Happy Halloween!

 

 

Hi, there! Halloween is finally here! Do you have any fun plans for today?

My son has been really sick these last few days, and I’m not sure what we end up doing for this year’s Halloween.  Yeah, I definitely feel bad for him, but the truth its, I don’t mind the relaxing night at home, either.  I like the decorations for Halloween, but I’m not a big fan of supervising trick-or-treaters out in the cold for hours.  lol

Anyway, I don’t know about you, but I’ve been surrounded by Halloween decorations in the last couple of months, and I’m definitely ready for the change of scenery. 🙂  I’ve come up with a pretty neat way to make fall leaf colors on diorama trees, so I hope you look forward to it!

Unfortunately, I don’t have any fun crafts to share today, due to lack of free time this month.  It’s really been a hectic couple of months! Hopefully I will have something new to share in the next post!

Have a great Halloween!
 

 

A New Beginning

Hi, friends! I am all better now! Hooray!!

I have a news to share with you today…

My town….is….gone!

This is what’s left of it.

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I ripped everything apart and put the buildings in boxes.  It was sort of impulsive, and wigged my family out like I was going crazy or something, but I just had to do some Spring cleaning! XD

Don’t worry, I’m still very much in love with Sylvanian Families.  I was just tired of the same view that had been my room for over a year.  Plus, the town was taking way too much space in my room. 😉

So I decided to keep only 3 IKEA tables and tucked away the rest.  I want to rebuild a gigantic town when I have my own SF room some day, until then, these 3 tables will have to do!

Right now, I’m finishing up cleaning up in the rest of my house, while I plan the landscape of the new land for my SFs.  I’m thinking since I like making dioramas more than anything, I can make a scenery, and move on to the next when I’m tired of it.

 

Anyways, some of you might be wondering what happened to my seaside restaurant, so here is how far I got with it.

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I repainted the furniture and some of the wall decorations with Tamiya paint.

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Tamiya paint is really good when you paint slick surfaces like plastics.  The color sticks and won’t come off.  In fact, you’ll have a very hard time cleaning up your brushes or your hands unless you use high alcohol content remover.  I recommend antiseptic from the drug store, as it is so cheap.  But anyway, this characteristic of Tamiya paint will help you achieve a good coat on your surface without clogging the details.   If you decide to look for these special paints, go to the stores that sell miniature models and train dioramas etc.

Well, I think that’s enough for the paint talk.  As for the completion of the restaurant, I cannot give you the estimate date.  I totally lost interest in it, so I’m dropping it until my passion returns. lol  Oooh, this is why I have so many projects going on unfinished….but alas, I swore to myself that I will not do anything I don’t 100% want to do with my hobby so that I keep it enjoyable. 😉

Hopefully next time I post, I’ll have more exciting photos of my new scenery….hmmm, should I keep calling it Humpty Town? Maybe….well, maybe I’ll just consider that I’m making parts of Humpty Town or something…. Chao!

Hello, world!

Hi, there! If you stumbled upon this blog, the chances are you like Sylvanian Families, also known as Calico Critters.  But if you don’t know what they are, that’s OK, too. You probably like tiny, cute things, right?

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Well, tiny and cute, that’s what these toys are. Yes, they are toys. Yet many adults like me cherish them just as much as kids do, if not more.

It would be a disgrace to call myself a collector of these toys, but I am a big fan.  I am the kind of fan who likes to customize and furnish these cute houses, sew clothes, and make dioramas of the town for these little animals.

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I intend to post useful craft information, as well as tutorials here as I build my town. It may not be the best out there, but I hope something here will help someone out there.

Now, here is the part of my town I am currently working on.

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Not that bad, I hope?

If you have any questions, or requests, please feel free to comment here.