Tuesday, August 25, 2009

This one was really fun to put together. Check out the poolballs.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Fullness of Life

Hi, I had received this from my mother-in-law and wanted to share it with everyone. Enjoy.

Mayonnaise Jar & Two Beers....
When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 Beers.
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full.. They agreed that it was.
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous 'yes.'
The professor then produced two Beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.. 'Now,' said the professor as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.
The golf balls are the important things---your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favourite passions---and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.
The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car. The sand is everything else---the small stuff. 'If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued, 'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life.
If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness..
Spend time with your children.
Spend time with your parents.
Visit with grandparents.
Take your spouse out to dinner.
Play another 18..
There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first---the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand. One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer represented. The professor smiled and said, 'I'm glad you asked.' The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of Beers with a friend.Please share this with someone you care about. I JUST DID!

Sunday, August 23, 2009


I wanted to give a shout out on an artist. If you have one you like let me know.
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7089782 ChristienCollection check her out.

These are at my Etsy dollhouse miniature store

Hi, I thought I show you what I'm up to.

The Nightmare Before Christmas is actually on my cdhm website. I just had to show it off because alot of the painting was done with a straight pin needle.

I was ask once if I would give a class on straight pin needle. The biggest hint I can give you is have a lot of passion and a steady hand. Please tell me what you think.

The witch's desk is on my etsy site.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Photos of the new members of our family plus my puppy

Hi, here are the photo of the kitten we just adopted. The second photo is of our puppy, well not really a puppy. We had adopted him about 2yrs ago. He was thrown on to our property and lets just say the last family wasn't so nice to him. But I had work with him, now he's my little shadow everywhere I go he's right behind me. His name is Chrystalis because of his clear blue eyes.

Crafters block It as bad if not worst then writer block

Hi, I need to vent a little and who would know better about what I'm talking about then other crafters too.
I had a dollhouse hutch get smashed at the post office. (The buyer and I are fine we have everything work out).
I think when I got the hutch back something in me started to mourn the lost. I know some of you might think that weird, but think about it. How many hours did it take to create a piece of art. Didn't you put your heart in to the piece you created. Well the miniature had over 20 polymer roses that there petals where paper thin and vines growing up the hutch. Things that where glue down so tight that there is still big residue left from the glue has been pulled from the hutch. Hey, but the box and foam that sealed the hutch are all in perfect condition.
I think at that moment I lost creativity.
What a horrible moment for several days I couldn't even look at my craftroom. It was killing me.
I just now have slowly started up again and you know what had done it for me. 2 kittens found there way to our house. Abanden of course,scare and straved, but if you knew my family our we took them in.
We were told by someone there is a reason you where put on this earth. Ours we figure out is : We will take your abanden,broken,abused, and love them.
Have you found out what your is?
Well, for the past couple of days I've been help taken care of these kitten. They are tiny (with out the tail 1 about 6'' he has a bad paw he can't walk on, but he manages and the other is smaller. He much more timet and the bigger watches out for him.) But now their starting to trust us.
I guess I need something else to show me the light again and thanks to these 2 little kittens my creativity is back. I'll have a photo so you can see them. One is orange and white with gray as the center part of his eyes, but with an outline of blue. The other is gray with an orange patch on the top of her head.
When you watch them you can't help,but smile at them.

Sunday, August 16, 2009


I've lived in my home for 5 years now and have had a tornado come close to knocking on my front door at least 3 times now. The first one my husband and I where grill stuff green pepper with tomatos sauce, it was dark out side nothing to bother us. Then it started to rain, but where still grilling. People start to drive down the dirt road looking at us where. Next we see news vans fling by and then the phone starts to ring. We found out the tornado was directly 5 miles from our house. Nothing happen, the winds pick up the rain came down hard and then sun shine. The funny part of the whole thing was that was the best stuff green peppers we had. LOL
Second time we were sleeping luck my son was over at grandma's house. All of a sudden wind hit are winds, there was a high pitch sound. My husband yell at me to get away from all winds, I thought the windows where all going to blow out and then it was gone. From what we were told there was a tornado close to our home.
Third time my parents had showed up. We need the weather seem wrong; the clouds where very low. All of a sudden the house phone starts to ring, cell phones are going off. A mile away from our house it is pouring down rain, cars are being pushed off the road. Hail is coming down size of golf balls, but not a drop at our house. We live on a hill and can see the town over (which is approx. 6-7miles away) there is pitch black clouds over the town. All around us the cloud where not looking right. My husband which never painics is running in to see the news and running back out side to see the cloud. You have to understand where we live unless the wind hits a certain way we don't hear tornado sirens. So how do we keep track, look to the sky! The third time happen this year.
Long story short the tornado started above our house.
Next time I will take photos so I can show a tornado up close.
Oh, I should add don't where about us. We have a all concrete storm shelter. The things you become use to.
So tell me about something you become use to where you live.

Sunday, August 9, 2009


I had to show this little mask. The mask it self is under 1 inche with the stick it about 1inch

Friday, August 7, 2009

Everything on the dresser I handcrafted from the leather spell book with the goddess devine spell to the hair pins and the leather hat. I hope you enjoy.

Witch watching from the mirror

Hi, everyone I had finish another miniature. A dresser, I had place on ebay under dollhouse witch thought you might like to see her. Tell me what you think. I'm sorry about the photos, I couldn't take a good photo with out having me in the mirror

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Hidding from human sight.

Here is a of photo's of the witch running from the intruders. She was the first:

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Homeschooling my son Today

Good evening, tonight I don't know if I'll be able to show a photo of some of my work. I spent most of the day homeschooling my son. He just started 4th grade,boy how has the time flies. Now I'm looking around and wondering when I got to my parent's stage. I should be still dating my husband, not marry for 17yrs.
Well, we received the books for his classes.(We go through a program that it's public school, but I teach him at home)
Oh wait, where only in the 4th grade right now, maybe not.
I'm mean we started doing algebra in the 2nd grade. Pushing alittle!
Some of the things he's learning I remember in High school. Does this mean I'm getting old. Oh, well bring on the gray hair. I'm one that would not dye it, I believe it's your badge of honor.
I know I'm a little strange, but I believe the normal people are in the asylum and the abnormal are running the world. LOL
Well, I hope everyone has a beautiful night.
Tomorrow I want to show a miniature I created where a witch is disappearing into a mirror. She not a sticker, but made out of polymer.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Spell table

This hold several new miniatures I've taken some tutorial on. A great place to find tutorials is on http://www.cdhm.org/. Just a side thought. Here a couple photos of a spell table I created.

Bat wing Hutch

Good Evening, tonight I thought I bring up a photo of my Bat wing hutch. Some days I think out of the box. Well, let me be honest most of the time I think out side the box. So tell me what you think.

I just wish I could of gotten a better photo.
Let me do state this is the first of many to come of outside the box miniatures.