MayBelle Mouse!!!

Please meet MayBelle Mouse!
She is made by my mini friend Karin.
Her Blog
Her blog shows the creation of this wonderful little gal.
Were doing a swap and she has been so kind as to make two mice for me. I'm making vintage mail for her Witches Store.

I'm so excited I just had to post some pictures!!! She put her in her wonderful little cottage to take some pictures!!
She even made her poseable!! How great is that!!

Now I need a mouse house, But I think my Greenleaf Harrison will become something of a mouse hotel with Maybelle Mouse in Charge of the daily running of things.
Best Christmas present ever, thanks so much Karin you have made me very happy!!!

Artist Feature!! Brambly Hedge Cottage

This Cottage is made by a fellow member on the GreenLeaf Community Board Karin.
She is a very talented Artist and I could not resist featuring her work on my blog.
Her Brambly Cottage reminds me of my childhood love of children's books with real pictures of miniatures in them.
I think this is the Cutest Dollhouse I have ever seen.
I have listed a link at the bottom going to her Greenleaf Album so you can see more pictures.
I have asked Karin for permission to use her pictures, I have also included her comments that are beside the pictures as they give you information about the picture.
Here is her discription of her Cottage.
A Brambly Hedge inspired cottage. The Brambly Hedge is a series of books written~illustrated by Jill Barklem...I fell in love with the illustrations and had to build a cottage:) This cottage belongs to Mrs. Crustybread. Im not finished with the base and flowers,and I still want to make more food and dishes. So,this album shows far...

Yesterday I did the key on the nail, and put the shelves up, painted the door knob.

I love these shelves, just got them stained and put in place. At first I thought they were too expensive for something I could really probably make myself, ($10 for three shelves), but I was really happy I did, they are nice and roomy and good quality. Cant wait to fill them with China plates and pink pitchers and tea cups!
This is one of the flour sacks I made yesterday,they are filled with cloves and pumpkin spice which makes the whole little house that! Buttercups doll furniture. I found this little 'rug' in my stash, my Grandma had made, it had a little cup on the top,which I carefully removed with a seam ripper and I'll use the cup part for a basket, I have about 7 of these little "rugs":) Thanks Grandma! Know she is smiling from Heaven:)
cauliflower,carrots and potatoes
Please meet Buttercup, Buttercup is Mrs. Crustybread's little daughter. Shes enjoying her afternoon cup of hot cocoa but cant seem to keep her whiskers out of the whipped cream!

I haven't decided on front door hardware yet,don't know if I want a Tudor look or just a simple door knob,so until we decide...we use a secret knock to gain entrance:)
In case anyone is wondering how big the Sugarplam is, size~wise...this is my Aster Cottage,Buttercup and Sugarplum left to right.
Enjoy this very talented ladies work!!

Messy Desk Vintage Mail Collection

Messy Desk Vintage Mail Collection
I was inspired today to do something a little different. I'm fighting off a bad chest cold so forgive me if my post is short. lol
Showing full collection
(desk is not for sale)

It was great fun making stacks of letter! Each stack contains real letters not just plain paper.

Ink well with feather and glass ink bottle.

6 botanical fern prints
3 rolled real letters
2 sets of tied closed envelopes
1 folded letter with wax seal

5 sets of stacked letters
2 loose glued letters
2 crumpled letters
7 Open envelopes with real letters inside them
(letters are not shown in pictures, but are inside the envelopes)
14 closed folded letters
1 glass bottle of ink
1 inkwell
This collection has been spray protected with sealer to prevent fading and then stained to antique it.