Re-exploring Key West

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Dolls, Dolls, Dolls

Although Raggedy Ann and Andy are my favorites, I do have quite a few other dolls. Bless their little hearts, they were very dusty. They are all nicely clean and it inspired me to decorate my bedroom for Christmas. Those pictures later. But I thought I would share my dolls with you. They are not arranged in any particular order, just where they fit on the shelf.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

New on Side Bar

You will note a new gadget on the side of my blog. It is Tablescape Thursday. It links to such a great site and I thought I might try my hand at a few tablescapes and there should be mini surprises for you too. Take a minute to explore It is a great site and very inspirational.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. I am very thankful for my family and friends, my health, my pets, my location (Key West) and the ability to thoroughly enjoy each and every day. My picture today is a bountiful harvest (in miniature, of course) and I hope each and every one of you are having just that - a bountiful harvest. Enjoy.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Little girls in polymer clay

One of the miniature groups I belong to has been doing calendar babies each month. Well, I didn't get into that, but decided I would try a baby or two to see if there was a possibility I could do them at some later time. Well, these aren't real good and they aren't a real good scale (too big), but I might have to try my hand at more.

Follow up to Day 11 - Oct 11, National Dollhouse Miniature Month

I posted a challenge to myself to finish some little men done in polymer clay. Well that didn't happen during the month, but it is moving on. I finished one little guy and have a bartender ready to finish. I really wanted gray bunka for the hair but settled on what I had. He needs a beer in front of him and some accessories, but so far he is coming right along.

Monday, November 2, 2009

What do you do with all your minis???

I belong to an on-line miniature group, The Camp, and a member posted the question as to what do we do with our minis. Up until February of this year, mine were scattered just everywhere in my house. Not a very effective way to make a statement but necessary for most people who don't have a place dedicated to them. After I finished a show I did at the Florida Keys Community College I decided they needed to be grouped together. I displayed 26 completed room boxes/scenes at the show and although they are all not in this space, they needed to be concentrated to make an impact. I didn't totally accomplish that task, but I do have a significant number of them together. Oh to wish for more space!
The top picture is what you see from the front door. The next three pictures are small pieces of that wall. The last picture is in my living room. I try to always have a few on table tops. My husband works out of the house, so it is generally quite a conversation starter.