Feb 4, 2014

Snow, Icefluberg and valentines fail: A tiny sneek of my Miniatures.com contest build

Hello fine folk of the frozen world!

I am sorry I did not come through on my goal of a Valentines swap but I have been battling the flu and early on I got my first ear and sinus infection since I was about 9 years old..ouch!!

So needless to say I did not want to send out beautiful looking valentines goodies laced with tiny nasty germs to dock with your face..like it did mine.

My ear had been muted for 4 days now...crapshit....That's right I said it!! ;)

We can try for a spring themed swap instead.

Speaking of spring!!...Did you hear? Its been snowing here on the east coast..and tonight we are going to get 8 inches..then another storm will follow it with about 5 inches...then apparently there might be a storm of all storms to end storms that will cover us in the range of 1-2 feet! 

YAY!!!!!!!!!.......*wahhhhhh* Tears*
 
All this makes for a very:
 
If there is any of you other folk going through a stormy
season, keep safe, keep warm and seems like a great time to mini doesn't it?
 
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I worked a bit more on my Undersized Urbanite I did some painting and scaled some supplies for the "safe room" 
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Some info on my Miniatures 21st Annual Creatin' Contest:
 
It will be a fantasy themed house. I will be covering the entire house in a new purchased paper clay that I am now in absolute love with called Polyform Model Air.
 
As far as I have researched it will be the only dollhouse in its existence that has been built in this style..as far as I have seen...I think :)
 
So the first and truly one of a kind....I think...
 
And here is a shot of some of the stonework:
 

 Hugs, sniffles and best wishes to you all! See you on the other side of the storm..sssssss

35 comments:

  1. Oh my feel better soon .
    Lovely stonework !!
    Um ~ yes did hear tell of the snow storm coming East ...being one of the "WICKED" Easterners meself !
    Seems like this time last year we had quite a few stormessses too , I remember it well as this was the month last year that I started blogging :)))
    Keep warm fellow Eastener !

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    1. Thanks hon, keep them wonderful critters of your cozy! See you in the aftermath ;)

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  2. You have really been affected, both flu and ear infectio, poor you. . Tak care of yourself and prepare you for the storm. Ensures your house and windows. Provide plenty of food.
    Hugs and let us hear from you
    Hugs
    Wyrna

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    1. I will bundle up and hunker down, thanks Wyrna!

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  3. that's terrible! I hope you feel better soon and yes the storm is coming my way (I live in Ohio) we are supposed to get 6-8 inches but they've said that before..I'll believe it when I see it

    Hugs
    Marisa

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    1. Oh hon you are right in the path with me ;( Three storms worth..I am ready for spring!

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  4. I'll trade you this flippin 90 degrees we are having! MEH!!!!! I mean really its February 4 and the AC bill is on the rise! Love your sneak peak work..Its BEAUTIFUL!!! It makes me wanna get my butt in gear and stop just looking at mine.

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    1. PS keep warm and eat lots of warm yummy soup. HUGGS

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    2. Ahh we've planty of time Ms beeee

      90degs...*stares at you sweating with jealousy!* Your all golden tan and full of vitamin d arnt ya??

      Oh how I compare my skin to paper.. dry, translucent and...lined ;(...saggy is paper saggy?

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  5. Take care! Hope you will be feeling better soon! The house looks interesting! Can't wait to see the rest of it!

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    1. Thanks hon, I am hoping the build looks like my vision in my head ;)

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  6. I am so sorry that you are sick. And now this weather? I hope you feel better soon. Stay warm and hopefully you feel well enough to make some minis.
    Hugs & good thoughts...
    Lisa

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    1. Thanks Lisa, I think sitting calmly in my workspace will be just what the dr ordered ;P

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  7. О, берегите себя, Джейн! Выздоравливайте! Пусть все бури растворятся! Поскорее бы наступила весна!
    Объятья
    Татьяна

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    1. Спасибо за пожелания также. Я надеюсь, бури проходят быстро!
      объятие

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  8. Hello Jane,
    Winter has been brutal everywhere...but as you say, it is the perfect time to miniaturize! Mind you, I look forward to doing it outside in the sun...oh well! Just keep warm and take care of yourself!
    I cannot wait to see your entry for the contest. The stonework teaser is gorgeous and I am really looking forward to seeing the building.
    Big hug, and take care of yourself,
    Giac

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    1. Oh I am so ready for the spring Giac!
      I think this storm..is the last one *crosses fingers, toes,eyes and chants to the mighty sun!"

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  9. Hi Jane, You've so been in my thoughts over the last week. So sorry your cold turned into an ear infection and sinus infection--geez, those are painful! I've been resting at home the last couple of days with a relapse of the flu I had over Christmas. I haven't touched the minis I'm making you for Valentine's Day since I got sick, because I don't want to pass any MORE germs your way. :-D I'll finish your minis when I'm over this bug, hopefully this weekend, then I'll send them out Monday.

