I'm sorry I haven't posted anything in a long time. Its been a crazy year. A lot has happened since my last post.
The relationship I had been in since last June ended the begining of July.
I traveled to the West coast for the first time and finally got to meet my nephew. My brother got married and I went to the Faerie Worlds Festival in Eugene Oregon.
And the biggest news of all I became a first time Home Owner two days ago. It will be a work in progress and I hope to be moved in by the end of August.
I hope to return to blogging now that my life is taking a more positive turn.
I inherited all of Sherri's miniature collection so I'm trying to identify all the miniature makers marks on the collectors pieces. I hope some of my followers with experience in makers marks can help me.
All of these were by the same person appears to be Don Crossen. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong on the spelling.
This month has been a difficult one. Glad its almost over. My aunt Sherri passed away on the 6th. I spent every summer as a kid staying at Sherri's house in Florida. She is the one who introduced me to miniatures. I have so many wonderful memories of her. I still can't believe she's gone. This photo was from 1987.
I ended up taking a week off work to help my parents sort thru everything and get her affairs in order. The day before I flew down there my cat Luna escaped so I was worried sick about her the whole time I was gone. Lucky for me she came home a week later once I returned home.
I made my own tool holder for my pliers from my old Prismacolor marker stand. I've got more pens than will fit in the stand any way. I saw a tool holder in the MicroMark catalog that works the same way for $20. I love reusing stuff I've already got.
The little red trays you see behind the tool holder are from the local eye doctors office. They are great for holding current projects.
I became an AUNT December 5, 2011. He was 23 days late and weighed 9 lbs 10 oz. I'm so excited but I haven't had the chance to meet him yet. My brother and his fiance' live in Oregon. Isn't he adorable?
We also welcomed another furbaby into our home on the same day my nephew was born. This is Deuce. Somebody left him in the parking lot of the store where a friend works.
I made a bunch of miniature holly for wreaths. I created a couple different style miniature ornaments for gifts this year. I found a bunch of these 6 panel door kits at Ernie's Attic back in October. I knew I wanted to incorporate them into christmas gifts but I wasn't sure exactly how until about a week before Christmas. I made the door knobs out of plain flat top bead caps and some antique rhinstones from my grandmother. I wrapped a lot of minature gifts for these Christmas balls
This isn't mini but I had to share a photo. This is my brother's house. He was featured on the MSN homepage on Christmas as one of the top light displays to visit.
I thought I would introduce the two newest furry members of our household. When my boyfriend moved in he brought his dog Scarlet. My cats were scared to death of her at first. She has made herself right at home
Then we were adopted by this sweet little kitten from across the street. Her name is Storm Shadow because she is a ninja.
My other cats weren't too fond of her in the begining but now they are one big happy family.
I haven't been yard sale shopping lately just haven't felt the urge but last weekend I decided to stop at one sale down the road from me this is all I bought
I didn't need a microwave cart but for $10 I could really use a rolling storage cart for all my miniature landscaping supplies. I'm still working on getting it organized but here is what it looks like full of stuff..
I bought a LOT of stuff at the warehouse sale. I got all these kits for $10 Garage Kit for $20 Royal Garden Pergola Kit for $8 Conservatory Kit $23 Magazines $1 each Wallpaper .50 cents each Stairs .25 cents each Bag of Plastic Plants $2 Door $3 and 4 pots for $1
I got to attend the Atlanta Miniature Society Show this weekend. I didn't spend a lot of money at the show but I went to Miniature Designs and the Hobby Builders Supply Warehouse sale. Today I'll show what I bought at the show.
I have had a love of miniatures my whole life. I got my first cardboard dollhouse for my third birthday.
Three years later my aunt built me a wooden dollhouse that I still have. I started making my own minis for it using anything I could find.