Monday, October 31, 2011

A Big Thanks To My MiniFriends For Rising To The First Very Little Humor Mini Challenge

Thanks to my MiniFriends, Oese, Otterine and Carmen for rising to the challenge and making very fun scenes with the artist's models. See their creative ideas back at my earlier post (link below).
We'll have to do this again sometime. I like the humor you all have found and the gutsy post by Oese. You all are so great. What a cool bunch of people I have discovered in the mini world.

The Day The Earth Stood Still...The First Time

We all know about the day the earth stood still when Gort descended from the spaceship and scared the living daylights out of people. But no one remembers that an alien and his spaceship had landed many years before. The creature that emerged was made of wood as the alien civilization had yet to develop metals. And, yes, the earth stood still. Upon leaving, the alien zapped earth creatures with a "forgetting ray."  Recently evidence was found of the first contact.

Artist's model belongs to my son, Will. The woman pre-Gort is carrying is a Dr. Martha Jones action figure from the BBC series Doctor Who. I hacked a real poster from the original movie.

Sunday, October 23, 2011


I tried another color/arrangement combo.  I think part of the problem is those orangey legs on the chairs. I may have to repaint.

Watching Doctor Who with Doctor Who and Dr. Martha Jones

My husband and I were watching the Doctor Who episodes with Martha Jones, which, by the way, are great.  The little action figures wanted to watch, too, so I found them a nice spot on the pillow and we all had a really good time.

Birthday Love Nest

Colossus got Nyota (you will not believe this; I did not realize Uhura was her last name on Star Trek) a tent for her birthday.  He set it up in the house and gave her the other presents.  Then, when the weather turned sunny, he put it up outside and made a beautiful, serene little love nest.

The tent is a carrier for a stuffed animals I found at Ikea.  I just thought it was perfect for minis.

Too tired to give all credits. The white chair is from CB2.  It is a reproduction of the igloo chair and is meant to be a Christmas ornament. Thanks to Modern MC for scouting these out for all of us. The rug is my mouse pad.

Kaleidoscope Purchases Made "Scenic"

I got my Kaleidoscope furniture from this week.  Then I went to my local source for "stuff," the Scrap Box, and here's what I came up with.  Not sure I like the dining room part..a little austere.  Maybe I will redo it.

Sofa, coffee table, dining table and chairs are Kaleidoscope House furniture. Shelf is dollar store find I spray painted. The black chest of drawers is from my sister's childhood, also spray painted. Eames chair is reac. Items from The Scrap Box are wallpaper samples used as floor and wall coverings, an upholstery sample used as the picture above sofa, and the flowers in the vase. Mirror and china are from our local Treasure Mart. Wall art is from Michaels and The Scrap Box. Frame on shelf is a Romare Bearden print in a spray painted Barbie frame. Blue vase is a bead. Heart on shelf is a buckle from a Brighton key fob that fell apart. Fire hydrant is from my son's toys. Rock is a Petoskey stone, the state stone of Michigan. On the chest is coral and Barbie candles on a black dish from my sibling's childhood. Buddha is from a local Tibet store.  Apples are erasers on a vintage German tray from my childhood.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Going Into the Anomaly ala "Primeval"

Nick Cutter and Stephen Hart get ready to go back in time through an anomaly. They figure it would be a good idea to take along strongman, Colossus. They gather their gear and food and plan their foray into the unknown.

Colossus checks the weapon box. Professor Cutter does some research.
The little creature watching is one they brought back from the past without realizing it and now is a beloved pet.

Stephen shows Nick things he brought back from other trips back in time.
Note the figure of his favorite movie character, Indiana Jones.

Nick checks out the artifacts.

Professor Nick takes a pic of Colossus with his favorite weapon, a shovel. Colossus got the idea from The Shoveler in the movie, "Mystery Men."

So, what do the men take along for food? Stephen asks Nick if they should take his favorite, sardines.

They end up with the sardines and lots of cheese. The beer is just for the planning meeting.

All packed up.

Stephen checks the anomaly detector one last time to make sure they know when it will be opening up.

I owe this post to three things/people. 1. One of my favorite British TV shows, "Primeval." 2. My son. It is his toys I found when cleaning out the shed that inspired this. 3. My darling husband, who suggested I use his shop light and even got it for me from the garage. Thanks, my boyfriend of 25 years!
Nick and Stephen are action figures from "Primeval." Colossus is one of the X-Men. Furniture: black shelf is a dollar store find I spray painted black; chair is reac; cabinet is re-ment; I made the bed cover hardly visible at right; table is Plan Toys. Floor covering is a banana leaf. Mirror is from Treasure Mart, a local consignment store.
Things from my son, Will:  Playmobil chest; backpacks, one of which I know is GI Joe; GI Joe shovel; various weapons; Indiana Jones figure; Colossus figure; ice pick; and the thing with the antenna that I am calling an anomaly detector.
Artifacts on the shelf are nature items Will or I have collected. The lantern is from my siblings' childhood. Moss pots are bottle tops; moss is from dollar store. Food is re-ment; the reason they are taking a lot of cheese is because I don't have much more food.  Spiral notebook is AG Minis. Buddha figure is from a local shop specializing in Tibetan items. Little creature is a turquoise bead. Camera is Barbie.

Saturday, October 8, 2011 Kaleidoscope House Furniture Sale

Use this link to get your invitation to join and check out the sale.  Ends in two days and 23 hours.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The First Very Little Humor Mini Challenge

Ok, all you mini is my first Mini Challenge.  

Use an artist mannequin like the one in this picture to create a scene. Post your photo on your site on October 31, 2011 (ha ha Halloween). Please don't do it earlier because I do not want us to be influenced by someone else's idea. Enter a comment on this post with a link to your site. Other than that, there are no rules. It will be so much fun to see what we come up with. Petra...I know you bought one of these recently and I know you will have a great idea. So come on you smart, creative folks. Let's have some fun!