Monday, November 30, 2009

Barn "Bee" update

Okay, so we have opened the box and boy do they have lots and lots and lots of parts.

(reminds me of the Xmas when my older daughter got a Barbie camper from one of my family "with some assembly required". ....... grrrrr)

Actually, to be honest, I think this might be something that comes together very decently.

The kit is well laid out and I am very impressed with how sturdy the pieces are. The walls are milled with the "clapboard siding" on the outside.

Step 1 - glue two end walls on the base with...... white glue?????....... is this really gonna hold?
Pictures above show step one in progress.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Troubleshooting Late at night

Well, here I am with my other hat on, the one that actually pays the bills.

I was paged about half an hour ago for the IT job that takes up waaaaay too many jewellery hours.
Logged into the system at work only to discover a "glitch" that is rearing its ugly head just before I go to bed.
Paged another member of our IT team to help with the problem solving but haven't heard back yet. Hmmmmm, bet they are asleep already, lucky them.
Will have to revert to plan G (or am I up to K by now??)
Gotta get back to work. TTYL

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Barn "Bee"

Remember the old fashioned quilting bees they used to have..........well me neither but it seemed like a good way to start this post.

Being the good parents that we are, my husband and I went to the miniature dollhouse store on the weekend to "look" at the barn kit we were interested in for our daughter. (I really went to ohhh and ahhhh over everything)

Here is the completed version that the company uses on the website.

I will post the "stages" as we put this together.

BTW - did I mention that my daughter is already googling how to make the proper scale tack (read bridle and saddle) for her horses.

We had to tell her to be gentle with her parents or none of it may ever get done. LOL

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Leslie's Purple Passion

This is a custom order for someone I work with who is passionate about....... you guessed it.....purple!

I was asked to create a bracelet with purple being the focus ......... have a look and see how I did!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

My younger daughter rides horses and is totally enamoured of the Breyer horses!
They are practically every other word she says!
My husband and I decided we would build her a barn for her horses.

Well, the resurrection of an old love! When I was a teenager, I used to love miniatures........ dollhouse miniatures. So I started looking at some local store web-sites to see what elements we could find to build said dream barn.

This is going to be a blast! Can't wait to get started. I will update with plans and pictures as they happen. (trying googling for miniature stall doors for fun LOL)