Monday, February 23, 2009

Frederick Show Reminder

Don't forget to go to the Frederick Show on March 8th!

It will be at a NEW LOCATION:
Independent Hose Company Fire Station,
310 Baughman's Lane (Exit 14 off of 15 North Rosemont Ave.
Hours: Preview 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Cost: $10.00
General Admission: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Adults $5.00 Children under 12 $3.00
Information: Barbara Morgan, 502 Valley Street, Frederick, MD 21701 (301) 662-8025
(No pets or Strollers, Please)

Nature's Soul won't be there this show but will be back in the Fall!

Have a great time!!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Starting a New Dollhouse

Mariska said...
Hi Auralea,

Thank you soooo much for doing a blog. I just got my doll house from my mom, from when I was a child, and I am dying to refurbish it, to look beautiful. It is just a plain old house, that needs lots of TLC. It has spent ages in the garage, so it is dusty and a little damaged. I have never done anything like this, so all your tips and advise have come in really handy.

I would love to send you some before and after pics, (one day when I have finished it). Please keep posting some ideas.

February 19, 2009 3:49 AM

Thanks for your feedback! Wow that sounds like an exciting project. That is how I started. My mom bought me a 3 story house when I was 16. I didn't really work on it until I was in my late 20's. I fixed it up and sold it. Then I was able to get the Tudor House Kit. So I am 40 now and still buying them! The last one...The Villa, I built from my own design, this new one was a kit.
I plan on it to be a beach cottage! Here it is in it's raw format! Ohhh the possibilities!
Definitely take photos as you work. I would love to post them. I will be posting my progress on this one as well.

Here is a link that may help for anyone wanting to install electricity. I am forgoing it this time only because there always seems to be one or 2 lights that don't work and I want more freedom in decorating this time. With electricity you have to do some planning ahead. It is worth it if it is something you want to do. You can get a good priced electricity kit at Get on the emailing list and wait for a 25% off sale. The have them frequently. Oh and ordering the free catalog is a must!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Lost and Found

So how many times have you picked something up off the ground and thought "Hmmm I wonder where that came from?" Well put it in a jar and one day you will know just what to use it for. I found this strange tiny gold vessel shaped thing one day, held onto it then I needed something that looked like a shower head. Viola!! I glued it onto a soap hanger I bought!

Then 2 weeks ago I was walking in the parking lot and found a puppy dog charm! Once lost but now he is a little puppy that needs a good home! You can't tell in the photo but he has a little pink nose and belly. Let me know if anyone would like to adopt him.

There are some other items that work great for little details. A cake icing tool for a trash can.

Beads make great figurines. Here is a buda statue in the bathroom and a turtle in the living room.

This is the best time of year to find things in the garden because they are already dried out. I found these within old seed pods of some weeds years ago. I broke them up to look like pasta!
Have fun searching for unexpected treasures!