Saturday, January 14, 2017

New Curtains

Hello, Dear Ones. First of all, I want to thank Susan from Ash Tree Cottage for featuring my little minis on her Ash Tree Cottage Dollhouse blog. That fact kept a smile on my most gorgeous face for quite a few days! So since we're in the 'mini mode' I thought I'd share some more mini-ness with you.

 I decided it was time to make some curtains for the bedroom window in the now 'get away mini house' to soften it up a little bit.
 I took some white fabric and ironed down a hem all around. Then with my most talented dainty fingers I hand stitched a running stitch at four places, vertically, evenly spaced, across my piece. Then I pulled up the threads and tied a knot up at the top so now I had a little balloon valance. I used a little wooden stick and cut it to size and hot glued my valance down to it. Then I took some tiny lace and glued it to the top of the valance to make it a little bit pretty!
 Kinda cute, don't you think?
Me and my plates! I had made some Mary Englebreit plates and thought they would be perfect for the bedroom, so I poked them up on the wall. Really they're poked up with a little bit of glue!
Hope you like my tiny little balloon valance.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Good Vibrations

I, I love the colorful clothes she wears
And the way the sunlight plays upon her hair
I hear the sound of a gentle word
On the wind that lifts her perfume through the air
I'm pickin' up good vibrations
She's giving me excitations
I'm pickin' up good vibrations (Oom bop, bop, good vibrations)
She's giving me excitations(Oom bop, bop, excitations)
Good good good good vibrations (Oom bop, bop)
She's giving me excitations(Oom bop, bop, excitations)
Good good good good vibrations (Oom bop, bop)
She's giving me excitations (Oom bop, bop, excitations)
Close my eyes
She's somehow closer now
Softly smile, I know she must be kind
When I look in her eyes
She goes with me to a blossom world
I'm pickin' up good vibrations
She's giving me excitations
I'm pickin' up good vibrations (Oom bop, bop, good vibrations)
She's giving me excitations (Oom bop, bop, excitations)
Good good good good vibrations (Oom bop, bop)
She's giving me excitations (Oom bop, bop, excitations)
Good good good good vibrations (Oom bop, bop)
She's giving me excitations (Oom bop, bop, excitations)
(Ah)
(Ah my my what elation)
I don't know where but she sends me there
(Ah my, my, what a sensation)
(Ah my, my, what elations)
(Ah my, my, what)
Gotta keep those lovin' good vibrations
A happenin' with her
Gotta keep those lovin' good vibrations
A happenin' with her
Gotta keep those lovin' good vibrations
A happenin'
Ah
Good good good good vibrations (Oom bop, bop, I'm pickin' up good vibrations)
She's giving me excitations (Oom bop, bop, excitations)
Good good good good vibrations (Oom bop, bop)
She's na, na
Na, na, na, na, na
Na, na, na
Na, na, na, na, na
Na, na, na
Do, do, do, do, do,
Do, do, do
Do, do, do, do, do,
Do, do, do
~ sung by the Beach Boys

Thursday, January 12, 2017

My Minis Have Been Featured!

Hello, Dear Ones! I'm so excited today to share with you that my little Mini-ness has been featured over at Ash Tree Cottage Dollhouse Minis! Now I know lots of you get featured on your homes or crafts a lot and it's a joy to see. But this is new for me and I'm ecstatic! Can I just say Woo Hoo??!!

This blog belongs to our Susan who blogs at Ash Tree Cottage. Did you even know she had a blog about miniatures? Please go check her mini blog and you'll be delighted as she features other miniature folks and shares her creativeness of her own miniatures. She even has a tiny little miniature Bentley!
Thank you so much for featuring me, dear Susan! I'm so excited, can you tell?

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shellia

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

I'm So Excited (overlook some of the words as I'm singing the chorus!)

 Tonight's the night we're gonna make it happen
Tonight we'll put all other things aside
Give in this time and show me some affection
We're goin' for those pleasures in the night
I want to love you, feel you
Wrap myself around you
I want to squeeze you, please you
I just can't get enough
And if you move real slow, I'll let it go
I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it
I'm about to lose control and I think I like it
I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it
And I know, I know, I know, I know, I know I want you
We shouldn't even think about tomorrow Sweet memories will last a long, long time
We'll have a good time, baby, don't you worry
And if we're still playin' around, boy, that's just fine
Let's get excited, we just can't hide it
I'm about to lose control and I think I like it
I'm so excited and I just can't hide it
And I know, I know, I know, I know, I know I want you, I want you
Oh boy, I want to love you, feel you
Wrap myself around you
I want to squeeze you, please you
I just can't get enough
And if you move real slow, I'll let it go
I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it
I'm about to lose control and I think I like it
I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it
And I know, I know, I know, I know, I know I want you
I'm so excited (look what you do to me), and I just can't hide it (you got me burning up)
I'm about to lose control and I think I like it (yeah)
I'm so excited (how did you get to me?), and I can't deny, no, no, no (I've got to give it up)
(Oh, oh, oh, oh)I know, I know, that I want you
I'm so excited (look what you do to me), oh boy (you got me burning up)
(Oh, oh, oh, oh) Hey, hey I think I like it (yeah)
I'm so excited (how did you get to me?), you got me (I've got to give it up)
(Oh, oh, oh, oh) Oh, ooh I like it boy
I'm so excited (look what you do to me), oh, you got me burning up (burning up)
(Oh, oh, oh, oh, ow)
~ sung by the Pointer Sisters





Monday, January 9, 2017

Great News!



