Re-exploring Key West

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Lakeland Fun Day 2011, Little Girl's Room

Last Saturday, I had the great fun of participat-ing in my first Fun Day.   It won't be my last.   The Lakeland Miniature Guild hosts a Miniature Show, workshops and fun day.   I loved every minute of it.   This was their Fun Day project and it took most of the day Saturday to get it completed.   It was about 90% done when I left the class.   Just a little work at home to assemble pieces and  to finalize all the accessories.    Sasha  was our teacher at our table and she was responsible for all of us staying on on track.   It was nice seeing old friends and meeting new ones.    Scale of this project is 1:12.

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Friday, July 8, 2011

Needlepoint - I love Needlepoint

I love needlepoint.   I don't like to do it, I just love it.   The cat and the iris were needlepoint panels that I bought at a thrift shop - 2nd Hand Sam's.    This shop is run to aid battered women.    Each panel was $4.00.   I couldn't buy the material to make them for that price.   I backed them with a dark blue fabric and packed them with filling that was leftover from a previous project.

The two large pillows were originally small needlepoint pillows purchased from a very cheap supplier of decorative accessories.   The needlepoint was very well done - the pillow Not So Much.   The backing just fell apart.   Hating to waste the needlepoint I took the pillow apart and made large pillow cover (18 Inch Pillow Form)   The fabric is a heavy duty twill.  

I have 4 needlepoint pillows for less than $50 (that includes the original price of the little pillows).     Generally you would pay double that for one.  
Thanks to whomever did all the real work of doing the needlepoint.  

I'll be linking to Susan's Metamorphosis Monday at

If you'd like to attend an on-line yard sale, check my sister blog

Thursday, July 7, 2011

BNOTP 150th Tablescape Thursday

I love snowmen and what better time to use them than for Christmas.  

I love Apple Dishes.  These remind me of my childhood.

You can't do any better than Black and white. (with a little red thrown in).

Happy Valentine's Day.  

More Valentine's Day. 

This little tablescape is done in 1 Inch Scale Miniature.   I love Tablescaping - in all sizes.  
Way to go Susan of .  150 TABLESCAPES.    Wow - what an accomplishment.   In order to pay homage to that accomplishment, I will post some of my tablescapes.   Thanks Susan for helping me enjoy setting the table for my family and friends.  

I hope you enjoy my posting today.    I've started a new  blog and it is for an on-line yard sale.   Please stop by for a visit.   The price is the price.   All shipping is included in the one price quoted.

Friday, July 1, 2011

New Blog Launching on July 4th

As you know if you have spent any time on this blog, I AM A COLLECTOR.  It has reached the point that  I must purge some collections so I've started a new blog.

It is a good old fashioned yard sale - but on line.   Check out

It launches on July 4th.   Please list for the email notification so you will get notices when items are added.