Thursday, April 26, 2012

Some great printies

I've been working at putting together my printies list to add to my lists blog (M's lists).  I've found lots of great sites and so many great printies.

I know that most of you already know about some of the sites like   Jim's print mini  and  Dollhouse miniatures printables.

But I don't know if you have seen  Hitty print minis  so I thought that I would share it with you.  Hitty dolls are a little bit bigger than 1/12 scale so the printies made for them are a bit big but can be resized.

I know that I found this site quite a while ago but I didn't really notice it. 

I'm not going to try to list everything that I liked, there is just too much.  I'll just share a bit of my favorites.   

There are many books,  just a few of my favorite books are:      You too can have a well trained pet,  All about birds,  Square foot gardening,  Organic gardening and  Harvesting herbs.  You can find them  here  .  Jaynie wants the gardening ones so she can learn to grow veggies for her farm stand.  I've alread copied and resized some but I need to get more ink before I can print them.

I really like the kitchen printies  which includes  cookbooks, can labels, pet food, laundry detergent, mail,  some gardening items  and more

There are 10 pages of Holiday items, I like the candy cane box, gingerbread kit and ornament boxes in  Christmas 2007  .

There are 6 pages of paper dolls and another one on the birthday page.

I hope that you enjoy looking through these printies as much as I have.    Let me know what you favorites are.   I'll show you my books, and thing after I get them done.

Thank you for visiting, Mary

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Spring Fling Kits and Welcome

My  Sping Fling kits   from Greenleaf arrived last week,  I thought that you might like to see some pictures.

Here are the three different doors, they were $4.45 each.  Each door is a front and back piece,  the screen door includes a generous piece of screening, the other 2 come with a piece of clear plastic for the window.

I really like these.  What do you think?

 I decided to buy the greenhouse kit and add to it to raise it up a few inches.  The kit comes with screening (again a very generous strip) and clear plastic.  A single kit can be used attached to a house as a room  or 2 kits can be put together for a stand alone building.  I'm not sure how I want to use it so I bought more than 1.

 Thank you Casey for your comment and advice,  I'm glad that I bought them.

These are the outside side pieces and one door piece . 

 Each section is made from an inside and an outsise piece that you sandwich the screen or plastic between.

These are the front pieces with the door opening.

I also bought the farm stand kit, I only bought 1 of these.  I will need to add to it so that Jaynie doesn't bump her head.

These are couple of the detailed pieces.

I also bought the main building,  I'm thinking that it will make a good garage for Jaynie's Loft.   Jaynie thinks that it would make a good office/ workshop/ crafts room.  She also would like a full greenhouse and large garden to go with the farm stand.

I want to send a warm welcomes and thank you for joining my blog.

Malu of   Malu's Minis   has built a wonderful tiny mouse house.  She also joined in my guessing game and won,  a package of mini  making supplies.   Go visit her lovely blog and you will see that she has been on a winning streak and has posted about many great prizes that she has won recently.

Melymel of   Melymel Small Dream  has a beautiful blog where she gave all of followers a chance to win a wonderful prize.   Look through here blog to see many lovely, creative minis.

Spring has arrived on Patrizia’s blog   The Magic of Patty  with some beautiful mini wild flowers.  Patty has been busy making some lovely Raku pottery and decorating a dollhouse.  Take a look at the spiral staircase and the bathroom tile in her Peony Villa, Jaynie really likes them.

Ana Camara, Please let me know if you have a blog, I can’t find one.

Thank you for visiting, Mary

Monday, April 16, 2012

A Big Day

A drawing, a prize for me, my blog anniversary and a new blog.

First:   My cat's name is   SPOT 

I decided that no one guessed his name correctly so I will do a drawing.
I gave everyone a number by order of first participation.

1) Lataina
2) Audra
3) Ana
4) Cote
5) Ascension
6) Drora
7) Maria
8) Malu
9) Jazzi
10) Rosamargarita

I had my husband shuffle and cut a deck of cards, he didn't know why.

The winner is Malu.

Malu, I will email you,  welcome to my blog and thank you for playing.

I think that Rosamargarita was the closed to his name, with her guess of freckles, so I've decided to send her a second prize.

Rosamargarita please email me your address.

