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    From the album Other houses...

    'Baby House' for the tiny houses
  2. Mini on the way!

    Beautiful little gal! Congrats!
  3. What are you up to today? This week?

    took Easter lunch to my mom and finished installing the new washer for her. She and I talked further about her moving to an assisted living spot near us. She is 93. I think she is ready, but afraid she won't like it. It is a nice friendly place where the residents seem engaged in activities and very well cared for. We've visited there twice with her and had good vibes about the quality and care. Her memory and hearing continue to fail, so it would be a relief to know she is in a spot where she can be around folks, 3 meals a day, have options for activities, and her blood pressure med given on schedule. Spent the last few hours painting the porch posts of the Brimbles Public Library. I do love this laser cut kit!
  4. Mini on the way!

    Hi Holly!!! Have missed all of you!! Many months of trying to get my 93 year old mom better hearing aids and decisions on assisted living places. Emotional roller coaster for all of us. Glad to be mini-minded again!
  5. Mini on the way!

    Congrats to you and Chris!!! I've been away and hadn't seen your news until this morning! Both of mine were c-sections (first was an emergency, the second son stayed breach to the end). I know you can't wait for that little one to arrive!
  6. puzzle house from Micheal's

    From the album Other houses...

    I bashed it with a 1/2 scale HW door and trimmed some of the wood tabs that stuck out. The canopies are covered in scrap book paper. The bay wall gaps have kabob skewers
  7. Maisie in colored pencil

    From the album family and my other hobbies

    I've tried to draw her from previous pictures, but wasn't happy with the results. Got a better reference photo this time, and am happier about how the drawing turned out.
  8. Christmas Bunnies

    From the album four legged sons and daughters

    oldest sons girlfriend spotted these two at a petstore. The family had gotten a new dog, and gave up the bunnies. The hutch/supplies and bunnies were left for the petstore to get rid of for a very (!!!) small price. GF can't take them home for awhile, so they live in our living room and are visited by her two small children. Meet Sophie and Chloe.
  9. attic room

    From the album Fairfield

    my youngest son made the telescope out of odds and ends and brass jewelry findings!
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    From the album Fairfield

  11. Baby Lily

    From the album family and my other hobbies

    colored pencil sketch.
  12. CHEERS for YOU!!!! Congrats and keep it up!!! I know it isn't easy, but what a wonderful goal!
  13. Mammy and Lily in colored pencil

    From the album family and my other hobbies

    asleep on a pillow. Peaceful, which is not common among our felines.
  14. Newbie building a Glencroft

    Welcome! The Glencroft is a wonderful house! Probably my favorite to build so far! Love the idea of a modern one.
  15. Flop house view

    Bea, I noticed Casey in one of your photos. How precious! Ms Ollie is 19 years old, but still has plenty of energy. We got her when she was 9 at a local pet rescue. We were told she'd been a puppy mill momma who was dumped at the facility by the owners. Their loss has certainly been our gain because she is a wonderful sweet pup! Even the cats love her (don't always love each other, but they love Ollie....).
  16. Flop house view

    From the album four legged sons and daughters

    The Napping House. Not sure where Mammy and Alexandra were.
  17. Ray

  18. attic bedroom/studio/sewing room

    Thank you! It was a fun little house to build and I enjoyed putting the furniture kits together as well (most of the ready made furniture was discounted when a store went out of business).
  19. attic bedroom/studio/sewing room

    From the album Fairfield

    plenty of space up here! the furniture are mostly www.thegoldenloon mini kits. Can't remember where I found the trunk kit
  20. Frustration! Help!

    well, Kimberly, at least you know where all the pieces up till this point will go! Sorry you have to start over, but sounds like you have great motivation! I made my FF a few years ago and really love that little house. There are some photos in my gallery. It is a booger to wallpaper and paint if it's already together, so try to get primer on the inside pieces before gluing the walls together. I especially remember how hard it was to get a paintbrush down the upstairs hallway when I was doing touch-ups. Good luck and enjoy the build!
  21. Ray of Sunshine

    From the album four legged sons and daughters

    he is one bulky fellow now! Somedays he seems to be able to see some shadows and movement. He knows the house really well and seldom bumps into things unless he's on a catnip charged 'high'!
  22. Ray

    From the album four legged sons and daughters

    A big boy now! Ray Ray Super Cat
  23. We are gonna have a Blizzard

    we still have snow on the ground in our neighborhood. Temperature will get near 60 in a few days, so the end is near
  24. What are you up to today? This week?

    Kathie, I feel your pain! I dread dress-up events. When I can't get out of them I usually opt for a black base-layer (dress/tights/shoes) and a fancy shawl or scarf..maybe fastened with a nice brooch. I have a foot issue, as well, so I go for simple flat slip ons. I'm not a shopper and I hate malls, but we do have a few great consignment shops near by that often have just the thing for far less cost. Good luck!
  25. What are you up to today? This week?

    Home with a head cold today, so catching up with laundry and pet cleaning. Sons are home with me so they may not be aware they will be my chore slaves to clean bunny hutches and litter pans. Surprising how much snow is still on lawns in our neighborhood from the Christmas night storm. It got us cracking on gathering some warm stuff to bundle in when Jim and I head to Yellowstone mid January for a week. This is our birthdays/anniversary/Christmas gift to each other this year. We'll be staying in lodges and traveling by snow coach. Jim has already ordered a few things from Landsend and Bean, but we'd welcome any suggestions for things to take from anyone living in the cold regions. I hate to take too much, and we won't be hiking much and skiing. I figure warm head/toes/hands and then layer in between. Dry skin is always a problem for me when I travel out West.