Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Bringing in the Harvest - Quarter Scale

I just finished the kit by Janet Smith - Desert Minis. I can't leave well enough alone with a kit and have to add my own story. Gertie and her husband, Big Mac, raise cattle and live on their farm. The pictures of their fair winning cattle are on the wall. The kids have grown up and left the home, but that doesn't stop old habits. The apple trees are producing this year like crazy. Gertie is canning them, making applesauce and pies. The green beans and tomatoes are making plenty for the winter and hopefully the kids will come home for the holidays and help her eat them up. Gertie loves her red kitchen and proudly displays her wedding china (or at least what is left of it) on the plate shelf in the kitchen. Gertie loves to have a well-stocked pantry.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Retro Kitchen - Quarter Inch Scale

Retro Kitchen by Cascade Miniatures

This is the overall picture of the kitchen. Excuse the fact that it is too light. But it does show the layout of the kitchen. The wallpaper border has pears in it. Plate rack is above refrigerator. I did not use the hutch kit that came with the kit. I finished it and loved it, but wanted more space in my kitchen so I left it out.

I used the plexiglass top and will save the electrical items for another project.

Here is the eating area. I have a copper tray of apples on the table. Love fruit motifs for kitchens. I did not use the wallpaper provided by the kit - I like a bit more bold paper. You can see the wide stripes on wall paper and the matching red and green rugs with pears on them.
Used a large wall picture of pears to continue the pear motif. The counter top has the coffee pot, plates, cake and fancy coffee ready for company.
This picture show a better picture of the counter top.
This was a really fun project. I rarely, if ever, complete a project in the exact manner that the provider of the kit recommends. Must be a personality disorder, but more likely, I like to make it mine. I will add other things when I get a chance to make them. Kids pictures on the fridge, a dish towel or two - perhaps hot pads. Don't know just yet.
Enjoy.
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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Mary Englebreit Storefront







I just love Mary Englebreit. When I saw this little cannister, I couldn't pass it up. Didn't have a clue as to what I would make of it, but decided it would make a cute store front. I know if I passed a storefront like this, I'd go in and shop.










Monday, November 1, 2010

Grandma's garden




I've had this little grandma for ages. She is so cute. She is a Marcia Brackstorm resin doll. I decided she would be up early. She baked a cherry pie and while it is cooling in the window she surveys her front yard. She is getting ready to replant the front garden, after it lights up a bit and she drinks another cup of coffee and reads the paper. She carries a Hershey bar in her pocket, just in case.
The first picture is not too good, but I am real happy that I was able to make the box, build the corner of the house and attach a frame to the box. I have another one to do and it should be fun too.
The dirt is dried tea leaves ground up in my coffeee grinder. It was sprayed with artistic fixitive to keep buggies out of the scene.
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