Friday, May 20, 2011

More on lighthouse

Adding a slate floor and stairs at the door opening.  We found slate while out was just the right stuff for minis...and free!

 I have yet to make the mattress and bedding...planning on adding some painting to the bed....I also have to finish painting the dresser

1920's Light House

Here are some pictures of the lighthouse I am working on with a 1920's theme.  As you can see, I have a lot to do yet.

The dolls I had made after my great-grandparents.  I had them made by Lorrie at

Monday, May 2, 2011

A little slow around here

Just to let everyone know...I haven't given up on my house or other projects...just regular life taking place.  Hope to get back to some goodies soon!  I have stuff I want to share.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Trip to DC to see the Cherry Blossoms

The family started the trip getting off the Metro.  It was raining, but by the time they got to the back side of the Smithsonian Castle the rain had stopped and a beautiful garden awaited them!

 They decided to visit the Hirshhorn Gallery and saw "Blinky Palermo Retrospective 1964-1977" and other modern art pieces created by other well known artists.  Afterwards, they visited the Hirshhorn sculpture garden.
 Both kids agreed that the sculpture piece "The Drummer" by Barry Flanagan was their favorite!

 Next, they stopped into the Museum of Natural history.  Cooper really dug the dinosaurs and Ivy loved looking at all the pretty butterflies!
 While walking in the Capital Mall, they were able to get some pictures after a thunder and lightning storm that  hailed on them.
 From there, they wandered over to the Jefferson Memorial to see all the Cherry Blossoms!

It was time to ride the Metro back.  They decided to check out a restaurant in Arlington, VA, that some friends had suggested.  They ate at an authentic Lebanese restaurant called Fettoosh.  The food was fantastic and the kids were very tired.  They returned to their hotel, took baths, and had hot cocoa before going to bed.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Update on the house

The house is coming along walls and flooring bases have been installed.

 However, everyhouse built on the Isle of Mead needs an inspector to make sure all work is up

Looks like the hosue passesd all inspections!

Friday, March 18, 2011

The Carolina House and Family

I was able to purchase, at a fantastic deal, Victoria's Farmhouse.  It is made by Real Good Toys.  Hubby is helping me construct the house.  I wanted to do a modern house.  I am also working on a lighthouse with a 1920's theme.

Since I am dealing with a current time frame, I decided I needed a modern family and want to have some fun!  Thus, Marc, Lucy, Cooper, and Ivy came along.  They will be the newest family to live on Isle of Mead. (My mini country)

So the story begins!  Marc and Lucy are having a house built on the Isle of Mead.  Since they are from North Carolina and both attended UNC at Chapel Hill, the outside of the house will be painted in UNC colors.

Now the biggest job is deciding on wallpaper, flooring and other details of the inside of house.

Lucy is homeschooling Cooper and Ivy.

Cooper is 8 years old and has a very vivid imagination.  He decided that since he is going to live on an island, Pirates are going to be the theme of his room.  Ivy, on the other hand, is 5 and loves butterflies.

Because the house is done with a farmhouse look on the outside, Lucy wants a farmhouse type kitchen.  She really wants to do Roosters, Hens, and Chicks in her kitchen.

The family is planning a trip very soon to Washington D.C. for the Cherry Blossom Festival.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Some neat finds for miniature stuff

While working for J Crew at their warehouse sale, I found these cute childrens necklaces for $2 each...can't wait to use them in a mini scene