Friday, February 20, 2015

Mini Swap Pictures/Doll Houses

Miss Mabel participated in this swap.  That meant I made 19 things for her to swap and 19 for me.  Whew.  Don't think I will do that again.  But look at her face.  They were all wrapped up and she took her time opening each one and lining them up.  Then they went straight in her doll house.

This was the temporary home for my minis.  I know it's not too clear.  See the cute little kissing booth.  That was a favorite of many.  E. of Tennessee made that.
This I the kitchen in Mabel's house.  I want this for my house.
This is Mabel's house.  It was her mother's.  It was put together but never finished.  Her other grandpa finished it too look like their real house.  See the mat on the porch.  That was from the mini swap.  See the flowers.....shhhhhh, there is a hidden key under the pot.
Here is my house.  I can hear you laughing.  I can't wait to put it together.  But wait is what I must do if we relist our home.
Here is what it should look like when finished.  It has some furniture to put in it, also will need to put together and paint.
Back to Mabel's house.  These are the pegs I made for her to play with in her house.  Do you see the doll on the bed.  Yep, Mabel and I aren't worried about the scale.
Do you remember this flower wagon.  I mailed the antique wagon to my swap partner in a different mini swap.  This is a one on one swap.  Well, I still had this one.  This month you are to make a food item.  Just one, nothing fancy.  Well, I adapted the wagon and added veggies and little signs.  See the lettuce.  It's just a paper rose painted green.  The carrots were Joiles.  It amazes me how the glue stringies always show up in pictures, more than human eyes.
Okay, this is a secret.  I already received my mini items.  This was all in my package  Hilda asked me to only post a couple of items so she wouldn't get in trouble.  She said she joined the site because she loves making minis and didn't have a way of sharing.  I'm pretty sure that no one from that site reads my blog.  I had to post what beauties she makes.  Unreal, I am in shock.

Here are the ones I choose to post.  Can you believe the detail.

Okay, girls, that's all I have today.  I could tell you about all the snow and ice and school cancelled for the week, and whoppie more to come.  You know I love winter and snow, but we all have our limits.
Today I am tearful, I'm missing my first friend.  My cousin that was like a sister to me.  She died 4 years ago from H1N1 on this week-end.  I know she lived her life to go to Heaven, so she is where she always wanted to, but I still miss her. 


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The minis are all so sweet and I love the doll house...both of them. It's such a fun way to use your imagination. Sweet hugs, Diane

NanaDiana said...

I think I started following you right around the time your cousin died. I remember how much you grieved.

Those are all darling swap items and I am so glad you did that special for your granddaughter, too How cute is that!

Hope you have a great weekend. xo Diana

Julia said...

Your granddaughter looks so pleased. Have fun with your swaps. They are cute and so tiny.

The anniversaries are hard when you loose a love one.

pogonip said...

She lives on in your sweet dear memories of her.

I'm loving minis of all sorts now. I'm blaming my grand-daughter (and you, tee hee)!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Thinking of you. Your swap items are just darling. How fun that you could also include your granddaughter in this swap. I'm just intrigued with all things miniature. Keep on playing! Soon, I will be giving my dollhouse a St. Patty's day makeover!

Kathy said...

I am amazed at the little items. They are so perfect. What wonderful things to swap.

A Joyful Cottage said...

Well, you have been very busy with your minis. That kissing booth is super cute. I love that kitchen, too. Love the whole house! I'm sorry you lost your dear cousin. Gentle hugs, Nancy

Patti said...

Oh my goodness! Such cute little things! I just got my first dollhouse, and I am just so curious how to make such tiny things. Oh my - I have to go look again!