Monday, January 25, 2010

Just way too cute!

I kept this image , I am not sure when I found it but Jenny who has the Allsorts website has the cutest ideas. This was what was written by a person about these little doll clothes, I do have some IKEA deep frames ( black ones) .. the wheels in the mind are turning..

Jenny from allsorts recently discovered a treasure trove of vintage doll clothes at her mother's house. After gently cleaning them, she used a simple IKEA frame, some fabric and a miniature clothes line to display them. Adorable!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

No words are needed...

A January day of magazines and reading....

This weekend has become a "Sorting out" the studio project. As I started to go through a very large stack of magazines which I had not read since the October issues ( holiday seasons- all magazines go unread) I got online to look at Mary Englebreit's website . I miss her magazine so very much. In reading her website information and news, I, once again read that her magazine is just too costly to put back in production. I have every issue since it began. I read and reread them.
Mary explained on her blog, that she had been searching for magazines to read on a plane trip and to her dismay, she, as I have discovered that more and more of our wonderful designing/craft/hobby magazines (what ever we want to call those types of magazines) are disappearing from the newsstand/bookstores/etc.

I am a huge reader of magazines.. especially in January, when a snuggly afghan wrapped around me as I sit in front of my roaring fireplace, with a great cup of coffee in hand next to big stack of magazines suits me just fine for an entire day.
Well, guess what , cleaning up the studio led to - a day of magazine reading.. note taking for miniature ideas , 8 pages of notes and 24 magazine pictures scanned and saved for "FUTURE UPCOMING PROJECTS!"

so back to Mary, here is a photograph of a wonderful "Mary" themed house made by my friend, Roberta. SHE IS SO TALENTED! ( I hope you do not mind me sharing your talent.) The basic house, I have two of . I found one recently at a sale table of a recent miniature show and the other ,I got at the NAME national convention in Louisville a few years back are just perfect for "MARY" themes. I am thinking of making one of my houses ( of course they ARE NOT FINISHED) into a "WINTER" themed Mary house. Did you notice how Mary went to a softer look in some of her magazine issues?

oooohhhhh... January days .. time to rethink, redo, get ready for SPRING!

Also, time spent with a "teddy bear " of a freind is so good for the soul on a January day...thanks, our visit was truly "unfeinable"! A great word (?) which makes us both smile on a gray and cold day in the winter time.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A wish on a winter's day!

''May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others...May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are.. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.''

Monday, January 11, 2010

Can you knit in minature?

This is a picture of a doll made by Jill Bennett of her 1/12th scale dolls wearing clothes knitted by Frances of Buttercup Miniatures and the doll Jane (above) doing some knitting herself. (Knitting bag and knitting also done by Frances). I found this on a website for Buttercup Miniatures of Great Britain. You can find marvelous ideas, patterns and creativity can be seen in wonderful pictures.
I have no idea how to knit, a talent my mother nor my grandmothers had to pass on to me.
But I love this little gal and this wonderful stocking!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

No, this is not a dollhouse but a PLAYHOUSE

yes, it is for real... just a check in the amount of $23,400 and you can have one too..

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year's Day- ROSES

I never miss the Tournament of Roses Parade-
wishing you a happy new year's day.......

and won't these flowers be great for the
Girl's Only Cocktail Valentine's Day party!

more New York holiday windowdisplays using miniatures

Windows from Lord & Taylor- "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" and "Jack and the Bean Stalk"