Thursday, March 12, 2015

A Bit Of Random

It's been hovering at about 2 degrees C for the last several days.  It is wonderful! (Not so wonderful as the man in shorts I saw yesterday thinks it is, obviously, but pretty awesome!).  This morning I can see patches of sidewalk, which makes walking to work much easier. 

The sun is even out!  The Weather Forecasters keep warning us it isn't going to last and isn't really Spring, but no one is listening.  It is ABOVE ZERO.

Life is good.  :D

Here's a few things I've been enjoying lately:
Elvie Studio  - Prettiest journaling ever.  I would love to be able to do that! 

The Postman's Knock - I mentioned this the other day, but it is worth another mention.  Calligraphy and some neat tutorials.  I've used this one twice, most recently to decorate the envelope of my sister's birthday card. :D  It turned out pretty good, and considering my lack of artistic talent, that is exciting!  LOL

Many Small Friends has been doing a series on sewing with knits that seems really helpful! 

Open House Miniatures  has the most amazing printable version of a McLoughlin Folding Doll House.  I think this would be really neat for the dolls.  (Just a note, I found the site slow to load.  Hopefully a temporary thing.)

Miniature Gardens/Fairy Garden..... They are so charming! (And would be so perfect for dolls!)

I'm working away on a little blue Pukifee blanket right now, doll-wise, and saving egg cartons for my second attempt at the brick wall for Parker' clock-tower attic. 

I didn't like the way the first one came out after the grouting.  It's perfectly usable, but not quite what I'm looking for.  So this time the steps will be slightly different:

1. Cut out all the bricks!
2. Paint all the bricks while unattached to wall!
3.  Place grout on the wall.... (which is just a piece of cardstock, that then gets attached to the "actual" back wall.)
4.  Set painted bricks in place!

I found that I just lost too much of the brick texture when the grouting was the last step.  I did a little test, and I think the new order should do the trick.  Two of the three necessary egg cartons have been collected.  :)


  1. Thank you so much for the links, I had a look at all of them and really loved what I saw, as I'd not come across these before. I love that journalling one, how lovely!
    And sewing with knits, I really enjoy sewing with knits and there were a couple of tips that I found could prove useful :)
    Thanks again for the links :)
    Hugs Sharon x