Saturday, May 16, 2020

Sewing Box - Sturdy Boxes To Become Sewing Rooms/Shops #2

Hello Everybody!
Hope you are staying indoors to
remain safe.

Thank you all that has left me comments.
Here is an update to the boxes.

I have primed it 2x's already and added 4 coats of white
paint on top.
It's possible that I need 2 or 3 more coats of paint on
each one. 

I will be adding windows and using the flaps as inside
And I want one of these to have a
shabby chic look.
So, I would love some ideas on making it Shabby!

Both of these will be some sort of 
Sewing/Haberdashery shops.

Thank you for stopping by!

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Sewing Box - Sturdy Boxes To Become Sewing Rooms/Shops #1

Hello Everybody!
Hope you all are home and safe.
And especially keeping busy with your mini's!

I love miniature sewing items and also love
mini suitcases!
Don't know why - just do!
Maybe I will figure it out someday.

This is where some of my mini sewing stuff is 
being kept. 
No room to hold anymore.
Something had to be done.

I had 2 of these unused boxes that I bought from
Joanne's Fabrics many years ago. 
These are sturdy boxes. 
Hope you can tell about how big they are. 
They are pretty big!

Don't know if you can see it or not - but the box is
10 inches high.
Is almost 15 inches across and  about 8 inches

You know what I did!
I cut the flaps off of both of them!! 

I hope that I will not regret this...
Must think about how to fix the insides
and fix the front.
Anyone got any ideas - sure would love to 
from you??

Thank you for stopping by!
Visit me again!

Tuesday, March 17, 2020


Hello Everyone.

I am still sick with this crud. 
I have been to the doctor 6 times and still
cannot get rid of this bronchitis and sinus
Am getting tired of it.

Anyway, hope that you guys are well and
staying safe and of course are blogging!!

so adorable and little!
I am so pleased that she loves it.

Making both of these coops took me about 4 months
of constantly working on them.
Lesley helped me with the 12th scale cause this was the
first time I had ever put a kit together. 
So, while at her house I worked on my chicken coop
and then went home and did the same thing to the
half-scale coop!
Boy these 2 coops were a lot of work!

Here is the finished coop.
This chicken coop only has one chicken and she is
playing in the tire.
Basically this is a turkey-chicken coop!

This little turkey sure is strutting around like he owns
the place.
I think that I would love to take both of the turkeys
and cut their feet away from the green base so that
I could make them look more realistic.

I hope you like the hanging door.
Our family's chicken coops door was always 
hanging off like that.
The chickens and ducks all shared this coop and
they never cared.
The nail is there so the door can be shut at night.

The side also has a small bag of feed but it is
still huge compared to this house.

The back of the coop.

All of the roofs come off just like the larger coop
for easy access.

Top view with the roof off.
You can see the aqua colored dirty swing that the
chicken plays on. 
The little feeder in the corner.

Thru the netting you can see the aqua swing.
I painted it this color so you could see it.

A better view of the door.

This is still the back.
Notice all of that cement to help keep down
the coop.
No one cared.

This is the top of the hen house.

This is the inside of the hen house.
If you zoom in you can see the eggs.

View of the side.
The top doors slide open.
The little cut out on the doors
is so the miniature doll can put
her fingers in there to slide the
doors open.

I love the way this looks.
Whenever I peer in it is always at this room
Something about it that I like I guess.
I guess it is because it looks like nite-fall.

Daytime view.

A better view of the little feeder inside the door.
Believe me it looks big - but it is very small.

This is a good view too.

OOps there appears to be a board loose!

I wanted you to see the 2 roofs.
Nothing fancy here.

Sorry about the blur on this picture.
I didn't realize it was blurry.
Here are the eggs that the 'she' chicken laid
and she don't tend to them!
Bad chicken!!

Here is 'she' chicken playing in that tire.

