Sunday, January 28, 2018


Just got this alert. I trust Alice Zinn and have even met her in person at one of the Shows. So I trust
 this is true.  I am sorry I have to share this...but here it goes. 

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Cat's Den

I am having such a difficult time with the cat house. It is a challenge to my comfort zone to design ultra modern rooms. My first thought was sparse with hard lines, industrial look and industrial colors. That is so not me. So, I researched online. There were some ultra modern looks that I liked that weren't harsh. I am working on getting into that feel.

 In the meantime this room was in my mind. It will not be ultra, but instead be a place to get away from it with softer lines, comfort and nature all around. There will be lots of plants and an aquarium and anything that says soft and peaceful. The accent color will be a soft green and some prints to tie it all together.

I plan to use the painted chairs...the other furniture may not stay or will be refinished. I have a few other pieces I want in there also.

It is the room on the the right end lower level of the house.

This was the first flooring I put down. It is actually leftover wallpaper from one of my bathrooms.

There was a recess in the wall so I decided to make it a built-in aquarium. The color is off in the background which means adjusting it and printing it out again before I add the fish etc. The choice of lights above it is still rolling around in my head.
You can see the bamboo flooring in place here.
This is a place mat I bought a few months ago. I decided to replace the the bamboo one with it after I saw how well it went with the chairs I painted.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Chew On This!

 Only a miniaturist is not even able to eat a piece of gum without seeing a mini in the packaging! As soon as I opened the package, I saw white paper bags.  The entire package comes in the plastic container they are sitting on that is great for storing mini things or file cards for each project! The gum is not bad either!

Lunch any one?

I tried to think of something to use the silver wrapping for. Can you think of something?

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Monday, January 15, 2018


Starting 2018 Right!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful 2018. I have vowed to blog more and do more with my hobby.

Just to let you know what I have done so far. I am not sure what this was. It looked much like a napkin holder. I wasn't sure how I was going to divide it so it would be big enough for a bed. So it sat there for years.

One day when I was reaching for something else it fell and split exactly in half the way I wanted it. I put is aside. Yesterday I happened to see it again and ideas started  popping into my head. I made it in about 10 minutes while I was on the phone with my daughter. It practically made itself!

The tile you see under the bed is the floor for the living room of the "Cat House" I am currently working on.

A special shout out to Mildred Henderson 
and other county friends !

Sorry about the poor photo quality. I need a better lite

Very strong cardboard from a kitty litter box

Another lighter piece of cardboard to make it more stable
Estimating the size (sorry she is not properly dressed!)

Side view

This is what each end looks like on the outside

Now, to make the bedding

This is from the bottom. The middle is silver but my reflection is in it. Thinking of covering it.
This is the room it is going to go into

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