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In response to: Sam

Linda Ford [Visitor]

Don’t worry about natural setting for your precious visitor; perhaps he is someone’s pet who slipped out of the house. I have my 2 parrots, flamingo and dogs for Barbie…I just love HIM. I have actually held one of those precioius birds. you could have him sit in a cage or on a perch in your lovely contest house.

 Permalink 06/25/16 @ 14:30

In response to: No and yes...

Linda Ford [Visitor]

Jasper didn’t give anything away…sweet kitty. I was thinking about Jasper last night.

 Permalink 06/25/16 @ 14:27

In response to: Sam

brae [Member]

My environmental setting isn’t his habitat. :no: He’s sure to find a home, though. :>>

 Permalink 06/25/16 @ 13:32

In response to: Sam

Jenny [Visitor]

Oh, my goodness! Love him. The things you find!!

 Permalink 06/25/16 @ 13:22

In response to: Sam

Sheila [Visitor]

Oh he’s adorable! For the new build? Or just because he’s too cute to resist?

 Permalink 06/25/16 @ 13:21

In response to: Sam

brae [Member]

:)) Awesome!

 Permalink 06/25/16 @ 13:12

In response to: Sam

weecutetreasures [Visitor]

Guinness used to run ads featuring various animals in the 1960s and there was often a poem to go with the animal/pose. The toucan was one of them and he featured heavily in ads (worth a Google) but in one there was a cartoon of a toucan beside two pints of Guinness. The poem went
‘If he can say as you can
Guinness is good for you,
How grand to be a toucan,
just think what toucan do’
Gettit?! Sorry, just couldn’t resist.
Sam is adorable.
Carol

 Permalink 06/25/16 @ 13:07

In response to: Sam

Debora [Visitor]

Beautiful! I love him and he looks like he likes the tree!

 Permalink 06/25/16 @ 12:47

In response to: No and yes...

Erika [Visitor]

I love those beautiful jade coloured eyes.

 Permalink 06/24/16 @ 11:10

In response to: Walnut Bay Light - 2013 HBS Creatin' Contest entry

Raine Scott [Visitor]

Thanks so much for your reply. You are really gifted. I wonder what you will come up with next.

 Permalink 06/23/16 @ 20:23

In response to: Walnut Bay Light - 2013 HBS Creatin' Contest entry

brae [Member]

Thank you! :>>

I used stucco patch from Home Depot for the exterior surface and painted it with leftover Benjamin Moore White Chocolate.

 Permalink 06/23/16 @ 09:30

In response to: Walnut Bay Light - 2013 HBS Creatin' Contest entry

Raine Scott [Visitor]

First of all, your work is breathtaking beautiful. The patience and skill you have is unbelievable. I couldn’t even begin to fathom how one even attempts to create such a masterpiece. I’m in awe, looking at the art you create. I am surprised at the ingenuity of how you incorporate seemingly tiny insignificant objects into your creations and then how they go from a doll’s hair curler to become an interior lighthouse light. Really amazing. I have been working on a really little project myself, and what I mean by little, I mean really small in artistic talent. I love the texture on the outside of your lighthouse, may I ask, how did you accomplish this?

 Permalink 06/23/16 @ 08:10

In response to: No and yes...

Sheila [Visitor]

Jasper wins the adorable male cat contest for the Chicago area.

 Permalink 06/23/16 @ 07:52

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Kat [Visitor]

Those eyes…..hypnotizing….feeling..very…sleepy…

 Permalink 06/22/16 @ 19:48

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Claudia [Visitor]

Jasper is gorgeous! And a bit of a trickster!

 Permalink 06/22/16 @ 16:04

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Betsy Rogers [Visitor]

What a sweetie! So good to see he is (not) enjoying his milk! :)

 Permalink 06/22/16 @ 13:44

In response to: No and yes...

Debora [Visitor]

Hahahaha! Jasper is such a tease! :D

 Permalink 06/22/16 @ 12:51

In response to: Little Milo

Mariah [Visitor]

so sorry for the loss of your little companion :(

 Permalink 06/20/16 @ 18:18

In response to: That's it! I'm leaving!

elizabeth s [Visitor]

What a tremendous difference you leaves have already made to the realism of the tree. Your spacing looks good and although it sounds tedious the results of your efforts are worth the work. Lookin Good!

 Permalink 06/20/16 @ 04:15

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Irene [Visitor]

Excellent work Brae - what patience!

 Permalink 06/20/16 @ 02:46

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Cheverly L [Visitor]

Ah, the post I’ve been eagerly anticipating! This is so exciting, and will be your best tree yet. It already looks so lifelike… using the putty has made such wonderful bark. I completely agree with @weecutetreasures. Perfect description!

 Permalink 06/19/16 @ 16:29

In response to: That's it! I'm leaving!

brae [Member]

Thank you! :>>

Yes, I’ve thought about painting buds, too! :yes: We’ll see how I do on time (and patience). :))

 Permalink 06/19/16 @ 09:08

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cinderellamoments [Visitor]

Wow! It already looks so amazing! I remember doing my rose covered arbor. I thought I was getting close to the end only to realize I’d have to make oodles more. You have so much patience and talent. This will be a snap for you. You’re probably already done as I type this out. :)
Sorry about little Milo! What a cute little guy he was. :(
hugs♥,
Caroline

 Permalink 06/19/16 @ 07:53

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Pat [Visitor]

OMG. In awe once again. Don’t you get hand cramps?