Dear Ones, I have some great news to share with you today! You all know about Tang and her foam board mini house. Well, she was getting so very lonely and placed an ad in the Cat Mews Daily. You can read her ad above. The ad paid off and she wanted a mommy and just got adopted before Christmas.
 Meet Lola! She was looking for the perfect kitty and when she read Tang's ad and saw her snap, she fell in love with her. Lola had just bought a big ole new house and needed a companion to share it with.
 They have had the best time decorating for Christmas.
 The new living room. Tang brought along some of her furniture from the mini foam board house. There is so much to do - hang pictures, make curtains. Lola got a good deal on free wallpaper printed right off the computer. She had the paper hangers come and do their job!
Lola loves music and plays the piano like I do. She sang and played for Tang! Needless to say, Tang was in new mommy new home heaven.
 They both were enjoying each others company so much. Lola rested after all the Christmasing and Tang played with her toys before the new fireplace that needs to be painted. They didn't have a fire because they don't have any wood. But it's toasty inside.
Then there is Lola's kitchen! Oh, she has a wonderful eat in kitchen. Tang just never left her side.
Lola is a wonderful cook and she was always baking and making special things for Tang to eat. Tang has her own stool so she can watch!
So the kitchen stayed messy since there was so much cooking going on. There still is much to do in here.
 Lola bought all new appliances and she needs some upper cabinets which will hopefully be handmade just to fit her kitchen soon. She also bought a brand new red mixer, like mine!
Here is the eating section of the kitchen. She got a new hutch and she will be painting it soon. She's been so busy loving Tang, she hasn't taken down all of the Christmas decorations.
  Lola and Tang's new house has three bedrooms. This one...
Bedroom number two...even a special bed for Tang. Lola hasn't had the time to make a cushion yet though.
Bedroom number three...this is a child's room/nursery and Tang spends a lot of time in here playing.

 Lola fixed up the little Dollar Store bed by making it bigger, added a headboard (which needs to be painted), dust ruffle and new linens.
 There is a baby in here! The baby is nekked and never comes out of this room. Tang isn't really bothered by the baby since the baby never says anything! Well, being doll land, you just never know what is going to happen.
 For such a big house there is only one bathroom but it's okay. That scale is always out because Lola is so concerned about her weight all of the time. More things to do in here too. Windows and curtains to be installed.
Then there is a very nice dining room! Lola went out and bought all new furniture and Tang loves jumping up and down on all of the pieces. They put a more formal tree in here. You can see what all is needed - window coverings and pictures.
 This is the sunroom which is a work in progress. The long padded bench is complete as Lola made it and upholstered it herself. There needs to be a lovely window with a pretty view installed and then some kind of window treatments. Wicker furniture would be nice but it's out of Lola's price range.
 Lola also bought a new washer and dryer for her laundry room. Now the laundry room is out in the elements at the moment. The workman have to come back and put up walls. Everything just can't be done at once. You see Lola is all ready to wash and clean in her cute home made apron.
 Lola and Tang are so excited because their new home has a huge basement. You may recognize some of the homemade furniture from the little foam board mini house. Well Lola decided they'd keep the little foam board house for a getaway retreat. So they'll take back what furniture they need when the time comes.
No more teasin'. Back to reality. I really don't have a new dollhouse but I went to Target and bought two of their $17.99  put together shelves that fit perfectly in the corner of my sewing room. As you can see I messed up on the one on the right and got the bottom shelf upside down. I took it off twice and put it back together and then just said, "to heck with it!" and left it just as it is. The other shelf went together like a breeze. So the bottom shelves will be the basement for storing things. I'll probably make a little curtain to cover up the mess. I printed out wallpaper from the computer. Because of the patterns on some I did have to adjust the images around a bit on the wallpapers to make it all match, but I'm so talented like that. One more thing. I made two more foam board rooms that sit on top - the dining room and nursery. I'll do the same for the laundry room and then I'll make a front porch. 
A little note about Lola. I found a bag of tiny little dolls at a thrift shop and she was in there. There was just something about her I loved. She was nekked as a jay bird and had this big ole head of messy hair. But that face! That sweet face! I found her way before I decided to start mini - ing. Anyway, I braided her thick hair and added a ribbon. I made her a skirt, blouse and a special little apron. Now she is most presentable! This is so much fun and I did treat myself to quite a few minis for Christmas! Merry Christmas to me! I'll be making curtains, adding accessories, plan on making some top kitchen cabinets. You know - stuff!
Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Endless Love

 My love,
There's only you in my life
The only thing that's bright

My first love,
You're every breath that I take
You're every step I make

And I
(I-I-I-I-I)
I want to share
All my love with you
No one else will do...

