My Doll House Minature projects

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Clock Shop and the Story

I have a story to tell..
I always wanted a grand father clock top or bonnet
 as I heard it referred to.
And I found one at a yard sale last year! 
It  was a cheap battery operated clock and had a cabinet with the pendulum in it and was marked $25.00
I was looking at it and the man selling
 it asked "Do you want it? $20.00"
Yes I want it!! So here it is. 
BEFORE:
 
 
I began to collect miniature clocks.
 I bought some and I made some.
 This sat in my craft room for  almost a year
 and I was frustrated with trying to make it like
  I thought it should look
 but I was unhappy.
So I asked my talented friend Cheryl Lee
and hired  her to do the shop for me.
 I supplied her with all I had the furniture, clock,
the doll and wallpaper.
The wallpaper I chose wasn't very good,
so I said do as you want however you would
 do it for yourself!
She did a marvelous, awesome job!
I told her the name of the shop. She chose
the lettering for it very nice gold fancy ones!
 

The Name of the shop "In His Time"
is from a bible verse
 
"He has made everything beautiful in its time.
He has also set eternity in the human heart;
yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. "
 
 
Full view on base

Clock on the base. I took off the cabinet it was on.

Over view

The shop is Open come on in and bring your broken clocks
 Walter is able to fix them for you!

See the date on the calendar?
 that's when I picked up the clock from my friend.
She's adds such great details!
Look at the tiny real watch parts she placed on the shelf!
click on the pic to see up close.

Center view
Cheryl build the shelves on the
 left and hutch  in the middle!

This is a clock box she added to my surprise
 and even put a clock kit inside!!
 She added stamps, cut out pictures and
even added straw for packing!  
 
 
  the clock kit over view so cool!
 
see all the details??

The top was cut off from the kit's box it came
 in and put on for the lid!! I love the details. 

Left side
  lots more clocks, his lunch pail and thermos.

Walter's sign

there's a real working clock too the tall
one I just need a battery for it.
 

The watch case with watches and pocket watches for sale.
Walter has sold quiet a few now, time to reorder and stock up!
 
Tiger the cat  just got a mouse!
(I named him that in memory of Cheryl's little buddy)
 
 
 
There's another one!  Oh my he'll have feast today!
wonder if Walter knows his cheese is on the floor?
 
box full of used clocks for sale,
oh no, do I spot another mouse??


More clocks to fix in the corner

shop without clock kit box
in the center . 
 

Well Walter sees it's time to get to
work on the clock for a very special costumer.
I hope you enjoy the story and tour of Walter's clock shop.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The story behind the story
 
My hubby is "Walter! "
 He always hated the idea that every time
I wanted to purchase a used
 clock to gut it and use for a miniature shop
he and tell me "NO, don't destroy that clock!"
One time I bought a clock on EBay and I sold one to him
 because he pleaded me not to destroy it..
He said it's a shame to ruin such a beautiful clock.
 I said "OK, OK!", if I can't gut it then I will sell it to you"
 ( I even gave him a discount!)
So when he ok-ed this clock for my project
 I just had to make it in his honor.
He has a thing for nice clocks. 
Walter repairs a lot of things  around here
but not usually clocks but he has fixed a few.
We have lots of clocks around here and some of them
 are those he would not let me use.
 
So this clock shop is dedicated to my hubby with love!
I am glad I took "time and waited" to find this clock
because of all the clocks I saw
 this was the best
clock for this project!
 
 
 All things are beautiful
 "In His Time!!! "
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Mini Yankee Candles !!!



Making mini Yankee candles!!!
this RL one is not a Yankee candle but the size is the same.
all I did a few days ago.  
 I gave my daughter the Sparkling Snow in the middle
it's her favorite 

The green one Christmas wreath I gave to a friend.

here's the size.
see the tut here
 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Fall harvest party!

Fall Harvest Party!

top off for light
 
close up of goodies

top on 
 
welcome to the party!


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Buffalo, NY 2014 show-my goodies

I didn't get a lot but it all added up!
some really cheap items 25 cents and 1 dollar

1 and 2 dollar items

1 dollar and cheaper

my 20.00 house I hope I don't regret
 I hear the punch outs are hard to do!
UPDATE: my friend bought it from me!

A 5 dollar room box!
missing the top!! :(
 
 
 Plus I spent some money at Michael's 
aboce is a book box 50% off a piece of wood scrapbook paper
 and a box of mini ornaments
This was $2.00!! clearance

I got this a week later at the Salvation Army
Boat $6.99 bread box $4.99 and the frame room was $4.99!
 

The link to see the Diner's working juke box

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAYYSkWMEyE&feature=youtu.be
it gives you a tour as well! Enjoy!!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

"Mom's All American Diner" Grand Opening!!!!


WELCOME!!!!   Come on in!!!!!

welcome hope you're hungry
we have a full house today!!!  

click the pic to see it larger

I made the counter from (foamcore and silver spray paint
 and topped it with shiny ribbed duckt tape) 
and  the hamburger and hotdog rolls under the pastry box,
 the egg and sausage on the grill,
the butter and toast in the toaster and the sundae.
 My friends helped me add the diner by buying me things for my birthday
like the pie slices in the pastry display case and the Milkshake clock above the booths. 
I also purchased a lot of things from a friend who had
a sale on her diner minis on Facebook 
behind  the counter

food ready to eat.. come and get it!


I made the bench a long time ago the coke machine I got a Walmart a few years ago
The gentleman are waiting for the city bus.
mom and daughter coming for some breakfast which is served all day!

over view

I switched sides for the machine and bench because
 can't decide what side to use!!!

I made the Mom's diner clock from a picture
Juke box really PLAYS and sings 6 songs
 from the fifties
It's a Christmas ornament!!
to see it on youtube click here
a sample of two songs and a tour of the place! :)

above the door posters cut out from scrapbook paper
I printed the exit sign from the computer.

back wall posters and counter the mirrored poster is a gift.
I put the words on the chalk board I found on the internet
 with my graphics program ! 

cash drawer full,  making big bucks today!!!

gentleman paying his bill

Mrs. Sherwood makes the greatest
(all American)
 Apple pies
 it's ready to go into the display case.

Here is Mrs. Sherwood before my dear talented friend
Cheryl Lee repainted her in uniform!! Awesome huh???
Hope you enjoyed the tour and please come in
 and have some Apple Pie and hot brewed coffee!!