Friday, September 30, 2011


I am following along with Quarter Scale Connection to do the Name Day kitchen and work center in 1/4 scale.  In tomorrow's pictures I will think to put a penny next to the items so you can get a better idea how small this is to work on.  This is kind of neat to do it on the puter.  I ordered the kit a few months back and tonight they had the first on line meeting to put together the room box and the oven. This is the first time I have done this and I must admit I was a bit skeptical but it went just fine.  I got into the site with no probs and you can keep up with the instructor. I previously downloaded all the instructions so I could look at those pages as I followed along.   In the end it is supposed to look like this:

Here is a picture of my room box

And my oven.  There were stickers in the kit for the knobs and handles but I ended up using a straight pin.  Cutting off the heads for the knobs and using the rest of the pin for handles.

I am putting together the room box but I am not using it for this project so you wont see the wall paper etc in this box. I am putting it away for another project because I am putting this kitchen into one of my other 1/4 scale houses I will be doing, not sure which one yet. There is another class tomorrow and I will post what else we do.

Til next time, Hugs, LJ

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Thorne Rooms

Most of us in miniature have heard of the Thorne Rooms.  For those of you who haven't here is some information on them.  And those of us who know of them, please enjoy again...

The 68 Thorne Miniature Rooms enable one to glimpse elements of European interiors from the late 13th century to the 1930s and American furnishings from the 17th century to the 1930s. Painstakingly constructed on a scale of one inch to one foot, these fascinating models were conceived by Mrs. James Ward Thorne of Chicago and constructed between 1932 and 1940 by master craftsmen according to her specifications.

Please watch this fascinating video and be amazed at the detail and wonder of it all...

Friday, September 23, 2011

SD Card is Back!!!

Here are a couple of things I picked up the other day at a yard sale.

I love this little crocheted hat.  I am going to starch it so it is stiffer and hang it on the post of the bed in my brownstone house.  My friends mom crocheted this years ago.

This is something I also bought from my friend.  I think I will put this outside my house with flowers in it as it is a wee bit big for 1" scale.

I finally found the chairs I have been looking for.  I have to sand these down and paint white as the DR table in my house is white.  These chairs were hand crafted by a gentleman who is indeed a craftman.  No motorized tools were used on these chairs and look how perfect they are.
And if you look real close you will see the cool tub that will someday go into my house of illrepute.  Isnt that a hoot!!!  I love the radio also.  Too big for my Sears house but I will find a place, lol...

Till next time, hugs from LJ

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Mini Meet

Last night was a mini meet, YAY....  I havent been to one in 2 months....  It was so much fun catching up with wonderful people.  We are putting together a room box.  It can be either a shed, store front, or a porch.  It isn't very big and you have seen mine which I did way back in Feb. or March.  Anyway 2 of us that went to the class are teaching the kits to the club.  Thank God for Vicki cause my memory isnt like it used to be, lol....  Ideas were floating back and forth and I cant wait to see these room boxes done as they all will be different.  Of course my shed is on my camera card which I cant put into the sd slot on the puter and is waiting to be fixed on next time I will post it.  Til next time, hugs to all, LJ

Monday, September 12, 2011

New Followers and Probs with Puter

Hi and thank you for becoming followers to my blog.  I will be off as I cant post pictures to my lap top and my new desktop I bought in May has blown the mother board.  So once repaired I will be back to blogging.  It is an HP and I will keep you all posted on how well it is repaired.  This was a model # p6716f-b.  Just letting you know that a mother board should last longer than 4 months so dont buy this model I am thinking it is a BIG YELLOW LEMON.....  Also some of my information to my bloggers are on the new puter and not this one so I wont be able to keep in touch with some of you.  Hoping to blog soon.  LJ

Thursday, September 8, 2011

New Rug

Working on a new rug.  This is tricky because the mat is so flexible and the thread is sooooo fine...  It is screening you use for your screen door.  The thread I am using on this is not DMC yarn that I used on the pink rug, but embroidery thread you would use in your sewing machine.  I thought I would give it a try as I love the sheen and the colors. We will see what we will see!!!

Take care, hugs, LJ

Thursday, September 1, 2011

What does a fire hydrant and cute resin dolls have in common?

I got them all in Wells...  I bought these cute little dolls when on vaca at a gift store on the dollar table. Yes, only a buck each...  I will have to come up with a theme for a miniature to build around them cause they are 6" high and maybe a tad too tall for scale but they are too cute to not use them in something.  Any Ideas???

 Because I had 2 of the same one, the one with the letter in her hand, I gave one to Jeanne Girl when she visited.  I knew she was bringing me the hydrant cause she asked what color I wanted.
Isn't it so cute!!! 

In one of my previous posts I showed you the mermaid sign I made and when I get done with my Art Studio I am making for my granddaughter I will make an antique shop and I wanted the hydrant blue to match the mermaid.  As it will sit outside my shop....

Till next time, Be Happy, LJ