Gumdrops

I got it my head that I must make a gingerbread house… yes, a wee one.

Which could mean only one thing — it’s time to make the gumdrops.

Gumdrops

It may not look like a lot, but that’s right about 150 gumdrops.

So far, the peppermint candies are looking like… hmmm… not quite peppermint candies.

Back to work.

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1/12 Scale Santa

Polymer clay has never really been my friend — I’m afflicted with “hot hands”.

Now, this affliction was never apparent (or much of an affliction) until I tried working with polymer clay. The clay gets too soft almost the minute I start working with it.

But I really love making wee ickle objects and so I keep trying… what have I learned? I have to take lots of breaks — give the clay a chance to cool off. And while my inclination is to use my fingers when I shape my work, I’m learning to use tools instead.

And learning to build things on a stick. You can’t tell by looking, but this santa has a piece of wire running through him. During the build process, I was able to hold the wire and not the clay.

I’m wondering if I have a series of santas in my future. ;)

1/12 Scale Santa

1/12 Scale Santa

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Ramshackle Doll House

I’ve made that decision that all crafters make at some point — I must use up at least some of my stash before buying any more stash.

OTOH, if I use my stash, I won’t have it any more and that’s always sad. :(

How to make this fun… I know, how about taking this cutesy-poo little doll’s doll house kit and building a ramshackle house with lots of stains and boarded up windows?

After all, nothing makes me happier than distressing my projects. :D

1/144 scale ramshackle house

Ramshackle House

Ramshackle House

Ramshackle House

Ramshackle House

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