Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Thought I would show you a picture of my Penny Brite dolls enjoying their kitchen.
I made the backdrop/floor and wall art.

Real life has been keeping me busy and very tired; have not had much incentive for mini making lately.
My craft room is a total mess, too. I am slowly getting a lot of junk out of the house and trying to get more organized. It is very difficult to do when you just have to have "this piece of paper" or "that piece of card" and "this particular fabric" and so on, and so on.........and then you have a M-E-S-S-Y crafting space!
I am trying, too, to get my "goods" together for my etsy shop and another giveaway to celebrate reaching 100+ followers. I hope to get that done this weekend.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Hello out there to everyone! Hope you all have/had a great Easter!
Until I get my etsy shop up and running I have listed a couple of my mini food items and a couple of my Enid Collins style purses on ebay.
Follow this link:
I have more items but it is expensive to list them on ebay.
I will show you a few items I have here:  (2) sets of breakfast for 2 and (1) set of pork chop plates with cabbage and sweet potatoes for 2

These are 12th scale dollhouse miniatures on ceramic plates.

The foods are priced the same for each box $14.00 free shipping.

I will have more "stuff" soon, including 60's style furniture, so keep a look out here.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Thank you for all the lovely comments about this project and for the giveaway that I held. I will have another giveaway soon, so keep checking back. Can't believe I have 100+ followers!

Just a few words about the Loctite super glue gel that I use......
I purchase mine at Lowe's Home Improvement stores. I live in the south eastern USA so I don't know if it can be found outside of the US and Canada.
I have found that it is better than any other I have tried.
Use the minimum that you can get away with for the first application, then add a touch more after letting the first application dry thouroughly. If you use too much glue the drying and hold is affected.
Hope this helps!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Took a couple of extra days to get this on the blog but here it is.
I hope you can understand the steps. If you have any questions, email me at and I will answer the best I can...

The beads I use are on the right, the white and ivory colors. The lilac ones are regular size pony beads shown for a comparison of the sizes.

Cut 6 pieces, measuring 4 to 4 1/2 inches, of 20 guage wire, brass color or even regular florist wire will do. You will only use 3 of the pieces but you want to make sure 6 "legs" will fit through the hole in your bead.

Holding 3 lengths of wire together, wrap them around a round object that measures about 3/4 inch across.

Pull each set of "legs" on each side outward in opposite directions from each other so it tightens the "head" part a little more into an oval. 

This is what you will have....

Use flat piers to bend the "legs" downwards.....make the legs about an inch long....... get three pieces like this.

Keeping them all together make sure they fit into your bead hole.

Remove one of the pieces and fit two as shown above.

It should look like this from the top for the next step. It is a bit tricky from here but keep it as close to this as you can.

Straddle the two pieces at the "X" on top with the third piece and slip the "legs" through the bead hole on either side of the legs already there.

Holding the assembly together and in alignment as shown, place a bit of super glue gel all around the top of the bead and between the wires where they enter the bead hole.

I use a clamp on one of the wires to just hold the assembly upside down while the glue dries.

Trim the wire legs even at the bottom; be sure to have at least 3/4 inch...

Spread the legs out .......

...then curl each end. Spray paint the whole thing, or use acrylic paint to just paint the bead if you used brass colored wire.

Top with a hat and enjoy!