Friday, April 12, 2013

Trees and supplies

It rained all day.  Several times it rained so hard it looked gray outside.  Of course, the kids had to stop their work and look.  I guess they've never seen rain.  LOL  Anyway,  it stopped when I was going home.  And when I got home, I took a nap!  7th graders can wear a person out.

Went to dinner at a hibachi restaurant.  Excellent food.  Then off to Barnes and Noble.  And AC Moore.

I did get a hole punch.  You can tell it's been a while since I bought one.  The handles are really nice.  The old one that needs to be pitched has the metal ones.  Hard to use after awhile.

And I bought some flower stems.  All green.  I don't want to paint them. 

Paint was a bit expensive.  I usually only buy paint when it's on sale.  This was not on sale.  I bought 3 because I want to finish the trees tomorrow.

I've been looking for this template.  The camera wouldn't take a clear picture but it's quarter scale furniture template.  The top right shapes are beds.  There is a regular couch and a sectional, too.  And tables.  I couldn't find it for the longest time.  I read about it in the blog, Casey's Minis

These are the trees I bought last year at the end of the Christmas season.  They are fir trees and come in a plastic package.  They are usually $20 for 7 trees, all snow covered.  I don't want them snow covered.  That's why the paint is necessary.

These are without the snow.  I dabbed the 8 of these with Plantation Pine paint.  Quite messy.  But did the trick.  I like them a lot.  Most are for the fairy village.
Then I picked up the May 2013 issue of one of the two best magazines that I read from cover to cover.  I would love to learn how to make a mini tin ceiling.  They used to have these pieces of thin metal in AC Moore but didn't have any of them tonight.  A trip to Michael's is in my future.
So tomorrow I will work on trees and flowers.  I hope to be able to show you the flowers in tomorrow's blog.
Until then...


  1. Mmmm...hibachi. :D The trees looks great in their new green coats.

  2. Hello Pat,
    Great way to spend a rainy day. The trees look very good. i never would of thought of painting them!
    If you ever go to a store which sells supplies for interior designers there are other plastic furniture templates available.
    Big hug,