Saturday, November 9, 2013

Greenleaf Spring Fling 2014- Rosie's Craft Cottage

I recently finished up my entry for the Greenleaf Spring Fling 2013.  I love this contest because Greenleaf comes up with great small build kits and it gives me a deadline to finish!  I'm not in it to win it.  I just do something that I love.  

Introducing Rosie's Craft Cottage:

I've always wanted to do a pink house. When perusing the Summer 2013 issue of the Magazine "Where Women Create", I came across Artist Nancy Hamming Anderson's beautiful Studio and used is as inspiration.

Most everything in the studio I had on hand or made. I got to try a few new things like making a wicker chair and a crochet blanket.

Picture above door by Caroline at Cinderella Moments

Desk, easy chair, work table and lamps made by me.

Family photos on desk and pin board

Fun to make books and ribbon rack.  Containers made from kids toy containers.

Sewing machine table was in the stash.  Made the dress form from sculpy and bits of wood.

Michael's Hutch.  Tubes of paint from True 2 Scale tutorial. I made the craft paint bottles
and the wooden box.

Ran out of time to adding to finish painting!

Through the door.

Made the wicker chair.  Pizza "thingy" table.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Mini Greenleaf Spring Fling 2012 & Spring Fling 2013

All the participants in Greenleaf's Spring Fling 2012 received an adorable mini spring fling kit.  I decided to build a tiny replica of my Spring Fling project (minus the sun room):

It took so much less time than the original!

A reminder of Snow's Getaway....

And of course I couldn't resist entering the 2013 contest.  The kit brings up lots of fun ideas.  I'm going with the simple base building.  Not in it to win it, I just like having the deadline (Halloween this year) and the small size of the kits.   The best part is seeing how everyone interprets the kits...

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Laurel for Auction

I have been doing a little mini work over the last few months.  I've been wanting to do a house for my kid's school silent auction for the last couple of years and I finally got around to it.  

This is Greenleaf's Laurel.  I bought it right at the beginning of my mini making before I realized all the gems that could be found on craiglist etc.  

I worked on it literally until it was to be delivered to the function space.  It arrived with tape still holding the last bits of glued pieces.  I didn't even get a chance to take good photos of the house which is too bad.  But here are a couple I took with my phone in bad lighting...

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Stunning Practical Magic House

Trying to get back into mini making.  This wonderful house may be just the inspiration I need.  It is an almost exact duplicate the house in the movie Practical Magic.  Even more amazing is that is made from scratch.  I stumbled upon it on Pinterest.  I have  been starting (for about a year now!) my own Practical Magic house from a kit I have on hand.  It will be in no way this amazing.  

Wonderful eye candy.  It was made by a textile artist in Australia, Heather Aspinall.  Here website is loaded with pictures for each room from in progress to complete. Just wonderful.