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Check out the new blog over at Lambeau!

Exciting things are afoot!

Life seems to take over and every time I have sat down to blog it seems that it has gotten swallowed up in checking on potatoes, making dinner or just learning to stop and chill out.

I find it hard to blog when things aren’t really where I want them. And over the past year it has seemed like it comes in dribs and drabs. The biggest issue was that I didn’t feel like I had much to blog. Previously I had moved and had no internet which was a huge problem for uploading photos and blogging. Then I moved recently and have just been settling in. I am never sure how much of my personal world I want to put up on my blog and I have found that to be quite a barrier.

Over the past few years I feel as though I have really out grown this blog, perhaps I am simply unable to refocus it in a more general way, perhaps some of it is the name. Either way I have made the choice to move over to a new blog which you can find here at Lambeau. I had wanted to stay with WordPress unfortunately the title was taken and secretly I have always wanted a Typepad blog. Win win!

So life, moving, growing vegies, makine new friends, looking for work and the best part.. I GOT A LASER CUTTER! Though I went cheap and have had so many issues with Moshi Draw (turns out using windows xp has solved the current issues of squishing I had) and yesterday I got the first prototypes of my lovely Quater Scale Cat Haus/House (I haven’t decided yet) one of which I am going to give away on my new blog during next week. Here are a few sneak peeks from my excitement yesterday.. This is cut from 3mm Plywood as it was a personal preferance for me over MDF.

Cathouse kits are getting done!  Just a few tweaks here and there and they will be available!

Cathouse kits are getting done!  Just a few tweaks here and there and they will be available!

Cathouse kits are getting done!  Just a few tweaks here and there and they will be available!

This kit will of course have all the windows accessories and eventually a furniture kit to match the style I imagine it being furnished in. As well as the instructions of course. I also plan to make these in cheaper materials as kids would be able to put these together very easily and I think it is a great size for a holiday project.

I also have plans to do up some Petite Blythe furniture and bits and pieces the first of which is a cute little chair. I plan on mostly doing these in 1:16 size as that seems to be the commonly agreed upon scale for these dolls tho 1:12 is very close.

The excitement is so much I feel as though I am going to burst with all the new excitement that is going on in my world. I am going to be eager to take requests, hear feedback and general to and fro!

So onto new things and don’t forget to head over to the new blog Lambeau soon!

I finally found some internet to  upload these images for my entry into the Undersized Urbanite contest for this year.. Due in a mere 3 weeks I have lots to do. Most of the time was spent planning and designing and waiting for these lovely laser cut parts to arrive. Enjoy the eye candy and there will be plenty more over the next few weeks!

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Lately I  have been in the states again. And thankfully reunited with my paints and inspiration. The last few years have been tough and great at the same time. Though I haven’t blogged mostly due to not really making much or painting I have thought about the blog often. Mostly the fact that it requires an overhaul in many areas. I have many previous blog posts a great deal of which I had in the past neglected to categorize correctly, and believe it or not it drives me mad. I have had an issue with an Etsy user who uses the name I gave to my blog which I am currently deciding on changing. To what I am still making sure I wont be stepping on toes at least in my own paddling pools.

I completed a 1:144 scale house which as the title suggests is an orange segment (not real of course!). I have put the pictures below. Whilst I didn’t sculpt the orange segment myself it is a plastic toy fruit  I painted over and built the house around. The house is made of paper clay, green stuff, modeling wood, wire, beads and styrene sheets to name a few parts. I have listed this in my shop on Etsy.

Orange Cottage 1:144

Orange Cottage 1:144

Orange Cottage 1:144

Orange Cottage 1:144

Orange Cottage 1:144

Orange Cottage 1:144

It is great to see what I make now and where I was a few years ago looking through my flickr stream, and onto new things! Speaking of which I have decided to take part in Undersized Urbanite which is a miniature contest that looks like a great deal of fun and reason to build something with a due date. I have a few ideas of where to go but given I am already starting late I am trying to make sure I don’t bite off more than I can chew (which I am likely to).

This is where I have gotten so far other than the size mock up which I am saving for a later post.

What could this be?

Until Next time!

Scrap 2 Treasure #004

Its done! I had a less than fantastic week, so procrastination aside I made the ‘Friday’ self imposed deadline, just not the 3pm part.. But here it is! This week it is a fill in the blanks type of deal, I send you on another adventure and you add something new to your workbook.

Here is the link to Issue #004

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Scrap 2 Treasure #003

It’s here! That fun little zine for you to download print and have fun with. Issue three has been an on again off again romance for me over the past year. I got so fancy and complicated with doing the layouts firstly on the computer and then with bits and pieces. The last year I have moved lots and any work I had done is lost in time and space. So I decided that never mind the minimal supplies I have right now I was going to get this issue done! And I have..

More sneak peek

My goal is to get these done each week to be released on Friday before 3pm my time (Perth, AU) uploaded and ready for those of you who have been looking for something to do. This weeks is great if you work in an office as you will easily be able to find almost everything you need.

All of the projects are suitable for younger people as well, though I will advise adult supervision, as always you create at your own risk, don’t look at me if you get a paper cut!

I have an email address on the zine for feedback, if its too hard to read my handwriting, or you have scraps you would like a use for, just drop me a line and it will likely appear in a future issue.

This zine prints well in black and white as I only have that handy, infact I would suggest you set it to that or grey scale to save ink. It is perfect for your pocket, bag and small enough that you can read it while waiting. Yet there is plenty to occupy you for a while.

You can download your copy HERE, and you can check out some images I have uploaded to the S2T Flickr group. You are also most welcome to join the group and share images of your projects.

Thanks for stopping by!

This year has been tough

In the past 12 months for me a lot and nothing has happened. The most that has happened is the death of my sister. Nothing has ever effected me as much as this despite what anyone who doesn’t intimately know me think. I don’t usually publish real lie events on here. There is a reason for that.

She was the one reason I situated myself in perth 10 years ago. The loss of my mother I had dealt with for a long time before her life ended ( to much Disappointment to me as I’d had plans to reacquaint with her after 8 years.. My father has chosen his path and I’ve chosen to respect his choices.

For all intents and purposes I have no family anymore, save my soulmate . That’s the simple answer. My sister was the last hope for any of that. I am loved and I do love.. But the intents I had for the last ten years seem so devoid and nulled.

I am not working I have the drive and desire to work but it doesn’t seem to be turning to reality. Ideally I’d love to work for Peter Jackson but I am starting to think that despite my brains and drive I don’t have whatever people are looking for.

Either way.. I love my sister, my mother, my grandmother … And all those who I’ve passed, stood before and remember in my lifetime.

Depression is not something to shy from or avoid. I don’t care what my so called family and friends choose to believe from what they hear but I know myself and my reasons.

Life comes and goes its what we choose that makes us something to behold.

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