Monday, May 25, 2009

Real Life Takes Over

I have to apologize to my followers for being away so long. Real life just kind of stepped in and took over. I lost my creativity for a while, but I believe it is back. I once again have the urge to 'mini' and have made some progress on Nanny Hazel's house.

Today I made a nifty little bowl.

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Along with the bowl/flowerpots I have been working on the bathroom for Nanny. She and Bub have been more than patient with me. Nanny isn't much of a frilly lasy, however she does like her floral bathroom. This is where she like to be ladylike.

I have left the roof off on this side to have better access to the bathroom.

This is a closer shot of the wall sconce. I really like these, they brighten up the room.

It won't be too much longer and I will be ready to attach that roof. Then it will be time to shingle. Better get busy staining them so they have plenty of time to dry. I am also unpacking more and more of Hazel's things so I will be getting them placed and added more photos! I look forward to your next visit.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Livingroom Couch

I have been working a little at a time on the couch for Hazel's livingroom. I finally finished it today.

I found Hazel's favorite mirror packed away in an old chest. After cleaning it up a bit and hanging it, I get Hazel's final approval.

I am hoping to get some free time this week to start on the bathroom. Bub is tired of bathing in the sink.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Kitchen Update

Nanny Hazel is finally able to sit down in her kitchen and have a good strong cup of coffee. She apparently has had company. Perhaps that is who Nanny is gazing at through the open window. She mentioned at one time having a 'friend' named Don, but I haven't met him. Maybe some day I will catch him when he visits.

We are both happy with her appliances. I am growing to like the red color that Nanny loves so much.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Nanny Hazel's Bedroom

Well I finally got out of my slump a little and worked on getting the furnishings ready for Hazel's bedroom. Her original full sized bed would not fit so I had to find her a small one. She is happy with it, for now. Hopefully she will let me get other things ready for the house before she decides she needs a bigger bed. It won't be too long and Bub will be needing a big boy bed. Let's not rush things though. Nanny Hazel is in no hurry for that. She was nice enough to agree to show her new things.

I don't see much mini-ing time this week ahead. Full schedule until Saturday afternoon, so I don't expect to accomplish much. I did get the refridgerator installed and the plumber installed the kitchen faucet. Soon Nanny Hazel will be filling the house full of smells from her wonderful cooking. Bub is looking forward to that. The table and chairs need a good cleaning before they can be brought in. They have been in storage awhile. Hopefully I can get these smaller things done this week.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Making up lost time

Oh what a week it has been. I came down with a nasty sinus infection that put me out for a number of days. Now that I am feeling better I made some progress on Nanny Hazel's appliances. The stove is finally finished. I thought it was finished before put while I was out sick, Nanny had a few ideas of her own. She decide to fix it up a little as she says. What started as an all white stove ended up as a custom creation by Nanny. She went out to the shed and found a can of Farmall Red paint and went to town on the stove. Somewhere she found a rooster print and decopaged it onto the top of the stove. I think it actually turned out nicely and Nanny Hazel is finally happy about something. Here is her work of art.

As you can see, she is already thinking of breakfast for her and Bub. Two soft boiled eggs to share and some strong coffee for her.

Next in line is the sink. I will make sure I put some red in there to make her happy. Hopefully the rest of the lumber will arrive for her shelves. Also we are still waiting for the fridge. Hopefully it will be here soon. So much to do and Nanny has so little patience.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sunday Afternoon

Today being Sunday and a chilly rainy day at that, it seems appropriate for everyone in the house to take a little nap. Nanny Hazel put Bub down for one a little earlier.
Since hubby was napping on the couch, I decided to grab a little shut-eye on the bed. I wasn't in there very long when I heard something odd and came out to take a look. I found Nanny sitting on the bench in the entry of her house. Just sitting, admiring the newely painted swinging door to her kitchen.

Figuring she was just admiring the doors, I headed back down the hall to try and get that nap I so dearly wanted. I no sooner began to fall into dreamland when hubby awakens me. "Umm honey, you'd better get up and come and look at this" was my sweet awakening. Wondering what the cats have possibly gotten into now, I sling my legs over then edge and slump down the hall into the livingroom. "What?" I asked, not seeing anything strange in the room. "Over here" he replies. I walk into my little crafting room right off of the livingroom and here is what I find.

"What are you doing Nanny?" I asked. She simply looked at me and said "Well you gonna stand there with your mouth open gawkin' at me or you gonna give me a hand with this dang wall?" I rushed over to give her a hand. She had already gotten the floor piece and the front wall pulled up. When we got it up on the table she sat down on here bench. "I'm plum tuckered out from that." When I asked her why she was hauling the walls up, she said she wanted to get a better look at her kitchen. She said the blue sink was not going to work. I told her that it hasn't been painted yet and it will look wonderful when I am done. She didn't look convinced. She asked again about the roosters. I told her to be patient. She apparently feels she is too old to be patient. She also wants some red in there. Told me she would let me know what she wanted red when she decided. This gal is a handful let me tell ya.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Arrival Day

Nanny Hazel has finally made it! It was a cold rainy day outside, but indoors Bub was shining with happiness.

Here they are together in Nanny Hazel's room. Her bed hasn't arrived yet, so she may have to borrow a bed.

Tiny Judi stopped over for a visit. She always enjoys spending time with Bub and Nanny Hazel.

Now that she has arrived we can get down to business with her and Bub's house. Nanny has a lot of ideas and I can tell that she is determined. "Roosters" was the first thing she hollered for when we started discussing the kitchen. She does love roosters. I think that I can work with that. Here is what we have accomplished so far.

She loves the swinging door. I just knew she would. She said that she wants it white, to match all the other trim. She also loves white trim. She says that if all the trim in a house is white then the paint is cheaper and you can afford to keep it looking nice. Nanny is very frugal.

These walls will most likely be where the kitchen cupboards go. Nanny enjoys looking out the window while she washes up the dishes, so the sink will likely be positioned there.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Check back often as I have a lot of ideas going through my head and that means updates!!