Friday, July 24, 2009

Greenleaf Rosedale Dollhouse

Yesterday, the laser cut Rosedale Dollhouse kit arrived. I was so excited to get it because I have had the older diecut one downstairs forever waiting to one day be built. Dean (the owner of Greenleaf dollhouses) told me to put it together as soon as I got it so I could see for myself just how fast I could assemble the house. I must say, after working on this house, I have decided that I only want to do laser cut houses!! I literally did not sand ANYTHING!! All of the wood pieces and trim pieces were just perfect. I assembled the entire house (Minus the inside window trim only) in 2 hours (Okay.... I had a lunch break and kept the timer on cause I forgot to turn it off).

This house is much bigger than i thought it was too. The clean cuts really gives the finished product a really beautiful look. The wood looks perfect. I just gotta say once again that I loved building this kit and if you have NOT tried a product from the Greenleaf Dollhouses Laser cut line, now is the perfect time to.

Now, I'll go back to sanding the Beacon Hill die cut house that i had been so excited about (until Dean spoiled me with the Laser cut house LOL ). I think I want to build a Rosedale for myself one day soon.

There are some New Surprises coming our way from Greenleaf Dollhouses soon too so stay tuned!

I also wanna say Thank you to Dean & Lisa for sending me the kit. It really made my day to have the chance to put something together this fast. Yeap, I am still working on the Beacon Hill. I feel like i am working on it in slow motion. The house is huge and there are so many pieces to it!! There are over 10 pieces to assemble each dormer window alone and there are five of those plus other windows. I was able to get those glued in place today too! The picture below shows the Beacon Hill next to the Rosedale (before I added the Beacon Hill Dormers).

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

July flying By & Jackson Rathbone

Edward Cullen at the Chestnut Cottage before it leaves our house to it's new home.

Wow, here it is the middle of the month and I am just now posting!! It seems like time has been flying by fast. This month I started Phase 2 of P90x (Classic version). I celebrated my 15th year wedding Anniversary on the 9th and I have been so busy with different things with the kids.

The Chestnut House sold Tuesday of this week and while I was emailing the buyer which had bought something from me this past spring, she mentioned that she was trying to forward the pictures of my "Edward Cullen" action figure to her nephew who plays as Jasper Cullen in the movie Twilight............ Yeap, there was a long pause as I read that sentence 2 times to myself then a couple more times aloud and then the screaming (From behind me started). Every girl in my house at the time (now this is early morning mind you) stands behind me urging me to ask her if this was for real or not LOL .

Well, after several more emails she has confirmed it that she is actually Jackson Rathbone Aunt and she loves miniatures. I thought that was the coolest thing to find out. Here is a picture of him playing as Jasper in Twilight:

Here is one of him without the Blond hair and as his natural handsome self:

I am hoping that they release more of the action figures! I want them all and I hear they are releasing the Alice Cullen action figure next so I am hoping they include Jasper because Alice wouldn't be Alice without her Jasper.

Also, yesterday my Dear friend Deb sent me a note to let me know that she had blog award for me to pick up. It's called the Bella Sinclair Award:

The history of this award is:

"It was designed by Ces for her friend Bella. Ces wrote:- I designed this award to celebrate art in the blogs and to honour the value of friendship, sisterhood, sharing and caring. It is to be awarded to the gifted, accomplished, eloquent and talented blogger, whose friendship and influence inspire us to do our best. That I named it after Bella Sinclair is because she epitomises all of these things."

Thank You So much Deb ( ) for your kind words, your friendship & encouragement and help you have given me through the years! She has been having a rough time dealing with her AI issues and also has Graves Disease (as I do) and has managed to live with it and create a positive & creative way of telling others about it and to help those who have it know that we can over come the obstacles we face (it just may take us a little longer LOL ).

Love you Deb!!

Thank you all for taking the time to read my blog today!