Thursday, February 25, 2010

Awards Season!

I recently recieved two awards, The Sunshine Award from Debbie over at Tiny Treasures and the Kreativ Blogger Award from Deni at Deni's Dollhouse Mania. Thank you very much ladies! I am supposed to give the Sunshine award to 6 others and the Kreativ Blogger award to 7. It's so difficult to choose who to give these awards to, especially when they are making the rounds and as soon as I decide on someone, I find they have already recieved the award. So, if you have already been given one of these awards, don't worry about posting it again, and again, and again!

Ok, my 6 choices for The Sunshine Award are:
Deni from Deni's Dollhouse Mania
Marlies from Marlies en minies
Cathy from The Fabulous Farmhouse
Lize from Lizelund
Mimmi from Mimmi's Dollhouse
Eva from Premios y otras cosas de Mini Escenas

Now on to the Kreativ Blogger Award:
The rules for the award are:
1.Thank the person that gave it to you.
2.Copy the logo and place it in your blog.
3.Link to the person who nominate you.
4.Name 7 things about yourself that nobody knows.
5.Nominate 7 kreativ bloggers.
6.Post link to the 7 blogs that you nominate.
7.Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know that you nominate them.

And the nominees are.....
Jonna from BuggaBoos
Kassandra from Kaleidoskopic Romance
Irene from Hambleton Hall
Michelle from Poppenhuizen en miniaturen
Angela from Garden of Imagination
Oese from Raum für Raum
Carol from Wee Cute Treasures

Seven things about me;
1~I spend too much time reading blogs.
2~I love Groove Metal.
3~The film Baby Blue Marine was filmed in my home town and I met Jan Michael Vincent, Glynnis O'Connor, Glenn Ford and Katherine Helmond.
4~I am a descendant of William of Cassingham, appointed as Sergeant of the Peace by Henry III
5~I am NOT a morning person!
6~I still don't know what I want to be when I "grow up".
7~I'm a aficionado of celluloid, a guru of film, a gourmand of cinema.....I love a good movie.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

19 New Followers!

Hello and Welcome!
denistone1 ~ Susan from minicrochetmad ~ Marie ~ Michelle from poppenhuis en miniaturen ~ Kiva of Kiva's Miniatures ~ brustythimble ~Anna from miniannalee ~ Hanna & Leijona of Hanna & Leijona kirjat-books, Hanna & Leijona and Etsy Mini Makers ~ Marsha from Enchanticals. Marsha doesn't have a blog yet but she has an Etsy Shop ~
LE COFFRE D'EMILIE ~ Kabrina from Kabrina's miniatures ~ My Realitty ~ Ascension from Mis Miniaturas ~ Wendie from WendiesMiniWorld and Mini Madness Virtual Tea Party (Top Hats Optional) ~ Juliana from The Forest Minis ~ Lena from miniatyrmama and inredningsmama ~ Ingrid from mijndroomwereldje ~ Deborah from Deborah's Daily Dish ~ Erica from Artwork by Erica Miles.

Thank you all for following!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Let's Talk Trash....Part One

I use a lot of trash when I make minis. Some of it in the form of "other people's trash" and some just plain old trash. My friends and family save their unwanted items for me to check over before they toss them......I think most of you can relate. I also use "trash" for holding, painting, storing, sorting and a variety of other things. So, lets talk trash!

My husband received some free golf markers in the mail, an attempt to get him to subscribe to a golf magazine. The markers came in this piece of black foam, I immediately confiscated it, seeing the possibilities it had to hold my minis while drying. The red "drying apparatus" was a puzzle, the plastic dish is screwed to the wood and holds extra golf tees.

These counter top utensil holders were given to me, they are perfect for hanging bottles of Gallery Glass. Each one holds a dozen bottles.

Another freebie, a spice rack and bottles hold assorted beads, the clear bottles make for easy viewing.

My husband loves the Cobb Salads from Safeway. I keep the top parts that holds all the goodies separately. I save any plastic container with compartments.

I use them to hold paint, glue, and other messy things.

The paint and glue can easily be peeled from the plastic and the compartments used again.

I also use them for sorting small items such as beads and jewelry findings.

Yesterday I made trip to the Dollar Store...I got some fabulous goodies! I'll share those with you in Part Two. In the meantime, go visit Tanya's Place in Cyberspace~Talking Trash, she has some great ideas!