Saturday, January 22, 2011

Having Fun with Felt Food

I spent a little time this week making a few felt food items for my niece. She loves her felt and canvas cardtable playhouse that I made for her this past summer and since we like to play "restaurant", I wanted to add to the food she has in the garden.
Since I'm a total novice at felt food, I kept the items pretty simple.

I made some basic sandwich items...bread, lettuce, tomato, cheese, and bacon for a BLT, of course. :-)

The bacon also works for breakfast along with a fried egg, sunny-side up.

I also made a simple taco shell. She'll have fun filling that with different things.

And we have to have something for dessert, so I made a cupcake with pink icing and a cherry.
It was actually a lot of fun thinking up different food items to make. I'm sure I'll make a few more, I think we need a least one more dessert. :-)

And I wanted to thank everyone so much for all of the nice comments on the "Progress on the New House". Its still moving along at a snail's pace, but the flooring is going down now. Poor hubby is doing much of the work by himself, so it will be a bit longer before any new pictures.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Progress at the New House

Here are a few pictures of the (slow) progress at the new house.

This is what the little 3rd bedroom looked like before; yellow walls, ceiling, trim.and closet along with dark mauvey pink carpet...
And this is where its at now...
This room will be an office. The carpet has been removed and will have hardwood installed, ceiling and closet have been painted white, walls are painted a light tan called "Natural" by Valspar. For this room I was inspired by the fun and colorful designs of Orla Kiely. Since my attempts to find this in fabric form have been unsuccessful, I decided to paint it on the wall. I still have the stems to do, but you get the picture.

I used the sample size paints from Lowes in 7 or 8 different colors and just sketched out where I wanted each color. At just $3.00 a piece, it was fairly economical and will be much easier to change out than wallpaper. I used a 1" inch foam brush for the edges and a 2"inch brush to fill in the center.
I have located her fabric print in a 2-toned version online, so I hope to make a lamp shade with it eventually.
The master bedroom used to look like this...Yes, that's purple on the walls, door trim, ceiling, closet, and carpet.
And this is where its at now... The color on the walls is called "Blue Shamrock" by Olympic paints. And the ceiling, closet, and french doors have a fresh coat of white satin. This room will also have crown molding and hardwood floors soon.

The bathrooms have been stripped of their dated wallpaper, but there's really not much to see in there, yet, so I'll wait until they have something exciting before I show you pictures.

Oh, and the Tiny house is getting a front porch as we to come...

Have a great week everyone!