Thursday, November 15, 2012

We Have Wheels!!

With my husband's help-I finally have the start of wheels on the Steampunk dollhouse!  I have been feeling under the weather and not spending a lot of time creating things- mostly just trying to keep the house clean!  One night my hubby decided that we should go for it and try to attach wheels to the Steampunk house and I was all for it!  I'm so happy to have this step over with because it was really intimidating me and maybe now I'll move forward with this house instead of avoiding it.  Here are the pictures so far- of course more aging needs to be done and the front wagon wheels are not totally attached yet. 

I really need to build a background board for my pictures so you don't see my creative mess in the background :)  In other news, we are having a garage built this fall and this morning the first truck came with the materials.  I was so excited I was dancing around the porch in my pj's.  Here is the semi truck getting ready to unload.  They have a little crane on that front cab and they just detach and unload the bed-so cool!
Before I go- I have a very, very late blogging award to pass on.  My friend ShellbyFay from http://anythingminiature.blogspot.com/ gave me this award- which was really sweet of her since I have been having a hard time being a consistent blogger.  It is the "I love to blog" award.  I want to pass this award along to anyone that is still reading my blog- thank you for sticking around with me while I try to make blogging a habit again.  I hope to be feeling better soon and back to creating more-- my brain has so many things it wants to work on right now but my body keeps saying it wants to take a nap!!




32 comments:

Donna Humphries said...

Wow. I love steam punk and I love this. I have been toying with doing a gypsy caravan but have not got round to it yet. You have inspired me to get on with it. Your stuff is brill. X

Kim said...

Thank you Donna! I'm glad I'm inspiring someone because I've been feeling pretty poorly about getting so little done :) I always wanted to do a gypsy caravan too- I hope you start one so I can follow along on yours!

Ara said...

The wheels look great Kim! I love getting over difficult projects so that we can get on with the stuff we want to do! have fun with your real life building project! hugs, Ara

Kim said...

Thank you Ara! I don't know why those dumb wheels threw me in such a loop-but hopefully I'll be excited about working on this house again. hugs back to you!!!

Donna Humphries said...

I'm sorry to hear you are still poorly. To be fair you are doing loads considering how bad you feel. I hope you feel better soon. X

Steinworks said...

I like it, and we are getting a garage cover and a shed too I should have posted photos..I hope you feel better soon :)

Love
Marisa

Kim said...

Marissa--ohhh- are you as excited about yours as I am? so silly, but I am just so excited to not scrape my car windows free of ice this winter!

Thank you all for the well wishes. I am glad to get this cold out of the way because we are going on vacation next month and I want to be feeling good then :)

Lucille said...

Dear Kim! The house looks great and I love those wheels! Sometimes, a helping hand is all we need to get us going! Take care of that cold so you can enjoy your holiday. And, please don't worry about blogging! Just blog when you can. I think you do an awful lot for someone who works all day. And, yes, maintaining a clean house does take a chunk of time out of any free time we might have!

Sans! said...

Oh my, those wheels are sturdy! I won't be able to build something like that to carry a house! Bravo to both you and your hubby, Kim.

Donna is right. Compare you and me, you have done way more. To think you are also building a garage! Pat yourself on the back, Kim!

Kim said...

Lucille- thank you! Sometimes I think I should have fewer hobbies so I didn't feel so behind all the time but then I think that it would never work because I would always be missing them :) Thank you for always stopping by ♥

Sans-thank you! Great compliment coming from you as I know you build and alter your houses quite a bit also. It really is more fun that way,right? I'm going to add rust to those wheels too eventually but still experimenting with my "aging" painting techniques :)

Ascension said...

Esta quedando preciosa, ahora que ya tiene las ruedas podras dedicarte mas a ella.
besitos ascension

Kim said...

Thank you Ascension! I am so happy to have them finally attached! xxxoooo!!!!

Nina Yang said...

Very cool steam punk project, Kim! The wheels look awesome!

Kim said...

Thank you Nina!!! Thank you for coming to visit me too- very sweet!

Maria Ireland said...

Wow your steampunk house is fantastic. I love it. Wishing you a speedy recovery I hope you are feeling better real soon.
Hugs Maria

Kim said...

Thank you Maria! Hugs back to you!!!

