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 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

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
I know
I know
I've found in you
My endless love

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


  1. Shelia that is so cute! I love Tang and the new Mom and home. My little Scout loves doll houses and I was thinking of doing a bookcase one a little like yours for her to play with. Adorable!!

  2. Oh my word, you amaze me. How fun is this.

  3. Now I want a dollhouse! How sweet your new little house is and how clever of you to think of using shelves. I am looking forward to seeing how Lola and Tang decorate the rest of the house.

  4. Such a beautiful new home and new kitty (and new mommy for kitty).


  5. What a great idea to make a 'doll house', Shelia! I absolutely love it. Your little Lola and Tang are so cute...and so is the ever-naked baby! I bet you will have a ball doing up the whole place. LOVE it! xo Diana

  6. This is so cute, Shelia. That Tang looks a bit spoiled and oh, so adorable. I guess I shouldn't have let Audrey see this for now she wants her own stool. ;-)Have fun with the decorating. Deb

  7. Tang found a loving home with Lola and her nekked baby, yahoo:). Boy, you can sure get lost in minis, a world of furniture and accessories. I'm sure your grandkids will have fun playing too:).
    Kathleen in Az
    This Christmas I'm on the look out for colorful bottle brush trees with ornaments! So cute!

    1. Hi Kathleen! I found that little decorated tree at Hobby Lobby. It was a Christmas ornament and I just cut the hanger off! :)

  8. Tang found a great home. You did a wonderful job on her new home.Your very talented.I really enjoy reading your post.

  9. I haven't commented in a while, but this was just so very cute! Loved your year in review!
    Hope you have a wonderful 2017!

  10. Oh Shelia, love the doll house. I used to hav one, but gave it to a little girl and she was so happy with it. Now I want another one......

    You are so very talented - great job.


  11. Wow, it all looks amazing. You certainly have a talent for minis, you have done a great job. It is all enchanting, a real delight to visit.

  12. This is totally adorable in every way possible!

  13. Whatever Lola wants -- Lola GETS! How fun!

  14. I haven't been able to stop by in a while, but now that I have, I'm loving - LOVING this house. The shelves make it seem like a condominium! I especially love the alphabet prints around the wall. Always one of my favorite things about school. Have fun with mini-land!

  15. This is adorable ! Such fun decorating it, every little room dear friend.
    Wishing you a great 2017.

  16. I love dollhouses! This is all so cute. You are so talented with the cute little stuff. Love the washer and dryer!!!---- where did you find those? Tang looks happy!!!

  17. How adorable is all this! I'm so glad Tang found a new home. I like the idea of these shelves acting as an inside view of your little doll house. Thank you again for posting the video of yourself playing the piano on FB the other day. Your voice is as cute as you are and I hope you'll do more of them!

  18. Love looking at your dollhouse posts! You certainly have a "mini" eye. If I might make a suggestion, Lola needs a little ottoman to rest her feet! Another project!

    1. Thanks for popping in to see me, Sharon! Your suggestion is right on. I do need to make an ottoman and I'll try to get right on it.

  19. truly adorable Shelia, love, love, love the kitty!!

  20. What a great idea with the bookcases...brilliant! Wish I could shrink down and play in this precious playhouse! I could decorate! hahaha! Hugs, Diane

  21. Hola alegra encontrarme con novedades en la casa de muñecas..hay más calor de hogar en ella..Deseo que este 2017 este lleno de cosas buenas para tí, el Sr. Preciosus, hijos y nietos..Recordando el 2016...hubieron cosas fuertes también pero siempre la fortaleza estuvo allí y la esperanza de seguir adelante con las contrariedades de la vida la hace más llevadera..Un abrazo a la distancia y Feliz 2017 Saludos desde Costa Rica..por acá hace mucho frío ahora y ya regresé al trabajo..Bendiciones

    1. Happy New Year to you, Shirley! I really do appreciate your visits and wish only the best for you and your family in this new year.
      Shelia ;)

  22. ADORABLE!!! So creative and perfectly done!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  23. Love, love, love, love this post! Your dollhouse (great idea) and new kitty = amazing!

    What fun! I am smiling from ear to ear!

    Hope your new year is filled with all things wonderful! Hugs!

  24. Shelia, I just love this!! Such a cute hobby and you have the best ideas for the 'house'. Fun post!!

  25. Sheila, she is just so cute as is that dollhouse. I may need to seriously think about a doll house for my grandgirls to have at Nana's house! You amaze me with your creativity and talent. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  26. What fun you're having, and yes, you ARE so talented. This is amazing.

  27. Shelia ~ you have really caught the miniature dollhouse bug!!! I love everything and your sweet story that goes along with the residents of this tiny haven. Beyond precious my friend :-)

    Big, Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan andBentley

  28. WHat a brilliant idea. I love Lola's new house. Lots of room. Tang must be in heaven with all that space to explore. Have fun!

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