Saturday, June 23, 2012

Something different!

Today, I took a couch that I had purchased from Ebay a year ago and almost threw it away. When I got it...I was upset at how bad it looked. It sure didn't look like the picture! It was very faded. The legs fell off as soon as I removed it from the box. It looked like it had been sitting in sun. I tried to take it apart. No! Then, I found some cloth that I had on hand from Walmart for 68¢. I thought what can I lose..a couple of hours time. I was bored any way. I have never re-done any furiture before. It was fun and I learned I can have more glue on me then the project. Here is my new couch! Love MMM

The above picture is what the couch should have looked like when I got it.  The bottom cushion was almost faded white.   

Friday, June 22, 2012

Another small clue!

A little more has been added to the clue.  Do you have any clues to how it might look? Or how they are going to fit together? Have a great weekend!
Love MMM

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Can you guess?

I know it has been a very long time since I have blogged. New job has taken a lot of my time. Trying to find balance again. I have missed miniatures so much. I hope to try to keep up.  I ran across an object that I thought would be perfect for my next project. So, can you guess what I might make next with the two items?

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Merry Christmas!

I just wanted to wish everyone a warm and merry christmas. Thank you for following my blog. I hope that the new year will bring many hours on working on minatures,dollhouses and lots of crafting to all.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Hardwood floors for Victoria's Farmhouse

I have been wanting to put hardwood floors in a least one of the rooms of Victoria's Farmhouse.  I decided to put hardwood floors in the living room.  I found a really pretty stain called Sedona Red.  
I used skinny craft sticks. Measured out the room and began laying the sticks down on card stock paper. 
I started having a hard time with the sticks because they were not very straight...LOL!  Always love a challenge! But, it was fun to make it fit.  I thought it would give the floors an old world feel if I made them look like they were nailed down on the floor.

I added the nail marks before I stained the floors.  I think it made it look more real.  I looked around at other blogs and found that someone else had done this and it looked really nice.  I tried to find the blog again so I could thank them for sharing the information and give credit to them.  
Sorry about the lighting.  Here is the whole floor.  I think it turned out pretty good for my first time.  I had to trim and sand to make sure the sides were smooth and to make it fit the room as close as possible.
I didn't like the stairs that came with the house and I found a kit off of Ebay that was really pretty.  I haven't finished putting it completely together yet.  But, here is a preview.  I was so happy the door fit to!
Now, to finished the baseboards and walls.  Wish me luck!  I hope you liked the floors.  Have a great day!


Monday, September 12, 2011

Goofing off!

This weekend was a goof off weekend.  Money is tight.  Too hot to be outside.  I was looking around for something to do. 
I have been wanting a fountain for the outside of Victoria's Farmhouse.   I had tried different things but all the things I tried didn't work. 
Then I found it.  I looked at the shape, the size...Perfect!

Ok.  It might be a little gross...LOL!  I washed the plastic container, dried it.  Then, painted it with a layer of gesso.  Let it dry.   Put a couple of layers of gray paint. Then I found a tile print cut it out the size of the bottom and then glued it down.  I found a wedding decoration that would fit as a statue for the center of the fountain.  I haven't finished all the details on it yet.  My mom gave me a little baggie of really tiny sea shells.  I put them at the bottom of the fountain. 

Until this picture was taken.  I didn't see the glue..ops!  Will have to go back and clean that up. 
I'm not sure if it looks like a fountain.  But, it was fun to goof off.   Have a great day!