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

More Random Unrelated Things I Love

The last RUT post I did was such a success that I will attempt another. Some of these would make great Christmas gifts. I am not going to number them because I can’t for the life of me figure out this wordpress formatting, so I apologize in advance for the less-than-stellar readability… My family used to camp when I was growing up. Some of my fondest memories were … Continue reading More Random Unrelated Things I Love

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

Tutorial Tuesday – Fantastic Flowers

This Lovely Loveseat was designed and painted by my daughter. We found some sample watercolor flowers on Pinterest, and she just tried a bunch of styles out and came up with this. She didn’t set out to have as much white space, but I think it looks so pretty just lightly embellished around the edges, so I convinced her to leave it like that. All you … Continue reading Tutorial Tuesday – Fantastic Flowers

Tutorial Tuesday – Fabulous Fireworks

This is an easy and beautiful way to decorate your Smalltown Flats slotted doll furniture. Supplies: colored pencils, & your choice of Smalltown Flats (we used the Lovely Loveseat and then we made another one with the Booster Seat!) Start by making an asterisk * anywhere on your furniture piece with your choice of colored pencil. Next, pick a second color and expand your circle around the asterisk. … Continue reading Tutorial Tuesday – Fabulous Fireworks

Tutorial Thursday – Simple Stamping

This is easy, quick, and fun! Supplies: wooden block, 2-4 elastic bands, acrylic paint (we used a tube of blue watercolor), and your Smalltown Flats furniture. We used the Smalltown Flats Cozy Couch. Wrap one elastic band around the wooden block a few times. Wrap another elastic band around the block going the opposite direction. “Ink” the stamp either by brushing the paint onto the block, or pressing the … Continue reading Tutorial Thursday – Simple Stamping

Tutorial Tuesday – Tissue Paper Magic

I have been saving random tissue paper for a while now. If it’s totally wrinkled, I typically trash it, but I am a big believer in letting little go to waste (a product of my upbringing – thanks Mom & Dad!). My stash included tissue paper from Vineyard Vines, and it was so cute that I couldn’t bear to toss it, but realistically, it was quite wrinkled and … Continue reading Tutorial Tuesday – Tissue Paper Magic

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?