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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Merry Christmas Everyone

 Hello Guys

Im super busy with things at the store, we are closing and Rich is going to rename it along with making some remodeling that the store desperately needs. personally I think hes trying to keep up with Big Mike (who goes way over the top with his stuff) but dont worry I still get to keep the toy room and Ive been told by Rich not to buy childish toys???  (I dont think Ill any attention to him Im going to buy what I please and do what I want..the cat does it so can I)..I finished up the Meyers House and Im still working on the Bates Mansion..it should be ready soon ...the Meyers House is below..I didnt put in interrior walls or a staircase..  I dont want it sold so I think those things will keep it around for a while..I may have to do it anyway if Rich gets a bee in his bonnet




its pretty much finished just a few things like the no tresspassing sign and the for sale sign are not up..Oh what a labor of love this was..there are more things I could do to it but like I said I want to keep it around for a while.  I was just making these mock ups to fill the empty space but Ive come to like them.  Ive changed the Bates Mansion 6 times already I keep tearing things out and putting it back together..Im redoing the front door and side windows.

just doing a little at a time, My Mother in Law passed away this Nov so it was difficult to get motived..she was the only mother I had for the past 27 years..my own mother has dementia and doesnt even remember me. now Im all alone.  I have my blue days but Im sure others do too.  anway I wish you all happiness and joy this season.  see you next month :) 


Hugs

Marisa 


Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Sharkboy has a family??

 Hi Everyone and Happy Halloween!

I was working on the Bates Mansion between classes, Yes Im going to school now but it's not all Sunshine and Lolly Pops.  You Remember Sharkboy right?  I used him to measure the scale of my other houses/cabins..ect (some of you didnt like his face covering so I had to fix it)  well it looks like He's had a family (actually they are dolls that I found at the store that havnt sold.  I kept looking at them and I finally realized they were the same scale as Sharkboy....Taaa Daaa..instant family.  (how many men has that happened too.use protection boys..thats all Im sayin)


Anyway here's the family on a quick trip to a Christmas Display (thats Melissa and Doug stuff that I got from a vendor dirt cheap)  notice how the entire family is in scale ...sorry if it's blurry I was shooting by hand I just got my camera ready with new batteries




 and here is the family in front of the Bates Mansion...I know the rails are crooked Im still working on it ..they even have a dog and cat..I had to paint hair on the baby I was going for blonde but it turned red so I just left it alone



 so thats it, I just have to finish up the siding and use the mixture on it (Joint compound and glue..50/50 mix) that should sturdy it up a bit..and then comes the windows..doors.second floor..Im not going to finish up the interior thats not what Im doing with these houses and I have to go back and repair the Meyers house some child went  and grabbed the rails off it.  ..oh well

Happy Halloween

Love
Marisa 

PS..Supernatural is ending...better try to catch up before it's gone..(Dean is my Favorite) 





Wednesday, August 26, 2020

One and Done

 Thats what I used to do, but I was angry this time so I decided to work on four houses at the same time...Take a look at how that went.











so three of them are finished and up in the haunted room....that was fun and now Rich has his dining room table back,  im on the fence about the Bates Mansion...it doesn't look like it should and Im not sure I want to finish it or correct it..I know that Rich will sell it if someone comes in and wants to buy it.  Thats sort of ok you cant keep everything..even though my favorite is the meyers house. i used to dream about making it...now I have I think it turned out great. ( I do well on abandoned houses that used to be the home of serial killers or gateways to hell) :) 


thats it for now, Im heading back to school tomorrow  so I'll have to put crafting aside for a while



Hugs

Marisa




Saturday, August 8, 2020

Cabin in the woods

 Hi Guys

Ive been working on a few things for the store, if you remember I made the Evil Dead Cabin last year and it was in the toy room for an entire year. I got used to seeing it there.  I came in every weekend to see the Evil Dead cabin with furniture in the toy room, it became a fixture....a warm comforting little demonic cabin that I built with blood sweat and mod podge.  Then Rich built a horror room with creepy skeltons and horror posters and I bought a few playsets that needed to go into the toy room so I moved the cabin over to Rich's side....big mistake.   It stayed there for a few weeks until he needed room for some board games because Corona hit and people were staying home...into the horror room went the cabin...3 days later it was sold.  I almost cried but thats the nature of this business if you want something take it home kids that are in this business learn that quick.  so now Im making 4 houses to go into the room..take a peek below





please excuse the clutter on my desk Lillys leash in the photo, I didnt think to clean before I shot the photos I was just excited that I made them I didnt think I could do that and it surprised me. I was a little scared of the bates mansion but I made it look even more menacing than in the hitchcock movie by putting the windows closer together. I remember the scene with Vera Miles walking up to the house and looking at it knowing it had a secret. Hitchcock was a wonderful Director


so thats it..I will post more when I get further along


Love 

Marisa 



Thursday, February 20, 2020

I hate that dang Groundhog

Hi guys

we have 6 more weeks of winter and Im bored out of my mind. I took Rich some lunch and got a space in front of the bank...that never happens here usually its busy but not today
I I made a few plants out of old envelopes just to see if I could do it


 
turns out I can do it, don't look too close this is just going to be used as display in the toy room I have a Barbie wedding to put together up there

 
and since we have a little guy I didn't want to use things that may hurt him if he put something in his mouth or grabbed it off the shelf so I used paper glue and dry erase markers *little kids make you paranoid, I saw a tide pods commercial on tv..after that I put all the soap up on a higher shelf*
 
when I remake the spider plant and the snake plant I'll do a better job but like I said this is just to fill up the Barbie wedding set.
 
 
just to give you an idea of the size I put in a supergirl doll that we have for sale, Ive had burn out so I took a while to finish up my superman phone booth
  but in my defense Ive been fighting the against the man.
anger doesn't work if you want to be creative so Im calming down..I'll get around to the phone booth and post that later

 if you do want to make plants it will take some time to do it right but if you just need some green stuff to fill up a space hit up youtube and do some blog searches cause if I can do it so can you

till next month


Hugs and Love
Marisa


Saturday, January 11, 2020

I won!!!!!

Hi Guys


I won Felmas give away for the holiday dress, Im so excited and very happy to be a winner
I got the email on my phone and accidently deleted it when I was outside with Lilly (she had to go potty) I showed it to Lilly and we danced around in the snow. I briefly thought about making snow angels but that's were Lilly goes potty so I nixed that idea.




here is the dress
thank you Felma, your dress looks beautiful and I am so happy to have it.

that's all for now

Love and Hugs
Marisa

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Eat Fresh or Im making food for thanksgiving

Hi Guys,
Ive been a bit lazy with my building but I did have time to finish making mini food, I bought this at a thrift store..its pretty plain and missing the food/patio set that went with it..so Im making the food and I have some patio furniture from a coffee shop that I made 5 years ago that Im going to add to it. take a peek below (all of this was made out of tissue paper and chalk pastels)






this is something I made from polymer clay..nachos for a magnet that I was selling at work7 years ago I don't know if I should include it because some kids little brother or sister is probably going to take a bite out of it (poly clay wont kill ya but the last thing I need is some angry mom complaining about it)




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I think I can do better on the nachos....(after a 5 year hiatus I'd better be)

soooo that's what Ive been up too,



See ya next time and happy thanksgiving



Hugs Marisa :)