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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Happy Birthday to me

Hi guys,
I worked on this project last year and I didn't get if finished in time for Halloween
 its the cabin from Evil Dead I finished the trellis and the swinging chair, yes it is supposed to be off kilter because the evil dead like to slide around on it. the remake which I didn't like shows a few more details but I just focused on the main room and the outside.




I made all the furniture and lamps and bookshelf for the cabin I even added a few books, I didn't make the reel to reel or the desk or the book but I have them on my work bench (if you put stuff like that out people tend to walk off with it) I even made a deer head for the fireplace but I neglected to take a photo of it, youd think with Christmas being here there would be tons of reindeer figures that I could lop the head off of but I couldn't find any to kill for the cause so I made my own with a prescription cap, large bobby pin, paper towel, glue and some twigs from the trees outside.
I'll get you a photo later


 yes that is Batman, I found him at a yard sale and he fits the house perfectly, Rich stole him but I know hes downstairs in the man cave so when Im ready to get started on the Haddonfield house I'll go get him. he's supposed to be 6/4 220 so if hes that big and tall and fits in the door Id say I nailed the scale :)
and this is what the inside looked like beofe I painted it white, I thought it would look good grundgy but it didn't turn out well so I repained it and I left the ceiling in dire need of repair with a few roof leaks



so that's if for my birthday post, I'm working on cleaning my workroom, Ive seen Casey cleaning hers and Ive never done mine. I need to get rid of a lot of things that I kept because I thought I would us them. 3 years later I haven't touched anything so it's time to go or at least clean out the stuff I don't use


Im loving this computer now that I have the new screen on it and now I can take it anywhere in the house. I hate being on the desktop cause I had to run up and down the stairs anytime someone came over


so happy birthday to me and my houses of horror (you know I could go off on this cabin thing cause there are tons of movies about cabins, like Cabin in the woods, Tucker and Dale vs Evil, Dead Snow, Antichrist, Cabin Fever, Friday the 13, the Breed, Id better get busy Ive got a lot of work to do.)



Love
Marisa


Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Year

Hi Guys
sorry I've been gone for a while but we had some drama at the store, upstairs in the apartments one of the tenants has a special needs child that she home schools but she doesn't keep an eye on apparently so what happened was.......


she was mopping the bathroom floor and filled the bucket up because she was mopping the kitchen too (this is a two bedroom with a fairly large living room) the little girl wanted to help and wound up dumping the bucket all over the floor in the bathroom, hallway, kitchen and the living room!


well before she could get it all up it travelled downstairs and onto the toyroom ceiling! everything plush is ruined and I had to clean everything from the wet ceiling tiles.


Im furious, I told Rich I want her to pay for the toys that I had to throw away but he says its not worth the trouble because it would make her feel bad. (Im supposed to let this go because it would hurt her feelings?  ok that's new)  if it were one of his vendors hed do it or say something but since it's my stuff it ok, I get the need to keep the peace but still.

so Ive been busy cleaning the apartments, this time hasn't been so bad some of the tenants want their cleaning dep back so they do clean their apartments one studio had 7 people living there and two of the girls were pregnant. but they did clean the place so ....

I'll get back to making minis soon I hope  and back on blogger too, I had to change the screen on this laptop 50.00 and a youtube tutorial so now Im back on line and the other laptop messed up so I fixed that and the one at the store had to be repaired so I did that and then the internet conked out Im so happy that December is over.

Happy New Year

Love
Marisa

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Welcome to the Toy Room

Hi Everyone, 
I just wanted to show you some photos of the finished Laundry Room Bottles and a few photos of the Toy room, the reason I made the bottles was to fill an empty space on the shelf of the Toy Room.  but with all the colors you dont even see them. oh well Im sure someone will notice them. take a peek below.
  



 This is the start of the toy room, I think I did a good job cleaning up because the kids love to destroy it, some parents dont monitor their children so I get a lot of things broken or missing (actually stolen) but it's retail so what can you do?  it's gonna happen and it happens all the time.  I hope you enjoy the tour :)




 Now at the back near the corner I put a few halloween costumes on the racks, then a few venders wanted to put things back there and now its full of clothes and there is a second rack of childrens clothes too cause it is a toy room.  I think I'll put a sign up asking parents not to let their children play with the toys unless they intend to buy them.  I hope it doesnt offend anyone but just last week someone broke a porcelain doll and just shoved it under one of the shelves.  again it's retail that's going to happen.

below I finished two Monster High dolls, Clawdeen Wolf and Abby Abominable, Abby was 1.00 in a bag with another doll...one boil perm and shes back to normal.  Clawdeen was found in the trash when one of the renters moved out across the street from the store (yes I dug through the trash because they threw away a doll house and I got it along with a few dolls)  so I fixed up Clawdeen with some spare body parts I got from Amazon there is a tutorial on line about painting them to match the doll with paint and mod podge but I've had her 3 years so I might just keep her..dunno yet..
they say that when a kids parents own a store like the one Rich does the kids get used to having things sold and if they want to keep something they hold on to it but a lot of things go thats how I felt about Monster High Dolls, if I cant have a pullip then barbie, bratz monster high were the next best thing but I've got too many of them now I have to sell off a lot. oh well..

