Sunday, October 30, 2011

Finally back from vacation.  On the first night of the cruise I was on the balcony of my room and a little bird landed on the chair next to me and I whistled for the bird and it landed on my hand. 
I hope you like some of the photos i added from my vacation.  Now I just need to find time to start making more miniature houses, but next week i start decorating the house for Christmas, in which i usually have a large Christmas Tree in every room, it usually takes me a couple of weeks to put up all the Christmas Decorations.  I try to post some photos when i get the house decorated, and hopefully of some new miniatures also.

                                                                 The Cayman Island beach.

Taking the boat into Cayman Island.

A picture from the ferry taking us to the Island.

Getting on the ferry from the ship.

More Cayman beach.

Picture of flowers on  Isle of Roatan.

A little lizard on the Cayman Island.

A little island were we went snorkling off of Belize.


Me and a few of my sisters, Penny my twin on the left then Bonnie and Eileen, with me goofing off as normal.

Island off of Belize.

Me loving the decks off the ship were I could smoke.

My beautiful neice Stephanie always posing and family tagging behind.

Me Getting ready to eat.  The food was so good i ordered two meals and two desserts every night.

My nephew Trevor on left and my Great nephew Trace.

Me and Rob.

Part of my family on the cruise. 

Me and my twin sister Penny getting a picture together on the ship.

Of course me and Penny hanging over the rails smoking.

I loved the suite on the ship.

My neice Sonya and her boyfriend.

Isle of Roatan.

Me searching for shells on Isle of Roatan that i might be able to use in my miniatures.

Ruins by Cozumel.

My neice Stephanie posing again at Cozumel.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

This is what I started working on for my English Gnome Cottage.  I am going to use a wood base to create the Cottage and add the Paper to it to design the stones and thatched grass roof, so that once im done the plaster i use to mold the house wont destroy the home.
 Now use your imagination and picture stones covering the whole Cottage and the roof design will change significantly to where it flows like the Cottage in the pictures below.  The front little room sticking out in the front of the Cottage will come off, but i designed it so once i complete the outside i can make a mold out of the house easier.  I think its a pretty good design and big enough, but not to big for people to hopefully want to buy one of the finished Cottages.  So this is the beginning of the Proto-Type. 
I cant wait to get started! 
I cant get started for about 3 weeks!  Which is sad, but good. 
I am going on a Real Vacation for the first time in many years.  I am going on two week vacation and going on a Cruise to Belize, Grand Cayman, Isle of Roatan, Cozumel,  plus i get to see Florida for my first time also.  I cant wait only 14 more days until i go.  The best part of all I will be accompanied by 19 family members, my mom, my sisters, and one of my brothers his wife and my sisters husbands.  My sister Bonnie is getting married at Belize, and it is also her 50th birthday.  I also get to spend time with my Twin sister Penny.  I'm so excited i cant wait.  Preparing for the Cruise thou is tiring me out, i finally have a house sitter for the dogs, which my daughter will give all the medications and diabetes shot daily. Now i just have to find a live in Respite Sitter for the two disabled gentlemen that i take care off.  Hopefully i get this done soon,
Ill post pictures on my progress on the new English Gnome Cottage as soon as i can maybe in about a month, plus hopefully some pictures of my vacation
Have a Great Week everyone.

I found the picture of a miniature English Castle and Cottages on the Net.  I have always loved the look of this type of Cottage.  My goal in the upcoming months is to build something sort of like this Cottage, in my own style made with 100% paper.  I am wanting to see if i can create a Cottage that I can make a mold from and mabey try to mass produce at least 50 a year with 100% paper, with a limited number of each style produced, to see if this could lead me into my own buisness. 
 I thought it could be a great idea, if i can do it, and the Cottages were about 2 ft tall and 2 ft wide and 1 ft deep that i could afford to sell them for around $200.00 to $250.00 a cottage.  Then people would be able to afford buy the homes, and just need to paint it and add electrical and stuff.  Since most people could not afford to buy one of my finished Gnome homes because of the time and labor involved, and each of my homes has at least $200-300 in electrical and lights, and $150-200 in furniture cost, at least $100 in building material or more, thus needing at least $1,000 a home.
So this is my goal I am going to start working on.  I think i will call them my English Gnome Cottages.  I can wait to start and Post Pictures to see if you like them.

I finally finished the plants for the greenhouse.  I had alot of fun trying to make mushrooms and different plants for the greenhouse.  Making the plants for the greenhouse took longer than building the house.  I hope you like.

The carrots in the planter box and the roses are my favorite!

More Mushrooms, I made alot of them, they were the easiest thing to make in this greenhouse.