Saturday, November 26, 2011

Kissen Hab I' Genaeht!-I Sewed Pillows! (If I Had an Umlaut, I'd Type It In The Mornin')

Oops, I see a couch pillow in disarray!

I made these pillows from cheapo material from Joanne. I had remembered some other miniaturist stuffed them with seed beads to make them look more realistic, so I did that as well.  One could use some little minions to do the stuffing as it is very time consuming and not half as much fun as deciding which part of the pattern to use.  I have lots more sewn but not stuffed.  Later....
I have been trying to mimic the Bayrisch dialect of my cousin, the little Deutsch in the title is my attempt.
The couch is Kaleidoscope and the room is the Ikea Lekman box.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Our Little Cottage in The Woods

Here's our beloved cottage in the woods in Northern Michigan. It's simple, but has a lovely view. It's fun to go there and cook good food and get our priorities straight.  As long as you have your snow shovel, lantern, candles and plenty of food, you're good to go.  Something is cookin'.

Looks like we are having cauliflower, asparagus and gnocchi.  Don't forget the hot sauce, 'cause it gets cold up here.

Chicken and steak, too. Of course, there's always coffee in the pot.

Ah, yes, still dishes to wash.

And in the wilderness, there's always nature.  

This scene was inspired by the fact that our longtime friend has just bought a house in northern Michigan. Welcome back!! Cabin is a wine box from my favorite grocery store, Plum Market. It last held Data Girl's office. Window frame is Lego as is the container on the sink. Kitchen furniture is Plan Toys and Hello Dolly. Food is re-ment and from my childhood. Green cooking utensil container is an Iwako eraser. Lantern and black pots and plates are from my siblings' childhood. I found the snake today in some of my son's old toys. Couldn't resist using it. That's his shovel, too. Vegetable bin, flashlight, and garbage can are Playmobil. Candles, cooking utensils, pitcher, dishes in sink, and container on windowsill are Barbie.

Meine Ersten Puppenstuben

Meine erste Puppenstube, Weihnachten 1955, Hof, Bayern.  

My parents made this for me when I was 9 in 1960. 

That's Hunky Dory there on the far right.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Sushi Stop

Stephen and Dr. Martha's favorite place for sushi, The Sushi Stop.

You will notice the inexpensive rolls named after your favorite cities. Wonder what a Speichersdorfer Roll has in it...Wurst?

Ever so liberated, Dr. Martha insists on paying.

Gotta go fix dinner, so this is going to be a quick credit.  CB2 chairs. Maybe I'll come back later and do more.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

After A Nice Night Out

You come back home after a nice night out and what do you find?  Your babysitter has let the kids run wild.

"Who me," he says innocently?

Mom throws her purse down and starts to clean it up.  

What's dad doing? "Hey, look, I can balance the ball on one hand!"  

I just had to use the little Fisher Price popper I found today at the Kiwanis Thrift Store; it was on a keychain. My husband said he used to hate this toy...noise, you see. Room is the Ikea Lekman box. Couches and coffee table are Kaleidoscope House by Bozart. Vintage German credenza is from my childhood. Rug is my husband's mousepad. Accessories are AG Minis, Barbie, craft store flowers, some of my son's old toys, small Buddha from my collection, erasers, part of a consignment store tea set, and re-ment. Wall art is upholstery scrap from The Scrap Box.
Action figures are Rose Tyler and Doctor Who (yep, who me?) from "Doctor Who." Dad is Nick Cutter from "Primeval." You can tell I like BBC shows.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Never Too Late For Some Fun

Thanks to Modern MC for her comment and link to her fun posting using the artist's model. It is never too late to be funny, MC.  Check it out.  Sorry the posting looks odd.  Cut and paste was not so WISIWYG.

AWW! I missed this challenge. Well, I did use one of these little guys once:

Not as cool as how Oese used this item though...