Archives for: "April 2016"

Quilling kits for sale and cat update

by brae  

I posted about some quilling kits I inherited in a previous post.  I've finally gotten around to posting the ones I don't plan to keep on eBay.  Come on by and see if there is something you like.  These are vintage kits but complete and sealed.… more »

Luciana Violetta di Quattro Formaggi

by brae  

Or, Vi (vee) for short.  :D  We have a new housemate!  Violetta is a rescue kitty, roughly seven years old and very affectionate.  She doesn't talk much yet, except for many loud protests in the carrier while driving.  She has some hair loss, either… more »

The Miniature Show - debut

by brae  

This was the first year of The Miniature Show, so we headed there in the morning.  The main part of the ballroom had a large center where the show organizer, Swan House Miniatures, displayed wares from various artists, each labeled with a name card. … more »

Bishop Show 2016 - Preview Day 1

by brae  

Went to the Bishop Show today.  My main mission was to buy a lucky bamboo from Lamis Minis.   Mission accomplished!  :D Michael of Atomic Miniature had two especially wonderful projects -- an IKEA catalog scene. And, an old motorcycle with a little… more »

3 Blind Mice - 2016, day 1 of mini shows

by brae  

I made the rounds at the 3 Blind Mice show this evening and found a good selection of minis and supplies.  First stop was Greg's table All About Miniatures, featuring a vast display of JBM Miniatures and many supplies for landscaping, building and… more »

Datsun 240ZG - part 8 - painting details

by brae  

Continuing work on the Datsun 240ZG.  April is here, and I think it's time I set aside the Datsun to work on the HBS Creatin' Contest and Watson Mill.  The Datsun takes a lot of time and a lot of work space.  I'm also getting close to assembling, which… more »

More power tools in the house -- the drill press

by brae  

Recently, I was online at the right time.  A Greenleaf Dollhouses forum member was cleaning house and offering some power tools for the cost of shipping alone.  I was able to nab the MicroLux 3-Speed Mini Drill Press at a very good deal.… more »

Pattern Maker Pro by HobbyWare

by brae  

For Christmas, mom gave me Pattern Maker Pro by HobbyWare.  Previously, I had been charting simple designs in Excel using tiny cells filled with color.  While Excel had its appeal in ease of repeating patterns and printing options, it was also limited… more »