Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Round Vintage Child's Suitcase Paisley Print

I found this among the regular decorated boxes and cases at our local thrift store. My heart skipped a beat when I saw it was under 3 dollars. I love it so much!

Judging by the print it has to be late 60's or early 70's? I don't know if it's a child's suitcase or a doll case? I do remember myself with a similar case, I think mine was blue and I kept my barbies in it. I was

Monday, July 27, 2015

My Little Teaspoon Lady Has No Teaspoon

My little Teaspoon Lady has books instead,

I recently bought this lovely book by Tone Finnanger and made a promise to myself I would do at least one project it offers before the month's end and I did it with 4 days to spare! I chose the Teaspoon Lady to fulfill my promise. She's just so adorable!

She is truly miniature. While looking at her on paper I didn't grasp how small she really is but quickly realized the scale when I was trying to

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Miniature Finds in Calgary

Hello Friends!

I recently went to Calgary for a wedding. It was quick, I was there only 5 days, that included only 2 short shopping days! So my lovely sister in law brought me to a Michaels to try and give me a good selection of things to look through. It was like walking into a crafter's heaven! What a beautiful place, a little pricey but beautiful. I managed to find a small section of miniatures where I ended up spending a little too much but I have no regrets!
In the photo above I got everything at Michaels store except for the bear and wicker chair. Here, let me show you exactly what I brought home..
Beautiful sewing machine! I've seen these online before and always

Henry Goes To The River Gets Horn Envy

Yesterday my kids and I took an unplanned trip to the river. It was so fun. It was also a bit chilly so nobody was there but us. My kids went swimming while Henry and I went exploring.

Yes, Grizzly Adams is also one of my kids, lol he's 23 the other 2 are soon to be 13 and 14. They are a super fun trio! Anyway, back to the newest member of our family, Henry the Atlas Beetle. If you missed

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Finished Crafting My Atlas Beetle Named Him Henry

There he is, my Atlas Beetle all done!

I'll catch you up to speed if you missed my last post. I decided one day to make an Atlas beetle, no plans just looked at a photo online then went to work. I used tin foil, wire and homemade clay. You can see this bug in progress here. He's made to scale. Atlas Beetles are huge!
Before I could finish him I had to stop and catch a flight over to Calgary for my niece's wedding. It was beautiful! And every once in a