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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Finished! Oops!

OK... I finished the bunny hutch.  Don't tell anybody that I made the triangles on top too short. 

But after the way it turned out, I am glad that I did!

Here you can see that the tops don't quite meet...

There are a few spots of glue showing on top.  I took the copper work off so that you could see the hole.
If it doesn't work... Fix it!!!  I did.

I went through my findings and found these four triangular findings.

 I had the button in the middle laying on my bedside table.  It was from one of those jars of jewelry from Goodwill.  I saved it out, because I liked it and wanted to use it in some jewelry... This is just as good.

I just decided that the bunnies would like a little extra ventilation in their hutch and went to work.

I glued the points of the triangles to the points of the roof.  Glued the button in the center and let it dry.
The bunnies are perfectly happy with it and Spike and the hedgehog are looking rather envious.

I dread showing it to Tessie, she is going to want a bed with a top like that...

Anyway, if you want to make one, go back and use the pattern for Spike's Pup Tent.  It is basically the same and on that one the points fit together.

I have to go now and find something else to work on...

See you tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Not a Lot of Minis...

This afternoon, I tried to get more of the bunny hutch finished... I think that I got three very short rows done.

You see, I was trying to do it in the middle of the Wednesday Witches meeting...

I am trying.  Honest!
The only other mini thing that I did today was a flyer for the Halloween party next Wednesday.

Tessie likes this one because she got her photo on it.
I did do a little more embroidery on the purse that I was carrying things in...

Anyway, this is short and sweet because I am way behind in mini stuff and big people stuff too. 

I promise to do better tomorrow.

See you then.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Still Playing... No Minis So Far...

I am not getting to the bunny hutch as fast as I would like to.  If any of you want to start playing with it, here are the measurements.

The higher that you make the curve from the top of the wall to the peak of the roof, the more pronounced the curve of the roof is going to be.

Tessie has been running all over the place trying to interest other people in Tiger Dens, Cat Caves and other nonsense...

For some reason, she is trying very hard to keep me busy.... I am not sure what she is up to... Very suspicious.
I don't have the Bunny Hutch finished yet, but if you want to try something similar, go to the original plans for Spike's Pup Tent.  It is at

This is me, trying to keep you busy until I get back to the bunny hutch... Is it working?

I am digging holes for plants in the back yard, this morning... This afternoon, I should be able to finish the bunny hutch.

See you tomorrow.

Monday, October 17, 2016

It's a Play Day!

I had a doctor's appointment at 12:20PM, so there wasn't much sense in starting a mini project.

I got out a piece of the new silk velvet and started planning...

I also found the last bracelet that I started. 

When  I pulled things out for the new bracelet, the old one came to light.  I have to finish that one... I think that it will be a favorite after finished.

For the new one, I cut a piece of heavy interfacing for the foundation. I cut the silk velvet larger all around, so that I can fold it and stitch it on the back to finish.

I first stitched the backing to the velvet.  Then I stitched around the edge of the velvet at the edge of the  backing, so that I would know not to stitch outside the lines.

So far, I have not made a choice.  I am looking at the things that I have laid out on it, but no decisions yet.
I bought myself a present yesterday.  I found this very small sketch book at Walmart.

I already had the pencil, pen and set of tiny colored pencils.

I can see that this is going to lead to making a cover for the whole set.  It will be handy to carry around that way. 

It may end up being nothing but a small doodle pad, but it will be my doodle pad and I like it!

Anyway, I have lots of things to keep me amused for the rest of the day.  Back to minis tomorrow.

See you then!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Not For Laundry...

 Everybody knows that, if the cat gets there first, you don't have a chance of using whatever you brought home for it's intended purpose...

So much for the laundry hamper that I found at Walmart this morning... Nice.  Light weight.  And full of CAT!

As soon as I put it on the floor, I knew that it was a mistake...

Kota has a new place to sleep and I have NO laundry basket!

This seems to happen with cats.  No matter the size.

Tessie lost her thread chest also.  This is by Pam Boorum.  She does beautiful woodwork. I always wanted one of these in real life size... However, they are an outrageous price these days.  So I am happy with this one.
 The last thing I found at the show was some fabric to play with.

The blue on the bottom is a piece of a silk sari...

The two pieces on top don't photograph too well.  They are hand dyed silk velvet.  Very pretty in real life.  Not so much in this photo.

I am going to try using the latter two for beaded cuffs.  I think that they will look a lot better, once they are covered with bead work.

Unfortunately, I can't find the cards for the people that sold these to me. Sorry about that.

And I suppose that you are wondering where Tessie is this morning? 

I think that discretion is the better part of valor.

I am not going to wake her up.  She would bite my head off.

It certainly is quiet this morning... I hope that it stays that way...

See you tomorrow.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

First Stop. Hairy Potter...

No Not the one from the kid's book.  This is the real one.  He came first!

 I first saw him and bought pottery from him in Phoenix years ago.  Way before the other Harry Potter came on the scene.

Of course, Tessie pounced on the table and started doing her thing... "I'll have one of these and one of these and two of these."

We ended up with eight pieces... Five are from the display in front of her.  She went staggering around the table with both arms full.

While she did that, I chatted with Craig... His real name is Craig Roberts and if you ever see him at a mini show be sure to stop and see all of the wonderful things that he makes.

He is bringing along his ten year old son into mini pottery.  The pots above are pinch pots that his son helps him mold.  Then Craig does the glaze work.  Tessie got five of those. 

He does the larger pots like the one in this photo.  The jug actually holds liquid.  There is a false bottom in the top brown section!  The scene inside is half scale and has everything that the well equipped potter would need.

This is a shot of the interior. Yes, it is also electrified!

Great work!

Anyway, this is the assortment that I found Tessie staggering around the table with.  I couldn't resist.  I bought them all.  I already have plans for the one by her right foot.  It is the perfect size and has a silver drain cap in the middle for a top mounted sink.  Now all I have to do is build a dressing table to mount it on.

For some reason, her favorite is the one that she is holding... Magic anyone? I don't think that I want to know what kind of potion she is going to put in it...

Tomorrow, I will show you more of what I bought.  Or maybe I should say more of what Tessie forced me to buy.  She is such a bad influence!

I am going back to look at the rest of the goodies now...

Just Remember... Hairy Potter.. With an I and one R. Or Craig Roberts

See you tomorrow.

Friday, October 14, 2016

The Sum Total of Today's Minis...

This is the only mini that I built today.  A four car garage with dinosaurs...

The Legos and dinos have taken over Amare's interest.
 April arrived this morning with this huge bag over her shoulder.  I thought that she had taken over for Santa... Nope.

This was Seth's Lego carrier when he was a  kid.  Amare inherited Seth's stash and has added a lot of his own...
He's the only kid I know that, when handed Legos, builds a tyrannosaurus.  And succeeds! It was great fun.

Anyway, by the time that they left, I was ready for a long nap... That's where I am headed now.

Naptime... See you tomorrow.