Thursday, August 23, 2012

What is beyond Crazy? lol ;)

I normally operate at a certain level of craziness...

But, I think I am out doing myself now. ;)

 Getting ready for the Denver Museum

This after one of the busiest summers I have ever experienced!

Oldest is now en route home from Miami after a short vaca with the bf after her NASA internship.
 She met the head of NASA, an astronaut and delivered presentations to the higher ups at NASA. Hubby attended the final presentation and said that it went very well, he was quite pleased with how professional she was. :)

For someone that does not have a car, she travels pretty well, I'll be picking her up at the bus station tonight and taking her back to Penn State University tomorrow and then myself returning home on Saturday and then all of the chillins will be at their destinations for a while!

Middle already returned to college around the beginning of this month and it anxiously awaiting school to begin. My son who graduated from HS this year is already attending his technical school where he is learning to be a diesel technician. It is so nice to see him come home from school happy and with a smile on his face! What a difference from the past 12 or so years of schooling experience!

So, in the mean time, four of the rooms in my house are turned upside down while we play our own version of musical rooms. To be completed after I return from Denver! and then some! ;)

I've been keeping late evenings and surprisingly enough some early mornings as well as I get ready for the show. By the time I head down stairs at night from working until 9 or 10pm, I am pretty much a zombie sitting in front of the tv and netbook, liking away on facebook. 

Haven't really been having much in the way of real conversations, because the brain is no longer functioning! :)

 So I am going to be packaging up my minis for sale at the show and let me tell you, the excitement is at an all time high. Hubby will be going along with me and we have three stops along the way in our cross country journey. The first and last stop will be with good friends from school days and the middle stop in Chicago with be will Tracy and Iva that I have gotten to know well over fb in the past year or more. Also looking forward to visiting one of the Chicago museums to see a dollhouse exhibit, we have two choices, but will probably only get to one or the other.


These shell mirrors are some of the items I have been making for the show.
Some might be finding their way into my etsy shop shortly.

So, today packing up minis and will start making my own displays for the table.
Look I drew you a picture. :)

 Wish me luck, I'm making two turntables and three nestled risers for display.

I have been fortunate and honored to be mentioned on Otterine's blog and on this blog Cotton Ridge the gal that runs the latter blog also has a website of inexpensive minis here.
Many thanks to both of you ladies, it is greatly appreciated! :)

 Oh, and I've also been making these French Memo or Message boards.

Okay, that's all I got for now, lots more pics on facebook

I gotta get back to work, the clock is ticking loudly! ;)
ciao for now :)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

New Perfume Bottle Collections

I am so tickled with how these have come out. :)

Golden elegance :)

When I made this set, I thought I would keep it for myself.

This set reminds me of the ocean :)

Then, when I made this set, I thought I would keep it for myself.

But, then this set was created!

 and, then this one!

 Sunny yellows :)

A special mix, this one includes a little purple butterfly bottle, seen right there in the front.

Inspired by Absinthe

Surf , sand and sea

Royal elegance, fit for a queen :)

I had shown a picture on facebook of work in progress. My dear sweet friend Kim, you can see her blog here, asked if I could make some steampunk inspired perfume bottles.

So, I did and she was thrilled with these. Turns out, it will coordinate wonderfully with her stained glass window. Serendipity! :)

Well, I can't keep all of them for myself, so these will all be heading into my etsy shop shortly and will be available for purchase.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sharing Sundays!

No, I haven't forgotten about Sharing Sundays! :)

What is that expression, "If you want something done, ask a busy woman."
I just might be that woman. ;)

If you had forgotten what Sharing Sundays is, it is when I share with you what is in my private collection of miniatures and I share where or who I got them from.
My attempt at trying to catalog my minis. :)

I apologize for the not so hot photo, not really much time for playing and at least I did get in this little bit. I'm beginning to think my pictures all look the same, I just keep tending to gravitate to my favorite items. :)

Photo credits below.

Okay, lots to share with you, today! :)

Thought I would share with you some of my wall art, especially since I've been adding a lot to that collection as of late.

A Monet replica from LittleTimeWasters.

I love Monet! 

It's a nice large painting that will be wonderful above the couch or above a fireplace.

This was one of my first purchases from etsy.
Originally her shop was called SandBoxArt, but now she goes by the name DollhouseLittles.
You know how partial I am to pink. :)

It's kind of become a joke anymore, when ever someone lists something that is pink they are always sure to let me know. :)

These last three items come from LyssasBudgetMinis.
Lyssa and I did a trade a while back and she painted both of these special for me and added in this cute little crate.

The crate is doing a great job of storing the artwork, don't you think? :)
These all have been sitting on my desk, since... since... well, you can barely see the desk given the piles of paperwork on it and around it. Let's just say that several months have passed. ;)

Come to be that just recently, Lyssa had a giveaway on her blog and I was a winner.
I think it's only like the second time I have ever won any thing, so that was nice. 
Very nice indeed, thanks Lyssa! :)

What else to share with you?


Well, Caterina is holding another holiday swap, if you have never participated before, give it a try. She does a great job of running the swap- it is a lot of work to run and it is also so much fun, like Christmas morning! You can find her blog here.
I've participated in a couple of her swaps in the past and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Jazzi Minis is doing something really fun, perhaps you will want to join in on this. I know I am signed up. :)
Jazzi is sending the mini version of herself around the world and it will be documented by all of the bloggers that are participating. Doesn't that just sound like such fun? Kinda like the "Traveling Gnome."

I've been trying to catch up with as many of you and your blogs as I possible can. Life has got to slow down at some point, doesn't it?
LOL! We shall see, we shall see.
Here's to hoping that your week is off to a good start. :)

Photo credits:
Turning by Mike Rowe
Ikea tables by Yuki
Greenery arrangements by Golden Unicorn Miniatures - while she is not currently creating, she has been highlighting very talented artisans on her blog, so do take a look there. :)
Furniture my private collection from the Art Deco Museum Shop in Miami Beach, FL
Rug and pillow from my etsy shop