Sorry, things have been kind of in a rut the past few days with getting readyto head back home for a bit and stuff. I did manage to get out to a big everything store that had alot of crafting stuff(most I have seen anywhere here so far excepting the Dollhouse store)I picked up a few magazines, a pack of stamps I have been wanting for my ATC's and some feebies as well(who doesn't like freebies.) Not sure what I will do with the freebie stuff probably give it to Belle but who knows. For now I have to get back to sorting and packing to return home for 4 weeks.
Thursday, 16 July 2009
Wednesday, 15 July 2009
Yesterday I started work on a couple of planter boxes and flowers. Here is a picture of one of the flower pots. I do not think it is too bad for my first attempt. I was really happy with the flower centers although hard to see I used filiment wire then dipped in brown paint for the tips. Keep in mind this hole piece is maybe just a tad bit bigger than my thumb. Working with the clay was difficult as it started to burn in about 2 minutes. I still need to get used to these ovens. The other problem I was having was with my tools. I seriously need to get a couple good saws for my woodworking. craft knives just do not cut it. I broke 2 more yesterday. Today I think I will take a break from the miniatures and work on some Scrapbooking. That is after I finish cleaning and of course more unpacking!
Tuesday, 14 July 2009
Yesterday I stained the wood, cut, glued, painted and completed the greenhouse frame only to realize I had placed one wall backwards. After removing the wall(very carefully) and breaking 2 blades I was complete with step 1 on my plan. I created teh stone wall using a combination of Ranger products and a hand made template. The floor is done with various papers. I am very happy with the outcome. Now to the furniture and accessory making. I will post some pictures of the wall and floor detail later.
Monday, 13 July 2009
We had a great time site seeing over in Knaresborough this past weekend. Went to Old mother Shiptons, climbed up to the the castle and down again, ate lunch in a quaint little cafe and did lots more walking. One thing over here is that the flowers are so beautiful and everywhere. I snapped this one on a walking path and am using it for insiration on my next undertaking. I have decided to mingle a bit into the miniature world. I have always loved miniatures and have decided to undertake the task of building a Green house. Wish me luck!
Saturday, 11 July 2009
Well this is my first post. I am still trying to figure this all out but it will take some time. The whole move went somewhat aside from getting sick the first week, a few broken things and finding out that furniture delivers take well over a month to arrive. We are in the house but waiting on some furniture. At least we have a bed and kit table and of course my craft room is set up. We are off to site see some today and I am hoping to come back inspired! we shall see.