Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Apartment Elizabeth - Single Mom with kids

Widow Sarah moved out and
Elizabeth moved in!

Elizabeth's apartment is always changing.
So far out of all of the apartments her's
has changed the most.
It's a never ending process
with Elizabeth. I still have to squeeze in a crib!
 I did not know where
to begin with the photo's.
Many times I have
tried putting them into some kind of order
but I am unable to win that battle.
So I hope
that I do not mix you up too bad....
It all began with this little fella.
His name is Hank.
Hank was conceived in Oklahoma.
He is so little with only a blue diaper on.
Hank has gorgeous 
blue eyes. This is all made of resin.
There is so much
amazing detail with this entire set.
His blue lap cloth
is also molded in.  Sorry for the blur.
This little set was love at first sight
when I saw him. It doesn't come to my mind
where I bought him at.

 Anyhow, this was the beginning of Elizabeth having her
children. She is a single mother
and seems to be a
fertile myrtle! She has been in her nightgown and
robe for about
15 years. No - she is not an invalid.
She only goes out
when she has the need to do so now. Most of the time
her sisters shop for her. Elizabeth is an
introvert. Dragging along a couple
of babies is kind of taxing on the body if there isnt
a man to help. And
unfortunately this is Elizabeth's
case. To this day she is still unmarried.
Here she is holding Hank. He hardly ever
cries! Such a good boy.

 The middle apartment belongs to Elizabeth.
Her apartment floors are beginning to sag some.
I will have to fix this. Her apartment
started out clean like this but it keeps changing.
This is
the first time and the lasts time that you will see her
apartment clean. 
From here on out her apartment gets messy.
Well - what do you expect if you have 4 children and
live in this tiny one-bedroom apartment.

 The twins Alice and Allison are in Kindergarten.
Aunt Melinda and Aunt Brenda drop in when needed.
Hank is a little fussy today.
The little pink dress was found at the thrift
store just this past summer. I was tickled pink when
I saw it and had to own it. It was in a clear bag a long
with other items and was marked for $2.00.
I think
that I got a wonderful deal for it.
Sorry for the blur.
Elizabeth is giving Hank a small kiss!

 This is a close up of just the top part of the dress.
Everytime I tried to get a good shot - it wouldnt
take. So this is the extent of it.
On the coat rack is
also a couple of hangers made eons ago.
My hangers never look good.

 All of the furniture I have had for eons.
Recently, one of the little wire chairs to the
little childs table broke.
It is
now a stool around here somewhere.
The large dollhouse back in the foreground was
a Hallmark ornament. It is made from plastic.
Eons ago I sand papered the outside of it because
I wanted it to look a little old.
The only thing it lacks on the
inside are people.
There is even a  Christmas tree on the inside.
I know that the
dollhouse is a little big but thats okay.
I do not always stay true to scale.
Not everything in our life is true to scale
either. Some of our dollhouses are big even for us. 
 I like big things and little things.
It makes it more interesting - at least to me.

 This is a view of the bakers rack. It has never been
used like it should be used. It has always stored
stuff on top of the butcher block. In apartments
there is never enough room to fully use an item
for its intended purpose.
Would you agree?

 I didnt realize that I had stuck this photo in.
It is
suppose to come later. No doubt you will see this
pic again in another posting.
See the dollhouse front. It is so cute.
In this pic we can see the front
door and a little of the dining area. And also the
cabinet that stores some of childrens belongings.
I made both of the little rag dolls. Have had the
white bear for a long time. This is a little tea party!

 In this pic you can finally see Lisa's high-chair.
Even though you do not see her. So
far that is the only thing that has remained in the
same spot for a while.
The cake was made a long time ago from an eraser
that I painted with craft paints.

 This is the childrens cabinet. Most of this stuff I have
had for many years with the exception
of the items on top. 
Inside there is a small blue baby quilt that I made,
a few clothes, a covered box and
a couple of wood elephant book-ends. 
The cute
little white shoes have a pair of lacy socks tucked
in them. These shoes are for small dolls.
They look great here!

 I like the childrens table in front of the window.
Unfortunately it will not be staying there.
The little rag dolls sit on the bunkbeds now.

 This picture is what the kitchen looks like now minus
a few items. The cake is no
longer on the table and
neither is the little apron on the chair.
However I did
consider putting a wall behind the refrigerator.
This is
temporary. The refrigerator and the sink
have changed
places. However the little butcher block hasn't moved.

The red checked potholders are scrapbooking supplies.
They are applied to the butcher block with tacky wax.
I made the white bread box with red trim
from cardboard, that is stitting
on top of the corner cabinet.
The country apron used to be in Samantha's
apartment but she got rid of it.
It now hangs here. Looks better with the d├ęcor.

 Elizabeth's main course meal is potatoes. They eat
a lot of them.

 The china in the corner cabinet was once just ordinary
wood plates. They were painted cream with blue back
fleur-de-li on them.

 This is a current photo of what the apartment looks
like from the dining area window. Sorry about this
photo. This was the best shot that I could get.
I made the brown leather shoes.

 Just peeking in again.

 I am really liking this wall. Of course it needs
some shelves. And I am glad that the wall
does not go clear up to the ceiling.
I wonder if it will stay?

 This pic took much better than the previous one.
The blue & cream cookie jar matches the china in
the corner cabinet.
See what it looks like from a window looking 
at the main door that opens. I love seeing
the window next to the fridge.

 This photo is clear. I intend on the wall to be a
removeable wall. Am liking it.

 A close up of the scrapbooking potholders.

 I definitely need to make some under the bed storage
bins for shoes and toys. 
Elizabeth's apartment could
use the extra
storage anywhere that space is available.
And I see that I could use them here.

 Hank is still fussy. Elizabeth loves her little boy!

 The little blue bath tub holds all of Alice and Allisons
shoes. It was the only place to store them. Yep I need
some storage here also under the sofa table.

 The little angel is so cute. It is made of metal & is
a broach. The legs move raound. I pinned it up to
this valance just the other day.
So cute!
I have lost my other
candlestick. Am sure it will show up somewhere.
It has a button for the bottom with 2
beads that have holes in them. Thru the holes is
a candle wick. The candle wick is just a piece of
white covered wire.

 Here are 2 little girls that have came over ready
to play. They are here for a birthday party!
The little
girl in pink is a fairy. The other little girl in the white
wedding dress is waving hello to you!

They have come over for Alice & Allison's birthday
party. Today they are 5 years old.
Hope you like Elizabeth's apartment!
Thanks for visiting me!