Monday, November 18, 2013

The Shabby Shed

 I found some time to finish the little shabby shed.
I realised that if I kept waiting for time it would never happen.
So I just took the time!
I spent a Saturday afternoon while Liberty was at a friends house adding the door, end window and finishing the exterior and roof.

 I must say I worked well into the night (hubby was out at a work function - so no need for me  to cook a proper dinner - woohooo!!)

 I didn't have the right bits of wood to make a door but I found an old window that fit the hole perfectly and I adapted it.

 I went to visit Anne (another thing I had been having trouble finding time to do) and she helped me hang the door, it was her brilliant idea to have a shelf going right across the room.
 I had thought I should make doors to go in the large opening at the end of the shed (I think it was possibly originally meant to be a garage). But the doors were going to take time...however when I was in California with Kim I bought this beautiful window at a dollhouse shop and would you believe it fit the door space perfectly. So I decided it was meant to go there!

I couldn't be happier with how my little $10 shed from the Op shop (Goodwill) has turned out!
Now the real fun part begins...filling it up...I have big plans!
Liberty has already asked me if she can have the shed!
She has a 'thing' for old buildings...can't imagine where she gets that from!


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

My Barn in Mini-ologie!

Well, I'm back home now in my real world...that was a trip to remember!
When I got to Kim's house the Fall issue of Mini-ologie was waiting for me.
 A few months ago Kim asked me if I'd like to be part of the Autumn issue of Mini-ologie.
A magazine dedicated to beautiful miniatures created by Kim and two of her like-minded friends.
Of course I jumped at the chance to be part of this beautiful publication.
Thank you Kim, Maritza and Cynthia for inviting me to be part of your wonderful magazine.
I'm not sure why but 2013 seems to have turned out to be the Year of the Publication for me!
More pics from my trip coming soon...I've been swamped with children's parties since I got home!

And of course the Nylon's went to America too...their story coming soon!