Thursday, December 31, 2015

Long time no blog! or...Surfing Christmas

Since we went on a vacation for Christmas we did not decorate the house. So, I had to make a Christmasy scene to make up for it.

Merry Christmas!

And here is the surfer's living room, an homage to the past, nature,
wood, and surfing...all decked out for Christmas

There are gifts for friends.

Always a good host, surfer boy has treats for
his guests to enjoy while watching his brand new retro TV.

Looks like a retro show, too.

These old things take a little tweeking.

His girlfriend shows the guests his surfboard.

His surfing trophy takes center stage.

He was featured in a magazine as well.

His love of nature, wood, and the Beatles are in evidence as well.

Books and treasures.

His favorite surfing poster.

More stuff.

The coolest telephone ever.

And, he's reading about Frank Zappa...he's his own guy.

My nephew Nicholas gave me the TV for Christmas and it and our trip to Key West inspired this scene. Thanks Nicholas.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

A Little Inter-Species Camping

Our friend the squirrel has driven through some rough
country to find the perfect camping spot.

He and his friend set up camp.
If only he could get rid of the stupid chin strap!

Sweet little sleeping bag. Looks like Carl has to sleep on the ground.

Carl takes a load off while waiting for dinner to cook.

Gotta watch out for nature.

And what happens when you forget to
put away the food when you're done? Visitors!

Lit by the last rays of the sun and the dying campfire,
the friends lie down for a good night's rest.

My son and I went to Target to check out MiWorld toys. I was ready to buy several but found I was not that excited by the ones they had there. However, they had Li'l Woodzeez by Battat. They are sets with woodland creatures much like Calico Critters. We liked the little squirrel and the camping set. It was the start of this scene. The set is comprised of the items pictured below.

Monday, September 7, 2015

The "Privy"ledge of Having a Private Privy

When you live in the middle of nowhere you are "privy"ledged
to have a privy with a a window wall. SOME outhouse!

This little bathroom has everything...running water and humorous posters,

a flush toilet,

reading material,

first-aid kit,

MC5 poster,

Yikes! "Who" is that peeking in!
Just when a girl needs some private reading time.

Big teaser...he's The Doctor and he lives here!

I am on a roll with minis now. I woke up this morning with a great idea and Labor Day is the perfect day to goof around. I had to make another cabinet for my cool sink...took me forever to get it just the right size. My husband had the idea of making someone peek around the corner and I picked Doctor Who. Again I used something I had never used before...the toilet.

Saturday, September 5, 2015 be in Hawaii with too many clothes on!

Beautiful black sand beach, cool cabana, lotsa drinks and...too many clothes!! Who goes to Hawaii with boots on? Who goes to Hawaii and sits on the beach in a suit? Who brings a warm jacket? I do see that they have towels in their bags and maybe swimsuits. Could be they just misjudged the weather after arriving from Michigan. drinks.

I had used this Ikea laptable before in a scene but got the idea to put it up the right way. Instant cabana! And my sister and her family had brought me back black sand from Hawaii. Perfect time to make good use of it. This is the scene in progress.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Horse Theme Cont'd....Ridin' in the Loft

Just because Daddy bought a big loft and your bedroom is huge, does not mean you need to ride a horse in it for goodness sake! But, then again, you might as well if nothing else than to impress the heck out of your girl.

He's got everything a guy could want...a TV, cool posters

a gorilla,

tools, a traffic cone,

pudding for afters,

a cozy bed with fake fur,

a beanbag chair, and, well, stuff.

Later, his friend watches TV and he's left with the can of pudding.
Bare bulb industrial lighting...that's cool.

I bought the Walking Dead Carl Grimes action figure as it was finally on sale. He is really detailed as I have found out the McFarlane action figures are. Also, I think he looks pretty normal...not all the Walking Dead figures do. I like action figures as they usually look better than dolls, but sometimes action figures have strange clothes or they are zombies like some of the Walking Dead ones. I did realize when I got home that the scale is smaller than 1:12 so I had to use a lot of my smaller things...lots of Playmobil from my son's childhood. The beanbag is his hacky sack which he put with my miniature things awhile ago. I found the Deadman comic poster in a Taschen catalog and could not resist the irony of that in the bedroom of a guy from the Walking Dead TV show.