Saturday, 25 May 2013

Floors are in......................

Wow two posts in one day, that usually does not happen. I changed my mind on what I was going to use for the floor. At first I had found a nice tile printable on line that I was going to print and use. But since I really don have the funds for more ink and photo paper for the printer right now, I thought I would take a walk this afternoon to our neighbourhood Dollarama and see if they had any adhesive shelf paper that could be used as flooring. And I found some, it looks like a smokey grey marble. So I bought a roll and I like how it looked, so an hour later the floors were done and installed. So then I decided that I needed to work on the trim around the floors and the door and window, which lead to installing the stairs and window display shelf.

I could not resist playing with some minis I have made and bought and given to the scene to make it look fun and exciting. So then I got mapping out in my head where the shelves were going to go and how big and how many I needed to build. I then realized I had 3 corners that were going to be bare, and since I have a lot of toys already and still have more to make I was trying to think up a way to use up the space. So I found in my stash of stuff I have and found that round ice cream sundae cups will work covered in fabric will make cute display tables and I will add 1/4 circle shelves above them to hold more toys, so that solves that issue.

This blue fabric works best with the wallpaper on the second floor and I am going to use a red fabric for the first floor.

Well I guess that is wear I will leave it for tonight, tomorrow I will finish the second floor trim and work on the three tables and the shelves for above them.

It is starting to look like a toy shop finally.

back to the toy shop

A couple of weeks ago I went to Micheals to see if they had any of the wood I needed to build the last wall of the toy shop. The last two times I went they were sold out of the size I needed. I guess third time is a charm. So I bought a bunch and was able to get the last wall built and attached to the building. So now I need to work on the inside of the toy shop. Also I am working on some swaps, which as you all know is nothing new. This theme was a picnic swap, I found a cute tutorial for making sub sandwiches, so I thought I would give them a try. They turned out really cute.

My 7 year old son Zachary took today's pictures

Best Friends, the cat is ours, her name is Smokey and the dog is my dad's they live next door. The dog's name is Pablo. He and Smokey are best friends.
Toy Shop walls complete.

Sub sandwiches

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

swap day

I got my swaps early this morning. I am now in 2 swap groups, which are both very busy groups with wonderful ladies in each group. Today I got my swap from Fern's group Swap_shop, which is my usual monthly group. This months themes I participated in were, A day at the park and the colour yellow. The ladies did an amazing job as always, and I was glad to see some new comers swap. Everybody did an awesome job. Thank you ladies.


Friday, 10 May 2013

Irene's secret garden complete

Well it is finished, last night I completed the secret garden in time to give it to her tonight when she comes over to celebrate her son's birthday (my hubby). I love how everything turned out. Now that this project is out of the way I can get back to my toy shop. I hope you all enjoy the final project.