Category: "Walnut Bay Light - HBS Creatin' Contest 2013"

Walnut Bay Light - vintage photo

by brae  

I finally gave FotoSketcher a try - it's a software a Greenleaf forum member showed us not too long ago.  You can make drawings, paintings, etc. from your regular photos.  I took a photo of Walnut Bay Light and played with the settings.  I love the vintage photo effect. :]

Another photo book - Walnut Bay Light

by brae  

I had another coupon (this time from Joann) for a free 8" x 8" photo book with 20 pages from Shutterfly, so I added the next one to my collection.  This time, I made one for Walnut Bay Light.

Roland and Sanford are featured on the back cover and as the first photo on the inside.  The antics!  :O

While not all-encompassing, these little books are such fun to have.

There's a page or two dedicated to each room and aspect.  You can add pages if you like, but I think this is just the right amount for a little book.

Walnut Bay Light on the cover of The Dolls' House Magazine

by brae  

I'm so thrilled that Walnut Bay Light was not only featured in the July 2015 issue of The Dolls' House Magazine but was given the cover!  :D

I haven't received my magazine in the mail just yet but I hope it arrives soon!  Thank you so much to Katie and all the wonderful people at The Dolls' House Magazine!

No-no!

by brae  

Roland and Sanford absconded with the cannon from Bill.  They also raided the spice cabinet for mustard seeds.

When I found them, I tried to explain that it was rude to launch mustard seeds at unsuspecting boaters from the breakwater.  :\  I don't think they understood.  :D

New minis for Walnut Bay Light

by brae  

You know what the best kind of constructive criticism is?  When someone says, "That accessory looks cheap, I'm going to send you something fabulous to replace it."  Haaaaaaaaaa!  Ok, that wasn't a direct quote from Bill, but he certainly did send some fabulous things for Walnut Bay Light.

There are a few model ship items including a Bluenose II name plate, anchor and tiny cannon.

My original upper tower room had a table with charts and a jewelry finding magnifying glass.

Bill fashioned a new magnifying glass from a Canon camera viewfinder lens, brass tubing and a belaying pin.  :D  Fantastic!   He said I needed chart dividers, too.  These actually function!  You open them by squeezing the rounded parts.   There's also a spyglass.

And, that led to Telescope: Otterine Model, Serial number 1, as Bill named it.  :D  I told him I never got around to that part since I ran out of time.

He engraved No. 1 on the base!

There's a removable lens cap, too.

It's a remarkable piece, and it was his first try!

He even made the height set for me if I were to shrink to 1:12 scale.  :D

He sent me many bits and bobs to get the creative juices flowing

This particular piece has great potential for an outdoor light fixture.

He sent two old ties with great potential for fabric items.  Even the boxes he packed the items in are great!

Thanks so much, Bill!  Truly generous!  :D

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