Im working on a dollhouse again I'll let  you know how it turns out I have a few things to do before that, Rich wants me to make a space ship so Im doing that and then Im working on the Tower from the Disney Movie Tangled then the dollhouse. 

Lilly says Hi and Claudette gives you a smile (the cat and the dog)


Love
Marisa


Friday, April 28, 2017

its the end of the month again!!

Hi Guys,

Time has flown by again but this time it hasnt caught me flat footed, Ive been working on my soap bottle washing machines but they aren't finished yet I'll give you a sneak peak at what Ive done.





Ive actually got 4 bottles ready for washing machine scenes but only two have the washing machines in them. again I didn't use photos to base my machines on but the bottom one I got the idea from pintrest, I really should have used kris from one in minis cause  
she did a great tutorial on how to make a washer for your dollhouse. but I had already made this one and Im not going to toss out a perfectly good washer (with clothes and ironing board no one will notice the feet are wonky ...I hope)

so thats it for now I will post them when I finish...for some reason I have the Texas Chainsaw Massacre Farmhouse stuck in my brain and I want to build it...crazy huh..

oh well we'll see what happens.

Happy Next Month??


Love Marisa


dont you just love Reba 


 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Time certainly does fly

Hi Guys,
Lilly is finally free of heart worms, her last test came back negative so we are in the clear
she is losing the weight but she still thinks shes a skinny dog. like her Mom.
so while I was stressing over her and the heart worms I worked on my old trailers
 as you can see I changed the color on one and made it a beach theme with pink accessories
 





 the Second one I left the color as it was and changed it to a fortune tellers caravan. it was a challenge to change it up a bit but I think I did ok with it.



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I like how they turned out and I stole the old pot belly stove from the roombox that I plan on redoing into something else. they kept me busy while I was busy stressing out over Lilly.  I tell her that I love her everyday. she fills the hole in my heart that was there when Lady and Honey passed away. I've had such bad luck with Animals

moving on..Im working on my detergent bottles this time and Im moving back into the family room upstairs. it's a big mess with barbies and kens and gi joes all over the place.

till next time

Love
Marisa

 

Saturday, November 26, 2016

I was going to color my hair but...

I decided to make this little Diorama instead,


Hi Guys 

I found this little Cheez - it Nascar at the thrift store ..the back wheels are missing so I'd been sitting on it for a while until I was looking online and found out that they do burn outs on the track. that was all the inspiration I needed to mock this up the poles for the fence are drinking straws, the fence is from an onion bag, the concrete barrier is cardboard and computer paper. 

I got the idea of distressing it from Elizabeth who did a stairway in her dollhouse, it's really easy to do and the paper in the fence is just glue that I let dry and paint white. you see that if you go to a real nascar race.   


 so this is what it looks like at the store, Rich has a booth full of nothing but car,truck, spaceship models so this will fit right in.
 not to leave you hanging but this is the G.I Joe Barracks that Im making for my Joes, on youtube there is a tutorial on my froggystuff that shows how to make it out of cereal boxes which works for me..I need to display it on the store shelf and I dont have a lot of space.


so that's it for now..I'll show you how the barracks turn out..I work 6 days a week so it may be a while


Merry Christmas if I dont see you

Love
Marisa


Monday, November 14, 2016

I drive by her house with my radio turned up loud

Hi, Guys, 
yea I have to admit that it's me driving by this womans house who was mean to me. I was going a way I hadn't gone before because of road work and who did I see in the yard...HER!! so now that I know where she lives I drive by in the morning on my way to work blaring my radio but I dont do it everyday..that would be mean :) 

 I bought this Elsa doll a few weeks ago and she had black marker all over her face and orange marker around her hair line and on her ears.  I went on line to see what I could do about it and this one post said to use peroxide pimple cream..but it was for ink pen stains!  I figure what did I have to loose I got her for less than $0.50 in a bag of three dolls (I said I wasn't going to buy anymore but for $.50 I couldnt pass it up)  

 I found this clearasil in the bathroom behind the other stuff we had in there and I gave it a shot..it took a week of leaving her in the sun but her face is clear and the stains are gone (or less noticable..I can still see a slight discoloration but it's not bad)  so thats my tip of the day. 

and below are the finished G. I. Joe scenes I made a wrecked building and a pier check them out




 I also picked up a scooter but it's too big for the Joes, but it fits a modern Holly Hobby doll and I have a Lizzie doll from Tinkerbell that can sit on it with the Holly Hobby Doll..I just had to make the seat for them to sit on
so that's what Ive been up too..Im going to work on my trailers next. they need to be finished up

TTYL

Love
Marisa