And your eyes
Your eyes, your eyes
They tell me how much you care
Ooh yes, you will always be
My endless love

Two hearts,
Two hearts that beat as one
Our lives have just begun

Forever
(ohhhhhh)
I'll hold you close in my arms
I can't resist your charms

And love
Oh, love
I'll be a fool
For you,
I'm sure
You know I don't mind
Oh, you know I don't mind

'cause you,
You mean the world to me
Oh
I know
I know
I've found in you
My endless love

Oooh-woow
Boom, boom
Boom, boom, boom, boom, booom
Boom, boom, boom, boom, boom

Oooh, and love
Oh, love
I'll be that fool
For you,
I'm sure
You know I don't mind
Oh you know
I don't mind

And, yes
You'll be the only one
'cause no one can deny
This love I have inside
And I'll give it all to you
My love
My love, my love
My endless love 
~ sung by Lionel Richie

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Little Look Back at 2016

 Happy New Year to you, Dear Ones! What a year it's been for me! Pull up a chair and grab you a Diet Dr. Pepper and I'll share with you what all has happened this past year.
 JANUARY
 I fell and broke my knee but it actually happened on December 14, 2015, but somehow it carried over to 2016! You may know but I had surgery and hardware was installed and I had to wear that huge immobilizer! Any way, I'm so much better now. I'm not 100% but I'm praying I will be soon. 
Since I had to be stationary for so long, I had a hard time sitting still so I continued making dolls clothes for the American Girls dolls I had gotten for Carter. Some were crocheted and when I was able to go up the stairs to my sewing room, I started sewing the clothes. Our little Carter was going through chemotherapy and high doses of meds as you all joined with us in prayer for God to heal her little body from the rare auto immune disease that attacked her!
FEBRUARY
Well, not a lot went on during the month of February. I continued with my physical therapy - at home and at a rehab place - and creeping along on my walker. But we did buy a new rung for the dining room floor!
MARCH
I graduated to a cane! Woo hoo! We celebrated our 43rd wedding anniversary in Stockbridge, Massachusetts at The Red Lion Inn.
APRIL
This month was a celebration for our little Carter's numbers the doctors were monitoring we down to normal! I found this dollhouse for Carter at a garage sale and I think I wanted one too! I also had another surgery to remove the hardware from my knee and back to physical therapy for me.
MAY
I was still laying low a bit as I continue to recover. I discovered the little motorized carts at grocery stores and it was such freedom for me! I was able to shop and ride to my heart's content! Mr. Precious took me to Albany to see the tulips! Gorgeous!
JUNE
Well, I really started to crave little miniature dollhouses and furniture. Since I seem to go on tangents, I didn't want to buy a dollhouse as they are a little pricey, so I got on Pinterest and saw a post about making one from foam board. Worked for me! I got so excited and even began to make my own furnishings.


JULY
We kept the grandbabies for a week as their mommy and daddy went on a long deserved vacation. It was such fun but Lord, have mercy, plumb wore me out! Then I joined Instagram!
AUGUST
During the month of August I did lots of cleaning around the house since I had been hindered for some time! :) I love Milk Glass and you know that if you visit me very often. I decided to give as much of my Milk Glass as I could center stage in the dining room for a while.
SEPTEMBER
Mr. Precious and I took a three week trip in Kiki and visited 20 states! What fun we had. I still don't have the posts up yet from that trip. I will, I'm olden now and I'm slow! We got back from our trip just in time to celebrate little Campie's thrid birthday.
OCTOBER
We celebrated Mr. Precious' sister and hubby's 50th wedding anniversary! She did it up good and it was so special not to mention beautiful!
NOVEMBER
I celebrated fall in my little mini house and fall in my big house. November is Mr. Precious' and my birthday so he planned a trip for us to go to New York City and we had a wonderful birthday celebration!
DECEMBER
I had recently started doing cross stitching again so I made a few little ornaments for a small tree and thought they turned out so cute. Of course I Christmased up my  house and Christmased up the little house!

That's my year and it's really been a year. We've had our share of ups and downs but lots of blessings sprinkled all over the top! I want you all to know how much I love and appreciate your visits and your comments to my little blog. I've been doing this for almost nine years now! Can you believe it? I've had lots of opportunities to advertise and make money for my blog but I don't want to do that. I just want my blog to hopefully be a little light and bring a little smile to your most gorgeous faces.

Happy New Year, my Dear Ones.
You're all my sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Auld Lang Syne

 Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And never brought to mind
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And days of auld lang syne
And there's a hand, my trusty friend
And gie's a hand to thine
We'll take a cup of kindness yet
For auld lang syne

For auld lang syne, my dear
For auld lang syne
We'll take a cup of kindness yet
For auld lang syne

Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And never brought to mind
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And days of auld lang syne

For auld lang syne, my dear
For auld lang syne
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And days of auld lang syne
For auld lang syne
~ sung by us all