Sunday, June 29, 2014

I'm Back

Hi everyone. I've had a number of friends and family point out to me lately that I haven't blogged for five weeks. I won't make excuses. Life just took over and I lost my creative energy. So today I made a promise to myself that I would do something worthy of blogging about and make a blog entry by the end of the day.

I also have to confess that I am so far behind with reading the blogs I follow that there is no hope of catching up. You guys out there have been very busy blogging lately.
I needed to reorganise my craft room to fit a bed in as my mother is coming to stay for a few days so I thought that might be a good start to trying to find my creative energy - surely it might be buried somewhere in my craft room.
I spent a fair bit of time trying to reorganise my craft room so most of my dolls houses etc are along one wall of the room.
Here are a few photos of my room as it is now:

 I had spectators. Squiggle discovered the comfort of lying by a heater. Dash was a bit more cautious and is lying under the table behind Squiggle.

 The above four photos show the dolls house side of the room.
My Snow White house has gone up on a shelf on the wall.
 My work desk which can extend out bigger.
Even though I still have a bit to sort out I eventually decided I had better stop tidying and try and do something creative. After spending a bit of time trying to decide what I could create I came across a Petite Properties bookend kit and made a start. I didn't get too far with it but at least I have made a start.

I have painted the interior yellow. You only see glimpses of the inside through the windows and, to be honest, I feel like a bit of sunshine yellow at the moment.
Finally, I was speaking with a miniaturist friend the other day and she mentioned she had a mouse tin like mine (shown below). We have decided we will both start working on that project soon so I've started looking on Pinterest etc for ideas. If anyone has any good mouse house ideas I'd love you to point me in the right direction. I even want to make my own mouse characters for the house.
I must say I do feel good for doing a blog entry after leaving it for so long. Hopefully I might have found some of my creative energy again.
Have a good week.


  1. Welcome back, Sharee! Your craft room is looking very tidy and I really love how you display everything. The kittys have grown so much! I am looking forward to seeing more of your mouse tin project. All in due ;-)

  2. Hi Sharee, welcome back :D! I think everyone now and then will need a stop of creativity and have to take their is good that you did. You're right: RL can taken over your creative life, I've noticed the same feeling.
    You craft room looks very tidy now and for me it is one big treasure room, wow, what a lot of dollhouses. I also love that mouse tin, it is great for starting a new project for it, maybe you can create a clock shop in the tin with busy working mice ;)?
    Hugs, Ilona

  3. Hi Sharee, love your workspace, I Like all your displays.
    The Petite Properties bookends look amazing, what a great idea. Sometimes we need a few weeks of blogging to recharge our creative battery so Welcome BACK!
    Hug AM

  4. Hi Sharee,

    How nice to have all your houses and projects in your craft room. I like the way you have everything displayed (including the pussycats)!

    I am looking forward to seeing how the bookends and mouse-house progress :-)


  5. Hola Sharee, me alegro mucho de saber de ti de nuevo, los descansos son absolutamente necesarios para todos, de hecho, yo me he tomado un descanso vacacional ahora. Así volveré después con más ganas y más creaciones. Me encanta tu habitación de trabajo, es maravillosa. Un abrazo preciosa.

  6. Hi Sharee - it's good to have you back, I missed you. But if RL takes over you just have to obey... *LOL* Great to see your wonderful craft room, what a collection of stunning dollhouses and miniatures - and everything sooooo neat and tidy! *sigh* Those bookends of PP are fantastic and I like your idea of having a beam of sunshiny yellow peeping through the windows. And about the tin house - you will do something spectacular, I have no doubt... I think I would go for some human stuff the mice could use for their purposes, for example a big needle for hanging the curtains, buttons for a table...


  7. Hi Sharee,
    It's good to have you back! we missed you. I've been missing in action also I guess I need to get busy and post something!
    Teresa Schubert
    sugar, spice and whatever's nice

  8. I missed you, Sharee! Glad to have you back! I have a Mouse House board on Pinterest, where I save ideas. Here's the link:, in case you might find something of interest. You have some really beautiful and unusual dollhouses. I enjoyed the tour of your craft room. Take care! xo Jennifer

  9. Esa habitación está llena de pequeños tesoros. Me encanta. Me alegro mucho que hayas recobrado la inspiración. espero tu próxima entrada

  10. A warm welcome back! I love seeing your display cabinet in the back its so lovely with treasures!

    Each year its good to take a break and come back fresh and renewed, I hope you are feeling sparky and crafty soon!
    Hugs ~J

  11. Tienes una habitación que parece todo un museo. Me encanta como la tienes toda preparada con tus casitas de muñecas. Esta preciosa

  12. Hi Sharee! I know the feeling of just not having the creative energy for a space. It comes and it goes doesn't it? I am glad that your mom is coming to stay with you for a few days and that this has had the effect of re-motivating you, even if it was just to do a bit of tidying up and re-arrangement of your toys. It may have been work but I am sure that it was still fun! :D


  13. Welcome bacl Sharee!
    You've a great collection. Your cat is so cute.

  14. Hi Sharee, It's good to see you back to blogging! Life can get in the way sometimes.... but at least the minis will wait! I Love you tiny mouse house tin.... The ideas are too numerous to list! What scale is the house? My Tree House (with the Rats) is 1:48 scale... and I tend to make it like a human dwelling, just with a Rat family. Those Petite Properties also look interesting... I look forward to seeing what you do with them! Enjoy your visit with your Mom!

  15. I really like that dollhouse wall of yours =) Wouldn't mind just standing and looking there for a great while ;)