Friday, October 20, 2017
They aren't really recognizable as him. They are to help me get the wrinkles and features right.
This first one just looks like a generic old man.
Tessie wandered in as I was doing this last one.
She had the nerve to tell me that she wanted him when he was younger... Her explanation?
"He got old. I didn't. When he was in college, he was cute. Then he got old and I lost interest...All he wanted to do was study and NOT comb his hair anymore... He also took to wearing sandals all of the time. He hated shoes. He got to be a real hippy type." That was her explanation for wanting the younger version...
Sorry Tessie! You're getting the version that everyone recognizes!
Back to work. See you tomorrow.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
I helped one with her hatmaking and the other two were here for other reasons.
We had fun and frozen pizza.
Oh well. He never goes in there anyway... Maybe I will just keep messing it up until I get finished with Albert...
I decided not to make the three year old. Nobody would know who he was at that age.
I am going with the wild white hair version.
That's how most people recognize him.
I have to go now and see if I have any white(or gray) hair. If I don't, that means a trip to search for hair tomorrow.
See you then.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
I took the box with all of the trims to Wednesday Witches today. I figured that they would either throw me out, or start following me around to get to the treasures before I do...
Tessie liked the hat, but wanted more...
Not going to happen Tessie.
Tomorrow I want to start on Albert.
Walter is going golfing for four days and will not require feeding or a clean house...
Before I start Albert, I had better do a bit of straightening in the workroom. If I don't, I won't be able to find any of the tools or supplies that I am going to need to start on Albert...
Wish me luck. I am going to need it to get this mess cleaned up. Then Albert, here we come!
See you tomorrow.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
I went to my favorite Goodwill store this morning.
This is what I found. No. Not Tessie.
All of the stuff around her.
It looked to me like a lot of mini ribbons and trims. For that price, I was willing to take a chance...
I am SO glad that I did!!!
A lot of the little plastic bags, I recognized from mini shows back in the eighties. I was right!
I took Each item out of it's bag and wound the ribbons and trims on separate cards.
As I was doing it, I kept thinking of the other bag that I saw. When I finished everything but Tessie's pile. I decided that I wanted that other bag.
I went back to Goodwill and got it. It was 2.30 more. It had some more trims and some very nice antique lace.
I think by the time I finish Tessie's pile, I can safely estimate the total very close to $200.00 worth of trims, lace and braids.
I have to go back now and finish untangling Tessie's mess. She can't seem to get out of there. I just hope I don't have to cut her loose. That would be a shame...
She is just going to have to tolerate the mess that she got herself into until I untangle her.
Wish me luck! See you tomorrow.
Monday, October 16, 2017
Then she proceeded to tell me about this guy she knew before I was born... Also not a good sign...
Now she wants me to recreate him in miniature, so that she can have her friend back.
This whole conversation is making me very nervous...
She's standing there with a jar labeled "Magic" and I am supposed to do Albert in mini, so that she will have someone smarter than the people around here to talk to....
She claims to have been on a first name basis with him.
I can't imagine Albert putting up with the likes of Tessie...
I fear that, if I do this, I am going to be outsmarted from more than just Tessie...
A genius and a witch to contend with? Scary!
One way out. She didn't say how old Albert had to be... I have a photo of him when he was three years old... That could be interesting. A three year old smarter than Tessie? I am going to have to think about this for a couple of days. Maybe there is a way to beat her at her own game. I also have a photo of him at age 12...
I am going back and do a few sketches of Albert and see what I can come up with...
See you tomorrow.
Sunday, October 15, 2017
They have started carrying assortments of wood that can be useful in minis. The two sacks in the center are an assortment of square dowels. Handy for bed and table legs...
The gigantic tongue depressors are 10 1/2" long and 1 1/4 inches wide. Good size for a lot of things in mini.
I tired Tessie out yesterday. She has spent the whole day laying on the bed, eating cupcakes and watching TV.
I think that one is pretty much done.
I am going back and wind the rest of the trims on cards. Then I will have another section of the workroom neat and tidy...
I am getting there... Slowly but surely.
See you tomorrow.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
When I woke up this morning, Tessie was ready to go!
Today is the first day of the local miniature show and sale. This year it is back at the Woman's club. It was done there for years. Last year they tried it at the Mini Time Machine Museum. It was over crowded and being short, I kept getting stepped on all the time that I was there... Tall people don't tend to look down and behind themselves.
Anyway, it was much nicer today and Tessie was ready to go at five thirty... The show doesn't open until ten.
As soon as we got inside, we made a B line for the one table that I always buy from.
I loaded up on trims from Debbie Laue. She always had a wonderful selection of small print fabrics and trims. She also carries all kinds of kits and other goodies!
I loaded up.
This is her card. She also has an online shop. The address is at the bottom of the card.
When we got home, Tessie grabbed the bags and ran for the bed. She spread out all of the treasures and started sorting through. We spent around fifty dollars, but it was worth every penny. We can't buy the tiny trims here in Tucson, so I loaded up. These will last me at least part of the year. Then I may have to go on line to restock.
Anyway, Tessie is happy. And if Tessie is happy, everybody's happy.
Maybe I should make her a new hat.
See you tomorrow.