Wednesday, December 14, 2011

holiday home tour

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 










Christmas hugs to all my readers!!

Kibbygirl


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Getting into the Christmas spirit


We decorated the house the other day so I decided it was time to get out the Christmas minis too!  A few years ago I found some tiny tree decorations and I thought they would be perfect in a dollhouse.  I didn't even have a dollhouse at the time but I hoped someday I would so I held on to them.  The little Santa, the soldier, the bird, the angel, and the wreath on the door are all from that collection.  I just snipped the wire that had been attached to hang them and they were perfect mini holiday decor.  The pointsetia, isn't it beautiful, I bought last year at a Toronto miniature show.  The picture frames I made from beads that I had painted and the book I made as well.  It is blank inside.  The Christmas cards I printed from the About miniatures site I believe.  To top it all off the potted tree I bought at the buck store.  You gotta love the buck store! 

Soon I will post pictures of the whole decked out dollhouse.  Until then, enjoy your day everyone!

Kibbygirl

Friday, December 2, 2011

Mini Christmas wish list

Dear Santa,

I have been a good girl this year.  Really I have.  I have discovered some really great things for my dollhouse so please, please, please can you help me fill my wee home with pretty thing this Christmas?  Just to help you and your elves ( I know you are awfully busy this time of year ) I have picked out my favorites and showed you where to find them.  I hope you and Mrs Claus can enjoy your holiday season this Christmas.  Thank you Santa,

Love Kibbygirl

at Etsy here by MiniaturePatisserie

Beautiful baking table by Kim Saulter found here

Find these sweet kitchen boxes here

Caroline of Caroline's little kitchen made this and you can find it here


This shabby chic jug is for sale here

Love, love, love macaroons. Find this wee book here

box filled with Christmas goodies by Gypsy Boudoir Miniatures

beautiful Christmas set by Misty Mountains



Sunday, November 20, 2011

International Mini's swap 2011



Good morning everyone,

I wanted to let you all know about a great miniatures swap going on right now.  Caterina organized this last year and it was a great success.  You do need to have a blog to participate in this but otherwise the rules are pretty simple.  Just create something christmas themed for your partner to enjoy!  It can be anything you would like to make.  I recieved a pretty fantastic package last year and had a ball making my own gifts.  I cant wait to see what gets created this year.  Caterina will post pictrues of all the goodies at the end so we can all see what was made and get inspired for our own creations.  Pop over to her blog here for all the details and to sign up.

Kibbygirl

Friday, November 18, 2011

Easy Peasy Miniature Scarfs

Good morning everyone,  I woke up this morning to a sky that was threatening to douse me in my first flakes of snow.  I have seen a couple of wee flurries but so far nothing too heavy.  I've known its coming of course, but I have hoped for a delay in the inevitable.  Well, one good thing about the snow is that it makes for the perfect time to stay inside were it is warm and cosy and craft!  I don't know about all of you but I have bits of scraps of fabric all over.  Sometimes the pieces are so small I am not really sure why I have saved them at all!  One day I was hemming and hawing about throwing them out all together when I had a great idea to use these bits to make mini scarfs.  These are great for draping over a chair or bed, or for hanging on a wee hook at the front door. 


Simple cut a length that suits you, tie off the ends with a little piece of string or embroidery floss in a matching colour, then fray the ends.  Viola!  A mini scarf ready to hang. These scarfs are more wintery but I have made them with light, floral summery fabrics too.  So many scraps of fabric, so many possibilities.  Have fun!




 Happy Crafting everyone,

Kibbygirl

Friday, October 21, 2011

raspberries


It is getting cold and stormy around here and my garden is getting ready for winter.  Most of the plants are done for the season but for some reason the raspberries are still going strong.  This is only our second year growing raspberries so I am no expert on them but  it seems strange to me that the same plants are giving us a second batch this season.  Oh well, no complaints here you know!  I already have a nice sized bag of frozen berries we can dip into this winter but we love our fruit around here so I will take as many as I can get.  Since the cold has started and so has the morning frost I decided to bring some of the branches inside.  I discovered completely by accident that the berries continue to bloom after the branch is cut if it is kept in water and sunlight. One of the branches broke during a storm this summer so I decided to put the stalk in water and low and behold the raspberries kept on coming.  So now the branches are in my kitchen and we have been enjoying fresh berries for days.  Not too shabby!


Here's to hanging on to a slice of summer.  Have a great day all,

Kibbygirl

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Halloween House


 Good afternoon everyone!  It is a grey and windy day around our house so it is a perfect time to play inside.  I dug out my box of miniature holiday things.  I actually have enough collected now that the stuff requires a box!  Not a big box but still, we are talking mini decor.  This is a peek at what I have done so far to the house for Halloween.  Note the complete lack of a door and window.  Someday I am going to have to stop messing around with the decor and finish the basics... lol.  Anyway, this is the look so far.  Like it?  It needs some tweaking but I am liking the general look.  Hope your weekends are filled with fun, mini and life sized!


