.... I bought a little 1/4" scale ruler so that I can use it to fashion things when I get to it after the holidays. I hope this will help me. I have to make chairs first for Charmington Place.

  Here is my little house decked out for Christmas.

See the penny by the front steps to show the scale. I love this house!!!  Santa comes from my Christmas Village. He looks great here. The little snowman was from a mini friend in a Santa Swap. Notice if you can, that he is melting, lol.....

This is an old candle I had. I put some bunka on, some paper fasteners, and an angel pin at the top.
Here are more outside views of house.

I havent done much inside yet. I bought a few items so it wouldnt be empty and perhaps help me with scale. Eventually I hope to replace things as I make them.
 I made a hutch at NAME DAY 
This is an organization that our mini club belongs to. Check out their website, they have a wonderful magazine that is filled with club news and ideas that comes every two months, projects to do, and places to go to make neat things like my hutch above.
Below is the left and right attic on each side of the bedroom. It is so small you cant really put anything in there. Before it was built I was hoping a bath in one and a sewing room in the other but you would never see the things.
Check out the story behind these houses. You picked your house from their catalog,  it came by rail and you put the stick built house together with a diagram and instructions and hopefully you built it with someone who knew what they were doing.   How cool is that? I know 1 person in the next town that lives in  a Sears victorian.  3 stories high and it is absolutely beautiful. The other person is a friend of my son's who own a huge Sears barn. Both were built in the early 1900's.  Another piece of history that we just cannot replicate anymore because materials are so costly today. These places were BUILT to last!!!  I hope mine will last as long, lol...
Until next time happy decorating days ahead to you and Mini Blessings. LJ 

Monday, December 6, 2010

Reindeer Games

Tonight was Mini Meet Club Night. We got together to make a reindeer planter. They came out so cute that I have to share them with you. Pam of  came up with this cute pattern in kit form for us to put together and we all brought things to put in them.. So cute and so easy were they to put together.
Click on Pic to enlarge
 Arent they just adorable. Mine is 2nd one in from the left. I dont know if she is going in my toy shop or outside of the house. I havent decided yet. The fun of this project is that they all come out so different.  See ya soon. LJ

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Charmington Christmas

EMILY THIS IS FOR YOU!!!  Dont forget to click on the pictures to make them larger.

The Charmingtons are getting ready for Christmas.
The front of the house is decked out with bows and there is a Christmas Wreath to welcome you to their home.

Welcome to Charmington Place

Oh my gosh Francis forgot to take in his gone fishing sign, OH MY!!!

Ora has just hang the wreath on the dining room fireplace.
Francis is waving at you from the toy store hoping for a prosperous Christmas season, he has made so many toys in the basement this year.

Phoebe is in the music room practicing her Christmas Music for the upcoming festivities.

Even Josie has donned a Christmas bow on her apron!

The Tea Room has a Merry Santa Sign

There are Christmas cards on Francis's Library Mantle

There are Bows on the stairways

In the Parlor we see that the Creche has been set up!

There are stockings hung on the fireplace. The tea things are out. Sit for a while and have tea with me.

And lastly the tree with presents make the room complete!!! (Oh can you see Clancy on the sofa taking a nap, you have to look hard to see him.)

Thank you for visiting the Charmingtons.
Did you see the candy canes in my friend Jean's snowman basket in the toy store, dont forget to grab one before you leave.
Please come and visit again! We're here until Christmas.
Leave me a comment Em so I know you visited.