Saturday, September 27, 2008

The Toy Store is Getting a New Home!

Last spring, I found a wonderful wooden box sitting on a curb here in town. This box was too wonderful to be neglected and thrown out, so I picked it up and brought it home. It's been sitting here waiting patiently to become something other than a "catch all". The hinged lid has a checker/chess board on both sides, which it what finally made me decide it would work well as the toy store. I'm excited to finally have a scene I'll be able to keep the cats out of! LOL

Tonight, I'm cleaning the box thoroughly and deciding on wall paper. It will have a small attic space that will be papered with newsprint. The downstairs, which is the actual store, I'm still undecided on. I'm wanting to get this done in just a couple days time, so wish me luck! (Then, it can be on to the fun of making new counters, toys, shelves, etc.)

I'll have pictures to post in just a little while. See you then!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A Couple Old Projects

I guess I'll never get all my projects on here! Everytime I think I've posted them all, I find a couple more I missed! LOL

Actually, I'm not absolutely certain that I missed the toy store, but in scrolling back, I can't find a picture of it anywhere. So, here it is again. The roombox is made of foamcore, it was a group project I lead on my yahoo group.


I made a lot of the toys, as well as the shelves and the counters. The bead toys were especially fun! I used a polymer clay base and colored paperclips for the wires. The beads are made from polymer clay as well. They were a bit tricky to figure out, but after quite a bit of trial and error, I found a way to make it work. I'm seriously thinking about writing an article for AM on doing a toy store - step by step.