Kibbygirl

Thursday, October 13, 2011

pumpkin spice dougnuts



Well I found a recipe for pumpkin doughnuts on another blog and I just had to try it!  Of course I did.  I love the ones you can get in the fall at Tim Horton's so how great would it be if I could make them at home.  I am not a huge foodie so my cooking skills are average but these were super easy to make and boy did they go over well.  I made one batch for home and one for a big family Thanksgiving dinner.  I am really happy with how much people enjoyed them.  Head on over to The Shoebox Kitchen and try them out yourselves.  I promise you will love them!

Have a great day all,

Kibbygirl

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Pay It Forward


You want to know the 'new', 'cool' thing to do?  Pay it forward!  I just signed up at Kim's blog Flowers and Art to participate in something called Pay it Forward 2011.  Here's how it works.  The first five people who leave a comment on this post telling me you want to participate will receive a gift that has been handmade by me.  You also need to create a post on your blog explaining Pay it Forward.  Then for the best part, make and send a gift to the first five visitors who comment on your post and who agree to do the same.  There is no set  time limit.


This should be a fun way to make new friends and share your creativity.

Pay it Forward is about friendship and sharing.
So what do you say?  If this sounds like fun, let me know and get your name on my list!

Kibbygirl

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Nesting

For various reasons I haven't done a whole lot of crafting, or for that matter, blogging lately but I did recently make my first wee nest.  The 'eggs' did not turn out so well so I will have to retry those but my little twine nest turned out great.  I got the bird cage from the jewelry supplier and I am eventually going to try to rust it up a bit.  If anyone has some tips for how to make it shabby looking I would love to hear them. 


Have a great day everyone!

Kibbygirl

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Little Easter Fun

I haven't gotten around to a whole lot of crafting in recent days but I did make a cute little Easter basket with some pink glittered eggs. I just love the colour palette that Easter gives us.  I want to make more!



I'm loving my wee glitter Easter eggs!


Have a great night all,

Kibbygirl

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Mini Easter Inspiration

Image from Country Living

Image from CraftJr.com

can be found at Etsy here

I need to get my craft on again so I have been looking for some easter inspiration. These are a few of the things that caught my eye.  Hope you are all having a great day!

Kibbygirl

Friday, March 4, 2011

A stained hutch and 'silver' pots




A little bit of crafting I have finally gotten around to taking some pictures of!  Enjoy.  I am off to a basketball tournament this weekend so I will catch up with you all again next week.  :)

Kibbygirl

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Hanging in through the febuary blues



Sorry for the lack of posting lately everyone, but what a month this has been!  First for the good news.  As I have mentioned here before, I am not a big fan of winter.  Oh sure it tries to charm me with soft, pretty snowflakes but I'm not falling for it.  I tire too quickly of its cold, wet attitude. My husband knows this and even though we hadn't planned on taking a trip to warmer pastures this winter he surprised me by booking a last minute trip to Mexico!  It was fantastic.  We went to an eco resort so we got the beach and lots of wildlife.  The boys had a bet going on who would catch a lizard first.  Best of all I got to spend lots of good time with my two guys.

The less good news is that since we have been back we have had computer problems and I have been sick, sick, sick.  Now the computer is sorted out and I am, hopefully, on the mend so with any luck I can get back to my crafting soon. 

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Kibbygirl 

Monday, January 31, 2011

CSN Stores giveaway winner!!



As promised the random name drawn as the winner for the CSN gift certificate is.......................................................  by- the- bluegrass!!  Congratulations!  I will email you with the details.  Thank you to everyone who entered.



Kibbygirl

Friday, January 28, 2011

Contest Extended until monday

Just a quick note to let everyone know that the $35 CSN gift certificate giveaway will continue until Monday!  If you haven't left me a comment letting me know what you would like to spend it on do it now.  I will do the draw Monday morning.  Have a great weekend

Kibbygirl

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The CSN Contest continues


Good morning all.  In the spirit of my latest giveaway I am posting some ideas on what I might spend the gift certificate on.  Hopefully this gives you some inspiration.  Don't forget to get your name in on the post below.  The rules are super simple.  Just let me know what you would love to spend the $35 on.  I will be choosing a random winner on Friday. 







All items are from the CSN chain of stores.  Visit here for even more ideas.

Kibbygirl

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Shake off the winter blues contest


If you're like me winter is not the most fabulous of all the seasons.  Summer is my favorite.  I can't get enough of the sunshine and garden.  Spring and fall aren't too bad themselves but winter I have a hard time working up a fondness for.  It's not winter's fault of course.  Its just being what it was created to be, but oh how I long for summer.  To help give winter a better name I decided to have a contest.  A kind of  'make your own sunshine' sort of thing. How does a $35 gift certificate sound?  Money you can spend on just about anything you would like.  You can even put it towards a truly summer thing like a swing set!  Really!  The great people at the CSN Stores have offered  a $35 gift certificate for me to give to one of my lucky readers.  How cool is that?  Consider it a little boost to brighten someones wintry days.  I have checked out their site for swing sets and more found they have all sorts of summery play things.  I think my favorite was the kids play cafe tent.  It is a little tent complete with an awning so your kids can set up their own wee bistro!  I would have loved that as a little girl.  Actually, I could have fun with that now!  For under $40 it is pretty neat. 


So to win this all you have to do is visit the link and let me know what you would love to spend the gift certificate on.  Easy peasy right?  I will choose a random winner from the comments next Friday.  Good luck to everyone!

Kibbygirl