Thursday, February 16, 2017

Winter Mischief!

Games dolls play!

 It is cold outside and Eugenia and Elena got very creative. Of course,  they included their little friend Rupert Von Hare , who by the way, returned from his last travels. He declared that he was done wandering the countryside and was staying put!  Besides, he missed his friends.....

A fun puzzle to sharpen the mind!

En garde, Rupert!!!

Oh dear, Oh dear.....

No peaking Elena!!! 

Ahoy maties!!  I see land!!!!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Friday, February 3, 2017

~Miniature Valentines ~

 ~Valentines Day has always been one of my very favorite holidays. Not really sure why, but there is just something about chocolates, Love, hearts, chocolates, cupid , and more chocolate that makes me love this particular day.
  Antique valentine cards that are cut and woven are my favorite.  A couple years ago, I spent a few days trying to figure out how to make some for my dolls.  They are so much fun to make. It is hard to stop! Once you get going , just let your imagination take over.  I like putting them in small painted boxes with tiny notes or even making tiny envelopes to put them in. Who wouldn't love a miniature valentine? 

 Okay, so the first thing you need is a pair of small sharp scissors that can cut fine.  This is important.

 Next, paper that isn't too heavy or too flimsy. I had to experiment with several different kinds of paper before I found the type that worked for me.  After spending money buying expensive colored paper from the art store, I ended up using Laid paper from my printer!  It had the right weight and was easier to cut. Experiment and find what suits you best. I also used special markers to color and age the Valentines when I was done.  

Let your imagination lead the way!

Start with tiny cuts and work your way around.

Keep going.....

And going....


Valentines ready for envelopes or small painted boxes.  Don't forget the messages of love and/or friendship!