    *You all won't believe what Jane sent me--I'm over the moon with happiness and can't wait to show them next week.*

    OK, back to you, Ms. Jane! I hope you feel better really, REALLY soon. I love your preview and look forward to seeing more. Stay warm and safe and dry during the next few storms, my friend! xo Jennifer

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    1. Oh nooooo Jennifer not again you just got over that bug ;( My chicken soup mojo to you!!!

      This whole winter, viruses and storm thing is getting out of hand..I SAY WE REBEL!!!

      Thanks for the well wishes I am getting better.. just waiting for this igloo to thaw ;)
      Hugs!!

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  10. Hi Sad Jane. That stonework teaser really has me intrigued. I can't wait to see the reveal. I hope you are on the improve now. I am suffering the opposite today, it is so hot and humid that even my clothes just feel uncomfortable on me. Still it is preferable to the weather you seem to be experiencing. Take care.

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  11. Hello Ms J! I am over the moon with the glimpse of your Fantasicus Stonework Jane! I want to know more about the materials because the precision of the cuts look just like stacked stone! Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful! The carved overlaid pattern is very intriguing and so well done and now I just HAVE TO SEE MORE!!
    But back to your health and welfare during this brutally cold weather that is occurring. Here on the southwest coast of Canada, the force of the bitter cold has me dressed to the max,... inside my house,.... even with the heat on! During the day,the skies are crystal blue with the sun shining so brightly that is blinding and I have even seen ROBINS!!!? ( so early!) The night sky is pitch black and the stars are Brilliant and sharp as tacks against the backdrop of the universe. It makes me sigh in wonder as I gaze upward into it...... BUT IT IS COLD. Colder than I can express and I don't stand outside for too long because then they would have to call me "ICE ICE BABY" and I would have to breakdance and I am way too old for that!
    Take care of that flu Jane and here is something I recently learned; if your slather the soles of your feet in Vicks Vapour Rub and then wear heavy socks to bed, it works more effectively than if it were rubbed on your back and chest. I have tried this out and staved off the onset of a cold and got soft feet as a bonus! :D Try it you'll be glad you did! :D
    Get well soon Jane


    elizabeth

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    1. Helllo Elizabeth you fine lady! Your words are always poetic and smile worthy!

      The house decorations are all paper clay, pressed lined and painted and there is color but I've been sneaky about that ;)

      You and I share the same weather patterns the other day before snow I swear I hear spring birds singing even though it was bitter cold it makes me think nature knows the thaw will come soon or hopeful thinking...or wishing...or crying if its not true ;(

      I will try the vicks feet! I have already put pepper in my boots for winter so I believe this method you say ;)

      Thank you much,
      Hugs,js

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  12. espero que tu salud este mejorando ,a pesar de esas tormentas , ya estoy deseando ver esa fantastica casa unica

    besitos

    Mari

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  13. Hope you feel better soon!! The stonework looks great!! I really look forward on seeing more of this =)
    Hannah

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  14. I hope you'll feel better very soon! Keep safe inside and let's pray the bad weather goes away soon too!The dollhouse will be unique for sure! Can't wait to see how you will transform it!

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  15. Hi poor, sad Jane, I hope you are getting better every minute!.
    I love your preview and look forward to see more off the wonderful stonework :)
    Stay warm and safe, and I cross my fingers for better weather .

    Hugs Mieke xxx

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  16. I hope you feel better soon Jane! I'm sorry to hear that you couldn't do the Valentine swap but it's so thoughtful of you not to do it because of the germs. As always I love your creations and this stone work is not less...... Looking forward to see more, also on your other house. Take care. Hugs!

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  17. I hope you are feeling better soon. I have also been unwell with flue and it sure gets you down. I hope your weather improves soon. Here we are having lots of wind rain and floods. I am lucky as I live on higher ground. Wow the stonework looks amazing I can't wait to see more.
    Hugs Maria

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  18. Ow, I'm so late in commenting but I wanted to say I love your stonework and I too want to know more about the material. It looks like real stone!! And also hoping you are feeling better. There are lots of germs travelling around at the moment and the cold weather you are having does not help. I hope everything improves soon! Hugs,
    Veronique

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    1. Thanks hon ;) I will go over the paperclay in a future post ;)
      hugs js

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  19. Oh no!!! Hope the flu is past. It's no fun being sick. :(

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  20. Oh my gosh Jane! I'm not sure what's going on. But lots of the people I visit in Blog world have some sort of affliction. We might need to form a support group. LOL!
    Your project looks amazing from that tiny peek you are giving us. I can't wait till you show us the entire piece.
    I hope your ear gets better. I know how bad that feels. And sometimes you think you are getting better and it comes back! Plus the flu!! I feel for you.
    big hugs♥,
    Caroline

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    1. Greetings lady ;)

      Yeah its a holly jolly..crappy snowy..coldy virusy ..spell ;P

      Thanks for the well wishes hon, now if I can just get over this winter!
      js

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