Friday, December 31, 2010

A Big 2010 Thank You

                                     This is my baby - Levi - part Boarder Collie
I just wanted to take a few minutes to thank all my followers this year.  This has all been new and exciting for me.  I must say it has been a blast learning from all of you and your beautiful creations.  I have enjoyed checking up on all your new imaginative creations during the year.  I also want to thank my daughter (Tara) for introducing me to the miniature world.  She has been my mentor and teacher this year and she deserves my heart filled thanks for everything.  Without Tara, I probably would have gone crazy sitting around the house doing nothing but cleaning - and - you all know that cleaning is NOT FUN!  I'd rather be doing miniatures than cleaning any day.  Don't get me wrong - I do try to keep my house clean - but - if I had the choice, I would do miniatures all day and into the wee hours of the morning.  As Tara knows - when I am back there visiting, we'd sit down and start working on our mini's and the next thing I'd know is my son would be saying good-night to us.  He'd go up to bed, go to sleep, get up in the morning, get ready for work, and then he'd say goodbye to us as he left for work the next morning.  We'd be having so much fun together that we would still be sitting at the table working away ;-}.  I have had SO much fun learning about the creation and crafting of miniatures, and making new friends along the way.  So I would like to wish all of you, my mini friends out there, a very Safe and Happy New Year and may the new year be prosperous for all of us.

God Bless & Love to all of you,
Sherry  XOXO

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Rick's Christmas Tree

I made this Christmas Tree for a dear friend of mine.  We used to work together until I had to go on Long Term Disability this past May.  He is a bachelor and doesn't decorate for Christmas, so I thought I would make him a miniature tree as a gift.  Under the tree there are some decorated presents along with 3 little stockings.  Two of them have hand crafted bones in them for Toby and Maggie, his little babies, and the other one has 2 candy canes in it for him, (Rick).  You will also see a cup of coffee and a dinner plate with a glass dome on it.  Every Christmas I would cook a leg of lamb for my husband and myself and then slice some off and bring it to work for Rick.  He always looked forward to receiving some of my lamb dinner.  However, this Christmas he went back to have Christmas with his parents and is expected to move there at the end of January 2011.  So under his little tree I put a hand crafted lamb dinner under glass for him, (the glass dome can be removed).  Just a little something to remind him of our friendship we shared at work for so many years.  When he received it, he was thrilled and really liked it.  He said that it will remind him of the friendship for many years to come.  He said it looks like Christmas now in his apartment.  He put it on a corner table and put two lit candles in front of it.  I really enjoyed making the little Christmas tree for him and letting him know that he will always have a friend.

My next project will be another Christmas Tree for another friend of mine.  Every Wednesday, my husband and I pick up a friend of ours and take him out for dinner at a little Chinese restaurant.  I had made a Christmas Tree for my God Daughter, who works there, and took it in last Wednesday to her.  When I took the Christmas Tree out to show her what I had made for her, her boss saw it and tears came to her eyes.  I looked at her and asked her if she was okay and she said yes.  Then she told me that her Grandmother had made her one for Christmas a few years ago.  She said that she had brought it to the restaurant and put it on the counter as part of the decorations for Christmas last year and someone stole it right off the counter.  My heart went out to her.  I knew the tree was very special to her as it was hand made for her by her Grandmother and it could never be replaced.  I told her that I would make her another Christmas Tree, knowing that it wouldn't be the same as the one her Grandmother made for her, but, that I wanted to give back a little something that had been taken from her.  So as soon as I get more of the trees in, I will be making a little Christmas Tree for her and I will post pictures of it when I have completed it.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Witchy Stitchy Christmas Tree

Well, this time I tried my hand at making a Christmas Tree for a very crafty Witch.  This witch loves to sew and make things.  I decorated the tree top with a hand crafted cute witch hat that is decked out with flowers and feathers.  There are also small hand crafted witch hats with white feathers on the tree as ornaments.  You will find just about everything a crafty witch would need on and under the tree.  There are 2 baskets under the tree, one is filled with sewing notions, embroidery thread, scissors, pearls in a bottle and much more and the other basket has instructional books for embroidery, etc.  You will find spools of thread, large and small potion bottles, potion scrolls and much more under the tree.  Decorations on the tree are hand crafted witch hats, magic wands, lite candles, fabric on hangers, silver stars, golden suns, keys, witch brooms, potion scrolls, skeleton bones and the list goes on with the finishing touch of green bead garland.   I must say, other than the Nightmare Before Christmas tree, which I had so much fun creating, this one would be next in line as to having just as much fun creating.  I just purchased a new camera and I am learning how to use it, so please bear with me as these pictures may not be the best just yet.