Re-exploring Key West

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Sweet Shop

Finally got my sweet shop finished. Over the years, I have participated in a lot of swaps related to sweets and I have filled this little shop to the brim. The pretty little customer could resist all the pies and cakes for an all day lollipop. I don't think I could have done so well. The wallpaper is my own design. I did a collage of lots and lots of signs and pictures. Enjoy.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Pet Shop

I decided that I had enough things for a pet shop. In fact, I had too much and couldn't use everything. It is loaded with dogs and a few cats and stuff for each. It was great fun.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Cookbook Challenge

An Internet Miniature Group called Miniature Collectors sponsored a cookbook challenge. I was intrigued by the challenge and decided to use a page from Susan Branch's cookbook as my inspiration. Altho I didn't win the competition, I did finish the project and I am delighted to have had an opportunity to try my hand in the competition.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Explorer's Den

I've been wanting to do a den for a number of years. After participating in 3 explorer's swaps, father's day, items for dad, den etc. I figured it was finally time. I have one of my favorite pieces, a roll-top desk and moire chair in this piece. It also has lots of trinkets he has picked up on his expirations. Lots of items in this scene. Note the masks and the items he is packing up in his trunk for his next adventure.

Beach Cottage

This is my latest doll house. It is the Buttercup and very small, but made a quaint beach cottage. Still a few more items needed: more dishes in the china cabinet, a sign directing foot traffic to the beach, a mail box and a few more goodies. It was great fun to do.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Latest kits

Recently I have been on a campaign to finish all my unfinished mini kits. You can see those in previous posts. My latest projects were a little table and two benches. Don't know where I will use these just yet, but expect a nice picnic layout to be on top of the table. The little doll kit was a survivor of Hurricane Wilma. All the pieces were wet. Everything was washed. The directions were misplaced and finally surfaced. I contacted several doll makers but no one knew who created this kit. It was Darlene Mobley. In finishing the doll, I didn't have a picture and took a few poetic licenses, such as no pig tales, but rather curly blond hair, but I am very happy with how she turned out.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Pantry - Food, Food, Food

I have acquired so many food items and have participated in several swaps that were filled grocery bags that I just had to make a pantry. Top is shelves with individual items on it and the bottom is my latest trip to the grocery. Happy eating!

Garden in a Jar

I found this wonderful square jar and decided it was a wonderful place for a small garden. It has lots of gardening supplies, plus a table and a chair. Pictures are of each side plus one of the whole jar. The top has 3 empty seed packets.

More Kits

Hopefully I am getting towards the end of my kits. The largest box is a train box (no train inside tho); smaller is rock collection with 3 small rocks mounted on a clear sheet of plastic next to it. A small doll, a small sand castle and another candy box.