Sunday, December 30, 2012

The VAN BUREN DOLLHOUSE

Hello Everyone!
Soon the first of the year 2013 will be here
and we will begin another chapter
of our lives. I wish all of you the very
best!
Sorry that I have not been
blogging lately. The holidays has been full
with family and - after they leave I am
too sleepy to do anything.
Have you ever heard
of Rip Van Winkle - well thats me.
Just call me Mrs. Rip Van Winkle!
Hahaha!
 
I would like to thank all of the new
followers that will accompany me on
this journey forward. Planned are some
new stuff that I hope you will try and
will like.
Also there will be more Giveaways coming
in a few weeks from now so keep looking!
 
I have been working on the VAN BUREN
DOLLHOUSE. It has changed alot!!
 
This is the Beginning Work. I tore out all of the
electrical tape from every room in the house. It
was a mess!
 


 I could not stand the 3rd floor stairs because I
could not see that front window. My hubby tore it out. The good
thing is that it did not tear up the floor! I had to saw out the
black door (your see on the table). This piece was located
at the very top of the house. This miniature dollhouse
wood is very dried out!
I used my flashlight to look in doors under stairs
and nooks and crannys.
 This picture was found face down behind the second floor
staircase deep down in the crooked step. It fell out
when I hit the house a couple of times. These girls
are so cute!
These sisters must have owned the dollhouse! Maybe
they are all grown up now. I dont know? There is not a date or any
names on the back of the photo. I hope they see this
posting so I could give the picture back to them.
Love you all,
Conny
 


Monday, December 24, 2012

Winner of the Giveaway!

Hello Everyone!
Today is Christmas Day! Well - Pep and
I printed out all of the names and cut
them apart. We crumpled them up and into a
box they went. She shook the box for a few minutes.
 




CONGRATULATIONS TO MARISA!!
She was the LUCKY WINNER!!
Be sure to send me your address!
 
I would like to thank all of you for participating
in this draw. It is a beautiful set. Thank you all
for the lovely comments. ALL OF YOU ARE SO
SWEET!!
I hope that you all had a Great Christmas and had
a lovely evening with your loved ones and your honey!
 
MORE GIVEAWAYS ARE COMING SO KEEP
LOOKING!
 
Love you all, Conny


Sunday, December 16, 2012

A FEW DAYS GRACE

Hello Everybody!
My family wish you and your loved
ones a very Merry Christmas this year!
And we hope that 2013 is a very good
LUCKY year for you all!
 
I would like to thank all of you for the beautiful
comments that you have left to me.
Thank you all for becoming my followers!
 
I AM GIVING A FEW DAYS GRACE TO
LEAVE A COMMENT ON THE GIVEAWAY
FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT HAVE NOT DONE
SO YET.

SOMEONE IS GOING TO RECEIVE A VERY
PRETTY LIVING ROOM SET AS A CHRISTMAS
PRESENT!!
 
I WILL PULL A NAME OUT OF THE BASKET
ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT!
 
GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU.
 
Conny

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

"The Adventures of One-Eyed Jack"

Hello Everyone!
 
I AM SO EXCITED!!
My Book has finally been
published!!
 
It took a while for me
to get it like I wanted. Here is
what my Book cover looks like!
If you want to see where it is
published or would like to purchase a
copy, then follow this link.
Thank you so much!!
Many hugs and kisses,
Conny
 


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Beautiful Presents!

Hello Everyone! How are you?
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. My
house was full. I always combine
Thanksgiving and Christmas together.
Our Christmas tree is put up in our
bay window again because it is the only
place to put it. The decorations are not
many this year. We are sticking to a color
theme. I will show pics on my remake blog.
I have been very busy. There is so much
to show you and I am running behind.
I try not to blog so much so that you
can find the giveaway.
 
I would like to thank all of the new followers
to my blog. I hope you enjoy it and do try some
of the tutorials.
 
DO NOT FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE
GIVEAWAY!  The 200 followers is approaching
fast!
 
This week I wanted to show you what the beautiful
ASCENSION sent to me!
I ordered a witchy teapot and she sent me all of these
very adorable things!
Among the items is a cute ghost cake, a pumpkin
teapot with cups. These precious cups have a slice of
lemon in them. Their detail is remarkable!!
More teapots - a witchy teapot, a santa man, and a 
beautiful teapot with grapes on the side.
The bowl with handle
is filled with treats. So darling! And best of all
she sent to me 2 cute candles in pumpkin
candlesticks. I have to admit it was after I took
these pics that I realized they were candlesticks!
Permelia has a special place for these in her apartment.
I love them all!
Thank you so much Ascension!!
I am sorry about the pics. They do not display her
talents to the fullest like I would like.
Why doesn't a camera last long - mine seems to
be going on the blink. My pics used to be clear
and now even with new batteries they are not.
Enjoy the pics!





