Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Summer has arrived!

Rolling right along into the summer !!  We went from ice storms to thunderstorms and now we are sweat'n to death in the heat and humidity.  I need a pool !!

A couple weeks ago I attended a meeting of the Nashville Area Miniature Club. This is a group of folks (guys and gals) who meet monthly to enjoy making and talking about miniatures. They have a club project for the year where we start with a bare box, decorate it and the front door and porch for each holiday.  The Bushytails and I have a lot of work to do to catch up !  

Here is a picture of Susan W's (unfinished) box; measures 11 x 6 inches She added a frame to hers, I have no idea how ours (the Bushytails and I) will progress. 

Mr. Bushytail has been working really hard to install the siding on our new project and to get the front door painted before company arrives for the big July 4th holiday.  
His friend Mr Spotter stopped by to help but they aren't getting much done because Mr. Spotter brought the triplets along. The babies love riding in the wagon and Mr. Bushytail just can't resist those sweet little faces. 

The patriotic decorations are also a project from the Mini club - Yankee Doodle or Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty. He is made from a mini newel post and glued to a 3/4" square cube. The cube and bottom of the newel post are covered with paper.  His hat and beard are paper.  He has a tiny feather in his hat.  Lady Liberty was a ready to assemble kit that one of the members provided. I loved making her hair, its a product called "BUNKA" a fun fringe type material, easy to work with and turns out really cute.   

I made a 3/4" tall "crock" to hold my pinwheels it still needs some work.  

I think I will be joining some "old" friends at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri over the 4th. Hope you and yours have a great Independence Day ... and God Bless America !  

1 comment:

  1. what a cute idea! If I had the time I think I would have to make a mini front porch! or I could just decorate the front porch of one of my dollhouses.. lol!
    have a great day