 Permalink 06/19/16 @ 07:22

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Keli [Visitor]

Gorgeous!

Having done this before, I recommend working from the inside out.

Happy leaving!

 Permalink 06/18/16 @ 22:08

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weecutetreasures [Visitor]

Have to smile at your reference to movies and TV marathons. Netflix is a lifesaver when doing stuff like this. I find I prefer to watch stuff I have watched before so that I can look away from the screen often. Love the second photograph. Leaves look great, but the photo itself is lovely. Looks like a tree in autumn after a strong gust of wind has blown the other leaves away!

 Permalink 06/18/16 @ 16:49

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Sheila [Visitor]

Wow! So impressive! You could always go with sparser leaves and a few dots of brownish green here and there for a sping tree with buds and leaves still coming out.

 Permalink 06/18/16 @ 16:13

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Barbara [Visitor]

If this is any indication of things to come, it is going to be amazing!

 Permalink 06/18/16 @ 15:09

In response to: From double door to single

brae [Member]

Thank you! :>>

I have learned to take photos of my storage places from frustrating searches. |-|

 Permalink 06/18/16 @ 15:05

In response to: Under the maple tree - part 4

brae [Member]

Thank you! :>>

 Permalink 06/18/16 @ 15:01

In response to: Under the maple tree - part 5

brae [Member]

Thank you! :>>

I would worry about longevity with natural leaves, though it’s a neat idea! :yes:

 Permalink 06/18/16 @ 15:00

In response to: Early Summer Sale - new etsy coupon

brae [Member]

Thank you! :>>

 Permalink 06/18/16 @ 14:59

In response to: Little Milo

brae [Member]

Thank you, everyone. :]

 Permalink 06/18/16 @ 14:57

In response to: That's it! I'm leaving!

Debora [Visitor]

It’s looking wonderful! The spacing is very realistic too…I just looked at the maple in my yard to check! :D
Beautiful!

 Permalink 06/18/16 @ 13:39

In response to: Scratch built table lamps

brae [Member]

Thanks, Ann! I have a link to Bindels Ornaments above. The last time I checked, they were on the “Ornamenten 5″ page, but they may move their supply lists around. :D

 Permalink 06/18/16 @ 08:07

In response to: Scratch built table lamps

Ann [Visitor]

I love your lamp tutorial because you solve the problem of how to support the lamp shade using what I call the spider jewelry finding. However I ha e looked all over the web and in craft stores for the piece. Any suggestions as to where I might be able to find them? Thanks.

 Permalink 06/17/16 @ 15:40

In response to: Little Milo

Kathy Moore [Visitor]

So sorry Brae; we, too, have had these sweet little hamsters in our lives…. I know you will miss him. Thinking of you!

 Permalink 06/12/16 @ 17:09

In response to: Little Milo

Gayle Taylor [Visitor]

I’m so sorry for your loss. Losing a fur baby leaves such an empty place in your heart. He was loved by your friends too. My condolences

 Permalink 06/12/16 @ 09:33

In response to: Little Milo

brae [Member]

Thank you so much. :]

 Permalink 06/11/16 @ 19:35

In response to: Little Milo

Claudia [Visitor]

Oh, Brae. I’m so sorry. Bless little Milo and bless you. Sending you my sympathy.

It never gets any easier to lose a loved one.

 Permalink 06/11/16 @ 08:38

In response to: Little Milo

Debra [Visitor]

So sorry to hear of Milo’s passing.

 Permalink 06/11/16 @ 08:21

In response to: Little Milo

brae [Member]

Thank you, everyone. :]

 Permalink 06/11/16 @ 06:35

In response to: Little Milo

Barbara [Visitor]

I just read your sad news. It’s hard to lose a pet.

 Permalink 06/11/16 @ 02:19

In response to: Little Milo

pepper [Visitor]

I’m so sorry Brae =0(

*mini hugs*

 Permalink 06/11/16 @ 00:05

In response to: Little Milo

Sharee Sayers [Visitor]

Sorry to hear that Brae but I am sure he had a wonderful life with you. It is always hard to say goodbye to our ‘pet’ family members.

 Permalink 06/10/16 @ 19:30

In response to: Little Milo

azteclady [Visitor]

My sympathies over sweet Milo’s passing.

 Permalink 06/10/16 @ 18:46

In response to: Little Milo

Betsy Rogers [Visitor]

I’m so sorry for your loss. They take a little piece of our hearts with them every time! :(

 Permalink 06/10/16 @ 18:33

In response to: Little Milo

weecutetreasures [Visitor]

What sad news. It is always so hard to lose a beloved pet. He seems to have had a very happy life though and that may be a comfort.

 Permalink 06/10/16 @ 17:50

In response to: Little Milo

brae [Member]

Thank you! Jasper is a good boy – he leaves the hamsters alone and I don’t think they matter much to him.

 Permalink 06/10/16 @ 17:25

In response to: Little Milo

Sheila [Visitor]

I’m sorry for your loss. How is Jasper taking it? Or did he not pay any attention to Milo?

 Permalink 06/10/16 @ 17:15