Last week, I was at the pet store and just had to go by the hamsters. :] I was looking at the Robo hamsters when one little guy in the next bin over came up to the glass. I just melted. :D I've named him Milo, and he has the sweetest disposition. He likes to be picked up and cuddled.
He's a Russian hamster, so slightly larger than the dwarf breeds I usually have. Here he is nibbling a morsel on his first day home.
Real Good Toys is having a mini mini contest. :D The kit is a pre-finished tower attic room.
I have some big plans for this tiny room.
We have until November 9, so not that long.
First, thank you for all the kind words about Sydney's passing. It means a great deal to me. :]
I have news!!! The Haunted Heritage has not only been featured in the October 2014 edition of Miniature Collector, it made the cover!!! :D
Miniature Collector, October 2014
I was so excited when the writer contacted me about writing an article on the Heritage and even more excited when Miniature Collector accepted our work. I had no idea my beloved house would grace the cover.
Many of you also pop over to my sewing blog to see me in my creations, but here I am with the Heritage. The camera was giving me fits with the autofocus (I was taking the photo solo with a tripod), and I ended up with an "alright already" look on my face. Oops. :D
I wrote a tutorial for my folding suitcase valet, which is featured as well. :]
Thank you so much to Renee Biermann for writing a splendid article and to the staff at Miniature Collector for the feature and amazing cover!
My little hamster friend Sydney crossed the Rainbow Bridge tonight. He developed a large tumor a few months back but continued to move around, run in his wheel (until a few days ago) and seemed to have no pain. He was unsteady on his feet in his final days, and this morning I knew the time was near. He was slightly cold to the touch and taking shallow breaths. When I returned home tonight, he had made his way back into his wood hut and died peacefully sometime today. He looked as though he were sleeping. I could not have wished a kinder passing for him.
Here he is on his first day with me.
And, here he is snoozing away not too long ago, a little old guy.
I'm sorry he won't see our new home, but I feel like he gave me a wonderful gift tonight. On the way home this evening, there was a beautiful sunset and I had the most amazing feeling of utter peace. I even said Thank You aloud. I'm sure it was his message to me. Goodbye, my sweet friend...see you someday! :]
The smaller Bishop Show is in town this weekend, so I popped in for the preview show last night. Here are some of the goodies I brought home.
Wild rabbit from Weazilla. Jessica had a wonderful selection of realistic animals, toys and curiosities. I'm going to need a vegetable garden for this cute fella.
Creamsicle cocktails from Karen Aird Miniatures. She had a huge table of miniatures in a wide variety of themes and categories.
I'd love to have this in real life! And, it's a good thing I bought this shutter table at the show because all the ones I already have are packed and I would have had nothing to use in these photos. :D
Tin Man and Mr. Scarecrow from Sir Thomas Thumb. I got these incredibly cute dolls because they remind me of my friend Blondie. :D
I think Mr. Scarecrow needs a chiropractor. :D I'll have to see if I can give him an adjustment so he stands tall.
Watermelon bowls from The Little Dollhouse Company. I always enjoy seeing Maria and John, and they have such wonderful miniatures.
I have a set of small bowls like these in real life; only mine have the seeds painted inside. :]