On another note, Maritza's Vintage Vineyard's Collection was a huge success and I'm just so happy to have been a part of it! Thank you to everyone who stopped in and added to your collection, we so appreciated it and it was such a labor of love to share with you all! After that project was complete, I began work on something that I had wanted to do for awhile now... Summer is my favorite season , so naturally since I have my mini cottage Summer Rose, I knew eventually I'd want to add a porch to the side of the house. So I have been playing with layouts and construction ideas and it's been so much fun! I'm still in the layout/idea phase but I uploaded some pictures of my "play time" :). I like the layout so far, but this weekend I'll be building railings for the porch and working on the ceiling. But I'm happy so far :). And since I've been in a such a "Summer Porch" mood, I also started to work on a little collection for my Etsy shop. I'll show a few preview pictures here, but I'm still working on lots more to make available to you by hopefully the beginning of next week. The collection will be appropriately named "Summer Porch" series. So that's where my mini life is right now :)
I also have a busy summer ahead, my youngest daughter Melanie graduates high-school this year and will be moving into NYC this fall to enter college and I couldn't be happier for her! My middle son Kyle has another semester of college left and the oldest is enjoying life as a bachelor in his own apartment and having fun traveling with friends. Oh to be 20 something again :) All in all, life is good and I feel so blessed, and I'm so happy Summer is almost here! Now onto a few pictures of whats new.....
|Thank you Miniature Collector! July 2013|
|Here are a few of the "Summer Porch" series of miniature foods and accessories.... hopefully to be listed in my Etsy shop on Monday! .... Blueberry bars and butter twists , all ready for a picnic on the porch :)|
|Sweet sweet Summer time....|
|I heart Summer foods!|
|And anything peachy makes me happy too! :)|
|Canned Peaches are perfect for Summer!|
|Peach pie in a skillet!|
So those are just a couple hints of the new series of minis I'm getting ready for you :)
Before I go , here's a sample of the pre-work on the Porch. I lay out everything first, to make sure the size is right and everything I love can fit. I'm not sure how the end result will look yet. I started this awhile back, but yesterday I took a wall down and re-worked some things, so who knows, but of course it's fun playing! I'm doing a porch swing today and finishing some railings on the front side. But when it's complete and added on to Summer Rose, you'll be the first to know :)
|It's hard to see because the sun is coming down right on the table, but that is the sweet and beautiful PINK clothed picnic table that Maritza made me :) I love it so much!|
|Come on by for some iced tea and fresh from the oven sweetness! You're all welcome! :)|
Thank you so much for stopping in! I hope you have a beautiful weekend friends and many many blessings!
Hugs and love,