Merry Christmas!
Many hugs, Conny


Sunday, November 18, 2012

News by Conny

Hello Everyone!!
I hope that you all are in a
good mood and had a fabulous
weekend! Thank you for all
of the lovely comments that
you have given me!!
Please do not think
that I have been neglecting you.
I have been really busy.
 
PLEASE SIGN UP FOR THE
GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!
 
THREE  beautiful ladies have elected
me the Liebster Award.
 
PILAR from 'The House's Attic'.
and
MARI from 'World 1/12'.
This was a big surprise!
 
I was very honored.
Thank you Pilar, Mari and Marisa!!
For those of you that have never
been to these blogs you should check
them out! They are hot!
 
 
The rules are to elect 5 people that
have less than 200 followers.
 
I elected Tina from Hanging on by a Thread.
 
I also elected Rose at Tinkerbell and Casitas.

I elected Rebecca of Moma's Mini's.

I elected Jen Chan from 'Le Jen Miniature'.

Lastly I have elected Cristina of 'Mini's of Cris'.
 
Check out these great blogs and lets help everybody
along the same path!

Congratulations to all of you!
Many hugs and kisses to you all!
Conny



Sunday, November 11, 2012

Daisy with BARBIE HAIR!

Hello Everyone!
 
Thank you for your lovely comments.
You are just wonderful!
 
Would like to remind everyone about
the GIVEAWAY - PLEASE SIGN UP!
 
If I have not already became a follower
of your blog - it is because I cannot find
you! Please email me and give me your
link!
 
This week I am showing you
THE NEW DAISY!
Yep - she has changed again.
I love the way that Daisy has changed.
Her hair is silky-soft!! I was wanting
a new modern look with the hair.
I did not use viscose or any of the
other types of hair.
I love my thrift store here!!
I went there specifically to see what
BARBIE'S they had. Their Barbie's
were so nice and clean! So I bought
one of them and headed for home.
Barbie had so much hair! After scalping
her - I still have enough left to do another
wig!
And so I hope you like the results as much
as I do!
This is a close-up.
 I love her new look!
 Maybe I got carried away - but I
put tons of hair on her head!
 Daisy's side profile! She is happy
to show you.
 Isn't this hair lovely!!
And it was already curled.
 Here it is without the hat.
 She needed a purse to match her
dress. Oops! her slip is hanging!
 Daisy's hat!
Try to find a used Barbie that has
pretty hair and hair that is in great
condition! If hair is in great condition
like my Barbie - then just glue it on!
If you encounter a dirty Barbie. Comb
her hair many times. You might want
to wash the hair. After all you do not want
any bugs in your house.
Wash her hair and
put lots of conditioner on it.
Then comb it really nice and see
what it looks like. Wait till it dries. You
could also cut the hair into a style
you want.
If not good, then give it away to
someone and look for a better
Barbie or other fashion doll.
I hope you try this!!
It has been much fun.
Many hugs
Conny


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Daisy's Apartment RE-DO

Hello Everyone!
Seems like it has been forever since
I last blogged. I sure do hope that
this Giveaway ends soon because I
have more things to get rid of!
First I would like to say to all of
the new followers.
 
Thank you for visiting me and
WELCOME TO ALL!
Also those that have not signed
up for the giveaway - SHOULD DO
SO!
 
And I also wanted to say:
HOW SUPRISED I WAS THAT
DOLLHOUSE WORLD
NOVEMBER 2012 , ISSUE 242
PUBLISHED MY APARTMENTS
AGAIN!!
I WAS SPEECHLESS AND SO
PROUD TO BE HONORED TO
BE SEEN IN THEIR MAGAZINE!!!
THANK YOU DOLLHOUSE WORLD.
 
Also I would like to say that I
can not find some of your blogs!
So please if I have not became your
follower yet - please leave a comment
and give me the link to your blog!
 
I have been so so busy! Please forgive
me for not visiting a lot of your
blogs. So sorry. I have been trying to
organize my sewing room...again!
Also I have been working on the
Van Buren Dollhouse as well as
Re-decorating ALL of the apartments
with WALLS, BATHROOMS and KITCHENS! 
As I get each apartment neared to completion
I will show them to you.
 
