Tuesday, October 29, 2013

WOYWW 230--Playing on my desk and in my dollhouse

 Happy What's-On-Your-Workdesk-Wednesday lovelies!

Visit Ms. Julia Dunnit's desk-revealing blog party here.

I was creating some tags and consequently got out one of my massive hoards of brand tags--you know, the kind you usually yank off of new clothes and various products and throw them away. Well, everyone in my family is trained to give them to me, and I upcycle them into art tags, journal pages, scrapbooking and all kinds of things. This basket is the first of my hoard when I started doing this, and I found lots that I had forgotten all about!
Working on my autumn theme tag
More dollhouse-in-the works on my desk today. I stitched a little bolster pillow for the sofa!
Also, I found one of my favorite little things--the thread spool holder--for the craft room. This next picture will show you why I must hunt for the littlest dollhouse things.
The current dollhouse mess heap
This is a lot of the dollhouse goodies, and now that I've created my scrapbook dollhouse concept, many things are not going to make it back into the dollhouse. But that's okay. It's good to edit.
Let's have a sit and some punch!

Here's a little glittery corner I was working on in the living room. The birdcage and the sparkly golden chairs were all Christmas ornaments. The gold punch bowl and cups on the table were moved here from originally being in the kitchen, and it's hard to see here, but there's a glass bowl sitting there, and it's filled with sunflower seeds from my garden! You can barely see the little Tweety Bird there on the right--it's another nod to my childhood...one of those cartoons on every Saturday morning.

I need good sunlight to do proper dollhouse photos, but it feels like some days I just get my creativity going, and then it's too late for a photo shoot! But I'll have more to share next week. Toodaloo!

Eat, Write, Dream, Stitch, Play All Day


  1. Your dollhouse is just wonderful. I love all the special little details. #5

  2. Your desk is so inviting, I do feel like putting on my fuzzy slippers and staying awhile! :)
    Sharon #7

  3. Oh m heart just got so nostaligic, I loved doll houses when I was a little girl :) Your desk looks like such fun!

    ~Kelly #12

  4. I love that make things so tiny it's just amazing to look at you must love having a dollhouse to play with hugs Nikki 1

  5. I do so love to see pics of the dolls' house - loving that glittery corner and Tweety Pie was one of the first cartoons I ever saw! I have just started to collect those tags too! I also die-cut them from corrugated card! Have a great WOYWW! Julie Ann xx #20

  6. That was fun, Sandy! Great tags and extraordinary dollhouse-in-the-making!! Happy WOYWW and have a wonderful week! Hugs, Darnell #9

  7. The tag is going to be very beautiful!
    Great stuff for your dollhouse. I wish I had place for a dollhouse too. ;)

    Have a great day!

  8. What a great idea to use regular "old" tags....smart lady! Fun to see your doll house. I have a friend who works in what she calls "mini's". She just got back from a class where she made this amazing chair and foot stool. Much like your amazing sofa!!!
    sara j #29

  9. Hi Sandy. Great tag upcycling. I'm so enjoying your doll house adventures - I almost don't want you to finish! Love your glittery boudoir and that spool holder - what a find! MMx #41

  10. How wonderful your doll house is! Happy WOYWW!!
    Glenda #52

  11. The dolls house is certainly taking shape . I just think the sewing machine is so cute . happy woyww jill #37

  12. Oh what bliss, I would love to sit in the glittery corner..closest I ever got was the naughty step!! I too save the tags etc, but my haul is pathetic compared to yours. *envious*!!

  13. Its such a fab little project. Thanks for sharing. x Jo

  14. How cool - I love little tiny things :-D Thanks for letting me peek :-D

    Happy WOYWW #230
    IKE in Greece #63 xxxxxx

  15. Oh so delightful, frivolous, fanciful fun. Lovely bolster pillow. Happy snooping Carole #65

  16. Recycling tags...what a brilliant idea! Love the little bolster you made. In fact, I like everything you have made lol. Thanks for sharing.
    Karen no.51 x

  17. Wonderful tag art, Sandy--and your doll house, oh my, that does my heart good, what a fun thing!

    Happy WOYWW to you, my friend!
    #75 this week with
    a mess, bunting, and
    tiny book

  18. I love Tweedy too, you made me smile thank you. Great dolls house and such personal touches to it. Like the tag ideas too.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza & Yoda 17

  19. My daughter would love to play in your space. She is 34 now but still loves her doll houses. Peg R #71

  20. Now I feel even guiltier than usual, Sandy. I rarely save those labels but I can see from your lovely project in progress that I really should. Lovely to see more of your dollhouse ... the spool holder is perfect for the craft room. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a good week. Elizabeth x #42

  21. I started saving tags from retail items too, but not as many as you have in your stash. They are getting creative with those tags and they make the greatest additions to the craft world.
    I always wanted a doll house as a child too. Great works
    Krisha #18

  22. Hi Sandy - looking forward to Christmas EVEN MORE now! MMx :0)

  23. Well done on the blingification of your dolls house!! Now all you need is a mirrored disco ball and life would be complete :-) Also a mini stereo blaring out disco hits from the 70s..aah, the music of my youth. All together now, Staying Alive, Staying Alive....
    Nice tags btw, clever you for saving them all!
    Hugs, LLJ 35 xx

  24. Oh Sandy, you have a June and I had a May...whom I still miss dreadfully. My mum had a real interest in the settlers of America. She and my dad visited three times when my dad's Welsh Male Voice Choir were on tour giving concerts - she loved St Louis very much. I remember how amazed she was at the small size of the pioneers' wagons in the museum...the women who crossed America must have been so strong.
    She would have been as interested in you as June is in me....
    Jan xx

  25. And there was me thinking I was the only one who kept all those strange tags on clothes, the difference is I rarely use mine.. . . and the drawer is ful
    janet #38

  26. What a fun desk. I so enjoy looking at doll house set ups. They are on my list for when I retire and have more time. Thank you for sharing.
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