I can't believe that we are already 9 days into the New Year!! I meant to do a New Year's post- but to tell you the truth I've been very lazy. January brings the really cold temps in Minnesota and all I seem to want to do is snuggle under piles of blankets with the kitties or Miko(or sometimes all of them). I have even been having a hard time keeping up with reading blogs- I've been very eratic with comments- my apologies to my friends. Now to catch up a bit....first let me share some wonderful goodies I've recieved from friends at the holidays- I have very talented friends!! Claudia from http://mockingbirdhillcottage.blogspot.com sent me the sweetest heart pillows. I love them- they are the perfect color and match my home wonderfully- I've been moving them from place to place trying to decide where to display them best. I think I might keep them in this bowl on top of the little gas stove in the dining room- I plan to get some pine cones to go with them maybe? Does anyone have a better idea of something that would look great in this bowl with them? Thank you Claudia- you are wonderful!
I also received a couple of owls and an owl charm from my penpal Dani for Christmas. I have to show you the owl that she made by hand for me- he is completely perfect- I adore his little orange belly!!! I have him hanging on the drawer handle of my hutch so I can see him every single day and be reminded of my sweet, wonderful friend. Thank you Sis across the Sea-xxxooo!
http://thefrugaldollhouseaddict.blogspot.com . It is handstitched and so beautiful in person. I added the gems around the oval- hope that doesn't offend you kibbygirl. I also bought a cute little crown stitched picture from her in her etsy store here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/kibbygirl23 --I forgot to take a picture of it but I'm using it in the bathroom so I'll be showing it to you soon.
The living room needed some furniture so I painted an unfinished wood couch and added handpainted canvas into the back panel and the seat cushion. The pillows are also from a couple of talented miniature artists. The "A" monogram is from Dale at http://www.etsy.com/shop/dalesdreams and the stitched house pillow is from Julia at http://www.etsy.com/shop/Bearcabinminiatures
I bashed a little wooden table I had in my stash and painted that blue to match- but I guess I forgot to take a picture of it. Here's a view of the Candy House interior. It's really really cold here in Minnesota today so maybe I'll get my tv tray out and paint some shingles this afternoon so I can go back to finishing up the outside of the house. Painting shingles is very boring. Anyhow, hopefully actually writing this blog post will help get me out of hibernating mode and I'll get back on track. Happy New Year!!!!
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