Saturday, 31 December 2011

new years eve

This is the carebear room in my neice's house (the secret project). So now that the holidays are pretty much over I have been able to work on the candy shop which is together, all I need to do is install the windows and some more trim and shingles on the roof. Inside I have completed the stove, sink, fridge component for the apartment. Since the space is so tiny I  took an old sink and stove and took them apart and remodeled the sink unit to house the stove top and fridge underneath. All that needs to be added is the hardare for the stove and faucet for the sink and handle on fridge.

The last two days I have been working on the candy counter. I spend a huge chunk of time looking up candy wrappers online, resizing them and printing them. I found all kinds, life savers, chocolate bars, nerds, fun dip (do you remember that powder sugar stuff) Yep made it mini!

I Even found a printie to make a popcorn machine and the dollarstore had this foam stuff, so I painted it and chalked some yellow on it and made popcorn. I made small popcorn bags with popcorn all ready to sell too.

I am currently cross stitching a simple carpet to go on the cottage apartment floor, and I need to find some fabric for the bed, and make grandma a small table and chair, she is borrowing Michelle's from the Willow house.

sorry about the glare on the popcorn machine, the lighting in this house sucks.

Monday, 26 December 2011

christmas surprise

Well I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday. Christmas was wonderful all 4 children had a great Christmas, Santa was very generous to all. The best news we recieved is that my husband's brother and sister in law are having a baby boy in may.

My sister recieved her secret surprise that her mom and I have been working on for the last few months and it looked wonderful and she was in tears when she opened it. I have pictures of the completed dollhouse that her grandfather build when she was a little girl. I can't find the before demo photos. The wallpaper was large out of scale from the 1970's and the carpet was aweful, and we had to demo the closets to fit the new furniture. so without further delay here are the photos.

I will have to tr ome resy to load photos later, wont load for some reason

happy holidays

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

store update

Well the store is coming along fairly easily and quickly. In the mail today I gor the miniatures that I had ordered for the shop. I am still waiting on the counter that will hold the ice cream, it is on back order. Here are the latest photos.

 These pieces are a display cabinet and counter and a tea cart which will hold special holiday items

 the bed is almost done all I need to add is bedding.
These are the doors to  the Store and the willow. I ordered the door knobs and the little brass numbers on the doors.

Well I am done for the evening. back to work on the secret project

good night.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Pink, Pink, and more Pink

Well the new store is coming, boy is it pink. In between paint drying I put together the bed that came with the  kit. I found this stencil book that my mom's friend gave me. I wanted to add something to the headboard and footboard, so I came across a small stencil for bluebells. I think it turned out really nice, It adds to the boring shape of the frame.

I will show you a picture of the bed assembled tomorrow,

thanks for dropping by

Saturday, 3 December 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas......

I want to welcome all of my new followers to my blog. Sorry it has been awhile but my real life has been beyond crazy. I am still busy working on the secret project as well as making some minis for my housse. The Willow will be decorated for Christmas. Today I was able to finally get the tree decorated and I decorated a wreath for the front door, made a cute nativity scene from a printie I found online. I have two out of the three stockings done and ready to hang from the mantle. All I have left is to decorate the mantle and make presents for the family that lives in the house. Michelle and Luke and their three children Kevin, Olivia and baby Emma.

On a more exciting note, my wonderful hubby bought me a dollhouse kit for an early Christmas gift. It is the Sugarplum dollhouse kit. It is by the same company as the Willow. I have had my eyes on this cute little cottage for a while now. I am going to turn it into a candy and icecream shop. The shop will be called " Nana's Candy and Ice cream Shop" i am dedicating this shop to all the "Nanas" out there. I have wonderful memories of my Nana. So I think this tiny cottage will be a perfect fit. The downstairs will be the candy shop and the upstairs loft will be Nana's apartment.

I have decided to paint the outside Tutti Fruitti Pink with a Lavender door with white trim and candy striped wallpaper for the shop as for Nana's apartment I have not decided on a complete colour scheme, something with blue, because I found blue flowered printable kitchen accessories.

Well back to putting on the second coat of paint.