Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Summer is Coming!!

I am feeling a bit of renewed energy with all of the warm weather we have been getting lately-how about you?  It's time to truly get back into good habits- one of them being blogging more regularly.  What have I been up to??  A little bit of lots of different things- but not really finishing up any of them-lol.  I'm still working on The Candy House dollhouse.  I've been trying to finish that house and concentrating on the Playroom a lot.  I bought the most adorable little pillows from Dale at Dale's Dreams.  I also finally painted the rocking horse and made a clay jack in the box to add to the room.  Here's a few pictures of where the room is at so far:

Here is a close up of one of Dale's adorable pillows- thanks again Dale!
 I  made a little bread box from a kit and some sugar and flour canisters for The Candy House kitchen:

I finished up a painting I started a long time ago and hung it up on the wall.
While I was finishing this painting I realized I never finished painting my easel- so that is one of my goals for this week.  It's close to being finished- here is what it looks like in a "before" picture.
I may be a bit crazy because I started a new miniature project.  For some reason I think I have to have more than one mini project going at a time.  I was inspired by a steampunk trailer that I saw on my friend's facebook page.  I wrote to the creators and asked them if I could do a project using their steampunk steam powered trailer as inspiration for my mini project and they said yes-I'm very excited about this project!  If you would like to see the trailer here is the link to their website: http://neverwashaul.com/     This is the start of my project.  I bought a simple dollhouse kit to bash- but now I really need to stop and think this through a little bit and develop a plan.  I think this is going to be a really fun project if I can just get a blueprint drawn up so I don't end up tearing it apart later down the road.
The thing that has me most excited lately though is the prospect of gardening again.  My garden is my most favorite place on Earth- I lose track of time out there and it's like heaven to me.  It's still too early in my area to do much gardening- but I have been doing simple tasks like getting beds ready in the veggie garden and putting stakes back up around some plants.  I can hardly wait till it's warm enough to plant again!  Here is the raspberry patch
The blueberry patch
and a little bit of my flower garden
I can't wait until this view is green, green, green :)  Hope you are having a great week in your little spot in the world :)