Sunday, December 26, 2010

Thanks to Silvia

Silvia from Italy sent me the most wonderfully detailed miniatures for the Christmas swap Caterina hosted. The little game pieces and pumpkins are so tiny and the candles are perfect. Until my toy store is ready to be stocked these little treasures will go under my beaded tree. Don't forget to enlarge the photo to see all of these wonderful miniatures. Thank you very much Silvia, everything is truly masterful!

Iris' Giveaway

If you hurry there is still time to join Iris's giveaway. The draw is December 27th. There are also links on my sidebar to giveaways hosted by Flor and Mimmi.

Friday, December 24, 2010


Have a Merry and Blessed Christmas 

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


I was thinking it was February but my blog turned one back in Novemeber. We are also going to grandparents for the first time in April and its a girl! It took a while to sink in but now it all about her. Life is good.


Monday, December 6, 2010

O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum

There are miniature trees all over my house. I wanted to share a beaded tree with you along with an update on the bottle brush trees.
Tammy from Dollar Store Dollhouse wrote in a comment about painting the bottle brush trees. My paint selection is rather limited so I stuck to white and green. The color of most of the trees was not to my liking so these were subjected to a bit of dry brushing. Huge improvement. Sorry my photos are not very good but they do look really nice. Take a look at Tammy's tutorial on using easter egg dye to recolor them.

Here is a photo of the beaded tree I picked up by auction last year. Truth be told it is my second. My original is in storage and the goal was to use this one to learn about lighting with fiber optics.