Thursday, February 3, 2011

SHOES - LEATHER SANDALS

I made these tiny miniature sandals
from a  Miniature Dollhouse
book that was in the library.
That was back in the latter part of the 80s!
I cannot remember the name
of the book.
One day I hope to find the book again,
and make a few more pairs
from this shoe pattern.

I made these out of leather.
These sandals were glued together
via the directions.
I am surprised that they glued properly
cause glue and leather for me
do not mix.
I found it hard to glue together.
 
Frankly its surprising that
they are still holding up seeing that they
have spent many years in my
attic.
The little sandals should be falling
apart - but somehow they are still stuck
together.
I must have done a better job
with gluing than I realized.

Only the little buckles have
tarnished - but that is what gives them
character.

These sandals were the first pair of
shoes that I had ever made.
I hope it will not be the last!

Thanks for stopping by!
Conny

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Apartment Penthouse - Bernice's empty apartment

This is the Penthouse apartment.
Bernice will be moving in here.
The landlady hired handymen to
wallpaper the left side of the room
because the right side is plastered,
with paper that is.
The landlady is replacing the appliances
also. A lady named Bernice will be
moving in here.

I like the charm of the plaster
paper. The landlady does not want
that paper touched.

Bernice also loved all of that
old brick outside of her front door.
Since no one else lives on this floor
she plans on leaving that door
open all the time.

This used to be the kitchen in
this penthouse. Bernice is so
glad that this is going to be her bedroom.
The landlady offered to build in
a closet but Bernice had an armoire
that she didn't want to get rid of.
This was the perfect spot for it.
This made the landlady happy because
she didn't have to spend the money
to build a closet.

A lot of trimming still needs to
be done in this apartment.
The landlady will have the workers
to come back later to finish it.
The landlady has been moving
the appliances around the room
trying to find a place to put the

kitchen.


The new fireplace has arrived.
It is lovely and white. The
landlady is still re-arranging
everything around. The Penthouse
is soon to be finished.
Bernice is getting anxious to move
in!
I hope it is soon!

 Thanks for visiting me!
Hopblogger