Tutorial Tuesday – Thrifty Tissue Paper

I love when I have craft supplies on hand. I love it more when I can find items to repurpose, ones that would otherwise be destined for the trash can. One day as I was wrapping a present, I discovered my serious stash of tissue paper and found some sheets with pretty scalloped edges. I thought they would make ideal bedsheets for the 4-Poster Bed, … Continue reading Tutorial Tuesday – Thrifty Tissue Paper

Tutorial Tuesday -Painting with Soap Bubbles

This was such a fun experiment. I mixed together some regular ole blue and red acrylic paint (about a tablespoon of each), then added about 1/2 cup of water and stirred it. I squeezed in some dish soap and mixed it again. Once the solution was fully integrated, we bubbled the liquid with a straw. VERY IMPORTANT: Don’t forget yourself and mistakenly drink it!!! When … Continue reading Tutorial Tuesday -Painting with Soap Bubbles

Tutorial Tuesday – Lettuce Stamping, Muses, Musings and More

As my kids got older and spent more time in school, they were less likely to make art for the pure joy of making art. They became more goal oriented. Whether that was a result of being genetically related to me, or unspoken societal cues, I will never know. What I do know however, is that the process of learning something new, trial/error, and experimenting with old items in a … Continue reading Tutorial Tuesday – Lettuce Stamping, Muses, Musings and More

Taking Calculated Risks

Taking calculated risks is part of life. Often as you move toward a looming decision, the classic real life drama (not to mention psychologically thrilling) Fight-or-Flight can occur. This was certainly the case launching Smalltown Flats. In general, I think I am a positive person and an upbeat thinker. However, I usually run through every worst-case-scenario in my head to prepare myself mentally. Inasmuch as I loved my own idea, I am 99.5% practical … Continue reading Taking Calculated Risks

Short on Space?

Short on Space? One of the beautiful features of slotted doll furniture is it’s compactibility. (Frankly, I wasn’t sure that was even a word until I typed it and it automatically spell corrected. Oops – I’m wrong – it’s not a word and it spell corrected to compatibility. So no.) As you can see in the photo above, there is the same amount of doll furniture … Continue reading Short on Space?