Sunday, February 28, 2010

7 Things You Don't Know About Me...

Thanks again Susan of for passing the "Kreativ Blogger" on to me! To follow through on the rules I will mention 7 things about myself that I'm sure none of you know. This is probably a good thing, since I don't have much of a profile:

1. I'm going crazy with all the painting and staining of trim but I'm hoping to finish in the next few days and finally post something new (and hopefully interesting to look at).
2. I have a little dog (7 lbs.) named Tess who is 1/2 Maltese, 1/4 Cairn Terrier, and 1/4 Poodle. She's my constant sidekick when I'm at home, but hates my craft room as she gets no attention whatsoever in there.
3. I watch Turner Classic Movies while I'm doing minis and have acquired an extensive knowledge (at least more than I did before) of the history of American popular film.
4. I'm watching the closing ceremonies of the winter Olympics while I write this, and am a proud Canadian especially today - yay, Canada!!!
5. I'm a Realtor here in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, so if anyone is looking to buy (or sell) a property here, let me know. My website is:
6. I'm increasingly concerned about the economy of the world and the huge debt we have accumulated as nations, and as individuals. I hope you are all working towards being debt free and independent, as we may be headed for greater hardship in the future. Live to create rather than to consume.
7. I love wine (in moderation, of course) and I think I'll pour a glass now...a toast to all my newfound mini friends!

I will pass this award on soon, either in a subsequent post, or gradually as I discover more wonderful mini bloggers.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sunshine from Susan

Susan of has graciously awarded me with this Sunshine Award! Thank you, Susan! It's a sweet gesture. I'd like to pass this on to some of the blogs that inspire me and have made me go "ooooh" and "aaaaah". Here they are:
Heidi @ for her lovely antique images.
Linda @ who's recently finished " Petite Maison" is just breathtaking.
George @ who has a real life and many interesting things to say about it.
Josje @ who's Canal House is so perfectly done.
Lori @ who just finished a 1/144th Beacon Hill which looks amazing.
and Lea @ who's was the first blog I found that made me fall off my chair. Beautiful craftmanship, and wonderful tutorials.
The Sunshine Award Rules...
1. Post the award on my own blog.
2. In a blog post, name six blogs that I enjoy.
3. Let your six named bloggers know that you are passing the award on to them.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Slow Going

Still working on the interior trim pieces...a lot of cutting, measuring and dry fitting. I've got all the baseboards, crown molding and stair rails cut. It turns out to be a lot of pieces and I'll have to organize them by room so they don't get all jumbled up. I really wanted to paint everything all at once and be done with it. Oh, and I got a new light fixture for the kitchen - I think it is much more suitable than the gold globe light I had before.

I also wanted to express my appreciation of all the new followers and visitors and look forward to chatting with you all from time to time.

Have a great day and happy mini-ing!