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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Rug

Here's the rug to go into the room box.  I took a picture from the internet and made it bigger in word.  Ironed white flannel to the shiny side of freezer paper and put through printer to get the rug image.  The flannel really soaks up the dye.  You can cut away a little of the paper from the sides to do some fraying for rug fringe.  I don't remove the freezer paper because it gives it some stability.  It isn't as bright as I would like but it will have to do.  It's an antique, right???  Try this trick you will be glad you did!!!


 
Next the lamp....  LJ

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Kayla's Roombox

It is finished, yay and I am very pleased with it.  It still needs an area rug which I haven't figured out what I want yet.  I think it needs a floor lamp perhaps beside the hutch and sofa.  But mostly done and can be shared with you:

I made the NAME Day Hutch, wonderful Friend Barbara's pouting chair kit and also her sofa she taught us how to make. The shells on display cubes I purchased from Barbara at a show and also the ornate picture frame. I just love her amazing talent!  She really needs a web site to sell her remarkable things she crafts.  As soon as she has one I will let you all know. Other things I made from previous posts.  The art on either side of the hutch are reproductions of my granddaughter's art.  She is so talented and it is nice that they can go into her cousin's room box.


 
I love these battery operated lites!  Pic doesn't do it justice...

 
The floor is strips of oak veneer you iron on. It comes on a roll and you can buy at Home Depot. I put together the border from pics of seashells.  The paneling I painted vintage white to match the decor.  Wallpaper is scrapbook paper I had kicking around.

 
This is Kayla's  Gram (DIL's mom) who just loves the ocean also and they are having a Granddaughter to Gram afternoon chat over a cup of coffee and a snack. Don't you wish we could eavesdrop???

 
A pic of the famous Cape Neddick York Lighthouse. Jill Renee Marquis of www.marquisminiatures.com  gives these little business cards out at shows with neat pics of her art and they make perfect wall art. My friend Barbara gave me a picture of the clock which I varnished and surrounded with bits of smashed seashells. 

 
A quilt given to me in a swap. Sorry I lost the maker's name so if she sees it I hope she will email me so I can give her credit for it.  It is so cute....


 
I won the table and repainted it to match the decor. The tray was made by my BFF Jean of A Romantic Country Home  and given to me as a gift.  Kayla and Gram I bought at Hobby Builders Supply along with the room box.
 
 
There you have it.  I love it and I am going to have a hard time parting with it, lol...
Hugs, LJ

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Mini Christmas Party

Last night was our mini Christmas party and of course it was fun as usual.  Mostly everyone was there.  I made a Christmas globe for the Santa Swap.  I was practicing on the knitting for the little people.  I want to learn to make it really small.   I can't seem to find needles small enough to knit the pieces so I made it more as an ornament than a miniature.


 
Now what I received was definitely a mini object!!!
So very tiny!!!  Thanks Barbara!
 
 
2 snow scenes for the evening.  One big and one mini....
The nice thing is these snowmen won't melt...
 
Brrrr, LJ
 
 
 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Today I ordered a room box from Hobby Builders Supply along with the Danielle and the Dot (she is the closest I can come up with to the other grandmother without knitting in her hand, lol) resin dolls.  My granddaughter asked me if I had time to make something for her cousin Kahlia for Christmas.  So I already have the name hutch and pouting chair  I just made and a sofa left over from a while ago so I will try to put together a LR scene looking out to the ocean as she loves the beach. Wish me luck and hope the order comes in soon, lol.....

 
Till next time, LJ

Sunday, December 2, 2012

New Project

Hobby Builders Supply had a house in their last catalog that you can pick up at Home Depot for $68.  If you go to Home Depot's web site you can order it on line and pick it up with a coupon off of $17, WOW, $51.00.....but it has to be ordered on line.  Even so if your Home Depots have any left; the $68 is still a great price.  It  has a milled roof and milled siding with the windows and the staircase.  I have seen like buys for $200. 



 
Of course I need to finish the various projects I have laying around, lol....
 
Hugs, LJ