Monday, November 14, 2011

Model Monday: Working on the house

So you may have noticed that I use little wooden models to show off my furniture in my posts. However I don't think I have ever introduced them! I have a family of three that help me out and work for free!!! Because of their hard work I promised them a house..... and I promised it quite a while ago......

Anyway, recently I have been working on it and they have been oh so excited! It is furnished with a lot of the furniture I have for sale, but I will be making some special pieces just for the house because I hope someday to pass it down to my daughter!

Here is the progress I have made on the house so far.... I need to add trim, and do the outside of the house, but the inside is getting there. This is a Greenleaf Orchid house. I probably won't be putting a lot of the frills on that it comes with.... as you can see, the models have more of a modern taste.

Also I will officially introduce the family. First the man of the family, Murph. He's checking out the pool table I am letting them borrow (it's for another project that is way behind on schedule). He was my first model and has been a real asset to my business...

Second is his dear wife, Esmeralda (Or Esmey for short). She is very sweet and has been very patient with me as I struggle to find time to work on their house! She also has reminded me that I need to put drapes on the to-do list.

Lastly, is their son Paulie. He's sitting on the kitchen floor waiting for cookies to come out of the oven. Looks like I need to work on a kitchen dining set!

That's all for this edition of Model Monday. Stay tuned for additional episodes in their little wooden lives!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Who doesn't like candy???

Well I was sitting with my sister going through all of my fabric trying to come up with some new ideas. I thing I have stared at my fabrics for so long that I just felt uninspired :(

Thankfully my sister has a creative eye as well and pulled four completely different fabrics out and said "This looks like candy!" And from that sprang the idea for my Candy Bar!!

It's something completely different from what I have done in the past, but I thoroughly enjoyed putting it together. It includes a brightly colored bar, 4 barstools, 2 display stands and some brightly colored jars of candy!

Here is the Etsy listing for it if you are interested in reading more: click here

Please let me know what you think and if you have any suggestions for improvements!

Hugs, Ara

Muffy Chairs in their Place

Hi All,

I know its been a while.... I have been hard at work! First I wanted to just do a quick post showing you the Muffy chairs I did in their final setting!

I hand delivered the little chair and sofa and got to sit and play with my customer putting this scene together! It was a blast!

I am thinking I will be doing some more Muffy Vanderbear furniture in the future!

I have been a busy bee so I will be doing a few more posts tonight showing my work!!

Hugs, Ara