Chris-aka-ChatterScene said...

Very cool!

Idske said...

Hi Kim, thanks for your compliment on my blog. Love the wheels, very convincing!

Hope making minis makes you feel better, it certainly works for me!

Vicky Lovejoy said...

Hello Kim,
Firstly I want to say a very big thank you for your lovely comments on my blog and sorry it's taken me a while to get over here to your lovely blog. Your steam punk project looks amazing and I hope you'll feel better soon so you can have more creative time.
I'm off to look through the other things on your blog.
Hugs ♥ Vicky ♥

Cinderella Moments said...

I thought you were building a 1:1 dollhouse for a minute! LOL!
The steampunk looks super fun. I hope you are completely better. And congrats on the award!
hugs,
Caroline

Marit said...

Hi Kim,

Thank you for your nice comment on my blog. I remember that you struggled with tiredness as well, and I'm glad that you have (finally) found out what was wrong! How's your steampunk project going? I think it's just wonderful, I love steampunk, and so little is done with it in the miniature world. You made me wonder about a new project on my very long want-to-do-list...

Marit

Kim said...

Marit- I am so glad you came over to visit me! I know you will find out what is wrong with you- don't give up! We know our own body better than anyone else so even if they say nothing can be wrong don't let them make you think you are crazy. My steampunk project is on hold as I finish up all my crafting for Christmas- which is so hard to blog about because I don't want to ruin surprises :) I'm itching to get back to it though-I have been collecting little bits and pieces of things and sketching ideas for the interior. I think the break is good because it is allowing me to think of different possibilities for everything- from the cook stove to the bed! I am glad you are back to blogging a bit- I have always really loved your blog ♥ Hugs to you!

Marit said...

With a steampunk project, you really need metallic wax. A more common brand is Rub 'n Buff, maybe you can find that. Also look on the internet to see what other people have done with it, should give you an idea what it does.

Yes, it's good to be back actually doing things. A while of planning and getting inspiration is nice, but it needs to get out sometimes.

Your blog is special to me too: you're the reason why I make a journal page every now and then!

Good luck with your Christmas crafting! (would love to see the makings afterwards)

Marit

Kim said...

Thank you Marit!! I am going to look for some- I was thinking it would be fun to try on the steampunk house too! I'll be doing some research this weekend :) I'm so happy to know you make journal pages! That really touches my heart and makes me think I better get back to my blogging more often after I finish up holiday crafting. I'll take some pictures of some of the things I have made :)

Marit said...

Oh yes, take pictures, and if you don't blog them after Christmas, I'll come and ask for them!

Kim said...

LOL :) Okay- I will take some pictures :) Happy Holidays Marit!!

Wendy Luane Barber said...

I love your further advances on your steampunk house. It's great! Congrats on the new garage and feel better soon.

Kim said...

Thank you Wendy!! I have not posted in so long that I feel great right now :) I had been planning on doing a Christmas post but our December vacation threw everything off kilter this year. I just gathered a bunch of stuff for the steampunk house in the hopes I would have time to play with it on Christmas day! I kind of miss it. Hope you have a wonderful holiday my friend!!!!!

Lorraine said...

hello kim..love that steampunk house idea and it will be great to get a garage..love those huge american trucks

Action Mobile Auto Repair said...

Hello Kim!!! I think you and I are suffering from the same malady!! I am having such a hard time getting on the computer and writing on my blog. Love, love, love your steampunk and thanks for hangin' tough with me--visiting my blog, etc. while I work through this season. I have had the blues for the last couple of weeks, but hope to to get through it soon! F.

Venus Blues Hideaway said...

Hello Kim--It's me again. The last comment I left came up under my son's blog name. Wanted to clarify that so as not to confuse ya. I don't know how that works, my blog was up but his email address was at the top and all of my comments were left under his blog. Weird! Have a great day.

Faye

Kim said...

LOL Faye! I was thinking it was you that posted because of the F at the end of the comment. I'm going to do a blog post this week I think to try and snap out of this funk. I actually did a little bit in my craft room this weekend- nothing great but a person has to start getting the wheels turning again somehow! I hope that you get through your tough times soon too- it's always hard around this time of year for me- is it the same for you? Have a good day- hope you get your hands messy :)