Archives for: "October 2019"

Happy Halloween 2019!

by brae  

I've had zero time to make anything for Halloween this year. :\ But, I ran into this happy little guy at a local restaurant. He's a real life sized pineapple, but I think it would wonderful to recreate him in mini. Debora sent me a mini pineapple… more »

Ivy Hollow - brass plaque

by brae  

I bought a 42-piece lot of vintage charms of the logo for the United States Post Office Department, which was the original name of the United States Postal Service. No, I didn't need 42 of these suckers, but how perfect for a plaque. I was going to make… more »

Ivy Hollow - out of dry fit!

by brae  

I did a lot of prep work today, installed the sheet flooring, drilled holes where the wire channels meet the foundation and prepped the landscape board. I won't be attaching the house to the base until I get to the electrical shed and landscaping, just… more »

Ivy Hollow - windows, a second look

by brae  

I'm using Houseworks attic windows for my tiny post office. They have interior trim that fits around the frame. After seeing one in dry fit, it all seemed out of proportion. Here's an interior window with the trim pulled in closer. It sits on top of the… more »

Ivy Hollow - postmaster's desk wall, part 2

by brae  

Continuing work on the back wall. I figured I would need more pigeon holes, because having a post office for only 15 mail customers seemed a bit of an extravagance. I modeled the additional pigeon holes after the ones made for the postal teller, making… more »

Sue Bakker - Birds on a Branch, 24.75 hours

by brae  

Update on the Birds on a Branch rug. I didn't stitch as much as I should have this past month, but I feel I've gotten back into the groove. The Star Trek marathon each night on H&I helps. Now at 24.75 hours. more »

Ivy Hollow - postmaster's desk wall, part 1

by brae  

As shown previously, I had originally planned to use a Chrysnbon kitchen hutch bashed into a desk, but the interior is too small. Maybe if I had built the Chrysnbon desk later, I could have cut down the depth, but there would have been more room for… more »

We've got mail!

by brae  

Today, my car needed its scheduled maintenance, so I packed my bag of minis and headed over there for a three-hour tour (Gilligan's Island theme song now firmly in my head.) They have a desk/office area cordoned off for some privacy, so I was able to… more »

Realife Country Store fixtures - part 4

by brae  

Continuing work on the Realife Country Store fixtures. After getting the parts stained and sealed, it was time for main assembly. I'm still holding off on the countertop until I get ready to set the furnishings in place. The brass rod supplied with the… more »