Here the sliding doors on this coop and all
of that messy concrete.
Somebody didn't know what they were doing
or didn't care. 
By the way - on both of the chicken coops
these top houses lift off.

I hope that you got a laugh at this coop also.
Humor is good!!

I like to peek in at all angles at this chicken.
She is just minding her own business.

I hope you enjoyed this half-scale chicken coop.
All weathered and about to fall down.
No telling what I try to figure out what to do to
help that along!

Thank you for visiting me!

Monday, March 2, 2020

My Country Chicken Coop

Hello Everyone!

Sorry, I have been sick. 
I caught that crud that was going around.
And it put me down.
A big thank you for all of those that commented
at my last posting.
And I will get to your blog soon!

I made 2 chicken coops, one in 12th scale
and the other in half scale.
I gave the half scale to my sister because
she wanted that.
I am so pleased that she loves it and I
will show you hers at the next posting.

Wanted to show you a 12th scale 
Chicken Coop that I made for myself.
This is the first real project that I have
ever made in this type of scale.

I do have to buy some more chickens along with some
other things though!
It is a dirty chicken coop!
Some of the grey and white paint has weathered
away leaving some bare wood spots.
Window moldings are long gone rotted away.
But this is home to some happy chickens!

A little garden of watermelons and cabbages await
the owner to take them indoors. 
I made the cabbages, they were not easy.
Did not make the watermelons - bought them 
at a cheap price. 

This little chicken is playing with a basket.
Yes, chickens like to play!
What else will he tear up, I wonder?

I made the bucket but these chickens eat everything!
Will put more food inside for them, once it is all 

See, I am so surprised that the bucket was not
turned over and the contents were on the ground.

Here is one side and I have some 
tools here. 
This is the only place the owner has
to store these.
I hope they do not rust!

The door hardly ever closes anymore.

The coop was becoming loose so the owner had
to add some wet cement so that the coop would
not tear away from the base.

In the back I placed a white bicycle.
This is the perfect place to put this bike at!
The owner rides it once in a while. 

The roof used to be just a plain metal color but the 
weather has played its tole on it. 
It now has soot and some rust on it.

Shingles have fell off of the other roof. 
It is now down to just the plywood so the owner
not wanting it to look tooo bad, dabbed on what
paint she had lying around and she did this 
years ago!!!

The other side of the coop is the chicken house
I took one door and split it in half and cut
a little slit in each door to be used as a means of
pushing the doors open, not caring if the 
slits matched up or not.
I wanted to be able to see fully in here.
I put a track over the door and under the
door so the doors would slide freely.
Gee, perhaps I should think about a lock
here in case someone tries to steal some 
eggs from my hens?

I hope you can see in here.
I do love the look.

There is the ladder that goes down
to the play level.
The paint is bad and peeling here

There is a chicken playing in a tire. 
However the owner has to rescue him cause
he always gets his feet stuck!!

He is still waiting!
I hope the owner comes soon.

Here is a bad window area with just chicken wire
in it since the window no longer exists.
This is above the nesting box.

Just inside the front door, I made 2 inside food
holders from straws.
See how messy those chickens are!
Yuck - who cleans that mess up!
Am hoping you can see the nail.
The nail goes up and down and I use it to keep
the door closed at night so the chickens do not
get out.
And then in the morning I turn the nail down so
the door opens. 
This is how our chicken coop was!
Because our door was hanging off of the hinges!

We never knew that chickens liked to play so
we never had any things in there for them to
play with.
Also our chicken coop was not this fancy.

See the nail down.

Here is the ladder and the swing.

More light in this image.

The owner was so tired after dragging this
pound of Hen Feed that she just left it

I made the coop so that the roof comes
off in case I want to put something else
in there or hang plants from the rafters.

Here is the nesting box.
Ooo the owners better get out here fast and 
get those eggs!

I still have a few things yet to make or to buy.
The chickens need a water bucket among
other things.

I hope you liked looking at my coop!
Thank you for visiting!!