Daisy's apartment was started first. It
is finished however the apartment just lacks
a few things. Surprise! I did add some curtains!!
I did not want anything that was stuffy to the
apartment. This one bedroom apartment has a light
feel to it and I wanted to keep it that way. After
all only Daisy lives here. And yes I have changed
Daisy again. And no doubt I will change her
several more times until I am satisfied with her.
 I decided to start with the bedroom. I stole the
linen from Permelia's witch apartment. It looked
better here with a quilt instead of in her apartment.
The quilt I sewed together over 15
years ago. Am still surprised that it has not
yellowed any. Her vanity has a chair now instead
of a wicker wire stool. And now there is a
mirror hanging above. I want to decorate the
mirror but I am not quite sure how I want to
approach it.
 These curtains and the matching bedding were made
from my unused dinner napkins. The curtains are
simple. NO HEMMING and NO SEWING.
All I did was cut tiny plastic KNITTING NEEDLES
the size of the INSIDE of the window. Most of these
knitting needles that I will now call rods stuck great
without any tacky wax. But I did accidentally cut
the middle one too short so it has tacky wax on the
left side of that rod to hold it up in the window.
Anyway I cut each curtain panel a little longer
than the window from the napkin that had the hem.
I then frayed the edges to give it a fringe and just
draped it over the
curtain rod. So I can pull the curtain panels up or
down by just pulling the fringed valance or the
bottom hem. I also used fray check on the sides of
each panel so they would not fray. You can also
use glue here if you use it sparingly. However if
you do this try to use a thin material and really
fray check will give a better edge than the glue.
Fray check lasts a long time.
I do like how the light outside the windows give
a evening type of feel to the bedroom.
 Here is the curtains from the outside windows.
My pics are hard to take because so much light is
coming thru the windows.
 Here is the entire bedroom.
 The wall behind the bed is only a little higher
than the bed. I still like open-ness in the apartment
so I tried to keep that feel. The closet is not yet
completely stocked.
 This is a better view of Daisy's bed.
 The other side of the bedroom is Daisy's
living area.
 The furniture was just moved aside to show the
area.
 I will not add a curtain here to this side. Here is the
pink dress that I made that poor Daisy can not
wear!
 Here is Daisy with her new dress. Sorry that she
is not paying any attention to you! She has her
mind on something else.
Daisy got lonely and thought she
needed a companion. You might remember that
this cute little Bishon puppy was a gift from my
friend Catherine. Daisy named him Ami.
Ami is french for friend. Isn't he so cute!!
 Sweet Daisy has a new kitchen. Remember this
kitchen. It fit so well in this space. She has cabinets
now. And there is still room to put more. Daisy did
not want to tell you but she does not enjoy messing
up her clean kitchen. So mostly she eats out!!
I forgot where I acquired the pink framed mirror at.
The frame is plastic. It fit so good in this spot that
I hate to move it.
I made the little circular dining table from a toilet
paper tube. I did not want
the table top to be too small so I used an orange
juice lid to make it bigger. It will hold a few plates
and silverware on it - that is when I get around to
decorating the table top. I want to make napkins and
maybe re-do those chairs or slipcover them. But I
almost hate to because the red goes well in the
apartment.
 Here are the curtains behind the table and chairs.
The concept is the same as the bedroom cutains.
The only thing different is I have added lace to both
edges of the panels.These curtains will also slide
up or down on the rod.
 For the kitchen window I wanted to make a
little type of greenhouse. I have contemplated,
but can not make up my mind, if I want to keep
it like this, or pop out that window, and make a
greenhouse on the outside of the window.
However I am not good at building so this little
fantasy might not materialize. It might have
to stay like this. The doggy dish came from
ebay. It is up so a spider or bugs can not crawl
in his food or water.
 This is the outside of the kitchen window.
 This part is my fave!! Out of all of the tubs
I owned, this one looked the best.  I want to put
some plants hanging down from the top of the window.
As of yet I do not know, what style of curtain,
that I will put here. I pulled the kitchen out so
you could see the bathroom better. I wanted you
to see the bottom of the curtain.
This pic shows you the top of the curtain. It is
held in place to the ceiling with just
tacky wax. The canopy is a type of cheese-cloth
bag that I cut the bottom off.  I debated about
putting a door or a curtain. Whichever I do
you will not be able to see in the bathroom
so for now I will just keep thinking about it.
Maybe I will not put one there.
 I keep turning the toilet to the wall
and then back again. Maybe I should
put a curtain here so that no one
peeks!
 The mirror hangs on the back of the
kitchen with tacky wax. You can buy
tacky wax in the candle department
of A.C.Moore or Michaels craft store.
 This is the top part of the canopy on the
ceiling. That bag drapes so nicely! The
tub and canopy were made for this space.
 Yes, the tub has plastic draped over it.
Instead of bubbles, I just wanted the inside to
look like Daisy was filling the tub up with her
favorite bath salts called Green Apple.
Boy, it smells up the entire apartment with the
aroma of apples!!
I did not want the green stuff to dissolve away,
but I am sure that in a few months it will.
 The little cubby between the sink and the
toilet is so cute. I am going to put a little
there to hold needed supplies. Excuse my
camera reflection in the mirror.
I hope you liked Daisy's newly decorated
apartment.
Thank you for visiting me.
Please come again!
Many hugs and kisses to you all!
Conny