I took my love for bed linens and applied it to dollhouse miniature bedrooms. With a little imagination, paint and some fabric you can create the dollhouse bedroom of your dreams! Each of these fab makeovers are available in my Etsy shop, The Garage Sale Archeologist!! All beds are in 1:12 scale.
Friday, June 28, 2019
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Two years ago I began to think about our upcoming 40th wedding anniversary. I wanted to create something that would celebrate forty years of loving and living with my one and only fab husband. I gave a great deal of thought about making a scrapbook and I even began to collect items to create one. But the scrap book did not fulfill my artistic and creative drive to "make stuff". I scrapped the scrap book and began to think about building a house filled with mementos from our lives together, historical events, art work, and photographs. Assemblage has always been a strong drive in my work so I thought why not a dollhouse built by an artist about 2 artists. In the next few posts I will be sharing my journey in creating a house and hopefully someone else can learn from my mistakes.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
|Hip Square Sweaters & Wools|
What is a "Hip Square"?
A hip square is someone who doesn't want to be defined by current "popular" trends in fashion. They want more then what the stores are pushing at the mall. Hip squares prefer not to be defined at all. They want choices and that's exactly why they prefer vintage attire. Hip squares want fun clothing for work and play that last a long, long time.
Monday, December 28, 2015
Monday, September 14, 2015
The Saga of the Kingdom of the Story Garden began 27 years ago when my oldest son was having a bit of trouble with sibling rivalry with his one year old brother. We made up a story with characters and adventures that included 2 young princes, a kingdom, a wise old sage, a butter-fairy,and a miniature dragon. Oh and I can't forget the ogre and his dark knight. There's always a villain. As the years went by the story grew and his brother also took part in it. I began to sculpt the characters out of clay and we built a garden at the base of an old tree. They could play and have their adventures outside in the back yard. We have moved a couple times since that first garden but the Kingdom of the Story Garden will always remain a part of my garden. The current garden is comprised of careful stacking and layering of houseplants. When fall comes the plants return to their spots inside the house.
Sunday, September 13, 2015
We have 3 large apple trees and with all of the rain this year our trees have produced wheel barrels full of apples. I love to cook but I'm not the canning queen. So everyone is getting apples from us!! And of course there has been hours spent in the kitchen baking pies and cakes. Our home smells wonderful!!
Once again I've neglected this blog but as you can see I've been pretty busy this summer building a fire pit.We moved to a new home last year. The house is in relatively good condition but the yard had been neglected. Once again we found ourselves a little tight on cash to do all the things we wanted but as we looked around we discovered we had most of what we needed to build a comfortable fire pit right here on the property. The main item we needed was a fire ring the rest was muscle and lots of tough love for our new home. There were several overgrown garden areas that we disassembled and used then re-purposed the materials for our fire pit. It also helped that the former owner had acquired a rather large rock pile in the dog kennel. I used a two wheel dolly to move the rocks and pavers. I began thinking I could do all this myself but about half way through I called in my husband who helped finish adding the pavers and the back wall. Amen for the help.
Bring on those cool fall nights!!!