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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Halfscale Dollhouse Kits by Greenleaf

Finally!! I am so excited I could just BURST!! I am one of those people who don't have a lot of space for dollhouses and am so excited that Greenleaf has come out with a new line of not One but Seven new half scale dollhouses! They have also come out with Five new half scale shingle designs!! I am so excited. Check it out here: Half scale Greenleaf Houses  I have had the Brimbles kit here for the past 3 weeks now and you all will love the Halfscale line!!




This is my favorite, it is the half scale Chantilly kit! Halfscale is also called 1/2" or G-scale or garden scale.


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Bishop Miniature Dollhouse Show 2010

I had such a Wonderful time at the Tom Bishop International show in Chicago this year! I saw so many Wonderful items. There is just so much talent and you get a certain energy buzzing around a room full of warm, friendly, inspiring and Artistic people. It's a shame but this year, most of my pictures did not come out. I am thinking this camera may be too old now (3 years) because it's been being weird for a while and I had been using my son's and decided not to bring his cause I was afraid, I'd lose it or something. I sure wish I had brought it! My daughter Rachel took better pictures than I did and here are some of those show stoppers. These are the only ones that came out decent enough to share. There were so many roombox pictures I took. My daughter Rachel took more than half of the best shots here!

I hope you all enjoy the pictures and I want to say "Thank You" to all of the Wonderful people who let us take pictures of their tables & items!!
Thank You All for stopping by and reading my blog today!

Anna Hardman Dolls

This roombox was based off of the painting by Painting by Konstantin Flavitsky of Princess Tarakanova.  You can read the tragic story of this Princess here







Arline Smith Roomboxes & Dolls

Arline was so sweet. She took time and talked with us for a nice period of time. She even explained to my daughter Rachel, exactly how she created the roombox and what types of parts and findings she used to create them. She even shared secretes as to how she create such wonderful rugs! The great thing about it is, she volunteered this info after Rachel asked her if she could take pictures of her wonderful work.







Rik Pierce Roomboxes




Rik' version of Weasley's Burrow from Harry Potter


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tom Bishop Dollhouse Show 2010 Class Favorites

Last week I had a Totally Terrific time at the Tom Bishop International Dollhouse & Miniature show. I took Rik Pierce's class. It was a 4 day class and mine still is not finished. I decided to redo my insides downstairs LOL. It is the "Fair Rosamond's Bower" . This is Riks house:



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There were so many Fabulous classes going on that it was hard to choose which one I wanted to do but, I know I always Love doing a class with Rik so this year, I took his class. Next year, I think I am going to do a half scale class (not sure yet cause I gotta see it first).

Just like every year, the week starts off with the Workshops. It was so Great to see long time friends and to meet new ones too.  There were just so many wonderful classes to choose from. I Love Teresa Layman Gigerbread house. 




Jo Bevilacqua had a very elegant class. The pictures just don't do it justice:



I also loved the Medieval Kitchen by Sue & Eamonn O’Rourke






 Also Kari Bloom had a Elegant half scale roombox and it was just so pretty! These were the only classes I had the chance to peek into cause I was working in a workshop myself. Kerri items are always just Fabulous!










I only had a few pictures of the actual show & sale part and will post pictures of that later today. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

New Half Scale Dollhouses Coming Soon

If you are a member of the Greenleaf Dollhouse Forum You already know that they have announced that they are going to release some new 1/2" scale dollhouses. I was on the phone this morning with Dean and he was discussing some of the houses with me.

You all are gonna LoVe the new houses coming out!! Especially if you are like me and have run out of space to own and display your houses. I am so excited!! I can't wait to get my hands on the _______ & the _______. Those are on the top of my list. If you want to stay up to date with the latest Greenleaf chatter, visit us here: http://www.dollhouse-kits.com/  and  here Forum Chatter 
 I almost forgot to mention the best part about these kits..... They are gonna be done in Laser cut!!!

Speaking of Laser cut houses, have you started working on your 2010 Contest house??

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Personal Weight Loss Blog

Many of you know a little about my personal Weight Loss. I mentioned before on this blog that I wanted to become a Fitness trainer. I decided to become a Beach Body Coach because their workouts and products are what helped ME. I also wanted to give back to my friends online and help THEM. I can't do that by being a trainer or instructor in my own area so I am now and Official Beach Body Coach!!

If you are interested in fitness, please join me on my fitness blog here on blogspot : I Play To Win

Play to win this battle with me!

Thanks for stopping by to read my blog today!

Tracy

Friday, April 2, 2010

DollHouse Fun!! Greenleaf 2010 Spring Contest



Tracy Topps Greenleaf Contest 2010

Can you believe it?! Spring has Sprung and I have been having a ball with the 2010 Greebleaf Dollhouses Spring Fling Contest House! The 2010 Contest house is Laser Cut and Basically Builds itself! If you have not purchased yours yet, you will be missing out on one of the best kits yet released by Greenleaf. The price is great too. Buy One Here:


http://shop.greenleafdollhouses.com/Miniature-Dollhouse-Garage.html


Greenleaf also will be releasing some special 1/2" scale houses this month. Please stay tuned for further announcements on these little Gems!

Thanks for stopping By to read My Blog!!

So much is going on that I promise to post more very soon!!