BTW  -  Spot was Data's cat on the 'Star Trek, Next Generation'  TV Series and was also in the the movie 'Star Trek, Generations', which came out in Nov of 1994.   We decided to take our Spot in just before we left to see the movie, we stopped and bought a cat collar on our way home.   As you saw by his nose he has freckles or spots, he also has them on his ears and the bottoms of  his paws.  He also loves to slide into our seat or our spot as soon as we get up and sometimes before we really get up. I think that it is a good name for him.

Second:  I received Jazzi's darling give-away prize.  Jaynie and I love these beautiful pillows/cushions.  These will be great in Jaynie's Loft.  I'm just not sure if Jaynie is going to have a bedroom yet or just an office/craftsroom with a daybed.

Third:  I started blogging one year ago today.   I'm so glad that I did, it has been a great experience.  I feel very lucky  that I have found so many friends.

Fourth:  I started a new blog  M's Lists   to try to  get a bit more organize.  I started by organizing a fairly long list of mini tutorials,   I will continue to add more.   I hope that you will take a look and let me know what you think.

Thanks again to everyone that participated in my game.

I hope that you had a great weekend and have a great day.

Thank you for visiting, Mary

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Another Clue

I'm going to give you another clue, you can make another guess today.  If no one guesses correctly, I'll do a drawing tomorrow, Monday about noon my time, giving 1 chance to each person who participated in my game.    The good part  of it going this long is that I keep thinking of more things to add to the prize package.

I think this clue will help but I don't want to just give it away.

We are sci-fi fans and we took our cat in, in the fall of 1994.

Good luck and

Thank you for visiting, Mary

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Want A Hint

Thank you for participating in my game,  I don't want to keep you guessing too long, so I thought that I should give you a little hint.

Maybe a closer look might help and his name is not a usual cat's name but is the name of many pets.

Thank you for visiting, Mary

Friday, April 13, 2012

Happy Friday 13th

I think today is a good day to give you the chance to win a prize.

This is a picture of my cat taken a couple of weeks ago, he loves getting into my chair as soon as I get up.

Rules to win the prize are:
 1.  Be or become a follower.
 2.  Leave a comment on this posting with
      a guess of my cat's name.    1 guess per
      person per day will be allowed until
      someone guesses his name correctly
      (doesn't have to be exact but close, my
      judgement if you guessed correctly).

You can see more pictures of him   here .  I did not get a picture of him  today because he's not feeling well, has a cold.  I don't think you want to see his snotty face.

The first person to comment with his name  will win  a  surprise package of mini making  supplies.

Good Luck and
Thank you for visiting, Mary

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Spring Fling 2012

Have you seen the Greenleaf  Spring Fling house? 

The main building is only $18.95, it is a small, one room building.  There are lots of add ons, a farm stand for $11.95,  a green house  for $14.95, there are 2 alternate roof kits, a sky light roof for $13.95 and a standing seam roof for $7.95.  They also have 3 different door for $4.45 each and a wooden deck for $5.45.

I really like the farm stand and the green house but Jaynie doesn't, she says that they are to short for her.  They are only 7" high and have slanted roofs, Jaynie is 6" tall, she doesn't want to be bumping her head.

What do you think?   

I really want the main building and some doors, I think the doors are a good buy.   I'm on the fence about the farm stand and the green house, I would have loved them if they were a couple of inches taller.

I need to decide quickly on this one before the price goes up,  I missed out last years.

I can't wait to see what great ideas people will have for this one.

Thank you for visiting, Mary

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

I'm still here

I'm sorry that it's been so long since I've posted.  Time goes by quickly when I'm trying to figure things out.

Jaynie's loft is being quite a challenge, space is tight and I'm having a hard time figuring out a floor plan.    I'm thinking that I may have to build an addition on to be able to fit a bathroom.

I bought some   shrink plastic  to try to make 'glass' steps for the spiral staircase but I'm having trouble getting them to come out flat.  I know that I must be doing something wrong, I've watched many videos and no one else seems to be having this problem.  I'm not giving up yet, I think that it will work well if I can get them to flatten out.    I think that I will try to shrink them at a bit lower temp to see if that will make a difference.

I've been reading a lot and making many plans,  I'm glad that many people have figured out how to do thing and share, so I can (try to) copy.

I think that I will copy Kathi's metal roof ,  I think that it would look good in black.

I plan to make shelves ,   chairs ,   and a bean bag chair  like Casey's.

I like Susan's  toaster  and  Kris's lamp .

I hope that you are getting more done than I am.    I'll keep trying to get something done.

Thank you for visiting, Mary