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As each day brings us a little closer to SPRING I've been having a little fun over here . . . behold the latest creations from the workshop. Actually, these miniature "green and yellow spring baskets" are a collaborative of three pairs of hands; mine and my two daughters. I made the baskets, the boxed candy and that shiny gold foil egg; Grace made the chocolate bunnies and Ginger made the tiny colored Easter eggs. There are only six baskets in all, three of each color. If you need one for your dollhouse or room diorama, or your special dolly... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at turkey feathers
Hello Friends! Just popping in for a quick Shop Announcement: My Fabulous Mid-Winter Sewing Sale has begun over here. This is a great time of year to start on those spring and summer sewing projects; so dust off your sewing machine and take a look. I still have a variety of children's costume patterns left as well, cute pinafore aprons and fancy dresses for special occasions. Misses sizes for casual wear. These are mostly "vintage" from my personal collection and I like to think, more classic styles than dated. They will be 25% off until March 15th. For extra savings,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2020 at turkey feathers
It's time for another update and in keeping with my New Year's resolution to keep making happy little things...I'm right on target. My 6th scale Valentine doll house decorations are complete. So fun to make. It was really cold with snow flurries all weekend and I just got into a groove crafting, watching old movies, nibbling and sipping tea. Before I knew it, I had a wonderful stash of them. These tiny old-fashioned Tussie Mussies (or Nose-Gays) came out especially cute! It seems I may have been listening to my inner child by attempting to create a bit of Tasha... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2020 at turkey feathers
Some wee winter projects are underway and soon to be revealed. This having to do with miniatures and certain delightful dainty shops and Valentine's Day treats and sweet surprises . . . . a sneak peek is coming soon. In the meantime, I'm celebrating 2020 with a 20% sale on selected vintage embroidery reprints in my NEW Etsy Shop PatternBee Embroidery. Since I really can't do sales on my own website, Grace suggested I use the Etsy platform. So I'm doing a trial run. Will see how it goes. I'm actually kept quite busy as it is and have to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2020 at turkey feathers
Just popping in for a few seconds to say Hello and Happy New Year! And to show you these adorable felt bird ornaments Ginger made for my tabletop bird tree. I'm absolutely delighted with them. The tiny details are amazing. I still have no idea how she managed to keep these a secret project until Christmas morning. Anyway, I thought you'd enjoy seeing them--they are such happy little things. My New Year's Resolution: Keep making happy little things! Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2020 at turkey feathers
Per my request, Miss ICY Angela got a new toy poodle and a sweet gingerbread boy for Christmas, compliments of Ginger and her amazing talents with needle and thread. These are just too cute! I can't help it, I'm just a kid at heart. Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2019 at turkey feathers
Christmas Day has come and gone for another year, but the memories and spirit will live on in our hearts . . . and of course, our doll house displays! I had fun decorating the "little boys" miniature bedroom this season. I'd made the train table set last Christmas for this room and was pleased with how it all came together. I found the table and dresser at the 'Dollar Store' (for one dollar each!) and painted them minty green. The built-in cupboard/bookcase was a doorway that I closed off separating two bedrooms--the girly pink bedroom is on the other... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2019 at turkey feathers
Hello Friends! I hope you enjoyed the blog walk-through of the vintage mall this past week. When I go back and look at my pictures I always notice more details than when I was standing there. I thought this repurposed baby buggy--to rolling serving cart--was brilliant. Naturally the little deer caught my eye first. Those tall candle sticks look like they may have been part of an old staircase balustrade. What a great way to breathe new life into relics of the past. Well, the house is full and its getting pretty busy around here. I've got pie in the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2019 at turkey feathers
Welcome to the downtown vintage mall where treats for the eyes and timeless treasures can be found at every turn. Take your time strolling along memory lane. I hope you enjoy your visit! Come back tomorrow for a peek around the next corner... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2019 at turkey feathers
The season is here and I am scrambling around all over the place it seems. But, I'm extremely happy to report that the elephant is out of the room and has in fact, left the building. (Refer to this post if you missed that decorating dilemma.) Huge sigh of relief. Happy dancing. Oh my, I didn't think I was ever going to get the room cleared and get our tree up. And just as I thought I was going to lose my mind worrying about all this, a box of pure sunshine from the 'sweet mandarin grove of dreams' arrived... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2019 at turkey feathers
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! After weeks of wild and blustery weather ending with what was being called a "cyclone bomb", Thanksgiving arrived in our neck of the woods all bright and sunny with crisp blue skies over the valley. Oh yes, the chilly air was frosty, but we were snug inside and happily so, preparing and then anticipating that scrumptious feast roasting in the oven all afternoon. So worth the wait I tell ya--and now, we're loving the left-overs. However, we've got to keep moving. And not just to compensate for feasting overload, although that's not a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2019 at turkey feathers
Hello Friends! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Autumn is here and I've been quite busy at my worktable making miniature decorative accents for the dollhouses. Mine and Yours! My mini wreaths and porch baskets are fun for seasonal room-box displays too. I'm handcrafting each one individually from "scratch" with natural and created elements, all in 12th scale. My wreaths are approximately 1-1/4 inches in diameter, the baskets are slightly larger. The wreaths have some sort of hanger, although I prefer to mount them temporarily with sticky wax or removable glue. But they can be hung by nail if... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2019 at turkey feathers
As much as I love summer, I always look forward to fall and the warm glow it brings to the landscape--inside and out. So far though, it's been damp with pearly gray skies here in the pacific northwest. An early snowfall in the mountains has sent a chill down into the valley and we've been scrambling for sweaters and wool slippers and more blankets, but I'm still keeping my hopes up for some golden autumn sunshine and spectacular seasonal color even if I have to create it myself as "homescape". For instance, just as summer was coming to an end,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2019 at turkey feathers
Hello Hello! Well, it seems September has slipped in through the back door and Autumn is just a whisper away. I'm detecting a hint of it on the wind and have noticed some of the trees have started to turn color. Time to finish up our summer outdoor projects and plan some indoor ones. Because . . . Fall is short. And there's no time to waste when it comes to fall fun and cozy decorating. I don't actually do a whole lot of decorating, just small touches here and there--for inspiration sake. It's a good incentive toward clearing out... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2019 at turkey feathers