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How is everyone? We are healthy and only slightly deranged. There shouldn't be any permanent damage.  My only irritation is from the constant t.v. adds reminding me that we are all in this together....and to use social distancing...Enjoy my limerick, and you will see that I'm only half cracked, it is repairable.
There once was a woman in limbo Her hair was turning into an afro She ordered a pair of clippers and cut her hair while still wearing slippers Now she resembles a bimbo.
I have been flitting from one project to another....etc and so on.... I went back to my phone so I could see where I left off .
I thought I'd share my cloche project that I made for the MDL. I think this would make a cute mini gift for an expectant mother or for a new mother on Mother's day.

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Merry Christmas

May your dreams be filled with the wonder of ChristmasCarrie

Pleasing Poinsettia Punch.......not the poisionous kind.

I have been making little goodies for Christmas swaps and stumbled upon some really neat punches that also emboss. (The blue ones pictured below.)

I was on Amazon looking for a holly leaf motif and stumbled upon these poinsettia punches by Nellie's Choice. I hadn't heard of them but bought them on impulse, along with the holly leaf that turned out to be out of scale.
 I love the detail that the embossing portion renders.  It is so much fun! I quickly got carried away and began making mini- pots full of flowers.
I thought I would share the technique I used.
Supplies Light weight paper....what ever color you wantTacky GlueLight weight Floral wire, I don't know what gauge I had, as it was in my stash. clear teeny beads with holes. (make sure the wire will fit into the hole)Gold acrylic paint The Nellie's Choice punches pictures aboveMINI- Punch bunch punches in the splash and  tri-leaf motif.Micro wood flower pots. I found mine at Hobby Lobby.straight pin 1. Before assem…

What's Cookin' Good Lookin'?

Fall has finally arrived out here in the desert. It is going to be the coldest Halloween on record since 1978. We will be below freezing in the early hours.  I was 9 years old in 1978, so I'm pretty sure I was out trick-or-treating then....Ah, the good old days.

Here is a treat for you all. Meet Agatha. I made her for a contest on the MDL. I had to design a dress for a witch from a selection of distressed fabric. I'm not much of a fan of scary or evil things, so I made her a kitchen witch. Her presence in the kitchen is said to bring good luck and to prevent kitchen disasters. I made her a souped up purple stove out of the Chyrsbon stove kit. Any way, I hope you enjoy looking around her kitchen.

Happy Fall!

Happy Labor Day

Just a short note to say hello. I am anxiously awaiting the end of summer. I always get down in the dumps this time of year....rather like seasonal affective disorder, but in the summertime for me.

I have mainly been making miniature dolls over the last few weeks. I did clean out the Willow to see what I need to do to finish it. There is not much to be done. It is just starring at me with angry eyes and calling me names like procrastinator and lazy butt....It doesn't help that my kids like to rub salt into the wound by saying, "Are you going to finish that thing?" I thing mentally I am ready to move on to something smaller, so I am finished with it for now, but it is not complete. Will I ever complete anything? Am I destined to be the maker of incomplete dollhouses?

Here are my latest dolls.....I made several more, but I won't bore you with them right now. I am listing this couple on eBay. I think there is niche out there for 1/12 scale ethnic dolls that are NOT ster…

Puppenstuebchen Easy Kit Review

I mentioned in my last post that I would do a review of one of the kits I bought at the Dallas Miniature show. I chose to do The Romantic Country Style Cabinet as it looked to be the least complicated of the three I purchased.
I also bought the buffet and the kitchen sink kits as well. When I first opened the kit and saw the components I felt a bit overwhelmed. (Normal reaction for me) The kits are made of laser cut Masonite/hardboard. Can I just say, I love the wood aroma from laser cut kits....that might be a bit of an over share, but hey it is the little things in life that make me kooky happy.

There some things you have to get used to when doing one of these kits. The directions are in German and English. They take a little bit to get used to, and have a few of those funny translation variations that are humorous. They have very good pictures, but not every picture has English translations.The kit comes with a piece of sand paper that you super glue to matching piece of hardboardT…